1h ago| India

5 communities in Assam recognised as "Indigenous Muslims"

North-eastern Indian state Assam’s cabinet yesterday (July 5, 2022) approved five communities of the state as "Indigenous Assamese Muslims" in a move that is expected to bring them social welfare benefits and financial inclusion.

12h ago| India

India raids offices of Chinese smartphone maker Vivo

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo yesterday said it was “cooperating with authorities” in India after reports investigators raided dozens of its offices on suspicion of money laundering.

14h ago| Diplomacy

PM Hasina’s mango diplomacy: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif gets 1 metric tonne Amrapali

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent 1000kg of famed Amrapali mango to Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif as gift in a gesture of goodwill.

2d ago| Asia

China outlines 3 expectations for resolving Myanmar issue

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi exchanged views with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on the Myanmar situation yesterday (July 3, 2022) in Bagan, Myanmar.

2d ago| Southeast Asia

Crisis-hit Lanka grinds to a halt

Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister said yesterday, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepened.

2d ago| India

Next 30-40 years to be era of BJP

Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted yesterday that the next 30 to 40 years will be the era of his party and India will become a world leader.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Arrested Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist “former BJP member”

Two armed militants of terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were overpowered by residents of a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district on Sunday (July 3, 2022).

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Intruder sneaks into Mamata’s house, stays entire night

A man sneaked into the residence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in south Kolkata's Kalighat locality, in the wee hours of Sunday and spent the entire night in a corner.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

China outlines 3 expectations for resolving Myanmar issue

China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi exchanged views with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on the Myanmar situation yesterday (July 3, 2022) in Bagan, Myanmar.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

India landslide death toll rises to 37

The death toll from a massive landslide in India hit 37 yesterday, authorities said, as rescue teams battled teeming rain to search for 25 others still missing three days later. 

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Hong Kong lawmaker tests Covid positive after photo with Xi

A Hong Kong lawmaker who posed for a group photo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the leader’s visit to the financial hub this week confirmed yesterday he has since tested positive for coronavirus. 

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

N Korea warns of an ‘Asian Nato’

North Korea criticised the US, South Korea and Japan’s recent deal on strengthening military cooperation to be a means to materialise a US plan for a military alliance like Nato in the region.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Kashmir journo says barred from flying abroad

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist from Indian-administered Kashmir says she has been barred from travelling abroad by the Indian authorities who provided no valid reasons for their refusal.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Terrorist caught in Jammu was BJP’s IT cell chief

A wanted Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist captured in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday was an active member of BJP. He was also the party’s Minority Morcha social media in-charge in Jammu.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Next 30-40 years to be era of BJP

Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted yesterday that the next 30 to 40 years will be the era of his party and India will become a world leader.

July 4, 2022
July 4, 2022

Crisis-hit Lanka grinds to a halt

Sri Lanka has less than a day’s worth of fuel left, the energy minister said yesterday, with public transport grinding to a halt as the country’s economic crisis deepened.