Senior leader of Imran Khan’s PTI Pervez Elahi released on bail in graft case

Lahore, May 21 (PTI): In a major relief to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the party’s senior leader and former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi on Tuesday was released from prison. He was released after the Lahore High Court (LHC) granted him bail and ordered his release in a case pertaining to an alleged illegal appointment … Read more

US imposes sanctions on former Bangladeshi Gen over corruption

Washington, May 21 (PTI): The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on a former Bangladeshi general over his involvement in corruption saying his actions have contributed to the undermining of Bangladesh’s democratic institutions and the public’s faith in public institutions and processes. “The US Department of State announced today the public designation of former General … Read more

Curtain raiser for International Day of Yoga at Tolstoy Farm

Johannesburg, May 20 (PTI): Scores of eager yoga enthusiasts participated on Sunday in a curtain raiser at Tolstoy Farm, the commune started by Mahatma Gandhi during his tenure in Johannesburg, for the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations to be hosted later this month. “We are pleased that this historic venue, where Gandhiji and his … Read more

Six, including four Indians, indicted for staging robberies to apply for immigration status

Washington, May 18 (PTI): Six individuals, including four Indian nationals, were on Friday indicted by a federal court for staging armed robberies in Chicago and the suburbs so that the victims could apply for immigration visas reserved for certain crime victims in the United States. According to an indictment unsealed in federal court in Chicago, … Read more

Indian staff member with the UN killed in Gaza

United Nations, May 14 (PTI): An Indian personnel working with the United Nations was killed in Gaza when the vehicle he was travelling in came under attack in Rafah, making it the “first international” casualty for the organisation since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The individual was a staff member of the United Nations … Read more

Imran Khan’s party calls for end to political interference by Pak security agencies

Lahore, May 10 (PTI): Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s party on Friday asked the security agencies to put an end on the “absurd tradition” of interfering in politics and focus on security of the country. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Core Committee held a huddle and strongly rejected what it called the “false, toxic, … Read more

UT Austin, Rice University declared as Ivy League schools

Houston, May 10 (PTI): Two Texas schools — University of Texas (UT), in Austin and Rice University in Houston — have joined the ranks of Ivy League institutions, according to Forbes. The two institutions are “attracting the smartest students and plaudits from employers”. The development comes as a piece of great news for Indian international … Read more

Three Indians accused of killing Khalistan separatist Nijjar appear before Canadian court

Ottawa, May 7 (PTI): Three Indian nationals accused of killing Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year appeared before a Canadian court on Tuesday through video for the first time to face homicide charges as hundreds of local Khalistan supporters showed up at the courthouse. Karan Brar, 22, Kamalpreet Singh, 22, and Karanpreet Singh, 28, … Read more

Pak forms new body to exclusively tackle rising cybercrimes: Officials

Islamabad, May 3 (PTI): The Pakistan government has set up a new body to exclusively tackle the rising number of cybercrimes in the country, officials said. The National Cyber Crimes Investigation Agency (NCCIA) was formed under Section 51 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2016 (PECA) and would take over the functions of the … Read more

Sister of Pramila Jayapal launches her first ad for Congressional run

Washington, Apr 25 (PTI): Susheela Jayapal, the sister of Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, on Thursday launched her first ad campaign for the Congressional run from Oregon. Candidate for Congress in Oregon’s Third Congressional District and former Multnomah County Commissioner, Susheela in her ad campaign highlights her service as a progressive champion and abortion rights activist. … Read more