2,382 Indians languishing in US jails for illegally crossing border, reveals latest data

Washington, November 13: Nearly 2,400 Indians are languishing in various American jails for illegally crossing the US border to seek asylum in the country, according to the latest figures. These detainees, a significant number of whom are from Punjab, are…

Sirisena’s political calculations go haywire: US experts on Lanka crisis

Washington, November 12: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s move to dismiss Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with Mahinda Rajapaksa was a “poor decision” that went haywire, prominent think tanks in the US said, emphasising on the need of…

Indian-American Tulsi Gabbard planning to run for US presidency in 2020: Report

Washington, November 12: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker from Hawaii in the US Congress, is considering to run for American presidency in 2020, according to sources close to her. On Friday, at a Medtronic conference in Los Angeles an…

Rohingya flee refugee camps in Bangladesh as Myanmar prepares for first returnees

Cox Bazar, Bangladesh/Yangon, November 12: Dozens of Rohingya Muslim families on a list of refugees set to be repatriated to Myanmar later this week have fled from camps in Bangladesh where they were living, a Rohingya leader said on Monday,…

Like Polio, India can eradicate pollution, says senior UN official

UNITED NATIONS, November 11: India has scripted success in eradicating polio and tackling other health emergencies and there is no reason why the country cannot do so for air pollution, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has said at a time…

Donald Trump joins world leaders to mark 100 years since end of World War 1

PARIS, November 11: President Donald Trump joined French President Emmanuel Macron and dozens of other world leaders on Sunday to the mark 100 years since the end of World War I. More than 66 leaders gathered on a rainy day…

Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapakse vows to hold polls despite challenge

COLOMBO, November 11: Sri Lanka’s former strongman leader Mahinda Rajapakse on Sunday vowed snap elections would go ahead to “seek a mandate from the people” after the president’s sacking of parliament plunged the country deeper into political turmoil. President Maithripala…

3 Krishna idols stolen from Swaminarayan Temple in London

London, November 11: Three precious Krishna idols dating back to the 1970s were among the items stolen in a burglary at a Swaminarayan temple in north London, according to the temple authorities. Scotland Yard officers were called to the Shree…

Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party to challenge dissolution of parliament in court

Colombo, November 10: Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party will challenge in court what it termed as the illegal dissolution of parliament by president Maithripala Sirisena a day after he announced a snap election in January.…

Khashoggi’s corpse went down the drains: Report

ANKARA, TURKEY, November 10: The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces…