Category Archives: News
India’s president appoints Modi as prime minister for 2nd term
26 May 2019
India's president on Saturday appointed Narendra Modi as the prime minister, soon after newly elected lawmakers led by Modi's Hindu nationalist BJP chose him as their leader. ...
Europe’s voters elect new parliament amid rising nationalism
26 May 2019 | Mike Corder and Lori Hinnant
Voters from 21 nations in Europe went to the polls Sunday in the final day of the European Parliament election that could see major gains by the far-right, nationalist and populist movements ...
US urges China to talk to the Dalai Lama
26 May 2019 | Christopher Bodeen
The US ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week. ...
Three Muslims tortured over rumours of carrying beef in Madhya Pradesh
25 May 2019 | Outlook Web Bureau
Cow vigilantes mercilessly thrashed two Muslim men and made one of them hit his wife with a slipper and forced them to shout "Jai Shree Ram", on suspicion they were carrying beef. ...
India’s opposition Congress backs Gandhi after poll defeat
25 May 2019
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, offered to resign Saturday after his Congress party was trounced in a second straight national election. ...
Dalai Lama congratulates Modi on his historic victory
24 May 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
On the news of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning a second term, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama congratulated Modi on their success. ...
Theresa May resigns as UK Prime Minister over Brexit failure
24 May 2019 | Elizabeth Piper, William James and Kylie MacLellan
Fighting back tears, Theresa May said on Friday she would quit, setting up a contest that will install a new British prime minister who could pursue a cleaner break with the European Union. ...
Four more deaths on traffic-jammed Everest
24 May 2019 | Paavan Mathema
A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the peak. ...
Modi wins landslide victory, vows ‘inclusive’ future for India
23 May 2019 | Lobsang Wangyal
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a landslide victory in the world's largest election, in which 600 million people participated. ...
Pakistan says wants peace with India, conducts missile test
23 May 2019 | James Mackenzie
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated India’s Narendra Modi on Thursday for a triumphant victory that returned him to power in New Delhi. ...