SINGAPORE - Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who enjoyed a love-hate relationship with India, died here on Monday after a long battle with pneumonia. Indian leaders paid glowing tributes to Lee. Lee, 91, who presided over a dramatic transformation of the once swampy Singapore after it became independent in 1965, passed away "peacefully" at the Singapore General Hospital, the government said.
LONDON - A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been extended the most central position in London's Parliament Square directly facing Britain's Palace of Westminster or Houses of Parliament. In a park where there are statues of Sir Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela in two corners, it is highly significant that arguably the most prestigious location has been given to Gandhi. The statue was unveiled by Indian Finance Minister...
KOLKATA: Describing the Sino-Indian and Indo-U.S. relations as complex and comprehensive, U.S. ambassador Richard Verma asserted that strong ties between New Delhi and Washington were in the interest of the world. ddressing a two-day seminar on `Building Pan Asian Connectivity`, Verma lamented South Asia`s negligible intra-regional commerce and called upon India to address the...
LONDON - British schoolgirls as young as 15-16 years are believed to have fled to Syria via Turkey to join the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group, media reported on Sunday. CCTV images captured last month showed three Bethnal Green Academy girls -- Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16 -- on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join...