'Oxygen for India' marathon fundraiser to collect $2mn launched in Canada
  • 'Oxygen for India' marathon fundraiser to collect $2mn launched in Canada(12:06)

    Toronto, May 17 (IANS) The Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC), along with 80-odd community bodies, launched its 'Oxygen for India marathon fundraiser to collect $2 million to send oxygen equipment to India, even as Ontario announced to send 2,000 more ventilators to the Covid-battered country.

Blocked from cabinet in Senate, Tanden appointed Biden's senior adviser
WHO expresses serious concern over Covid pandemic in Nepal
Kerala caregiver killed in Israel attack reaches India in casket
  • Kerala caregiver killed in Israel attack reaches India in casket(12:32)

    Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) The mortal remains of Kerala's Soumya Santhosh, who was killed on Tuesday in a rocket attack in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, where she has been working as a caregiver, reached Delhi on Saturday, said Union Minister V. Muraleedharan.

Scotland police frees 2 Indians from detention van after protests
Oli reappointed as Nepal PM
  • Oli reappointed as Nepal PM(11:36)

    Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as the 42nd Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.

Jayapal introduces bill to extend healthcare to immigrants
Hefazat militant pleads guilty over involvement in March riots
2 militants arrested for planning attack on B'desh Parliament
Indian student shot dead by uncle in Canada
5 ex-workers sue BAPS in US alleging forced labour
  • 5 ex-workers sue BAPS in US alleging forced labour(10:14)
    By Arul Louis

    New York, May 12 (IANS) Five men who had worked at a Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple have filed a case in a federal court alleging that they were made to work as "forced labour" in the construction and maintenance of the shrine in New Jersey, according to court documents.

B'desh calls Chinese envoy's Quad remarks 'presumptuous'
  • B'desh calls Chinese envoy's Quad remarks 'presumptuous'(23:34)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, May 11 (IANS) A day after China warned Bangladesh of grave consequences if the latter joined any initiatives under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, A.K. Abdul Momen, said on Tuesday that the country will take a decision based on a neutral and balanced foreign policy.

PM Modi, Bhutanese PM Tshering discuss Covid
  • PM Modi, Bhutanese PM Tshering discuss Covid(14:04)

    New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Tuesday discussed Covid-19 pandemic's impact on both the countries and their efforts against the recent wave of the virus.

Indian origin man charged with assaulting, killing mom on Mother's Day eve
Pak Army Chief in Kabul to meet Afghan President Ghani
  • Pak Army Chief in Kabul to meet Afghan President Ghani(19:14)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, May 10 (IANS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa, landed in Kabul on Monday to meet Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani amid uncertainty in the region, heightened tensions due to terror attacks in Afghanistan, withdrawal of US troops and the latest announcement of ceasefire by the Taliban during Eid.

Section of Nepal PM's party members won't attend floor test
  • Section of Nepal PM's party members won't attend floor test(12:34)

    Kathmandu , May 10 (IANS) In a major setback to Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, a section of his party lawmakers have decided not to attend a special session of Parliament on Monday convened by the premier seeking a vote of confidence.

Nepal PM Oli's floor test in Parliament on Monday
  • Nepal PM Oli's floor test in Parliament on Monday(12:22)

    Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to face a floor test in Parliament on Monday on his proposal to seek a vote of confidence that has divided the country's political landscape.

4 Al Qaeda-linked militants planning to attack BGB base held
  • 4 Al Qaeda-linked militants planning to attack BGB base held(20:34)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit detained four members of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam, linked with Al Qaeda, in a raid in the capital's Mohammadpur area on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

India's Covid situation nothing short of heartbreaking: Kamala Harris
B'desh deploys BGB to stop rush at ferry terminals
  • B'desh deploys BGB to stop rush at ferry terminals(11:54)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, May 9 (IANS) The government in Dhaka have decided to deploy Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at ferry terminals on Paturia-Daulatdia, Shimulia-Banglabazar routes in Manikganj and Munshiganj districts from Sunday night to stop the rush of homebound people to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

Nepal seeks int'l support to fight against Covid
  • Nepal seeks int'l support to fight against Covid(13:22)

    Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Nepal has sought international support and cooperation in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, as the number of infections were skyrocketing in the Himalayan following the devastating resurgence in India.

'Hefazat's anarchy in the name of religion only to gain political advantage'
Top Hefazat militant arrested in B'desh
  • Top Hefazat militant arrested in B'desh(13:02)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, May 7 (IANS) Police in Bangladesh said on Friday that it has arrested Gaji Yaqub Osmani, Hefazat-e-Islam's central assistant publicity secretary, for his involvement in the violent carnage carried out by the militant outfit in Brahmanbaria district and across the country in March.

Switzerland sends 600 oxygen concentrators, 50 respirators to India
US-based foundation to ship oxygen concentrators to India