Monday, January 21, 2019

Kerala imposes ‘fat tax’ on junk food

NEW DELHI: India's peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a "fat tax" on junk food in...

Dhaka cafe survivor dies after ‘torture’

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with...

What’s behind the rising violence in Bangladesh?

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh has been hit by a surge in Islamist attacks in the past three years that reached new heights last weekend when...

Troops, Kashmir protesters clash as rebel leader killed – Tens of thousands of people...

SRINAGAR: Indian troops fired on protesters in Kashmir yesterday, killing at least one and wounding scores of others as tens of thousands of people...

Bangladesh police may have killed hostage by mistake – Six men killed by police;...

DHAKA: Bangladeshi police said yesterday one of the men they shot dead during the siege of a Dhaka cafe on the weekend may have...

Pakistan ‘honor’ killings grow more brutal

LAHORE: Parveen Rafiq screamed from her rooftop, "I have killed my daughter. I have saved my honor. She will never shame me again." In...

Some Bangladesh hostages questioned –  Families of cafe victims take bodies home

NEW DELHI: Some of the hostages rescued from the weekend attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh's capital were being questioned yesterday by investigators...

Rich kids who grew up to be militants

DHAKA: Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists...

Educated, well-off Dhaka attackers defy stereotype – Militants do not fit usual profile

NEW DELHI: The young men had been missing for months. Their families sensed something was wrong. Some had come from privileged backgrounds, had grown...

Muslim women campaign to end instant divorce in India

MUMBAI: Just hours after Shagufta Sayyed was married, her new husband told her he was having a relationship with another woman. He was clear...

Bangladesh garment industry fears for future

NEW DELHI: The horrific slaughter of diners at a Dhaka cafe has fanned fears that surging Islamist violence may imperil the giant garment industry...

Bangladesh denies IS link after hostage bloodbath – International link probed

DHAKA: Bangladesh said yesterday the attackers who slaughtered 20 hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka were well-educated followers of a homegrown militant outfit who...

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