All 10 Asean leaders confirm participation in R-Day celebrations

New Delhi, January 10 (IANS) Leaders of all 10 Asean countries have confirmed their participation as Guests of Honour at India’s Republic Day celebrations to commemorate 25 years of New Delhi’s close ties with the southeast Asian bloc.   Preeti Saran, Secretary East in the External Affairs Ministry, told reporters here on Wednesday that it […]

FEATURE-Finding their voice, trafficked Indian girls testify against abusers

FEATURE-Finding their voice, trafficked Indian girls testify against abusers

Trafficking survivor “Pinki” strums a guitar at her home in Jagannadhapuram in southern India, November 29, 2017. TRF/Anuradha Nagaraj   Of an estimated 20 million commercial sex workers in India, 16 million women and girls are victims of sex trafficking   VIJAYWADA, India, January 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – This year, Pinki, the lead singer […]

Indian rape survivors still subjected to intrusive, illegal tests

Indian rape survivors still subjected to intrusive, illegal tests

A rape victim participates in a sit-in protest demanding justice in New Delhi, India, May 10, 2016. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee   Two-finger test continues to be performed despite being banned years ago   MUMBAI, January 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Rape survivors in India continue to be subjected to intrusive tests that the government and courts […]

India allows foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of Air India

India allows foreign investors to own up to 49 percent of Air India

An Air India Airbus A320neo plane takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo   NEW DELHI, January 10 (Reuters) – India cleared a proposal on Wednesday to allow foreign investors to own up to a 49 percent stake in state-run carrier Air India, paving the way for global airlines […]

Factbox: Latest international reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Factbox: Latest international reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Myanmar

Journalists take part in a protest outside the court where Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo attend a hearing in Yangon, Myanmar January 10, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/Files   January 10(Reuters) – The Myanmar government sought on Wednesday to charge two arrested Reuters journalists under its Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of […]

Petition relating to NPF dispute dismissed as withdrawn: ECI

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 9 (MExN):The Election Commission of India (ECI) has dismissed the case pertaining to the tussle in the Naga People’s Front (NPF) over the post of the party president. The ECI through an order issued on January 9 dismissed the case based on a petition filed by Neiphiu Rio before the Commission on December […]

Man City’s Aguero heads last-gasp winner in League Cup semi first leg

Man City’s Aguero heads last-gasp winner in League Cup semi first leg

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg – Manchester City vs Bristol City – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – January 9, 2018 Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine   MANCHESTER, England, January 10 (Reuters) – Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero’s last-gasp header […]

Two Reuters reporters due in court in Myanmar

Two Reuters reporters due in court in Myanmar

Reuters reporter Wa Lone and his wife Pan Ei Mon hug each other as he arrives at court in Yangon, Myanmar, December 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer   YANGON, January 10 (Reuters) – Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Wednesday, when prosecutors could request that charges be filed against them […]

Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase

Japanese astronaut apologises for ‘fake news’ of height increase

FILE PHOTO: Members of the International Space Station expedition 54/55, Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C), NASA astronaut Scott Tingle (R) and Norishige Kanai (L) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) during the send-off ceremony after checking their space suits before the launch of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft at the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, 17 […]