South African woman gives birth to 10 babies breaking world record

Pretoria: A South African woman has given birth to 10 babies, breaking the world record held by Malian woman Halima Cisse who gave birth to nine children in Morocco in May. According to South African local media, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37,...

BJP most popular party among Indian Americans

NEW YORK: While the Bharatiya Janata Party is the most popular Indian political party among Indian Americans, a majority is critical of government policies despite showing overall strong support for the country, according to a study. Thirty-two...

Pak cleric held over threats to kill Malala

Peshawar: Pakistani police have arrested a cleric after a video of him went viral on social media in which he threatens Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai over her recent comments about marriage, officials said.

Pak court acquits Christian couple accused of blasphemy

Lahore: The Christian community of Pakistan has hailed the acquittal of a Christian couple arrested in 2013 for alleged blasphemy. Justice Shehbaz Ali Rizvi and Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh of Lahore high court dismissed the case against Shafqat...

Chinese envoy warns Bangladesh against joining Quad

Dhaka: Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh, Li Jiming, warned that Bangladesh should not join the ‘Quad’ group. The diplomat said that Bangladesh’s relations with China will “substantially be damaged” if it joins the inter-governmental security...

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....

“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.

Oli sworn in as Nepal PM once again

Kathmandu: KP Sharma Oli was sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the third time on Friday, days after he lost a vote of confidence in Parliament. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Oli, 69, at a ceremony...

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...

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...

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters on Monday after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat after more than two months of sustained protests in the Chinese-controlled...



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