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Recruiter for banned Ansar al Islam arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 17 | A recruiter of banned militant outfit Ansar al Islam has been arrested from Bangladesh's border Naogaon district by...

Nepal to procure 4mn vaccines from China under non-disclosure deal

Kathmandu, June 17 | The Nepal government has decided to procure four million Covid-19 vaccines manufactured by China's Sinopharm under a non-disclosure agreement.However, the...

Militant Hefazat leader arrested in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 17 | Azharul Islam, the former organising secretary of militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islams Dhaka city chapter, has been arrested from the Jatrabari area...

Mamunul among 43 Hefazat leaders sued for embezzling Rs 20 cr...

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 16 | Forty-three Hefazat-e-Islam leaders, including its arrested former Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque, have been sued by madarsa director...

Rain, floods wreak havoc in Nepal; scores die and missing (Ld)

Kathmandu, June 16 | Floods and landslides havewreaked havoc in Nepal following the incessant rains on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving scores dead and missing....

B’desh actress attempted rape accused, 4 others sent to police custody

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 15 | A Dhaka court on Tuesday sent Uttara Club Ltd's former President Nasir Uddin Mahmud and his associate...

UN shared Rohingya data without informed consent

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 15 | The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been accused of "improperly collecting and sharing personal information" from the Rohingya...

India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police

Kathmandu, June 15 | In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police.The announcement comes at a time...

Sri Lanka govt urged to protect FTZ workers amid Covid surge

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 14 | Leading Asian labour and human rights groups have appealed to the Sri Lanka government and factory owners to...

B’desh actress sues businessman, 5 others over attempted rape, murder

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has filed a case against businessman Nasiruddin Mahmud and five other...

Ansar al-Islam militant arrested in Bangladesh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Bangladesh's elite police force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), on Monday arrested an active member of the banned...

Myanmar forces detaining protesters’ families

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 14 | Myanmar security forces are arbitrarily arresting and detaining family and friends of activists, protesters and opposition members.The trend...

B’desh actress claims attempted rape, murder; seeks justice

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 14 | Top Bangladeshi film star Pori Moni has claimed in a Facebook post addressed to the country's Prime Minister...

IT expert of Bangladesh’s banned militant outfit arrested

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 12 | A Bangladeshi returnee from Syria, who is an IT expert working for the banned militant outfit Ansar Al-Islam,...

Bangladesh inks pact with China to buy vaccines

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 12 | Bangladesh has signed a pact with China to buy the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque.The...

Indian-origin journo wins Pulitzer for exposing China’s Muslim detention camps

By Arul LouisNew York, June 12 | Indian-origin journalist Megha Rajagopalan has won the US' top journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize, for innovative investigative...

Kashmiri Pandit Kevin Kishore Kaul readying for California Guv race

By Nikhila NatarajanNew York, June 12 | Kevin Kishore Kaul, a Kashmiri Pandit who arrived in South Dakota on a student visa 30 years...

Indian Army hands over medical supplies to Nepali Army

Kathmandu, June 11 | As part of the ‘Neighborhood First policy, medical equipment and supplies worth Nepali Rupees 28.80 crore (Rs 280 million) provided...

1 in 2 Indian-Americans discriminated in past yr: Study

Washington, June 10 | A new study has revealed that one in two Indian-Americans have reported being discriminated against in the past one year.The...

B’desh ACC to question 50 Hefazat leaders on graft charges

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 9 | The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of Bangladesh will question 50 leaders of radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam, including its top leaders...

Nepal’s new Foreign Minister seeks India’s support for Covid vaccines

Kathmandu, June 9 | Nepal's new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raghubir Mahaseth on Wednesday sought India's support for Covid vaccines.He made...

Thanks to Yusuf Ali, Keralite gets freedom after 6 years

Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 | Finally, it was a much awaited and perhaps a walk to freedom by Beks Krishna, when he landed at the...

Rohingya refugees who landed in Indonesia safe: UNHCR

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, June 7 | Eighty-one Rohingya refugees, who landed in Indonesia's Aceh coast last week, are currently being sheltered in Pulau Idaman...

UAE-based Indians cancel summer holiday plans

Dubai, June 7 | Several United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats have either cancelled or put their summer vacation plans on hold in the...

Indian-American artist joins California’s anti-Covid campaign

San Francisco, June 4 | Indian-American artist Sunroop Kaur has joined California's "Your Actions Save Lives" campaign aimed at providing information about how to...

