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Chinese militants killed in Pakistan

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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Chinese militants killed in Pakistan

Chinese militants killed in Pakistan

BEIJING: Pakistan has eliminated “almost all” militants from China’s Uighur ethnic minority on its territory, the country’s president said yesterday, as China conducts a crackdown within its own borders. President Mamnoon Hussain told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that recent anti-terror operations struck against members of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) . The group-whose […]

India’s largest SUV maker rides into US on a scooter – Electric scooter market to grow 20,000 by 2024

Posted by on 02/09/2015
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India regulator accuses Google of online search abuse

Posted by on 01/09/2015
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India regulator accuses Google of online search abuse

India regulator accuses Google of online search abuse

NEW DELHI: India’s competition investigators have accused Google of abusing its market dominance in online searches in the country, deepening the US Internet giant’s woes with governments around the world. Three years after starting its investigation, the Competition Commission of India’s preliminary report said Google favoured its own services when customers ran searches, suggesting breaches […]

Taleban concealed Omar’s death till foreign troops left

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Taleban concealed Omar’s death till foreign troops left

Taleban concealed Omar’s death till foreign troops left

KABUL: The Taleban yesterday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar’s death for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died without saying when, deepening internal divisions with many insurgents accusing the leadership of keeping […]

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

Indian scholar who criticized idol worship murdered at home

NEW DELHI: Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, becoming the third critic of religious superstition to be killed in the country in three years. The attack on Malleshappa M. Kalburgi sent a chill through Indian civil society, stoking […]

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

Posted by on 31/08/2015
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India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

India’s tribal communities spin their way out of poverty

BANKA, INDIA: Pointing to a television in her recently built mud and brick home, Indian villager Munia Murmu proudly shows off her newfound wealth, thanks to hundreds of squirming green silkworms. Like thousands of other tribal villagers in India, Murmu lives in extreme poverty and until recently could not afford enough food for her and […]

Thousands urge help for sisters ‘ordered raped’

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Thousands urge help for sisters ‘ordered raped’

Thousands urge help for sisters ‘ordered raped’

NEW DELHI: Thousands have signed a petition urging protection for two Indian sisters after a local council allegedly ordered them raped and paraded naked as “punishment” after their brother eloped with a married woman. Amnesty International said yesterday more than 122,000 people have joined its online petition in recent days to protest at the order […]

Families seek justice on ‘lawless’ Bangladesh-India border – In one day 13 were slaughtered with no prosecutions

Posted by on 30/08/2015
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Families seek justice on ‘lawless’ Bangladesh-India border – In one day 13 were slaughtered with no prosecutions

Families seek justice on ‘lawless’ Bangladesh-India border – In one day 13 were slaughtered with no prosecutions

DEBIGANJ: As thousands of Bangladeshis and Indians celebrated the end of one of the world’s most intractable border disputes, Fatema Khatun was quietly hopeful of finally seeing justice. Fifteen years after Khatun’s husband, Badshah Mia, was hacked to death and his body dumped on a canal bank near their home along the border, no one […]

India deploys army to stop violence in Gujarat

Posted by on 27/08/2015
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Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

Posted by on 27/08/2015
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Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

Saudi executes Pakistani for drug trafficking

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia yesterday executed a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling drugs into the ultra-conservative kingdom, the interior ministry said. It brought to 128 the number of executions so far this year in Saudi Arabia, compared with 87 for the whole of 2014, according to AFP tallies compiled from interior ministry statements. Zulfiqar Ali Mohammed […]

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

Posted by on 26/08/2015
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Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

Fear, despair in Kashmir as India-Pakistan talks falter

NAKYAL SECTO: India and Pakistan aborted rare talks this weekend under a cloud of recriminations, while on the front line of their festering conflict in Kashmir, villagers cowering from artillery in mud huts despair of ever seeing lasting peace. Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz called off a trip to New Delhi for a planned […]

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

Posted by on 24/08/2015
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Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

Kashmiris suffer as India, Pakistan exchange fire

JAMMU: On the face of it, these villages in the Jammu region of Indian Kashmir seem idyllic. Buffalo carts lazily make their way through lush green paddy fields. Elderly villagers sit in the gentle sun exchanging local gossip and bright-eyed children fill the local schools. But over the last two weeks the villages have been […]