After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

NEW DELHI (AP) — The advertisement by the popular Indian jewelry brand featured a Muslim man and his Hindu wife preparing for a Hindu-style baby shower. Its tagline read: “A beautiful confluence of tw...

Taiwan holds only Holi festival in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to its extraordinary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan on Sunday (June 21) was the only country so far this year to hold a Holi festival, and procee...

Taiwan only country to hold Indian Holi festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to its extraordinary handling of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Taiwan will on Sunday (June 21) be the only country so far this year to hold an "Indian Holi Ta...

Young woman is first to win compensation in Taiwan color party blast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Almost five years after sustaining injuries in a color party explosion which killed 15, a young woman has been awarded NT$7.17 million (US$239,000) in compensation, a cour...

Holi festival subdued in India over coronavirus concerns

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus threw colored powder and sprayed water in massive celebrations of the festival of Holi in India on Tuesday, but the enthusiasm was subdued compared to previous years because of...

India's beleaguered health system braces for virus surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is bracing for a potential explosion of coronavirus cases as authorities rush to trace, test and quarantine contacts of 31 people confirmed to have the disease. ...

North Korea ends quarantine of some foreigners in virus move

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it has released about 220 foreigners from a quarantine imposed as part of its vigilant prevention efforts to avoid an outbreak of the coronavirus that...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

New Zealanders mourned this week after a gunman killed 50 people and wounded others in an attack on two mosques in Christchurch. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this wee...

Indian Holi Festival brings burst of colors to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "Indian Holi Taipei" festival held on Saturday (March 16) in Taipei saw over 650 attendees celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoyed the day with ...

Indians launch boycott of Chinese products after 'China backs terror' at UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Social Media user across India are joining a nation-wide campaign to boycott Chinese products after China used a UN veto this week to block a resolution condemning Pakista...

Indian traders plan to burn Chinese goods

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Indian traders have launched a boycott of goods imported from China and plan to burn the products in public on March 19, reports said Friday. The action was a response to a C...

Feast and party at 'Indian Holi Taipei 2019' tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Mayur Indian Kitchen will be hosting "Indian Holi Taipei" tomorrow (March 16) in Taipei to celebrate Holi, the "Festival of Colors, and enjoy the day with delici...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 8-17

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite a stretch of chilly weather in Taipei, spring is just around the corner, and there are plenty of activities to check out this weekend and next. Check out some of t...

Celebrate spring and Indian culture at Grand Holi Taipei 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday, March 9, Taipei’s Out of India restaurant will be hosting one of the most exciting holiday events all year, “The Grand Holi Taipei 2019.” ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 1-10

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Winter is all but over, and Spring is on its way. Here are a few things to look forward to, happening in Taipei at the beginning of March. For an afternoon of modern, i...