Aide to top Hefazat leader Babunagari arrested in 2 more cases

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 4 | A court in Bangladesh's Chittagong has ordered arrest of Hefazat-e-Islam convenor Junaid Babungari's personal assistant and press secretary...

Punjabi man held for murdering wife in Canada

Toronto, June 3 | A 64-year-old Punjabi man has been arrested for the alleged murder of his wife in Brampton city in the Toronto...

Human trafficking kingpin, 3 others sent to 5-day remand in B’desh

By Sumi KhanDhaka, June 3 | Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Begum Yasmin Ara on Wednesday placed the alleged kingpin of an international women trafficking racket,...

The curious case of ‘General Rani’ and ISI chief

New Delhi, June 2 | The buzz in Pakistan about ISI chief Faiz Hameed allegedly getting caught by his wife with another girl and...

Pentagon spokesman condoles death of India America Today editor

By Arul LouisNew York, June 2 | Tejinder Singh, the founder editor of the Washington-based India America Today newspaper has died, according to a...

India commits itself again to BRICS agenda

New Delhi, June 1 | In a move that is contradictory to the Quad grouping, India on Tuesday committed itself once again to the...

Tech company admits to H1-B visa fraud involving Indians

By Arul LouisNew York, June 1 | A technology company has admitted to committing fraud to bring Indians on the coveted H1-B visas to...

6 cr taka channelled via Hefazat leader’s account for militancy: Police

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 31 | Bangladesh Police have found transactions of 6 crore takas in the bank accounts of arrested militant outfit Hefazat-e-Islam...

Emirates further extends suspension of passenger flights from India

Dubai, May 31 | UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced the further extension of its passenger flights from India until June 30 in the...

B’deshi gang rape accused had formed int’l human trafficking ring

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 31 | Rifatul Islam Hridoy, who was arrested in Bengaluru on charges of gang rape and torture of...

Rising child pregnancy worries Bhutan

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, May 31 | A 12-year old girl had delivered a baby boy in Bhutan's eastern Samdrup Jongkhar region last week, setting...

Human trafficking chain of B’desh spreads to Middle East, India

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 30 | A human trafficking network spearheaded by Dhaka's Tiktok Hridoy, 26, is active across Middle East, India and Bangladesh.The...

Trafficked Bangladeshi woman raped in India, 6 held

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 29 | A 22-year-old woman who was trafficked to India from Bangladesh was allegedly raped and tortured by four Bangladeshi...

Pakistan rejects allegations of cross-border infiltration by India

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, May 28 | Pakistan has categorically rejected an allegation levelled by India, accusing Islamabad of cross-border infiltration, counter-accusing New Delhi for...

Indian-American nominated for key Commerce Dept job

Washington, May 28 | US President Joe Biden's administration has nominated another Indian-American, Arun Venkataraman, to a key position in the Commerce Department, according...

UNGA determined to ensure better future for Rohingyas: UNGA chief

By Sumi KhanDhaka, May 27 | The world has not forgotten the plight of the Rohingya people and the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)...

Stranded Indian frontline workers request entry into UAE

Dubai, May 27 | Indian frontline workers, who have contributed to the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and are currently...

China announces 1 mn Covid vaccine doses as grant to Nepal

Kathmandu, May 26 | China on Wednesday announced to provide an additional one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal under a grant assistance...

Indian vaccines preferred, buying Chinese for immediate need

By Anwesha BhaumikKolkata, May 26 | Bangladesh has decided to buy 15 million doses of China's Sinopharm anti-Covid vaccines in sheer desperation to continue...

Container ship turns into floating inferno off Colombo, ICG on way

Chennai, May 25 | The Indian Coast Guard has rushed two of its ships with capability to fight fire and...

Pak asks 12 Indian High Commission officials to quarantine

By Hamza AmeerIslamabad, May 25 | The Pakistan foreign office has asked at least 12 officials of the Indian High Commission (IHC) to immediately...

Indian-origin family hailed for returning lost $1mn lottery ticket

New York, May 25 | An Indian-origin family that owns a store in Massachusetts is being hailed for their honesty for returning a $1...

Emirates extends suspension of passenger flights from India

Dubai, May 24 | UAE flag carrier Emirates has announced the extension of its passenger flights from India until June 14 in the wake...

Officials of Indian mission in Pak quarantined after Covid case

Islamabad, May 24 | Officials of the High Commission of India in Islamabad along with their family members have been placed under quarantine after...

Business

Six applicants not found suitable for setting up banks in India

New Delhi, May 17 | The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rejected the applications of UAE Exchange and Financial Services Limited, The...