May 26

Trump still has ‘confidence’ in N. Korean leader

US President Donald Trump on Sunday reiterated his “confidence” in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un despite Pyongyang launching missile tests earlier this month.”North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me,” Trump tweeted from Japan where he is on an official visit.”I have confidence that Chairman

Pakistan tests fire ballistic missile ‘Shaheen-II’

Pakistan on Thursday announced training launch of Shaheen-II surface-to-surface ballistic missile, capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to 1,500 km. The training launch was aimed at ensuring (the) operational readiness of (the) Army Strategic Forces Command. (The) Shaheen-II missile is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear war-heads up to a range

Cyclone Fani: Bangladesh death toll reaches nine
Cyclone Fani: Bangladesh death toll reaches nine

The death toll due to cyclone Fani that slammed into Bangladesh after striking the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, has increased to nine, authorities said on Sunday. While confirming the toll, state Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman said that over 60 people were also injured, reports bdnews24.The severe cyclonic storm,

Indian man in UAE wins dirhams 15 million in Abu Dhabi raffle

 An Indian man in the UAE has hit a jackpot by winning a whopping dirham 15 million (USD 4 million) in a raffle draw in Abu Dhabi, the latest addition to the long list of lucky winners from India. Shojith KS, who lives in Sharjah, won on Friday at the Abu Dhabi Duty Free’s Big

Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards
Priyanka, Nick share a kiss at Billboard Music Awards

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared a kiss with her husband and pop singer Nick Jonas at the Billboard Awards 2019 here.The actress shared an Instagram stories post where she, along with Sophie Turner and Danielle Jonas, is seen enjoying a performance by the Jonas Brothers and also sang along the number “Sucker” with them. Nick

2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested
2 suspects wanted in Sri Lanka bombings arrested

Two suspects, wanted over the April 21 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, were arrested on Sunday, police said. The two men were identified as Mohammad Iwuhaim Saadiq Abdul Haq and Mohammad Iwuhaim Shahid Abdul Haq, reports the Daily Mirror. According to the police, the suspects were arrested in Nawalapitiya town, Central Province.They will be

Indian-origin Canadian leader reveals he was sexually abused as child
Indian-origin Canadian leader reveals he was sexually abused as child

 Canada’s Indian-origin opposition leader Jagmeet Singh has revealed that he was sexually abused by his taekwondo teacher when he was 10 years old and said it is one of his regrets in life that he kept quiet about the assault. The 40-year-old Sikh leader of New Democratic Party in his memoir said the abuse took

Sri Lanka death toll climbs to 310
Six Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts

At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said on Monday.The blasts targeted St Anthony’s Church in Colombo, St Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and

Indian-origin neurologist charged with healthcare fraud
Indian-origin neurologist charged with healthcare fraud

An Indian-origin neurologist has been charged with conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and commit healthcare fraud in the United States. Anil Prasad, 62, of Louisiana was charged with one count of prescribing controlled substances outside the course of professional practice and for no legitimate purpose and one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud,

Book on Jallianwala Bagh poem Khooni Vaisakhi released in UAE
Book on Jallianwala Bagh poem Khooni Vaisakhi released in UAE

India’s Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri has commended the launch of a book containing english translation of the Punjabi poem, Khooni Vaisakhi, saying the100-year old classic ballad about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is now reaching a global audience.The poem was translated by Suri whose grandfather revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala

Voice of Indo-Americans ahead of Lok Sabha polls
Voice of Indo-Americans ahead of Lok Sabha polls

As the crucial weeks-long general elections began in India, issues like sustained economic growth, national security and protection of democratic values are among key poll priorities for the Indian diaspora across the US as it galvanizes support for various political parties. An Indian-American community group recently organised an election campaign kickoff event in upstate New

Times Square inundates with Sikh culture as thousands tie turban on Turban Day

A sea of colours and tradition of the Sikh culture inundated Times Square, the crossroads of the world, as members of the community tied turbans to thousands of New Yorkers and tourists in an annual fixture aimed at spreading awareness about the Sikh identity. Sikh organisation ‘The Sikhs of New York’ organised the annual Turban

Indian Embassy asks students to be wary of fake US universities
Indian Embassy asks students to be wary of fake US universities

Students from India are advised to “exercise their due diligence” before seeking admission into American universities, the Indian Embassy here has said, months after over 100 Indians landed in trouble for enrolling at a fake educational institution set up by US authorities to expose immigration fraud. In the unusual advisory, Indian students are advised to

Indian student invents robots in Abu Dhabi for cleaner environment

 An Indian student in Abu Dhabi has developed robots to help protect marine life and also minimise human labour on farms, an innovation he hopes would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE, according to a media report. Sainath Manikandan, a student at GEMS United Indian School, built the Marine Robot Cleaner (MBot

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas part of 2019 Met Gala Host Committee

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas will be a part of this year’s Met Gala Host Committee, the actor has revealed.The couple, who first posed for the shutterbugs on the 2017 Met Gala red carpet in Ralph Lauren designs before tying the knot last December, feature in the list presided over by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Pakistani artistes rap for India, Pakistan peace ! Viral
Pakistani artistes rap for India, Pakistan peace ! Viral

Lahore Amidst escalated tensions between India and Pakistan, veteran actresses from Pakistan have urged cross-border peace using a rap number. Ansari has teamed up with sisters Asma Abbas and Neelum Ahmad Bashir for the track “Humsaye maa jaye”, a song which talks about unnecessary divisions between the neighbouring countries.Asma and Bushra perform the track and

Pakistan releases 100 Indian fishermen as ‘goodwill gesture

Press Trust of India Karachi Pakistan on Sunday released 100 Indian fishermen as a “goodwill gesture” amidst tensions between the two countries after the Pulwama terror attack, media reports said. The fishermen form the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners Pakistan has announced to set free in four phases this month.The released prisoners were taken

UAE awards Narendra Modi highest civilian honour
UAE awards Narendra Modi highest civilian honour

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has conferred its highest civilian honour, the Zayed Medal, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi was honoured by President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in appreciation of the Indian leader’s role in consolidating the long-standing friendship and joint strategic cooperation between the two countries, WAM news agency reported on

Indian sentenced to 8 years for call centre fraud in US

An Indian national has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison for participating in an India-based call centre fraud in which operators impersonated US tax officials to extort money from Americans. Federal Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington, who sentenced Nishit kumar Patel on Monday in Tampa, Florida, also fined him $200,000 and ordered

Trump to migrants: We can't take you anymore
Pak needs to deliver outcomes says,Trump

Washington – Pakistan needs to “deliver outcomes” to build confidence and trust between it and the US, the Trump administration has said. The US also reiterated that nuclear proliferation was one of its top security concerns.” Pakistan itself, the secretary (of State Mike Pompeo) has emphasized the need (for Pakistan) to deliver outcomes and to