9 die in Ramzan stampede in Bangladesh

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 18:18

Dhaka, May 14 (IANS) At least nine women were killed in a stampede during a gathering to collect iftar handout in Bangladesh's Chattagram district on Monday.


18 Palestinians killed ahead of US embassy opening in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 17:46

Gaza, May 14 (IANS) At least 18 Palestinians in Gaza were shot dead by Israeli troops on Monday after bloody clashes erupted on the border before the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, which has infuriated Palestinians.


Treason petition in Pakistan court against Sharif

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 15:14

Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) A petition was submitted in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday to register a treason case against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif following his controversial remarks on 2008 Mumbai attacks.


US set to open embassy in Jerusalem

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:32

Washington, May 14 (IANS) The US is set to open its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, formally breaking from decades of established American policy and international practice in a move that US officials say will create greater regional stability.


Controversy over assault on women wearing rainbow badges in China

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:56

Beijing, May 14 (IANS) Two women were allegedly assaulted by security guards at an art centre here for wearing the rainbow insignia on their clothes, triggering a social media storm in the country where the LGBT group still suffers constant discrimination, a leading Chinese daily reported on Monday.


The Indian-American diaspora: A vital resource for India

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 13:14

Over 31 million people of Indian birth or descent are part of the Indian diaspora spread around the world. Of them, 3.1 million, or 10 per cent, are Indian-Americans living in the US. The Indian-American diaspora has proven to be a vital resource contributing to the economic, political and social development of India.


Over 8,000 affected by Sri Lanka flash floods

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:50

Colombo, May 14 (IANS) Over 8,000 people were affected as heavy rains caused flash floods in Sri Lanka's Galle and Kalutara districts, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday.


Surabaya: Suicide attack at Indonesia Police headquarters

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:52

Jakarta, May 14, Two bike-borne militants blew themselves up at an Indonesian police headquarters in Surabaya city on Monday, police said. However they did not divulge the number of fatalities.


Radical clergy coalition musters initial lead in Iraq

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 08:56

Baghdad, May 14 (IANS) A coalition supporting radical Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who rose up in arms against the US invasion, is leading in the initial vote count of the parliamentary elections, said the poll panel on Monday.