5 women activists abducted, gang-raped in Jharkhand

RANCHI, JUNE 22: Five women engaged in anti-human trafficking campaigns in Khunti district were allegedly abducted and gang-raped by armed men earlier this week, police said on Thursday. “The survivors, engaged with an NGO supported by Christian missionary, were abducted…

South Korea has highest internet usage in Asia

New Delhi, June 22: Fact-tank PEW’s newest research says while the gap in internet usage between emerging and advanced economies is narrowing, there are still large swaths of the world where significant numbers of citizens do not use the internet.…

Nearly 100 Indians held at 2 detention centres in US

India establishes contact Washington, June 22: The Indian Mission in the US has established contact with 2 immigration detention centres where nearly 100 Indians, mostly from Punjab, are detained for illegally entering the country through its southern border. According to…

‘Invest wisely’ in migrants’ home countries: Pope Francis

Aboard The Papal Plane (Italy), June 22: Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said today it was time “to invest wisely to give them work and education” in their…

Sikh war memorial in UK

London, June 21: The contribution of Sikh soldiers in two World Wars is being commemorated with a 10ft bronze monument in Smethwick, a town in Sandwell, West Midlands, which had the dubious distinction half a century ago of being possibly…

Trump signs order to end migrant separation

Washington, June 21: President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents when immigrant families are caught crossing…

US withdraws from UNHRC

WASHINGTON, JUNE 20: The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel,” a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with…

Pope Francis says China talks going well, dialogue worth the risk

VATICAN CITY, June 20: Pope Francis has voiced optimism for improved ties between the Vatican and China, rejecting criticism that the Holy See may be selling out Catholics to Beijing’s communist government. The Vatican and China are in advanced talks…

Napoleon’s hat, dropped at Waterloo, is picked up at auction for $400,000

PARIS, June 19: A hat attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte and said to have been dropped on the battlefield at Waterloo 203 years ago was bought on Monday for more than $400,000. It was another sign, if one were needed, that…

Bipartisan push to end separations

Washington, June 19: Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarised the already divisive immigration debate in…