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Pakistan passes law protecting Hindu women’s rights

Pakistan passes law protecting Hindu women’s rights

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages, the last major hurdle…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Afghan forces kill Pakistan Taliban commander

Afghan forces kill Pakistan Taliban commander

A leading Pakistani Taliban commander has been killed by special forces in eastern Afghanistan, the militants say…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Demonstrators shout slogans as they are detained by the police during a protest organised by people of India’s low-caste Dalit community against what they say are increasing atrocities against the Dalit community in Ahmedabad, India, on Monday. — Reuters photo

Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Modi chairs meeting on Indus Waters Treaty

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday chaired a meeting to review the Indus Waters treaty with Pakistan amidst heightened tension between the two countries, reports The Times of India…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

War will destroy India’s economy, isolate country globally: Pak diplomats

Reacting to prime minister Narendra Modi’s strong message against terrorism – especially that from across the border, Pakistan diplomats are working overtime to mount a counter. Some of them even suggest that Pakistan’s global isolation…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Terror attacks in Dhaka, Uri remind existence of malevolent forces: Sushma

Terror attacks in Dhaka, Uri remind existence of malevolent forces: Sushma

Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said terror attacks in different parts of the world, including Uri and Dhaka, reminded them that these ‘malevolent forces’ are yet to be defeated…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
Six JMB suspects held in Kolkata

Six JMB suspects held in Kolkata

Kolkata police on Monday arrested six suspected members of militant outfit Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh from West Bengal and Assam…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Modi hits out at Pakistan after Kashmir attack

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi criticised Pakistan on Saturday, accusing it of being an exporter of terrorism, and vowing to mount a global campaign to isolate it…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Back Page, International, South Asia

India signs deal for French fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan squadrons

India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday for around $8.7 billion, the country’s first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades and a boost for prime minister Narendra Modi’s plan to rebuild an ageing fleet…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Uri terror attack: Modi meets with defence top brass

Continuing his stand to take firm action against the perpetrators of the deadly Uri terror attack, prime minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met with the Indian Army, Air Force Chiefs of Staff and Naval Vice Admiral to discuss the prevailing security…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

India trying diplomacy in dealing with Pakistan

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power, reports Associated Press…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Indian forces kill 6 ‘militants’ in Assam

Indian security forces killed six suspected separatist militants in a gun battle in the country’s restive northeast on Friday, police said…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Russia, Pakistan to hold first joint military exercise

Russia and Pakistan will carry out their first joint military exercise this weekend, the Pakistani military said Friday, at a time of heightened tensions between Islamabad and nuclear-armed rival India…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Pathogen pollution of rivers rise in Asia, Africa, Latin America 

More than half of the rivers in Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous due to steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution over the last 20 years…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Russia,Pakistan to hold first joint military exercise

Former Cold War-era rivals Pakistan and Russia are due to hold their first ever military exercise this month, Pakistan’s military said on Friday, in another sign of shifting alliances in South Asia…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan 

India trying diplomacy in dealing with rival Pakistan 

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi has long been known for his hard-line stance on Pakistan. It was a major part of the campaign that swept him to power…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India signs deal for 36 French fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan

India signs deal for 36 French fighter jets to counter China, Pakistan

India signed a deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday for around $8.7 billion, the country’s first major acquisition of combat planes in two decades and a boost for prime minister Narendra Modi’s plan to rebuild an ageing fleet…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

Pak air force closes highway for drill amid India tension

Pakistan’s air force closed a major highway on Thursday to let it practice landing jets on the road, in what it said was routine training not related to heightened tension with India after a deadly attack in the disputed Kashmir region…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, International, South Asia

Kashmir rights activist rearrested

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have charged a leading human rights activist under a controversial security law and rearrested him, shortly after a court ordered him freed, a police officer said Thursday…

September 23, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
India calls Pakistan ‘terrorist state’ at UN debate

India calls Pakistan ‘terrorist state’ at UN debate

India has branded Pakistan a ‘terrorist state’ in a stinging response to Pakistan’s criticism of Indian suppression of protests in disputed Kashmir…

September 22, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia

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