Statue of Unity named in eight wonders of SCO

Sardar Patel's Statue of Unity built on the banks of the Narmada river has been named as the eight wonders of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

PIO professor fired for FB post on Iran

An Indian-American professor, who posted a joke on Facebook about the ongoing Iran situation, has been fired by his college

Pak officials testify against Hafiz Saeed in terror financing case

Six more prosecution witnesses, including revenue officials, testified against Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his close aides for their involvement in terror financing before an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan, a court official...

Severe weather in Afghanistan, Pak leaves 43 dead

Severe winter weather has struck parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with heavy snowfall, rains and flash floods that left at least 43 dead, officials said Monday as authorities struggled to clear and reopen highways and evacuate people to safer...

If proven, Bangladesh to take back illegal migrants living in India

Bangladesh will take back any of its citizen if it is proven he/she was staying in India illegally, an advisor to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said.

Bangladesh top court defers Khaleda's bail hearing

With authorities in Bangladesh failing to submit the medical report of jailed former prime minister Khaleda Zia, the Supreme Court deferred the hearing of her bail application, according to media reports

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...

US pulled up Pakistan for F-16 misuse after Balakot

The United States reprimanded Pakistan Air Force chief in August for misusing F-16 fighter jets by undermining their shared security platforms and infrastructures, a media report in Washington has said, months after the Indian Air Force shot...

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 to discourage projects opposed by India, China

Nepal is drafting a new policy to “discourage” international NGOs from undertaking programmes with potential to hamper the country’s relations with its giant neighbours, India and China, officials said

Nepal's ailing PM Oli reshuffles his cabinet

New ministers were inducted into Nepal's government as part of a cabinet reshuffle by ailing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, who is trying to strengthen his grip, improve ties with a powerful ally and minimise internal party conflict

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...

A guide to travel after Brexit

The UK is set to leave the European Union on March 29, in an end to an unbearably long process that has divided the nation. The exit will have profound implications for travelers, and there will be several changes. In a brief guideline to visas...

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