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Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country’s legal system and provoked widespread ridicule…

April 13, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Maoists kill 12 in India poll-related violence

Maoist rebels killed 12 people in two poll-related blasts Saturday in an insurgency-hit region of central India, police said, highlighting security worries in the nation’s marathon election…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
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4th phase of Lok Sabha elections: Polling on for seven seats in four states

Polling for the Tripura East (ST) Lok Sabha seat began on Saturday amid tight security. Additional 35 companies of security forces have been dispatched by the EC for deployment, along with the state police, The Times of India reported…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Kejriwal admits quitting Delhi govt a mistake

Kejriwal admits quitting Delhi govt a mistake

In his first admission that his decision to quit as Delhi chief minister had gone wrong, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal told ET he mistimed the decision to resign…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Indian party leader sparks backlash over rape remarks

The mother of a student who was fatally gang-raped on a bus led the outrage Friday against an Indian political leader who described three convicted multiple rapists as ‘boys’ who had made ‘mistakes’…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Top Turkey court annuls parts of controversial judiciary law

Turkey’s constitutional court on Friday overturned sections of a controversial judiciary reform adopted in response to a corruption scandal roiling the government, local media said…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Rahul mocks rival Modi over wedlock confession

Rahul Gandhi, vice president of the ruling Congress party, on Friday accused opposition election frontrunner Narendra Modi of hypocrisy over his belated disclosure that he is married…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Sri Lanka troops kill emerging Tiger leaders

Sri Lanka’s military on Friday shot dead three men they believed were trying to revive the separatist Tamil Tiger movement five years after its defeat, a spokesman said…

April 12, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

MALAYSIA PLANE HUNT: New pings stoke optimism

A new acoustic signal was detected in the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 on Thursday, further boosting confidence that officials are zeroing in on the missing plane after weeks of searching…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Modi admits having wife

Modi admits having wife

Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist who is front-runner to become India’s next prime minister, has publicly stated for the first time that he is married. He made the declaration in election papers filed this week, having long avoided questions…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Nepalese victims of war and human rights activists chant anti-goverment slogans during a protest in front of government offices in Kathmandu on Thursday. — AFP photo

Nepal bill offers amnesty for war crimes

Former Maoist rebels or security force members who committed crimes during Nepal’s civil war could be granted an amnesty except in cases of rape under planned legislation, a senior lawmaker said Thursday…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Rahul taunts Modi over chowkidar remarks

Targeting Narendra Modi over his remarks that he wants to be a ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) of the country, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said sometimes a chowkidar also ‘indulges in theft’ so the ‘keys’ of the country cannot be given to just one person…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Mamata plays vote bank politics: Modi

Taking West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee head on, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday accused her of playing vote bank politics and said no real ‘parivartan’ (change) has taken place in the state…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

A slap worth Rs 85 lakh: AAP

Attacks on its leader Arvind Kejriwal appear to be a blessing in disguise for the Aam Aadmi Party. Donations to the party have registered a significant increase after four of the five attacks on Kejriwal. After Tuesday’s attack, the party received…

April 11, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Indian residents wait outside a polling station booth in the village of Tigaon some 20kms from Faridabad on April 10, during the third stage of voting for national elections in the northern state of Haryana. India's upstart anti-graft party faced a key test as the national capital voted in the first major phase of the country's marathon general elections. – AFP photo

Indian general election third phase begins

The first major round of polling in 91 constituencies across the 11 states and three union territories began on Thursday in what is technically the third phase of the 16th Lok Sabha elections…

April 10, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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