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Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th July 2015

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’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2015

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

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2015

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...


Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th May 2015

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh DHAKA: A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack since February, police said. “Attackers wearing masks hacked Ananta Bijoy Das with machetes in Sylhet city at around 8.30am this morning. We have learnt that he was a writer,” deputy commissioner of Sylhet...


‘Plastic baby’, a rare birth case of Amritsar

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th May 2015

‘Plastic baby’, a rare birth case of Amritsar Have you ever heard about a “plastic baby” who looks like a rubber doll and sheds skin like that of reptile scales? A rare birth case took place in Rajasansi area of Amritsar district where a plastic baby was born, a story in India Today said. The plastic newborns are scientifically known as Collodion babies....


Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th May 2015

Thai police find graves at second migrant jungle camp BANGKOK: Investigators in southern Thailand have discovered five graves at a second remote jungle camp believed to contain the remains of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, police said Tuesday. The camp was uncovered just one kilometer from a similar encampment on a steep hillside close to the Malaysian border, where forensic teams found 26 bodies...


Death toll from Nepal’s devastating quake passes 7,000

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 4th May 2015

Death toll from Nepal’s devastating quake passes 7,000 KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal from last weekend’s devastating earthquake has risen to 7,040, an official from the National Emergency Operations Centre said on Sunday. More than 14,000 other people were injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the Himalayan nation on August 25, the centre’s duty officer said. “But the figure (for the...


India restricts US charity Ford Foundation’s funding

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 24th April 2015

India restricts US charity Ford Foundation’s funding NEW DELHI: India has cracked down on the Ford Foundation, saying the US charity can no longer give money to local organizations without government permission, the latest move against a foreign NGO, an official said Friday A home ministry order says the foundation has been placed on a “watch list” to ensure funds are used...


Maoist rebels kill 7 police in central India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th April 2015

Maoist rebels kill 7 police in central India RAIPUR: Maoist rebels on Saturday killed seven policemen and wounded at least 10 others in an ambush in a remote part of central India, security officials said. The troops were carrying out an operation deep in a forest when the gunmen attacked, the head of Chhattisgarh state’s anti-Maoist operations told AFP. “Seven security forces have...


Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen leave for New Delhi

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen leave for New Delhi ISLAMABAD: The eleven Indian nationals who were  evacuated from Yemen by a Pakistani Navy Ship PNS Aslat and reached Karachi yesterday were sent to New Delhi by a special aircraft. Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam giving the details said special aircraft to send eleven Indian nationals to New Delhi was arranged on the special directives...


So-called security enhanced in occupied Kashmir

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

So-called security enhanced in occupied Kashmir ISLAMABAD: The authorities have enhanced the so-called security in Srinagar and other areas in Indian Occupied Kashmir after the killing of three Indian policemen in various attacks. Indian troops and police personnel have been deployed in strength in Srinagar and all other major towns of the territory with the directives to remain alert. More barricades...


35 killed in Bangladesh storms

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th April 2015

35 killed in Bangladesh storms DHAKA: Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country’s northwest and killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday. Rescuers and villagers recovered the bodies of victims after storms flattened thousands of houses, uprooted trees and electricity poles and damaged paddy fields across a large area on Saturday...


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