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South Korea becomes biggest coronavirus center outside China

Seoul: South Korea reported 161 more coronavirus cases Monday, taking the nationwide total to 763 and making it the world’s largest total outside China. The country has seen a rapid surge in the number of coronavirus cases adding more than 700 ...

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Israeli forces gun down Palestinian near Gaza fence, Army says

Jerusalem: Israeli forces on Sunday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of placing a bomb near the Gaza border, before extracting his body with a bulldozer, the army said. “Following the successful thwarting of the attack near the Gaza Strip fence ...

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Darren Sammy to be given honorary citizenship of Pakistan on March 23

The Pakistan government would confer honorary citizenship on former West Indian captain Darren Sammy for his role in bringing international cricket back to the country, the PCB announced on Saturday. Sammy, who is presently leading Peshawar Zalmi in the fifth ...

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War against terrorism to be consolidated: Pak Army chief Bajwa

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that the war against terrorism will be consolidated to achieve enduring peace both in the country and in the region. General Bajwa’s remarks came on the third anniversary of ...

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USIBC appoints Vijay Advani as new Chair of Global Board

New Delhi: The US-India Business Council on Friday said it has appointed Vijay Advani as new Chair of its Global Board of Directors. Advani has taken the charge as Board Chair at a time of significant growth in US-India bilateral ...

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Over 7,000 Indian-origin people held in 2019 for trying to enter US: Reports

Washington: As many as 7,720 Indian-origin people including 272 women and 591 minors were apprehended in 2019 for trying to enter the US illegally, according to official figures. A total of 851,508 people were apprehended in fiscal 2019 (October 2018-September 2019), ...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Young doctor in Wuhan, China dies of Covid-19 infection

A 29-year-old Chinese doctor, who postponed his wedding to treat patients infected with the deadly coronavirus, has died treating them after being infected by the virus, the ninth fatality among the healthcare providers working to contain the outbreak. Dr Peng ...

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Dog named Mayor of US town. His ‘Pawlicies’ include hugs, cookies for all

Suitably dressed in a tie and dignified spectacles, Parker the Snow Dog was sworn in as the mayor of Georgetown on Tuesday. The dog was unanimously voted the honorary mayor of the small Colorado town by the town Board of ...

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Indians on quarantined Japan ship infected by Covid-19 number 7

The Diamond Princess cruise ship (back) in quarantine due to fears of the new COVID-19 coronavirus, is seen at the Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama. AFP photo One more Indian on board the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off ...

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Judge Sri Srinivasan becomes first Indian-American to lead powerful federal circuit court

Washington: Sri Srinivasan, a prominent Indian-American judge, has created history by becoming the first person of South Asian descent to lead a powerful federal circuit court considered next only to the US Supreme Court. Srinivasan, 52, became the Chief Judge of ...

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British MP’s visa revoked for her anti-India activities: Govt sources

New Delhi: British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams’ e-Business visa was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities and the cancellation was conveyed to her on February 14, government sources said on Tuesday. Asserting that the grant, rejection or revocation of ...

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Mysterious toxic gas kills 11 people in Pakistan’s Karachi

Karachi: A mysterious toxic gas has killed at least 11 people and sickened several others in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police said on Tuesday. Authorities were alerted to the incident when the residents of Karachi’s Keamari area began rushing ...

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Bring back our children, plead parents of Pakistani students stranded in China

Family members of Pakistani students studying in Wuhan, China, display students pictures on their mobile phones during a demonstration for the evacuation of their relatives after the Chinese city was badly hit by the coronavirus, in Lahore, Pakistan. AP photo ...

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India to send consignment of medical supplies to China later this week to combat coronavirus

Beijing: India will send a consignment of medical supplies on a relief flight to Wuhan city later this week to support China in combating the deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country, Indian Embassy in China said on Monday. The death toll ...

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