Kuwait judge orders 2 newspapers to stop printing

A Kuwaiti court has ordered two newspapers to stop printing for a second time in less than two months over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy`s government.

Karachi shutdown continues over MQM chief`s arrest

The port city of Karachi continued with its shutdown Wednesday in the wake of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain`s arrest for interrogation in London Tuesday, media reported.

Restrictions, shutdown affect normal life in Srinagar

Normal life in Jammu and Kashmir`s summer capital was affected Wednesday by official restrictions and a separatist shutdown call.

Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok shutdown

The leader of a movement aimed at ousting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced that protests in Bangkok will be shut down this weekend but made it clear that the fight against the government was far from over.

Jharkhand shutdown call March 2 for special package

Two opposition parties Saturday called a shutdown March 2 to seek special status for Jharkhand on the lines of that to be given to Seemandra after Telangana is carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

Shutdown in Seemandhra hits normal life

The day-long shutdown in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh Thursday to protest state`s bifurcation hit normal life.

Thailand protesters launch `Bangkok shutdown` to topple govt

Ratcheting up their campaign against the PM, the protesters donning T-shirts with “Shutdown” inscribed on them, thronged the major intersections in the country.

Shutdown in Seemandhra hits normal life

A shutdown is being observed Friday in Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra regions of Andhra Pradesh to oppose bifurcation of the state.

Shutdown in Telangana district over change in minister`s portfolio

Karimnagar district of Telangana region is observing a shutdown Wednesday to protest Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy`s move in taking away the legislative affairs portfolio from Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu.

Young Americans unhappy with Barack Obama: Poll

Young Americans are unhappy with virtually every major thing President Barack Obama has done since he was re-elected.

Two shot dead as opposition begins fresh blockade in Bangladesh

Two persons were shot dead as Bangladesh`s main opposition BNP and its allies today began a 72-hour nationwide blockade to push for the postponement of general elections, a day after ending another protest that claimed 22 lives.

South Korea nuclear reactor hit by automatic shutdown, six units now off

Asia`s fourth largest economy faces severe power shortages again this winter due to cuts in nuclear power use after a nuclear corruption scandal that started in late 2012.

Shutdown in Khammam over Bhadrachalam

A shutdown called to demand that Bhadrachalam division should remain as part of the separate Telangana state hit the normal life in Khammam district of Telangana region Tuesday.

Kerala shuts down over Western Ghats environment order

The dawn-to-dusk state-wide shutdown Monday, called by the Left to protest an order on implementation of the Kasturirangan panel report on conserving Western Ghats environment, has virtually confined people indoors.

Miscreants target Indian mission in Bangladesh

Miscreants today targeted the Indian mission in Bangladesh`s port city of Chittagong during a four-day nationwide shutdown that began on Sunday.

Separatists` shutdown affects life in Kashmir valley

Life was affected in Kashmir valley Sunday due to a shutdown called by many separatist groups against the landing of the Indian army in J&K in 1947.

Sheikh Hasina fails to reach Zia over phone, shutdown looms

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday telephoned her arch-rival Khaleda Zia to invite her for talks to resolve a standoff on holding the next general election but failed to reach her.

Shutdown: Congress mulls backpay for furloughed US gov`t employees

Furlough days for thousands of employees ordered off the job in the ongoing US government shutdown may turn into paid leave if Congress passes legislation on Friday that retroactively pays lost wages.

US debt crisis threatens world economy: IMF

Terming the current debt crisis in America as "mission-critical", the International Monetary Fund has warned the US that its impending debt crisis could damage not only its domestic economy, but the entire global economy.

Shutdown effect: NSA staff in US asked to go home

The US National Security Agency has sent some staffers home because of the government shutdown despite crucial security services being exempted from the shuttering of offices due to lack of funds.