16 get death penalty for killing girl in Bangladesh

Sixteen Bangladeshis along with the school principle have been sentenced to death for the murder of a 19-year-old student, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was burned to death in April after complaining of being sexually harassed

Tamils to back ruling party candidate in Lanka prez polls

Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA said they would support the country’s ruling party candidate, Sajith Premadasa, in the November 16 presidential election

74 passengers killed in Pak train fire

A fire swept through a Pakistani train, killing 74 people and injuring nearly 40 others after two gas cylinders that passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the minister of railways said

Narrow escape for Pak from FATF 'Black List'

 The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) maintained that it has kept Pakistan in its Grey List till February 2020 and directed it to take extra measures for the complete elimination of terror financing and money laundering, say reports

16 get death penalty for killing girl in Bangladesh

Sixteen Bangladeshis along with the school principle have been sentenced to death for the murder of a 19-year-old student, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was burned to death in April after complaining of being sexually harassed

Bangla court orders arrest of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

A Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus after he failed to appear in person before it in a case of alleged labour law violation

Kamala Harris banks on black colleges

California Senator Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as “one of the most important aspects" of her life

Bhutan too may give China’s BRI meet a miss

While India has rejected China’s invite for Belt and Road Forum meet, Bhutan is the only country in the immediate neighbourhood which is again holding out against Chinese attempts to rope it in for the event which is likely to be attended by...

Tamils to back ruling party candidate in Lanka prez polls

Sri Lanka’s Tamil National Alliance (TNA said they would support the country’s ruling party candidate, Sajith Premadasa, in the November 16 presidential election

Lanka bans face veils after Easter bombings

In the aftermath of the tragic Easter Sunday bombings, President Maithripala Sirisena announced new regulation that have banned Muslim women in Sri Lanka from wearing any form of face veils in public form.

To end dependency on India, Nepal inks rail deal with China

Nepal seeks to end Indian dominance over its trade routes with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel during Chinese President Xi Jinping two-day visit to the Himalayan nation

Nepal halts Tibetans from celebrating Dalai Lama's birthday

Authorities of Nepal have stopped the Tibetan community from holding public events to commemorate the 84th birthday of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, over security concerns

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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