Sitharaman, Kamala Harris among Forbes' 100 most powerful women

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and US Vice President Kamala Harris are among Forbes' 19th annual list of 'World's 100 Most Powerful Women' of 2022.

Rachna Singh becomes first South Asian minister in Canada

A native of Punjab and a three-time MLA from Surrey Green Timber, Rachna Singh (49), created history by becoming the first South Asian woman to become Education and Childcare Minister of British Columbia province in Canada. She is the second...

Pak govt now invites Imran’s PTI for ‘negotiations’

Islamabad: The Pakistan government invited Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party for holding “unconditional talks”, saying negotiations are part of the political process and complex problems are resolved when two sides hear each other...

Former Pak PM Imran calls off march to avoid ‘chaos’

Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called off the ‘long march’ to the capital Islamabad fearing chaos and announced his party would resign from state assemblies in a new bid to push for early elections.

Protesters rally in Bangladesh to demand fresh elections

Tens of thousands of supporters of Bangladesh's largest opposition group have assembled in Dhaka to oppose the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led administration and call for fresh elections.

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...

“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.

Nepal ruling coalition bags 90 seats out of 165

Kathmandu: The top leaders of Nepal’s five-party ruling coalition on Monday met at PM Sher Bahadur Deuba’s official residence to review the general elections and discuss the formation of a new government.

Sporadic violence, low turnout mar Nepal polls

Kathmandu: Sporadic violence and lower-than-expected turnout on Sunday marred Nepal’s parliamentary elections, which many hoped would bring political stability in the Himalayan nation that has changed 13 governments in the last 16 years.

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...

‘2024, MODI ONCE MORE’

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

India with the help of other developing countries thwarted an attempt by developed countries to focus on all top 20 current CO2 emitters for additional mitigation actions, instead of just the big historical polluters (rich nations), during the...



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