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Odds favour Rishi Sunak as next UK PM if Johnson steps down

Rishi Sunak News: Odds have favoured Indian-origin Chancellor Rishi Sunak as the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom if Boris Johnson...

UK

India announces polls in five states from next month, results on March 10

The Election Commission of India (ECI) yesterday announced the dates for assembly polls in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar...

India

Home Ministry seeks report after farmers block PM’s road during his Punjab visit

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a comprehensive report from the Punjab government after Prime Minister Narendra...

India

Prime Ministers of India list from 1947 to 2021

Since 1947, India has had 15 prime ministers. Jawaharlal Nehru was India's first prime minister from August 15, 1947 until his death on May...

India

All parties want upcoming elections held on time with COVID protocol: Election Commissioner

All Indian political parties in Uttar Pradesh have said the upcoming Assembly elections should be held on time while ensuring COVID...

India

Indian Union Minister Smriti Irani’s daughter Shanelle gets engaged to Arjun Bhalla

Indian Minister of Women and Child Development and former television actress Smriti Irani shared news on Instagram that her daughter...

Entertainment

UK Sikh MP draws flak for tweet on Punjab’s ‘sacrilege’ incident

The United Kingdom’s first female Sikh MP Preet Kaur Gill has drawn criticism over a tweet that condemned the alleged sacrilege incidents...

UK

UAE: Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed receives EAM Jaishankar

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan welcomed India's Minister...

UAE

India lauds Sri Lanka for establishment of Parliamentary Friendship Association

India’s Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has congratulated the Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana for the...

Global

Mediapart's revelations trigger political slugfest between BJP, Congress

After French investigative portal Mediapart alleged that the Rafale jets maker paid EUR 7.5 million to a middleman during the UPA's regime,...

Global

Indian-origin MP Anita Anand appointed Canada's Defence Minister

Indian-origin Canadian politician Anita Anand has been appointed as the new Defence Minister in Justin Trudeau's cabinet.

Global

Indian-American Neera Tanden named White House staff secretary

United States President Joe Biden has named Indian-American policy expert Neera Tanden as the new White House staff secretary.

USA

Australia's Indian community criticise Queensland Premier's remarks on travelling to India

Australia's Indian community has expressed displeasure over Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk's "sarcastic" comments questioning who would...

Global

Bollywood superstar Kangana Ranaut shines as Jayalalithaa in 'Thalaivii'

Kangana Ranaut is set to earn accolades from critics and fans alike for her portrayal of the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in...

Movies Spotlight - @work

UK PM re-ignites Modi leaflet row during Question hour in Parliament

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson pulled out a Labour Party leaflet from the last by-election in Batley and Spen constituency to...

UK

Singapore ministers defend hiring foreign workers' policy in Parliament

In a series of parliamentary discussions, top Singapore ministers defended the government’s free trade agreements and openness to hiring...

Singapore

UK PM says most troops have left Afghanistan

Most British troops have left Afghanistan, almost 20 years after the United Kingdom and other Western countries sent troops into the country...

UK

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prakash Javadekar casualties of major cabinet reshuffle

Indian politics - Hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's major cabinet reshuffle yesterday Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ravi...

Global

Singapore President calls for ground-up drives to aid vulnerable groups

Singapore President Halimah Yacob yesterday reiterated that ground-up initiatives play a key role in empowering and supporting vulnerable...

Singapore

Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh vows to call out bigoted views and racism in Singapore, says public spaces are for everybody

Singapore was witnessing “tectonic shifts”, Leader of Opposition Pritam Singh has said his party will work towards creating greater...

Singapore Analysis & Commentary

‘Fearmongering, politically motivated’: Indian diaspora in Singapore condemns Kejriwal’s tweet about ‘new’ COVID strain

Members of the Indian diaspora living in Singapore have come out strongly against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet calling for...

Covid-19

Heartened by MEA's response, looking to move past 'new strain' controversy, says Singapore High Commissioner

Simon Wong, Singapore High Commissioner to India, yesterday in a virtual press conference stated that Delhi chief minister Arvind...

Covid-19

US Senate fails to convict former US president Trump in second impeachment trial

Donald Trump, former US President was acquitted yesterday on charges of inciting an insurrection at the US Capitol in his historic second...

USA

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris sworn in as 46th President, 49th Vice-President of the United States

Joe Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States at the Capitol today. Kamala Harris, the daughter of immigrants from India...

USA

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal tests positive for COVID-19 after Capitol lockdown

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal announced today that she has tested positive for coronavirus after being locked down in a...

Covid-19