Two Bangladeshi Teenagers Die Taking Flood Selfies As Crisis Worsens

Floods in Bangladesh have killed 56 people since Saturday and affected 4.5 million people. (File) Dhaka:  Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected. Police said the 15-year-old boys were snapping selfies at a flooded …

In Japan, ‘Wind Phone’ Links Living With Departed

“Kaze no Denwa” (The phone of the wind) is located on a small hill in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture. An old, disconnected black telephone stands in a telephone booth in the town of Otsuchi – about 20 minutes’ drive from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture. The phone has been visited by at least 25,000 people since the Great …

Farmers Not A Priority For Previous UP Governments: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath accused the previous governments for becoming a tool for “deal-making” Lucknow:  Farmers were not the priority for the governments in Uttar Pradesh for the last 14-15 years but the situation has changed and the politics now will be farmer and youth-centric, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. He was addressing a gathering at …

Corruption Has Become ‘Institutionalised’, Needs To Be Uprooted: PM Modi

PM Modi was speaking at the ‘Champions of Change’ event in New Delhi. New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government is taking steps to uproot corruption that had become institutionalised, and promised more measures to ease problems of the common man. Addressing over 200 start-up entrepreneurs at ‘Champions of Change’ programme in …

Peace With North Korea A ‘Possibility’: Top US General

The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said peace with North Korea is a “possibility”. (File) Beijing:  Peace with North Korea is a “possibility,” America’s most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has “credible, viable military options” for dealing with the errant regime. General Joe Dunford, the chairman of the …

First Group Of Qatari Pilgrims Enter Saudi Arabia By Land: Report

Qatar has called the Saudi Arabia decision to open its borders as “politically motivated” (Reuters) Dubai/Doha:  Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties. Qatar …