Indian American to lead NASA SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

Florida: The next NASA crew rotation flight of a US commercial spacecraft carrying astronauts to the International Space Station will launch on Oct. 31 led by Indian American astronaut Raja Chari. 

Post office re-named after Sikh American Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal

Houston: US Representative Lizzie Fletcher officially dedicated the renaming of the post office located at 315 Addicks Howell Road in the Houston, Texas, area to the "Deputy Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal Post Office."

Fearing Baloch insurgents, China drops Gwadar and chose the port of Karachi

Karachi: Fearing Baloch insurgents in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Pakistan and China have now abandoned the decision to make the port of Gwadar the center of the Pakistan-China Economic Corridor project. The plan by China and Pakistan is...

20 killed, over 300 hurt as quake hits Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 20 people were killed and over 300 others injured after a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolted a mountainous part of Pakistan's Balochistan province last week, collapsing several houses. Disaster management officials...

Bangladesh arrests five over the killing of Rohingya activist

Dhaka: Five Rohingya men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a prominent community leader in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, according to the police, adding that they were probing links to an armed group.

Cartoonist, journalist charged under Bangladesh internet law

Dhaka: A high-profile cartoonist and a Sweden-based journalist were among seven men charged under Bangladesh’s internet law that critics say is being used against opposition figures. A court in Dhaka accepted formal charges laid out by police...


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...

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