- Indian origin doctor to sue police for gun threat on own property(07:22)
By Arul Louis
New York, July 11 (IANS) An Indian American doctor known for his work among refugees and the poor is preparing to file a federal case over a policeman in Aurora in Colorado state pulling a gun on him in a threatening manner while he was entering his own property, according to media reports.
- UN chief wants TN custodial deaths probed(02:43)
By Arul Louis
United Nations, July 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the death of a father and a son from Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu while in police custody with alleged signs of torture investigated, according to his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.
- Shamed globally but Pak shows no guilt(15:42)
By Ateet Sharma
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Less than two weeks ago, UN experts said that they were "appalled by the enforced disappearance" of activist Idris Khattak, a leading human rights defender from Pakistan who went missing last year.
- Handful of Kashmiri Pandits keep culture alive in valley(12:54)
By R.C. Ganjoo
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) During 1989-1990, when the forced exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) took place from Kashmir, a few thousands did not leave the valley. Not much was heard of them except for a few prominent political or business families as migrant KPs chose to ignore those who stayed back.
- Indian economic zone in B'desh: Delhi set to offer $115M (Ld)(09:41)
By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The economic zone of Bangladesh dedicated to Indian investors is set to avail $115 million under the third credit line from India. Md. Moniruzzaman, Joint Secretary and General Manager, Investment Promotion of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has confirmed to IANS.
- US judge sentences Indian on drug, money laundering charges(09:10)
By Arul Louis
New York, July 10 (IANS) An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has been convicted of conspiring to illegally import medicines into America and money laundering, according to the Department of Justice.
- Fake pilot licenses scandal triggers grounding of Pak pilots(15:30)
By Hamza Ameer
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan airlines continues to suffer global embarrassment after the revelation by the country's Aviation Minister, admitting that at least 262 pilots were holding fake or dubious licenses, following which a probe was initiated against the Pakistani employees, grounding pilots, engineers and putting a halt on flights coming from the country.
- 'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters' campaign gathers steam(14:36)
By Arun Barua Joy
London, July 9 (IANS) The universal protest against the recent brutal killing of George Floyd, the black American in the US by the police has triggered off another protest-campaign in Bangladesh and the UK with the catchy slogan, 'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters! Stop religious minority persecution!.
- Imran Khan clean bowled by Muslim clerics over Hindu temple(11:36)
By Rahul Kumar
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Pakistan manages to nip secularism in the bud even before that endearing modern thought raises its head. The Islamic republic has done this successfully and escaped unscathed for decades as it swayed between sometimes-democratic and mostly-military governance.
- USC joins lawsuit to stop student visa restrictions(09:30)
Los Angeles, July 9 (IANS) The University of Southern California (USC) has joined an amicus brief strongly supporting a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses.
- Harvard, MIT file case to stop student visas restriction(05:00)
By Arul Louis
New York, July 9 (IANS) Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have filed a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump administration's decision to ban foreign students taking only online courses, according to heads of the two institutions.
- Canada decides to keep Khalistani extremists on no-fly list(00:48)
By Hitesh Tikoo
London, July 9 (IANS) Canada has decided to keep two Khalistani extremists on no-fly list. One of them, Bhaghat Singh Brar, is accused of working with Pakistans ISI intelligence service to plan an attack in India that was disrupted in 2017, the Global News reported.
- 2,000 cr takas for B'deshi workers returning from Gulf: PM(19:40)
By Sumi Khan
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring back Bangladeshi workers from the Middle East and various initiatives have been taken for the returning migrants.
- Hold Xi Jinping accountable for genocide: Uighurs to UN(14:28)
New York July 8 (IANS) The Uighur Turks and other Muslim communities in China have asked the United Nations and other international organisations to put pressure on China and investigate the acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uighurs.
- White House wants students trooping back to school this Sep(03:06)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, July 8 (IANS) In stark contrast to advice from America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci, the White House is aggressively pushing for nationwide school reopenings this Fall, underlining that its top priority during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is having students "physically present" in school.