International Desk: Hong Kong police fired tear gas and brief spurts of water cannon amid running battles with brick-throwing protesters in driving rain on Sunday (Aug 25) after violent clashes a day earlier in which police fired tear gas for the first time in more than a week.
International Desk: A video of a Kashmiri woman has surfaced on social media highlighting plight of Kashmiris before Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who was traveling to Srinagar on Saturday.
International Desk: A 33-year-old Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer said he has filed his papers to quit the coveted government job. While stating his reasons, IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan said one of them was denial of "fundamental rights" to lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir for weeks after special status was scrapped from the state earlier this month.
International Desk: The US must lift restrictions on UK businesses if it wants a trade deal with the UK, Boris Johnson has said.
International Desk: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 leaders of other opposition parties who landed on Saturday at Srinagar airport were sent back to Delhi, news agency ANI reported. Restrictions have been imposed in Jammu and Kashmir since the centre withdrew special status from the state and divided it into two union territories earlier this month.
International Desk: Iran has test fired a new missile, the commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
International Desk: Former Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has died at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, days after he was admitted following complaints of breathlessness. He was 66.
International Desk: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and 11 leaders of other opposition parties are today (Saturday) flying to Jammu and Kashmir, where restrictions have been imposed since the centre withdrew special status from the state and divided it into two union territories earlier this month.
International Desk: Al-Qaeda has accused Pakistani security forces of detaining the wife of its chief, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and two other families of the insurgent group’s “martyrs” for nearly a year.
International Desk: A worker at the UK consulate in Hong Kong has been released by mainland China after being held at the border, Chinese police in Shenzhen have said.
International Desk: North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Saturday in the seventh weapons launch in a month, South Korea’s military said, a day after it threatened to remain America’s biggest threat in protest against US-led sanctions on the country.
International Desk: Brazil's president has ordered the armed forces to help fight a record number of forest fires in the Amazon.
International Desk: France and Ireland say they will not ratify a huge trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil does more to fight fires in the Amazon.
International Desk: North Korea's top diplomat said on Friday (Aug 23) that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was a "diehard toxin" who only complicates denuclearization talks and that Pyongyang was ready for both dialogue and standoff.
International Desk: Authorities have intensified patrols in the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir after posters appeared calling for a public march to a United Nations office to protest New Delhi's tightened grip on the disputed region.
Senior Correspondent: Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif said that the grenade attack took place in the rally of then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina on August 21 in 2004 under the patronage of BNP.
Uday Hakim, after returning from Dublin (Ireland): It was the second tour to Ireland. The first journey was two years back. Ireland's visa was granted in just two hours then! But now it took a little longer, three-day. Yet a country visa in Europe is available in three days! Yes, it’s easy to get!