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India takes up Brampton temple defacing with Canada


The Indian Embassy in Canada has conveyed its serious concerns over the defacing of a Hindu Gauri Shankar temple in Brampton, Greater Toronto, by suspected Sikh separatists to Global Affairs, Canada and has separately asked the local law enforcement agencies to act against the perpetrators. The Indian concerns were conveyed in the form of...

Khalistanis attack Indians carrying tricolors in Australia


A video has been shared by BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa that shows pro-Khalistan forces attacking Indians carrying the national flag in Australia.  The video shows a group of men waving the Khalistani flag and attacking Indians carrying the Tricolor. The pro-Khalistani forces are also seen carrying rods and attacking the men carrying the Indian...

‘Witch hunt against PM Modi’: Diaspora protests outside BBC headquarters in London


"We do not deserve this," said one of the protestors in London, staging demonstrations against the controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom shared concerns about the BBC's narrative, which could 'create a rift between the Indian Hindu and Muslim communities' based in England.   The protests in...

Ex Minister Fawad Chaudhry arrested in Pakistan


Islamabad: Police in Pakistan early Wednesday arrested a senior leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party on charges of threatening the chief of the elections oversight body and other government officials. The arrest of Fawad Chaudhry, an outspoken critic of the government, is a major setback for the party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in which...

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st PM


Wellington: Chris Hipkins was sworn as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, following the unexpected resignation last week of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, has promised a back-to-basics approach focusing on the economy and what he described as the “pandemic of inflation.” He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election, with opinion polls...

US, Germany set to send battle tanks to Ukraine


New York: The United States and Germany will send heavy tanks to Ukraine, sources said, reported news agency Reuters. This decision will reshape the war with Russia, Kyiv said. Just hours before turning 45 today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pressed allies to move forward with providing over five to 15 modern tanks to reinforce Ukraine’s military...

India, Pak came ‘close’ to nuclear war after 2019: Pompeo


New Delhi: India and Pakistan came close to a nuclear war in the aftermath of the 2019 Pulwama suicide attack, former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has written in his new book, 'Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love'. “I do not think the world properly knows just how close the India-Pakistan...

Third Hindu temple vandalized in Australia with anti-India rant on walls


Another Hindu temple has been vandalized in Australia allegedly by Khalistani supporters, with India hate rant scribbled on walls once again. This is the third such attack on Hindu temples in the country in at least two weeks.  The walls of the temple have been smeared with anti-India slogans like "Hindustan Murdabad", "Khalistan Zindabad." Hate...

Cost-of-living crisis overshadows climate at Davos


Davos, Switzerland: Climate change is the global economy’s biggest long-term challenge but one the world is least prepared to tackle because of short-term problems led by a cost-of-living crisis, the World Economic Forum said in a report Wednesday. The group’s Global Risks Report, released ahead of its annual gathering of government leaders and business elites next week in...