Mauritius’ first woman President to resign over ‘shopping extravaganza’

Mauritius, March 10: Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim will step down next week, the country’s prime minister said on Friday, after she was accused of using a credit card issued by an international non-governmental organisation to buy clothes and jewellery. Prime…

Pakistan court clears way for registration of Hafiz Saeed’s political party

Islamabad, March 9: A Pakistan court has ordered the election commission to allow the registration of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League as a political party. The order came days after a Pakistani court extended a stay…

Trump threatens to impose ‘reciprocal tax’ on India, China

WASHINGTON, March 9: US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to impose “reciprocal tax” on countries like India and China if they do not match America’s tariff. Trump has, in recent days, spoken a number of times about the 50…

Pakistan court orders Pervez Musharraf’s arrest

Islamabad, March 9: A special Pakistani tribunal has ordered the government to arrest former military ruler Pervez Musharraf and confiscate all his properties as it heard the high treason case against the “proclaimed offender” for imposing emergency rule in the…

Indian elephant and Chinese dragon must dance together, not fight each other: China

BEIJING, March 8: The Chinese dragon and Indian elephant must not fight but dance with each other, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today as he called on the two nations to shed mental inhibitions, manage differences and meet each…

South Korea to erase sex abuse accused from textbooks

Seoul, March 8: Three prominent South Korean writers and artists who have been accused of sex abuse will have their works and almost all mentions of their names removed from school textbooks, the government said Thursday, as the country’s nascent…

Lanka Prez removes PM Wickremesinghe as law and order minister

Colombo, March 8: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the law and order minister amidst fresh violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Kandy district despite the imposition of nationwide emergency.…

Trump denies adult star affair allegation: White House

Washington, March 8: President Donald Trump has denied allegations that he had an affair with an adult film star, the White House said, a day after the woman sued him to invalidate a deal that prevented her from discussing the…

China’s anti-poverty drive lifted 37,000 people above poverty line every day for 5 years

Beijing, March 7: China lifted 37,000 people above the poverty line every day in the past 5 years in what is being described by Beijing as the largest “poverty alleviation programme in history”. More than 68.5 million rural people were…

Pakistan court restrains govt from arresting Hafiz Saeed

LAHORE, MArch 7: A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered both the federal and the Punjab governments not to arrest or place under house arrest JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, until further orders. Saeed had on…