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.


US vows to provide security assurance to N.Korea's Kim

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 07:30

Washington, May 14 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday the US will provide security assurance to North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Un, if the country could achieve denuclearisation.


US, China working to get ZTE back into business: Trump

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:28

Washington, May 14 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that Washington and Beijing are working to get Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE, which is suffering from a US exports ban, back into business.


Three killed in another Indonesia bomb explosion

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 01:44

Jakarta, May 14 (IANS) Following bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, a fourth bomb blast near police station in East Java killed three persons late on Sunday.


11 killed in Indonesia church bombings

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 16:48

Jakarta, May 13 (IANS) At least 11 people, including a suicide bomber, were killed and 41 injured on Sunday in bomb attacks on three churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, police said.