Parag Agrawal, latest to join long list of Indian-origin CEOs

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has named IIT Bombay and Stanford University alumnus Parag Agrawal as his successor. At 37 years old, Parag Agrawal is the youngest tech executive to join the group of prominent Indian-origin CEOs in the US. He attended...

Uganda loses key airport to Chinese lenders

Kampala: The Ugandan government has lost its major airport to China for failing to repay a loan, the African media reported. The government failed to reverse a loan agreement with the Chinese which had repayment conditions of attaching its airport....

IMF revives $6bn bailout for Pak economy

Pakistan will ensure legislation is passed on central bank autonomy as agreed with the IMF, said Finance Adviser Shaukat Tarin, who is equivalent to the country’s finance minister. “God willing, we will get it passed,” he said. “We believe that...

Protests in Pak’s Gwadar amid growing backlash against CPEC

Karachi: Massive protests have erupted in Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar against unnecessary checkpoints, part of a growing backlash in the country against China’s multibillion-dollar belt and road projects. The protests organised by workers...

Protests in Bangladesh as Khaleda Zia's health deteriorates

Dhaka: Supporters of Bangladesh’s main opposition party have organised protests across the country demanding that their jailed leader be immediately allowed to go abroad for treatment. Khaleda Zia, the 76-year-old leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist...

7 killed in Bangladesh rural council election violence

Dhaka: At least seven people have been killed in Bangladesh election violence as voters selected village council representatives in elections expected to further consolidate the governing party’s power amid concerns about the state of the country’s...

“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.

Floods, landslides kill 104 in Nepal

Kathmandu: The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal climbed to 104 after 16 more fatalities were reported from various parts of the country, officials said. Forty-one people have gone missing and many have...

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...

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...

A 37-year-old Indian man who was arrested from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on January 16 after he spent three months undetected at a secure area at the airport, and drew comparisons to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie ‘The Terminal’, has...



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