London: Leading NRI industrialist and educationist Lord Swraj Paul has said that Britain must remove students from the Net Migration Target as the current immigration system has affected UK's higher education market, with competition emerging from countries like India and China.
Shanghai, China: Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China's financial hub suffered one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.
JOHANNESBURG: Nelson Mandela, a colossus in his lifetime who dismantled the apartheid regime and served as South Africa’s first black president, died at his home here on Friday at the age of 95 after a protracted illness.
Bangkok: Thailand's revered king today appealed to the people to work for the "stability and security" of the country but did not make any direct comment on the anti-government protests that has deeply polarised the Buddhist majority nation.
Washington: A top Obama administration official has said that no one can feel secure in China as the country impose strict restrictions on the fundamental rights of its people.
Islamabad: Pakistan today said the Kashmir issue should be resolved peacefully and through "meaningful and substantive" talks with India and both sides should work on addressing the mistrust that exists and divides them.
However, the daily today said it was part of the statement issued by the Information Department in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Beijing: US Vice President Joe Biden has told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Washington will not recognise Beijing's new air defence zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea and asked him to take steps to reduce tensions arisen out of the unilateral move.
Dhaka: Bangladesh's former military ruler H M Ershad today threatened to kill himself after security forces overnight surrounded his residence, two days after his dramatic decision to boycott next month's elections.
Dhaka: Unfazed by boycott threats from the opposition, the Awami League-led grand-alliance has decided to go ahead with the January 5 general elections in Bangladesh.