US to restrict travel from India over Covid

WASHINGTON: The US will restrict travel from India starting May 4, the White House said, citing a devastating rise in Covid-19 cases in the country and the emergence of potentially dangerous variants of the coronavirus. White House press secretary...

Indiana prosecutor facing criticism after FedEx shooting that killed 4 Sikh Americans

INDIANAPOLIS: An Indiana prosecutor is facing mounting criticism for declining to pursue court hearings that could have prevented a man from accessing the guns used to shoot and kill eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. The leader...

Pak army ‘biggest land grabber’: Lahore HC

Lahore: In a rare rebuke of Pakistan’s army, the Lahore high court has called it the country’s “biggest land grabber” and said its uniform is for the service to the nation and “not to rule as a king”.

Islamists halt protest after Pak allows vote on French envoy expulsion

Islamabad: A banned Pakistani Islamist group called an end to violent nationwide anti-France protests, after the government called a parliamentary vote on whether to expel the French envoy and said it would halt criminal cases against the group’s...

Bangladesh imposes 7 day nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Dhaka: Amid surging coronavirus cases, Bangladesh has decided to impose a seven-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus. The announcement was made by the Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader during a media briefing....

Hefazat leaders want to turn Bangladesh into Taliban state

Dhaka: Mamunul Haque, an influential leader of hardcore Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam in Bangladesh, along with other leaders, has confessed to wanting to turn Bangladesh into a Taliban state like Afghanistan if they came to power.Haque was...

“NO BETTER ALLY THAN THE UK”

Recently appointed Indian-American Chief of Staff to Acting Defence Secretary speaks about 9/11, Kashmir, safeguarding regional security in the Indian Ocean through the Quad and the UK-USA special relationship.   

Harvey Weinstein rape trial begins in New York

Dressed in a black suit, former film producer Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan court on Monday for the start of his landmark rape trial, met by celebrity accusers including Rosanna Arquette who helped fuel the #MeToo movement in the wake...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa calls for constitutional changes to curb minority parties

Sri Lanka’s new president endorsed amending the constitution to reduce the power of minority political parties, saying the country wasn’t suited to a system that creates unstable governments “constantly under the influence of extremism”.

Trouble brewing in post-election Sri Lanka

Weeks after the election of hardliner Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the president of Sri Lanka, the prospects for justice and reconciliation between the different communities on the island lie in tatters.

Nepal runs out of hospital beds as India’s outbreak spills across the border

Kathmandu: The coronavirus outbreak in India has spilled across the border into Nepal, where health officials have warned that hospital beds are unavailable, vaccines are running short and the number of new infections is rising faster than what...

Nepal’s reinstated parliament begins session, Prachanda faction walks out

Kathmandu: Nepal’s reinstated lower house of parliament held its first meeting on Sunday during which the lawmakers belonging to the ruling Nepal Communist Party's (NCP) splinter faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ boycotted the session....

UK diaspora and students protest against anti-Muslim violence in Delhi

Braving snow and rain, more than 200 members of the Indian diaspora and student communities in London gathered outside the Indian High Commission on Saturday 29 January afternoon, to protest the targeted anti-Muslim pogrom in Delhi which has...

Kerala Chief Minister opens trading floor at the London Stock Exchange

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan rang the bell at the London Stock Exchange, opening the Market on Friday 17 May, marking the listing of Masala Bonds sold by Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB). It is a government owned...



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