India backs Ukraine president for address at UNGA for second time

For the second time in two months, India voted in favour of allowing Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the United Nations virtually. More than 100 countries voted in favour allowing Zelensky to address the high-level UN General...

This is not the era of war, but of diplomacy: PM Modi tells Putin

In some straight talk with Russian president Vladimir Putin, Narendra Modi told him “this isn’t the era of war”, while also underlining the significance of "democracy, dialogue and diplomacy".

Pak army slams Imran Khan’s ‘defamatory’ remarks

Islamabad: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has landed in a new controversy after the country’s powerful army reacted strongly to some “defamatory” statements made by him on the appointment of the new military chief.

Flood-hit Pak appeals for urgent aid; toll rises to 1,300

Islamabad: Pakistan made a desperate plea to the international community to ensure that their resolve to support the country remains undeterred, as the cataclysmic floods, similar to the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005,...

Temple, homes and shops of Hindus vandalised in Bangladesh

Dhaka: A temple, shops and several houses of the Hindu community have been vandalised in southwestern Bangladesh by some unidentified people over a Facebook post allegedly belittling Islam, in the latest spate of violence targeting the religious...

Hindu college principal forced to wear garland of shoes

Dhaka: A video showing a Hindu college principal being compelled to wear a garland of shoes has provoked fury on social media in Bangladesh. The Muslims put the garland on shoes around the neck of Principal Swapan Kumar Biswas in the presence...


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.

17 killed in Nepal after heavy rain triggers landslides

Kathmandu: At least 17 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rain in western Nepal, an official said. The landslides occurred in different parts of the Achham district of the Sudurpaschim province, which has been badly affected...

Budget leak: Nepal’s finance minister forced to quit

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Finance Minister Janardan Sharma was forced to resign from the post after the government yielded to the pressure to form an all-party parliamentary probe committee to go into the “budget leak” allegations on the eve of its...

Three generations, three journeys

Rakesh Patel, a 47-year-old commodity trader took a plunge to visit Greenland. Speaking to Asian Voice, he said, “Over a hundred years ago, our grandparents emigrated from India to Africa in search of a better life. In 1972, our parents had...


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a grand welcome by the diaspora in Germany, on his three-nation Europe trip.

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