India assumes presidency of United Nations Security Council

India on August 1 assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council and will be hosting signature events related to maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism during the month.

Sydney seeks military help as it posts record daily rise in Covid cases

Sydney: Australia's biggest city Sydney posted a record one-day rise in local Covid-19 cases last week and warned the outbreak would get worse, as authorities sought military help to enforce a lockdown of 6 million people poised to enter its...

JeM chief Masood residing in Pakistan as state guest: reports

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has ensured that India's most wanted terrorist Masood Azhar, who has been charge-sheeted in several cases from the 2001 Parliament attack to the 2019 Pulwama suicide bombing, remains in a densely populated area so that an...

Daughter of Pak ex-envoy killed in Islamabad amid Af security row

Islamabad: A former Pakistani diplomat’s daughter has been murdered in Islamabad, according to a media report, just days after a major diplomatic row broke out between Pakistan and Afghanistan over the alleged abduction of the daughter of Afghanistan’s...

More than 50 hurt as football match in Bangladesh turns violent

Dhaka: A mob of radical Islamists in Bangladesh attacked the Hindu community without provocation June 21 (Eid day). The incident took place at Kalabari Union Parakata Bazar in Kotalipara in the Gopalganj district of Bangladesh.

Fire kills 52 workers locked inside Bangladesh factory

Dhaka: A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said. The blaze began Thursday night at the five-storey...


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 SC orders ouster of Oli as PM

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday reinstated its parliament, which was dissolved by caretaker Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli in May, and ordered that his rival Sher Bahadur Deuba be appointed as prime minister. The move deals a major...

BAPS UK Donates 33 Oxygen Concentrators to Nepal for Life-Saving Covid Relief Work

On 28 June, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) in the UK responded to Nepal’s escalating crisis by facilitating the procurement and distribution of 33 portable oxygen concentrators to Noble Compassionate Volunteers (NCV) Nepal – a group of humanitarian...

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...

Islamabad: Four flags of the dreaded militant group Islamic State or ISIS have been confiscated near a highly- sensitive ordnance unit close to Islamabad, setting alarm bells ringing for the Pakistani security establishment.

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