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Indian beggars rounded up

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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Indian beggars rounded up

Indian beggars rounded up

HYDERABAD: Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump. Over the past week, more than 200 beggars have been transported to separate male and female shelter homes located on the grounds of two city prisons. Authorities have been strictly enforcing a begging ban on […]

Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

White-backed vulture facing extinction CHANGA MANGA: Once a common sight in the skies of Pakistan, today the white-backed vulture is facing extinction-its population devastated by the use of industrial drugs to breed the cattle whose carcasses they traditionally feed on. Bird numbers have plummeted by more than 99 percent since the 1990s, according to the […]

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghost land behind

Posted by on 14/11/2017
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Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghost land behind

Myanmar Rohingya exodus leaves ghost land behind

ALE THAN KYAW: Torched villages and unharvested paddy fields stretch to the horizon in Myanmar’s violence-gutted Rakhine state, where a dwindling number of Muslim Rohingya remain trapped in limbo after an army crackdown coursed through the region. A rare military-organized trip for foreign media by helicopter to Maungdaw district-the epicenter of a crisis that exploded […]

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan’s capital

Posted by on 13/11/2017
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Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan’s capital

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan’s capital

ISLAMABAD: Protesters from a hardline religious group blocked the main highway into Islamabad for the sixth day running yesterday, virtually locking down the Pakistani capital and causing commuter fury as authorities hesitated to act. The roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the country’s controversial […]

Fashion designer exposes domestic servitude in India ‘sunshine state’

Posted by on 13/11/2017
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Fashion designer exposes domestic servitude in India ‘sunshine state’

Fashion designer exposes domestic servitude in India ‘sunshine state’

CHENNAI: When celebrated Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks sat down to write his third book, haute couture was not on his mind. He was thinking about his neighbor Rosa – an elderly woman who had lived her life as a poskem – adopted as a child by a wealthy family in the western Indian state […]

India rejects UN criticism on ‘Clean India Mission’

Posted by on 12/11/2017
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India rejects UN criticism on ‘Clean India Mission’

India rejects UN criticism on ‘Clean India Mission’

Government aims to eliminate open defecation by Oct 2019 MUMBAI: The Indian government has rejected criticism of its ambitious sanitation program by a United Nations official who said lower-caste communities had their rights violated by being left to clean toilets built in a nationwide drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or […]

Anger rises as toxic air chokes India’s capital

Posted by on 11/11/2017
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Anger rises as toxic air chokes India’s capital

Anger rises as toxic air chokes India’s capital

NEW DELHI: As thick smog crept over India’s capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning.  Pandey stopped doing his regular workouts and said he felt tightness in his lungs. He started wearing a triple layer of pollution masks over his mouth. And he became […]

Pakistan shuts down last Medecins Sans Frontieres facility in tribal areas

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Pakistan shuts down last Medecins Sans Frontieres facility in tribal areas

Pakistan shuts down last Medecins Sans Frontieres facility in tribal areas

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan yesterday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) to shut its last remaining facility in the impoverished tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, the health organization said. The closure ends MSF’s four-year stint in the Bajaur region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), where healthcare access is limited, and hits 120 staff working there. […]

Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan

Delhi restricts vehicles as smog envelopes India and Pakistan

Authorities have barred lorries from entering the city NEW DELHI: New Delhi banned all construction, barred lorries from entering the city and announced stringent restrictions on private car use yesterday, seeking to combat a massive spike in pollution across large swathes of India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of schools in Delhi and surrounding states […]

Suicide bomber kills four in Pakistan

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Suicide bomber kills four in Pakistan

Suicide bomber kills four in Pakistan

QUETTA: A suicide bomber struck a vehicle carrying a deputy inspector general of police in the southwestern city of Quetta yesterday, killing him and three other officers, Pakistani officials said. The Taliban claimed responsibility. Nine people, including police officers, were also wounded in the attack that targeted Hamid Shakil, who had played a key role […]

Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi professor internationally respected for his work on Islamic extremism has gone missing, police said yesterday, with activists fearing the worst amid a spate of disappearances in recent months. Mubashar Hasan, an assistant professor of political science at Bangladesh’s North South University (NSU), has not been seen since Tuesday afternoon, his family said. […]

Controversial IVF scheme gives India’s vanishing Parsis hope

Posted by on 09/11/2017
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Controversial IVF scheme gives India’s vanishing Parsis hope

Controversial IVF scheme gives India’s vanishing Parsis hope

Program provides free in-vitro fertilization treatment MUMBAI: A government-funded IVF program that aims to help save India’s shrinking Parsi community from extinction is delivering bundles of joy and controversy. Some 120 children have been born through the “Jiyo Parsi” fertility initiative since it was launched four years ago in a bid to help reverse a […]