17h ago| India

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb declines Padma Bhushan award

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee tonight refused to accept the Indian government’s third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan this year, sparking a political row.

17h ago| Asia

No progress, no Asean invite

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday confirmed he had invited Myanmar’s junta chief to a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), on the condition he makes progress on a...

17h ago| Southeast Asia

North Korea ‘fires 2 cruise missiles’

North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles yesterday, Seoul said, its fifth weapons test this year as Pyongyang flexes its military muscles while ignoring US offers of talks.

3d ago| India

Fire kills two in high-rise building in Mumbai

At least two people were killed and over 15 injured when a large fire broke out in a multi-storey residential building in India’s financial capital Mumbai yesterday, authorities said.

4d ago| Asia

Mahathir admitted to hospital again

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted to a specialist heart hospital for the third time in the space of a few weeks, a spokesperson said Saturday.

4d ago| India

7 dead, 19 injured in Mumbai high-rise building fire 

At least seven persons were killed and 19 others injured in a major fire that broke out on the 18th floor of a 20-storey building in India’s financial capital Mumbai today, officials said.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb declines Padma Bhushan award

Former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee tonight refused to accept the Indian government’s third highest civilian award Padma Bhushan this year, sparking a political row.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

North Korea ‘fires 2 cruise missiles’

North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles yesterday, Seoul said, its fifth weapons test this year as Pyongyang flexes its military muscles while ignoring US offers of talks.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

No progress, no Asean invite

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday confirmed he had invited Myanmar’s junta chief to a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), on the condition he makes progress on a...

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

19 killed in fire, fight between rivals in Indonesia's karaoke bar

At least 19 people have died after a karaoke bar in Indonesia's West Papua was set ablaze following a brawl between rival gangs of youths in the area, police in the provincial capital of...

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

First female Supreme Court judge of Pakistan sworn in

Justice Ayesha Malik was sworn in as the first female judge of the Pakistani Supreme Court yesterday, a landmark occasion in a nation where activists say the law is often wielded against women.

January 25, 2022
January 25, 2022

HK’s top judge dismisses concerns about rule of law

Hong Kong’s chief justice yesterday defended the handpicking of judges to hear controversial national security cases, dismissing “unsubstantiated” concerns about the rule of law in the Chinese...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

Tweets against surrogacy were not an attack on Priyanka: Taslima Nasrin

Author Taslima Nasreen said her recent tweets flaying surrogacy as exploitative of poor women, who lend their wombs, was not designed as an attack on Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

If I exit govt, I'll pose greater threat to you: Imran Khan to opposition

Expressing confidence that people would never take to the streets against him, especially on the call of the ‘tainted’ opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday warned his opponents that if...

January 24, 2022
January 24, 2022

India in community transmission stage: report

Omicron, the highly-transmissible Covid-19 strain driving the ongoing third wave of the pandemic across India, is in “community transmission stage” in the country, said a report released yesterday...

January 23, 2022
January 23, 2022

Pakistan's high inflation keeps him up at night, Imran Khan says

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said that the country’s inflation is the only problem keeping him awake at night.