A lawyer who had taken upskirt and down-blouse photos of a colleague has been struck off the roll.'Utter lack of remorse' »
Thirty years after mobs demolished a historic mosque in Ayodhya, triggering a wave of sectarian bloodshed that saw thousands killed, fundamentalist Indian Hindu groups are eyeing other Muslim sites -- even the world-famous Taj Mahal.
Surging inflation is forcing many poor Indians to rein in spending, threatening a slowdown for companies such as Godrej Appliances which saw bumper sales as recently as March and April after a brutal heatwave spiked demand for its cooling products. The Ukraine crisis and global supply chain disruptions have stoked prices worldwide, but people in developing countries such as India are more vulnerable to even small cost increases that can wreck their meagre budgets. "From May we started seeing a drop in demand," Kamal Nandi, the business head of Godrej Appliances, one of India's largest makers of home appliances, told Reuters.
Indian auto parts maker Sona BLW Precision Forgings expects two-thirds of its revenues to come from electric vehicle (EV) components over the next few years, as automakers rush to build more clean cars, its chairman told Reuters. Sona BLW, which produces drivetrain components such motors and gears, will invest about $130 million over the next three years towards its electrification push, Sunjay Kapur said in a recent interview. "All our new investments will go towards electrification," Kapur said, adding that the bulk of Sona's order book of $2.4 billion over the next few years is for EV components.
The heart-rending case of a woman denied an abortion by four hospitals despite the foetus having an aggressive tumour has sparked an outcry over women's rights in largely Catholic Croatia.
Sri Lanka's prime minister has warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis and vowed the government will buy enough fertiliser for the next planting season to boost harvests. A decision in April last year by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to ban all chemical fertilisers drastically cut crop yields and although the government has reversed the ban, no substantial imports have yet taken place. "While there may not be time to obtain fertiliser for this Yala (May-August) season, steps are being taken to ensure adequate stocks for the Maha (September-March) season," Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message on Twitter late on Thursday.
Millions of Bangkok voters will elect a new governor on Sunday in the first major polls since pro-democracy protests rattled Thailand's capital, with a former minister ousted in the 2014 military coup leading the race.
Hong Kong adults aged under 60 could get a fourth vaccine dose if they are at risk of higher exposure to the coronavirus, government medical advisers have proposed. The joint scientific committee under the Centre for Health Protection published its latest recommendations on Friday, saying uninfected adults aged between 18 and 59 might choose to receive a fourth jab six months from the third after considering individual risk and benefit. “A fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine in younger populations m
Shanghai found three community infections across the city of 25 million residents, even as the death toll fell to zero for the first time since April 18, underscoring how the city’s journey towards reopening on June 1 is still paved with risks. New cases rose 19.3 per cent to 858 in the past 24 hours, according to data released on Friday. Symptomatic cases rose 7.3 per cent to 88, while the death toll fell to zero for the first time in more than a month. Faced with the mixed results, Shanghai’s
“The next time you turn on the light, think of the incinerators," Catherine Glenn Foster told Congress while under oath on Wednesday.
Hong Kong stocks advanced, with the benchmark heading for its first weekly gain this month after China lowered a key interest rate, boosting the growth outlook. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.8 per cent to 20,489.63 at the noon break on Friday and was poised for a 3 per cent gain this week. The Hang Seng Tech Index surged 3.5 per cent, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index added 1.1 per cent. China Merchants Bank and JD.com were the biggest gainers on the Hang Seng Index, rising at least 5 per c
Horrific fractures, punctured lungs and a traumatic miscarriage: Jay Doucet has seen the severity of his patients' injuries worsen as more migrants fall from a growing border wall in their bid to evade a pandemic-imposed legal blockade.
China on Friday announced it would cut a key interest rate in a boost to home buyers and debt-mired developers as the country's economy is slowed by Covid-19 restrictions ripping across major cities.
Scuttling Roe v. Wade is a "good start" to allowing "our own people to live," Matt Schlapp told media at the conservative group's Budapest conference.
The leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States meet in Tokyo next week seeking common ground on countering China, despite differences over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Elias Chebbi inspected a beehive in a field in Tunisia, minutes after a buzz on his phone warned him of a potential problem.
China’s central bank lowered its mortgage reference rate by a record margin on Friday to shore up the property market and long-term loan demand amid the faltering economy. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) cut the five-year loan prime rate (LPR) – which is the reference rate for mortgages – from 4.6 per cent to 4.45 per cent on Friday. This was the largest cut on record and the second this year after the rate was reduced from 4.65 per cent to 4.6 per cent in January.Do you have questions about t
For three days, Ofelia Hernandez and her two small children have camped outside a Salvadoran prison where her husband is being held -- one of tens of thousands arrested since March in President Nayib Bukele's "war" on gangs.
A 1955 Mercedes-Benz, one of only two of its kind, was auctioned off earlier this month for a whopping 135 million euros ($143 million), making it the most expensive car ever sold, RM Sotheby's announced Thursday.
The state passed a bill banning abortion from the moment of fertilization, less than an hour before the vice president met with abortion providers.
Canada will ban Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE from its 5G wireless networks due to national security concerns, officials said Thursday.
An already-delayed giant nuclear plant in southwest England will open a year later than planned and cost up to £3 billion more than previously thought, French electricity giant EDF said Thursday.
Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said on Thursday he would like to pivot away from single-issue transactional relationship with the United States as he seeks to repair frayed ties with Washington. "Our relationship with the United States has been colored too much by the geopolitical context in our region, and particularly by the events and circumstances in Afghanistan," Bhutto-Zardari told reporters at the United Nations during his first visit to the United States as foreign minister.
The panel also has evidence that “directly contradicts” GOP claims of no security footage of Trump rally supporters in the Capitol ahead of the riot.