British Sikh hopes to become first turban-wearing MP

A British Sikh local politician has been selected by the Opposition Labour party as its candidate for the June 8 general election and hopes to become the first turban-wearing MP in the House of Commons.

EU 27 must stay united in Brexit talks: Tusk

EU President Donald Tusk today urged the bloc to keep a united front at a special Brexit summit in Brussels, saying it will also help Britain if they can reach a deal. "We need to remain united as the EU 27. It is only then that we will be able to conclude the negotiations, which means that our unity is also in the UK's interest," Tusk told reporters

Exhibition shows Indian-Americans' contribution to shaping US

An exhibition documenting the contribution of Indian-Americans in the socio-economic and political fabric of the US has opened in South Carolina, which was formerly governed by Nikki Haley. 'Beyond Bollywood: Indian-Americans Shape the Nation' details the history of the community and their contributions to the US since the 1700s

Trump to order review of trade agreements, WTO

President Donald Trump was set to sign an executive order issuing directions to review all international trade agreements inked by the US, including the WTO, in a bid to address trade "violations and abuses". The order will not just outline the problem, but will also provide alternative solutions to them. "As far as I can tell there has never been a systematic evaluation of what has been the impact of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreements on the country as an integrated whole

Success of democracy depends on how it protects minorities:VP

The crucial test of a true democracy is how it protects and respects the rights of minorities -- both religious and political, Vice President Hamid Ansari today said. Addressing students and faculty of Poland's prestigious University of Warsaw, Ansari described democracy as "self- correcting" and "self-improving" mechanism and said the solution to addressing the gaps and failings of democracy is indeed "more democracy"

Trump admin favours export of oil and natural gas to friends

The Trump administration favours export of oil and natural gas to allies and friends like India, a top cabinet official has said. US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's comments came as US President Donald Trump prepared to take steps towards removing the shackles on offshore energy exploration

US made tremendous progress during Trump's first 100 days:Shah

President Donald Trump has done more than many former US presidents in his first 100 days in the office, a top Indian-American White House official has said. 

US made tremendous progress during Trump's first 100 days:Shah

President Donald Trump has done more than many former US presidents in his first 100 days in the office, a top Indian-American White House official has said. 

GST to push India's growth but bad loans still a problem: IMF

The ambitious Goods and Services Tax to be implemented from July 1 would help raise India's medium-term growth to above eight per cent, the IMF has said, but expressed concern over the health of the country's banking system

Israel missiles hit near Damascus airport: Syria state media

A huge blast which struck near Damascus airport early today was caused by Israeli missiles hitting a "military position", Syria's state SANA news agency reported. 

Lanka's Tamil parties protest in north and east provinces

All the major towns in Sri Lanka's war-ravaged northern and eastern provinces today observed a shutdown after the Tamil and Muslim political parties held a protest demanding the release of military-occupied land. 

Huge blast near Damascus airport, 'probably' Israeli strike

A huge explosion hit near Damascus International Airport early today setting off large fires, with Syrian regime ally Hezbollah saying it was "probably" the result of an Israeli air strike. The Lebanese militant group's Al-Manar television said the raid hit a warehouse and fuel tanks, without specifying whether they were its own or belonged to the Syrian army or another of its allies

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