Subramanian: Arun Subramanian becomes first Indian-American judge of New York district court

WASHINGTON: The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed Indian-American Arun Subramanian to be the District Judge for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), thus making him the first South Asian judge to serve on this bench. The United States confirmed the nomination of Subramanian by a vote of 58-37 Tuesday evening. “We have confirmed … Read more

UK PM Rishi Sunak pledges to stop cross-Channel migrants

LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Tuesday vowed to remove illegal migrants within weeks under a controversial new plan to stop people crossing the Channel illegally on small boats.Sunak was speaking after his Conservative government unveiled its proposals, which it acknowledged were stretching international law amid an outcry from rights campaigners.More than 45,000 migrants … Read more

Indonesia landslides kill 10, rescuers search for 42 missing

JAKARTA: Rescuers were searching for 42 people still missing Tuesday after two landslides triggered by torrential rains hit villages on an island in Indonesia’s remote Natuna regency, disaster officials said. Dozens of soldiers, police and volunteers joined the search in the Genting and Pangkalan villages on a remote island surrounded by choppy waters and high … Read more

Canadian official to examine Chinese election interference

TORONTO: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday he will appoint a special investigator to decide whether there should be a public inquiry into reports of Chinese interference in Canada’s elections.Trudeau also is having a Parliament national security committee examine classified information on the matter.The Globe and Mail, citing unidentified intelligence sources, reported last month that … Read more