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India Post rides e-commerce wave as villagers buy online

Posted by on 21/02/2016
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India Post rides e-commerce wave as villagers buy online

India Post rides e-commerce wave as villagers buy online

ALWAR: With his rickety bicycle and sackcloth mail bag, 62-year-old Indian postman Chet Ram does not look like a worker at the vanguard of an e-commerce revolution delivering everything from mobile phones to cow manure. He pedals miles each day in rural Rajasthan state, ferrying packages to villages and takes payments in cash because most […]

Lockdown in north India state as violence flares – At least one killed in caste protests in Haryana

Posted by on 20/02/2016
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Pakistan troops kill five militants – School blown up

Posted by on 20/02/2016
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Pakistan troops kill five militants – School blown up

Pakistan troops kill five militants – School blown up

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces yesterday killed at least five militants in a gunfight in a restive northwestern tribal district bordering Afghanistan, the military said. Troops encountered the militants near Ghalanai, the main town of Mohmand, one of the seven tribal border districts which have been home to Al-Qaeda and Taleban-led militants. “Five terrorists were killed […]

Bangladesh’s ‘Tree Man’ undergoes surgery

Posted by on 20/02/2016
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India pledges $250m to rebuild quake-hit Nepal

Posted by on 20/02/2016
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India pledges $250m to rebuild quake-hit Nepal

India pledges $250m to rebuild quake-hit Nepal

NEW DELHI: India yesterday pledged $250 million for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal as the two countries try to heal strained ties following protests in Nepal over the country’s new constitution. The assistance, covering housing, health, education and cultural heritage in Nepal’s earthquake-hit areas, is part of an accord signed by the countries’ foreign ministers during […]

Nepal PM to mend fences with India

Posted by on 18/02/2016
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Nepal PM to mend fences with India

Nepal PM to mend fences with India

KATHMANDU: Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli begins a state visit to giant neighbor India today, looking to repair ties damaged by a row over the Himalayan republic’s first democratic constitution. Nepal had accused India of imposing an economic blockade in support of a protest against the charter by ethnic minorities, many of whom share close […]

Pakistan’s women risking it all to fight for their rights

Posted by on 18/02/2016
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Pakistan’s women risking it all to fight for their rights

Pakistan’s women risking it all to fight for their rights

KARACHI: Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a steel-framed bed in her parents’ three-bedroom home, and holds […]

Protest spreads across India – ‘Just because I don’t agree, doesn’t mean I am anti-national’

Posted by on 18/02/2016
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Lawyers clash with protesters in India over student’s arrest

Posted by on 17/02/2016
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Indian child activists slam Vatican for revoking ban

Posted by on 17/02/2016
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Indian child activists slam Vatican for revoking ban

Indian child activists slam Vatican for revoking ban

NEW DELHI: Children’s activists in India yesterday criticized the Vatican for revoking the suspension of a Catholic priest who was convicted by a US court of sexually abusing a minor. Indian priest Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, 61, was suspended by his local diocese in India five years ago after being accused of sexually abusing two girls […]

Indian students protest in thousands; government cracks down on dissent – Ministers slam ‘anti-India’ behavior by students

Posted by on 15/02/2016
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Indian students protest in thousands; government cracks down on dissent – Ministers slam ‘anti-India’ behavior by students

Indian students protest in thousands; government cracks down on dissent – Ministers slam ‘anti-India’ behavior by students

NEW DELHI: India’s biggest nationwide student protests in a quarter of a century spread across campuses yesterday after the arrest of a student accused of sedition, in the latest battle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over freedom of expression. Outrage over the arrest of the left-wing student leader, who had organized a rally to […]

2015 saw over 3,500 civilian casualties in Afghan war: UN – Women, children bear blunt of violence

Posted by on 14/02/2016
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