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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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Hasina asks Hindus to be firm in demanding their rights

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked minority Hindu community in Bangladesh to be firm in demanding their rights and join hands in nation...

‘Myanmar to act against NE militant groups if provided inputs’

PTI NAY PYI TAW: Promising all possible support to India’s fight against terrorism, Myanmar has said it will bust training camps of North East militant...

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam on 3-day visit

PTI HANOI: Seeking a more dynamic relationship with strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Sunday for talks with the country’s top...

Hasina seeks immediate signing of Teesta deal with India

PTI DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has requested India to immediately sign the much-awaited agreement for sharing waters of the Teesta River during a meeting...

No headway in talks to end political impasse in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: A tense standoff continued in Pakistan Saturday as overnight talks between the government and protesters demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation made little...

5 killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza as war enters 47th day

GAZA/JERUSALEM: At least five Palestinians were killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza Saturday as the war entered its 47th day following the collapse...

64 killed in Iraq mosque attack

BAGHDAD: At least 64 people were killed Friday when suspected Shia militiamen attacked a Sunni mosque in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, a media...

Asif Zardari meets Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari Saturday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore. The former president reached Sharif’s...

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...