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Attackers storm Indian police station, at least one dead

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Attackers storm Indian police station, at least one dead NEW DELHI: Indian security forces were battling attackers who stormed a police station near the Pakistan border on Monday, killing at least one officer. A police spokesman in the northern state of Punjab said at least six people had been injured in the ongoing siege and added that the attackers may be holding people hostage....


America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th July 2015

America and Middle East countries celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today WEB DESK: Muslims of America, Britain, Europe and western countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today, Aaj News reported. Iraq, Kuwait, UAE and several Arab countries are observing Eid-ul-Fitr today.Bangladesh, Indonesia and Malaysia also announced the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr today. A Ruet-e-Hilal Committee meeting will be held today for the moon sighting ritual. According to the Met department,...


UN calls Mullah Omar’s support to talks a ‘positive development’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th July 2015

UN calls Mullah Omar’s support to talks a ‘positive development’ UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has welcomed as a “positive development” Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar’s endorsement of direct talks between his group and the Afghan government, saying the world body fully supports the peace process. “It’s obviously a positive development that there would be public support from the head of the Taliban,” UN Secretary-General’s...


Bangladeshis demands killers hang over boy’s lynching

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2015

Bangladeshis demands killers hang over boy’s lynching DHAKA: Protestors took to the streets across Bangladesh Tuesday to demand the death penalty for the killers of a 13-year-old boy as anger mounted over the sickening lynching which was captured on video and then went viral. Bangladeshi police have now arrested five people over the July 8 killing of Samiul Alam Rajon, who was...


Kashmir Martyrs’ Day: massive march to be held in IHK today

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Kashmir Martyrs’ Day: massive march to be held in IHK today SRINAGAR: A massive march will be conducted from Jamia Masjid to Naqshband Sahib in occupied Srinagar on Monday to mark the Kashmir Martyrs’ Day. Hurriyet leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik will jointly lead the march. They have appealed to the people to converge at the Jamia Masjid after Zuhr...


Bali airport reopens after days of closure due to ash cloud: official

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2015

Bali airport reopens after days of closure due to ash cloud: official JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities reopened the international airport on the holiday hotspot of Bali on Saturday, an official said, after it was shut for days due to drifting ash from a volcano. It was not immediately clear, however, when flights would resume at Ngurah Rai International Airport, where thousands of holidaymakers have been stranded since Thursday...


Indian film songs banned in Bangladesh as caller tones

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Indian film songs banned in Bangladesh as caller tones WEB DESK: A Bangladeshi court banned Indian songs caller tunes in a decision which affected its 122 million mobile phone subscribers. The High Court directed “abstention” from the use of songs and tunes from Hindi movies, Indian Bangla movies and movies from any other country in the Indian subcontinent as Value Added Services (VAS) of...


Former TTP spokesman killed in drone strike

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th July 2015

Former TTP spokesman killed in drone strike KABUL: The Afghan intelligence agency on Thursday said a third top Islamic State commander in Afghanistan was killed in a US drone strike in the country’s East this week. Shahidullah Shahid, a former member of the Pakistani Taliban who defected to the Islamic State and was operating in Afghanistan, was killed along with five militants...


US drone strikes target militants on border

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US drone strikes target militants on border KABUL: US forces have carried out two drone strikes targeting militants in part of Afghanistan where the Taliban have clashed with purported supporters of the Islamic State group, officials said Tuesday. The Islamic State (IS) group, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, has never formally acknowledged having a presence in Afghanistan but fears are...


Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines

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Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines MANILA: Floods inundated towns in the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Linfa struck the northern edge of the archipelago, where relief agencies were braced for disaster on Sunday. The region’s civil defence chief Chito Castro said that at least 11 coastal towns had been affected by floodwaters and swelling rivers as Linfa passed over the...


Hema Malini’s driver arrested in which a child was killed

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 3rd July 2015

Hema Malini’s driver arrested in which a child was killed WEB DESK: A four-year-old child was killed when politician Hema Malini’s speeding Mercedes hit a Maruti Alto in Rajasthan on Thursday evening. The driver of Hema Malini’s car has been arrested this morning after a first information report or FIR was filed. The accident killed the four-year-old girl in the other car and injured three...


Indian official to sue magazine for calling her ‘eye candy’

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Indian official to sue magazine for calling her ‘eye candy’ WEBDESK: An Indian government officer is about to sue a news magazine for calling her ‘eye candy’, BBC reported. An Indian magazine, Outlook, carried an illustration showing Smita Sabharwal walking the ramp at a fashion show with her political bosses leering at her. Sabharwal, 38, who is the first woman to be appointed at the...


More frequent heatwaves: Countries must deal with health risks: UN

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More frequent heatwaves: Countries must deal with health risks: UN GENEVA: The UN urged countries Wednesday to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, as they become ever more frequent and intense, and dangerous, due to climate change. For the first time, the UN’s World Health Organisation (WHO) and its World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) have joined forces to create guidelines for experts...


