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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...


Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th March 2015

Stampede in Bangladesh kills at least 10 pilgrims DHAKA: At least 10 Hindu pilgrims  were killed in a stampede outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, police said. “The dead included seven women and three men. They died near the Rajghat, the main bathing step on the river Brahmaputra,” police inspector Nasir Ahmed told AFP....


Indian police probe threats to burn down Christian school

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th March 2015

Indian police probe threats to burn down Christian school KOLKATA: Police in eastern India said Wednesday they are investigating letters found at a Catholic school which threaten to burn it down, renewing fears about the safety of the Christian minority. Police have stepped up security at St. Capitaneo School in West Bengal state after the discovery of the five letters, threatening arson unless it...


Indian trooper commits suicide in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th March 2015

Indian trooper commits suicide in IOK ISLAMABAD: An Indian trooper THursday committed  suicide in Rajouri district of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The trooper, Naik Swali Vinayak of 38 Rashtriya Rilfes, shot himself with his service rifle at an army camp The incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel to 334 since January 2007, KMS reported....


Indian city tense after ‘barbaric’ lynching of rape suspect

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th March 2015

Indian city tense after ‘barbaric’ lynching of rape suspect NEW DELHI: Hundreds of riot police Saturday patrolled a northeastern Indian city after the public lynching of a rape suspect, enforcing a round-the-clock curfew for a second day as the killing was condemned as “barbaric and inhuman”. The 35-year-old suspect, accused of raping a woman multiple times and arrested in late February, was dragged out...


India’s swine flu toll reaches 1,289

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th March 2015

India’s swine flu toll reaches 1,289 ISLAMABAD: Swine flu has claimed another 50 lives in the country taking the death toll to 1,289 while close to 24,000 people had contracted the contagious disease, according to the government. The Union Health Ministry said that while the total number of people who have died has reached 1,289 and those affected by it across...


Indians welcome Holi festival in riot of colour

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 6th March 2015

Indians welcome Holi festival in riot of colour PHALEN, India: Millions across India welcomed spring with their annual “festival of colours” on Friday, celebrating by covering each other in water and dazzling paint. The ancient Hindu festival of Holi, which heralds the end of winter and the victory of good over evil, is marked with a national public holiday and sees revellers pour...


Attacker shows no remorse over infamous Delhi gang-rape

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 3rd March 2015

Attacker shows no remorse over infamous Delhi gang-rape NEW DELHI: A film-maker behind a new documentary about a fatal gang-rape in India that caused global outrage told Tuesday how one of the men sentenced to death for the killing had shown no remorse during a “chilling” interview. Mukesh Singh, one of five people convicted over the 2012 attack in New Delhi, told British...


Indian Foreign Secretary to arrive Pakistan on Tuesday

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Indian Foreign Secretary to arrive Pakistan on Tuesday ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India will resume the stalled process of dialogue here on March 3 when the Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar will arrive on a two day visit to Islamabad. Pakistan expects that all matters would on the table for discussion including Jammu & Kashmir dispute, Siachin, water issues, confidence building measures, people to people...


Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd March 2015

Bangladesh arrests chief suspect in US blogger murder DHAKA: Bangladesh’s elite security force said they had arrested a militant Monday over last week’s murder of the atheist American blogger Avijit Roy, accusing him of being behind earlier death threats on social media. “He is the main suspect” in the killing of Roy, said a spokesman for the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) after Farabi...


Death toll from Afghan avalanches exceeds 200: officials

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th February 2015

Death toll from Afghan avalanches exceeds 200: officials BAZARAK:  The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan rose above 200 on Thursday, officials said. The bulk of the deaths came in Panjshir province, north of Kabul, where at least 168 people were killed, acting provincial governor Abdul Rahman Kabiri told AFP....


India’s Beef Traders See More Attacks From Hindu Nationalists: Report

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 25th February 2015

India’s Beef Traders See More Attacks From Hindu Nationalists: Report ISLAMABAD: India’s beef industry has seen increased attacks from Hindu nationalists, who have seized cattle trucks and blockaded meat processing plants, in an effort to disrupt trade in the world’s second-largest beef exporter. According to International Business Times on Wednesday, some of the groups involved in the attacks allegedly have close ties to the ruling...


