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Thailand’s popular Tiger Temple to shut

BANGKOK: Thailand may close down its famed Tiger Temple, popular among Indian and foreign tourists, as wildlife officials have started relocating its 137 tigers, mostly Bengal tigers, amid allegations of… Read more »

‘Chinese actions could erect Great Wall of self-isolation’

WASHINGTON: China’s military expansion in the disputed South China Sea poses a growing risk to the region’s prosperity and its actions could erect a “Great Wall of self- isolation”, US… Read more »

Sadhguru to lead yoga session at UN on 2nd Int’l Yoga Day

UNITED NATIONS: Spiritual leader and Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will lead a yoga session at the UN on the occasion of the second International Yoga Day next month…. Read more »

India-origin student tops class 12 results in Singapore

SINGAPORE: An India-origin student has topped the Central Board of Secondary Education’s Class 12 examination results among South East Asian students studying in one of the biggest school groups offering… Read more »

Indian-American wins ‘Springer Theses Award’

SINGAPORE: An Indian-American scientist has received the prestigious ‘Springer Theses Award’ for his outstanding research on developing transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor. Arnab De, who has also developed… Read more »

Mukherjee recalls Indian support to China’s UN membership

BEIJING: President Pranab Mukherjee today recalled the Indian support to China’s membership of the UN in the 60s and 70s and the restitution of its permanent membership of the Security… Read more »

Mukherjee lists 8 steps to resolve issues between India, China

BEIJING: Outlining eight “pillars” for the future of India-China relations, President Pranab Mukherjee today underlined the need for comprehensively resolving challenges including the boundary question through “political acumen” and “civilization… Read more »

India, China to play constructive role in 21st century: Prez

BEIJING: President Pranab Mukherjee today said India and China are poised to play a “significant and constructive” role in the 21st century as 10 Indian universities today signed agreements with… Read more »

Separated Indian, Pakistani siblings meet in UAE after 48 yrs

DUBAI: In an emotional reunion, a 76-year-old man who left India and went to Pakistan nearly 50 years ago has met with his two siblings in the UAE’s capital Abu… Read more »

Mukherjee meets top Communist Party official

GUANGZHOU: Economic policies, particularly those designed to attract foreign direct investment in India, were today the focus of discussions President Pranab Mukherjee had with a senior Chinese Communist party official… Read more »

Rights abuse allegations in Tibet groundless: Chinese media

BEIJING: Accusing the US of being an “active provoker” of Tibetan independence, China’s state media today said the West was making “groundless” allegations about human rights violations to sabotage the… Read more »

Canadian Sikhs demand Komagata episode in school curriculum

TORONTO: Canadian Sikhs have demanded that the 1914 Komagata Maru tragedy be made part of Canada’s school curriculum, as they welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology for the “great injustice”… Read more »

UK minister rejects Brexit claim of Indian benefit

LONDON: Terming as “erroneous” the claim of Brexit camp that India would benefit if the UK left the EU, a senior British minister has said such “creeping narratives” promoted by… Read more »

China opens combined rail, road link to step up Nepal supplies

BEIJING: In a strategic move to cut landlocked Nepal’s dependence on India, China has opened a combined road and rail service to Kathmandu through rugged mountain ranges of Tibet to… Read more »

Global oil supply glut to ‘shrink dramatically’ this year: IEA

PARIS: A global oil glut that has sent prices tumbling is set to “shrink dramatically” later this year, as wildfires have disrupted Canada’s output and demand in India soars, the… Read more »

Need to monitor social media to counter terrorists: India to UN

UNITED NATIONS: India has said there is a need to monitor social media carefully with due safeguards for freedom of expression as such platforms are being misused “to disastrous effect”… Read more »

Pakistani bus driver’s son Sadiq Khan is new mayor of London

LONDON: Sadiq Khan, the son of a Pakistani bus driver, was today declared the new London mayor after he beat his nearest rival in what is being described as a… Read more »

3rd suspect admits role in Gurudwara attack in Germany

BERLIN: A third teenager, who was arrested in connection with the bombing of a gurudwara by Islamist militants in the German city of Essen, has admitted to the authorities that… Read more »

Australia’s top Indian-origin ISIS recruiter killed in Iraq

MELBOURNE: Australia’s most wanted Islamic State terror recruiter Neil Prakash, who is of Indian-origin, has been killed in a US military airstrike in war-torn Iraq, that authorities today said could… Read more »

Financial inequality highest in India, China: IMF

SINGAPORE: Financial inequality is highest in India and China among Asia Pacific countries despite the two being among the fastest growing economies, IMF has said. According to the International Monetary… Read more »