Landslides kill at least 11 in India’s Darjeeling

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Landslides kill at least 11 in India’s Darjeeling KOLKATA: Landslides triggered by heavy rain killed at least 11 people across India’s famed tea-growing region of Darjeeling, with more feared trapped under mounds of mud and debris, police said Wednesday. Rescuers were digging through debris searching for residents after overnight landslides struck homes built on slopes in the towns of Mirik, Kalimpong and Darjeeling...


Two prisoners dig tunnel and escape from India’s top jail

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 30th June 2015

Two prisoners dig tunnel and escape from India’s top jail NEW DELHI: Two prisoners escaped from India’s most secure jail in New Delhi by digging a tunnel under a wall and scaling another in a daring dash for freedom, an official and media reports said Monday. The pair escaped on the weekend from Tihar jail, Asia’s largest, in what appeared to be a carefully prepared...


Dead lions in India floods spark catfight

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th June 2015

Dead lions in India floods spark catfight AHMEDABAD: Wildlife experts voiced anger Monday at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India, saying it showed that at least some of them should be relocated to preserve their numbers. Devastating floods triggered by annual monsoon rains last week killed at least 55 people in the state of Gujarat, which is...


Sopore residents facing harassment by Indian forces

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th June 2015

Sopore residents facing harassment by Indian forces ISLAMABAD: Residents of Sopore town and its adjoining areas have said that they face harassment at the hands of Indian troops and police personnel during siege and search operations and patrolling. The residents of Shuwa, Dooru, Dangerpora, Tujjar, Brath, Mundji, Kralteng and Takiabal areas of Sopore said that they faced extreme inconvenience and harassment during...


Modi greets Muslims on Ramzan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th June 2015

Modi greets Muslims on Ramzan WEB DESK: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent Ramzan greetings to Muslims in India. “My greetings to the Muslim community as the holy month of Ramzan begins. May this Ramzan bring peace and happiness in everyone’s lives,” the Prime Minister said in his message. “May this Holy Month also enhance the spirit of harmony and...


Indian fathers post selfies with daughters

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 16th June 2015

Indian fathers post selfies with daughters WEB DESK: Indian fathers are posting selfies with their daughters on social media for a campaign to stop female infanticide. “Beti Bachao, Selfie Banao” is a new campaign to encourage parents to welcome the birth of girl babies. India has an abysmally low child sex ratio of 918 girls for 1000 boys. Following the campaign...


Man spent six months with dead sister and dog

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 12th June 2015

Man spent six months with dead sister and dog KOLKATA: A man spent six months with the corpse of his sister and a dead dog in his house. This odd incident took place in an Indian city Kolkata where a man named Partha had been living with the corpse of his sister and a dead dog for the past six months. On Wednesday night,...


One year of Modinomics

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th June 2015

One year of Modinomics It has been one year since the Hindustani voters gave a once-in-a-generation mandate and absolute power to Narendra Modi in the name of economic change. No other Prime minister since Indra Gandhi has enjoyed this much popularity. The people of India, India Inc and international investors pegged high hopes and expectations from the government after...


Residents of Mumbai give life to Pakistani teenager

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd June 2015

Residents of Mumbai give life to Pakistani teenager picture source : mid-day WEB DESK: Nazia Tarikh Ahmed arrived in Mumbai from Karachi with only Rs80,000 to pay for the treatment of her 15 year old daughter. She was helped out by strangers in a foreign country. Saba, Nazia’s daughter suffered from Wilson’s diseases, a rare disease where copper deposits in your bones and...


Bangladesh charges Rana Plaza owner and 40 others with murder

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st June 2015

Bangladesh charges Rana Plaza owner and 40 others with murder DHAKA: Bangladeshi police on Monday charged 41 people including the owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex with murder over the building’s collapse in 2013 that killed more than 1,100 people. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court in Dhaka formally accepted a charge sheet from police against Sohel Rana, 35, and the others in connection with...


India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt

By: Farah Jamil, Uploaded: 27th May 2015

India heatwave kills 800 as capital’s roads melt Hyderabad: At least 800 people have died in a major heatwave that has swept across India, melting roads in New Delhi as temperatures neared 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit). Hospitals were on alert to treat victims of heatstroke and authorities advised people to stay indoors, with no end in sight to the searing conditions. India´s...


Nepal earthquake death toll reaches four

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th May 2015

Nepal earthquake death toll reaches four WEB DESK: At least four people are thought to be injured in an earthquake which hit Nepal today. Fear ran through Nepal as another major earthquake struck the country, BBC news reported. The magnitude of the earthquake was 7.8 on the Richter scale. Two weeks before more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating...


Himalaya’s fall after Nepals earthquake

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th May 2015

Himalaya’s fall after Nepals earthquake WEB DESK: Scientist said that, “The height of the Himalayas has descended by one metre as a result of Nepal earthquake”. According to them, the equilibrium will rarely be maintained due to the tectonic plates activity and they still have to see the pictures in which Himalayan Peak is situated. There is a debate going...


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