WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL: ‘Hightime to come out of kitchens’

Multicultural marketing in the UK must stop stereotyping ethnic women to promote products and services. She’s busy in the kitchen making a curry. Or she’s leaping to Bollywood style music in paddy fields ‘back home’. Or as a grandmother, she’s dedicatedly making mango chutney for her family. While the husband, of course, is busy watching

‘Pilgrim of Peace’ arrives in Iraq

Pope Francis hopes to encourage the Christian community to remain in their ancient homeland and extend a hand of friendship to the Islamic world, reports Asian Lite News Pope Francis landed in Baghdad on Friday on a historic trip to the war-battered country, defying security fears and the coronavirus pandemic to comfort one of the

Weekly jobless claims rise to 745,000

According to earlier data, employers added just 49,000 jobs in January, reports Asian Lite News The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, likely boosted by brutal winter storms in the densely populated South in mid-February, though the labor market outlook is improving amid declining new Covid-19 cases. Initial claims

Chalet appointed as Asst. Secy Gen for UN GA

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced the appointment of Cherith Norman Chalet of the US as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. According to an official UN Statement issued after the announcement on Tuesday, she will succeed Movses Abelian of Armenia, who now holds the position of Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference

Mamata to contest from Nandigram

Didi is vacating her seat from Bhowanipore and setting the stage for a high-octane political battle, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Friday released the candidates list for 291 assembly seats in the state. The remaining three seats in Darjeeling will be contested by Trinamool allies. The party will not

US blacklists Myanmar ministries

The Commerce Department also announced more restrictive export control measures against Myanmar…reports Asian Lite News The US Department of Commerce added Myanmar’s Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, and two commercial entities to its trade blacklist. The Commerce Department also announced more restrictive export control measures against Myanmar, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Pak okays Sinopharm vaccine

The vaccine doses were donated by China earlier last month to help the country fight against the Covid-19 pandemic…reports Asian Lite News Pakistan on Friday approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine for people over 60 years of age, a statement by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said. The Drug Regulatory

US clear the air on ties with India, Pak

Washington adds that it has de-hyphenated ties with India and Pakistan saying it is not a zero-sum game, reports Arul Louis While describing the US engagement with India as a “global comprehensive strategic partnership,” the State Department has reiterated Washington’s policy of a de-hyphenated relationship with India and Pakistan saying it is “not a zero-sum.”

China is a global threat: US

The US, the 24-page document said, must also contend with the reality that the distribution of power across the world is changing, creating new threats. “China, in particular, has rapidly become more assertive…reports Asian Lite News In line with the previous government’s China policy, the Biden administration has announced that the US will support China’s

Egypt, Sudan upset over Nile dam filling

They highlighted the importance of reaching a binding legal agreement on filling and operating the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would meet the interests of the three countries…reports Asian Lite News Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Sadiq al-Mahdi stressed that Ethiopia’s possible second phase filling of the Nile dam