Afghan President telephones PM; discusses trade, bilateral ties

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Afghan President telephones PM; discusses trade, bilateral ties ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Monday telephoned Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and discussed matters related to bilateral relations and Afghan Transit Trade. Both the leaders showed their resolve to fight terrorism, a common enemy. The Prime Minister said the bilateral relations between the two countries had been strengthening with each passing day. A statement...


India’s reluctant “prince”, Rahul Gandhi, takes break from politics

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

India’s reluctant “prince”, Rahul Gandhi, takes break from politics NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, a leader of India’s Congress party, is taking a leave of absence from parliament to focus on party work, an official said, setting off speculation of a long-awaited change in the party to revive its fortunes. Gandhi, the presumed fourth-generation heir of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, has led the party to a...


Swine Flu claims 38 more lives in India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd February 2015

Swine Flu claims 38 more lives in India DELHI: Swine flu has claimed 38 more lives in India,taking the total nationwide death toll to 812, according to the latest figures released by the country’s health ministry. The total number of people affected by the H1N1 virus has now crossed 13,000. The new numbers represent a significant jump from the 774 deaths and 12,963...


New U.S. defense chief: withdrawal from Afghanistan under review

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st February 2015

New U.S. defense chief: withdrawal from Afghanistan under review Washington is reviewing a plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by 2016 to ensure that “progress sticks” after more than a decade of war, new U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters in Kabul on Saturday. Under the current plan, the United States will halve the number of troops in Afghanistan to 5,000 this...


Sri Lanka recalled diplomats from 50 countries

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th February 2015

Sri Lanka recalled diplomats from 50 countries ISLAMABAD: Sri Lanka’s new president has recalled more than 50 diplomats from across the globe who were seen as “political”  appointments made by the former regime. The diplomats those recalled including high commissioner to Australia, Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, and UN representative Dr Palitha Kohona,  a dual Australian-Sri Lankan citizen. The purge is part of a...


Myanmar declares state of emergency in war-torn region: ministry

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th February 2015

Myanmar declares state of emergency in war-torn region: ministry LASHIO:  Myanmar declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in a conflict-torn border region where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has forced thousands of civilians to flee. “A serious situation has developed that has put people’s lives at risk, so a state of emergency has been declared starting from today,” the Ministry...


Ten TransAsia pilots suspended after failing skills test

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th February 2015

Ten TransAsia pilots suspended after failing skills test TAIPEI: Ten TransAsia ATR pilots have been banned from flying temporarily after failing a flight skills test ordered after last week’s plane crash that killed at least 42 people, the island’s aviation regulator said Wednesday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 crashed shortly after take-off from Songshan airport in Taipei on Wednesday last week with 53 passengers...


India PM’s party rejects election defeat forecast in Delhi polls

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th February 2015

India PM’s party rejects election defeat forecast in Delhi polls NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi’s party staunchly denied Sunday that India’s prime minister was facing his first election defeat since storming to power last year, even though exit polls tipped an anti-corruption camapaigner to win New Delhi’s state polls. Six exit polls released hours after voting ended on Saturday indicated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of...


Modi faces Delhi election defeat in first vote setback: exit polls

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Modi faces Delhi election defeat in first vote setback: exit polls NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his first state election defeat since sweeping to power last year, according to exit polls on Saturday which showed a resurgent anti-corruption party on track to win a majority in New Delhi’s assembly. A defeat for Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian capital would harm...


Exit polls forecast Modi party defeat in Delhi election

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th February 2015

Exit polls forecast Modi party defeat in Delhi election NEW DELHI: India’s Narendra Modi was forecast to suffer the first major setback of his premiership Saturday as exit polls showed his party had been defeated in elections to Delhi’s state assembly by a self-styled anarchist. Five exit polls released after voting ended at 6:00pm (1230 GMT) indicated that the capital’s former chief minister Arvind...


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