Friday, April 19, 2019

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

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...

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

KABUL: Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taleban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence,...

Modi urged to make reality match ‘Make in India’ hype

MUMBAI: Thousands of people and mascots of lions swarmed the weekend opening of a "Make in India" drive to attract foreign direct investment, pitched...

‘Avoid’ Valentine’s Day, president tells Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain has urged the nation to refrain from celebrating Valentine's Day, while other officials blasted it as "vulgar and indecent"...

Bangalore schools close down after ‘leopard sighting’

BANGALORE: A reported leopard sighting close to where a big cat injured five people at the weekend forced the closure of 130 schools in...

India and UAE target security trade as Crown Prince visits

NEW DELHI: India and the United Arab Emirates are eyeing a string of defense, infrastructure and other deals when Abu Dhabi's crown prince starts...

Elephant rampages in East Indian town

KOLKATA: A wild elephant rampaged through an East Indian town yesterday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was...

Death of former leader poses potential problems for Nepal – Nepal in turmoil; constitution...

KATHMANDU: Former Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, a moderate figure in the impoverished country's unsettled politics, died yesterday, presenting a potential hurdle in attempts...

No kidding: India police arrest a goat for grazing in garden

RAIPUR: Police in central India arrested a goat and its owner for repeatedly damaging a senior bureaucrat's garden, a local official said yesterday. Police...

Facebook’s India ban could embolden other regulators – Regulators in other Free Basics markets...

SINGAPORE/MUMBAI: India's decision to effectively ban Facebook's pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network's plans, and may prompt other...

Leopard injures 5 in school – ‘Meteorite’ kills bus driver in south India

CHENNAI/BANGALORE: Indian authorities say a falling object that killed a bus driver and injured three others was a meteorite. If proven, it would be...

Afghan Civilians, soldiers killed in separate attacks

KHOST: Nine people were killed and eighteen injured in two separate suicide attacks in Afghanistan yesterday, authorities said, days after a fresh round of...

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