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After #MeToo, Japan sexual abuse survivors seek reform in rape law through #WithYou

Tokyo, Jun 12: Sexual abuse victims and their supporters rallied in nine cities around Japan this week to protest against recent court acquittals of alleged rapists and urge reform of the nation’s anti-rape law.

Holding flowers and placards with slogans such as “#MeToo, #WithYou”, sexual abuse survivors on Tuesday...

Ahead of visit, Mike Pompeo calls ties with India 'incredibly important'

Washington, Jun 11: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that his visit to New Delhi this month will be focused on advancing the "incredibly important" ties with India which is a significant part of President Donald Trump's strategy in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Pompeo would leave for New...

UAE launches campaign to aid flood-hit Yemenis

Aden, Jun 10: The United Arab Emirates today launched an emergency response campaign to provide relief aid to people affected by heavy rains and floods that hit Aden and several other Yemeni cities.

The field volunteer teams of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, have arrived in the areas affected...

Crowd shouts 'chor hai' as Mallya leaves from The Oval after match

London: Absconding liquor baron, Vijay Mallya, who is facing extradition proceedings in the UK, was greeted with 'chor hai' chants outside The Oval on Sunday as he made his way out of the stadium after watching the World Cup match between India and Australia. London, Jun 10: As Mallya came...

Imran Khan asks Pakistanis to declare their assets

Islamabad, Jun 10: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday asked Pakistanis to take advantage of the tax amnesty scheme and declare their undisclosed assets by June 30 to contribute in the development of the country which is grappling with a severe financial crunch.

Addressing the nation ahead...

Passenger opens emergency door thinking it's toilet

Islamabad, Jun 9: A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.

The national carrier said the plane was on the runaway of the Manchester airport early Saturday...

Modi arrives in Sri Lanka as part of foreign visit

Colombo, Jun 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sri Lanka Sunday on the second leg of his first foreign visit after re-election last month to strengthen the bilateral ties with the island nation, reflecting the importance India attaches to its 'Neighbourhood First' policy.

Modi was received by his...

In a first, ferry service to connect India and Maldives

Male, Jun 9: India and the Maldives have agreed to launch a passenger-cum-cargo ferry service between Kerala's Kochi and the Maldivian capital Male via Kulhudhuffushi atoll to strengthen connectivity between the two countries and boost tourism.

The initiative was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day state visit to...

Lanka president hits out at committee probing Easter Sunday attacks

Colombo, Jun 8: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has publicly taken to task the parliamentary select committee on the Easter Sunday jihadi attacks, saying he was opposed to top officials testifying on national security matters before the media.

Sirisena's outburst is set to trigger another conflict between him the...

We did that 50 yrs ago: Trump takes U-turn on NASA Moon mission

Washington, Jun 8: US President Donald Trump on Friday criticized NASA for aiming to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and urged the space agency to focus instead on “much bigger” initiatives like going to Mars, undercutting his previous support for the lunar initiative.

“For all of...