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69 sexual abuse cases against peacekeepers; no Indians involved

UNITED NATIONS: The UN received 69 allegations of sexual exploitation against its peacekeepers last year with no Indian personnel involved in any wrongdoing, according...

Riot in Sri Lankan prison leaves 8 inmates dead, 37 injured

PTI Colombo At least eight prisoners were killed and 37 others injured when a riot broke...

Nepal gets China’s ‘firm’ support in safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity

PTI Beijing China’s Defence Minister Gen Wei Fenghe has lauded Nepal’s leadership for resolutely pursuing the...

US Senate passes bill eliminating per-country cap for H-1B work visas

PTI Washington The US Senate has unanimously passed a bill that eliminates the per-country numerical limitation...

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Flash floods, landslides kill 23 in southeastern Bangladesh

DHAKA : At least 23 people have died in flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains that lashed southeastern Bangladesh, officials said today....

Shooting at gay pride event at San Francisco

San Francisco : Just a couple of days after the US Supreme Court in a remarkable decision allowed same-sex marriages across all US states,...

World’s tallest cow at 6ft-2 inches dies

Washington : The world’s tallest cow ever who stood at over 6 feet 2 inches has died in the US after sustaining an irreparable...

Iran nuclear talks with US enter ‘critical phase’

Vienna : Talks between Iran and the US enter a “critical phase” today with tensions rising just three days from a deadline to nail...

UN condemns France, Kuwait, Tunisia terror attacks

UNITED NATIONS : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the terror attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, an official statement said.In...

Key issues hindering progress in Iran nuclear talks: Iranian negotiator

TEHRAN : Major problems are still hindering progress in nuclear talks for a deal on Iran’s nuclear programme, media reports quoted Iranian negotiator Abbas...

Not leaving New Zealand because of allegations, says Indian envoy

WELLINGTON : India’s High Commissioner to New Zealand Ravi Thapar on Saturday said he was not leaving the country because of assault allegations against...

Lanka body on missing people in war holds fresh inquiries

COLOMBO : A Sri Lankan Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to look into complaints regarding people reported missing during the country’s civil war began...

FROM THE MAGAZINES

Art as sanctuary

As the self-isolation period weighed down heavily on one’s mental health, taking to the visual arts has been nothing short of therapeutic...

From a refugee to India’s king of spices

PTI Mahashay Dharampal Gulati was 24 at the time of Partition and his family, which had a stable business...

Schoolgirls, nursing as a career… and building the links

Frederick Noronha Our family returned home from Brazil in the monsoon of 1966. Dad was homesick, the economy there...

The ‘sameness’ of all living beings

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi It is only Western philosophy that draws a dividing line between human and animal (‘’man and...