Home » Entries posted by NEWSNET DESK

Stories written by NewsNET Desk
Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

\

Ethnic Indians, Pakistanis are Kenya’s new 44th tribe

NAIROBI : Kenya said on Saturday it had granted formal recognition to citizens of Indo-Pakistani origin, with President Uhuru Kenyatta making them a 44th tribe. “I do hereby recognize, proclaim and order, 1.that Kenyans of Asian Heritage constitute a Community that is one of the Tribes of Kenya; 2. that from now henceforth the Community […]

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

\ \

International Math Olympiad: Bangladesh Tops in South Asia

One of the students missed out on a gold medal by one point, but that didn’t stop Bangladesh from becoming the highest ranking Asian team on the Maths Olympiad. They beat India and Pakistan as well. Bangladeshi students have won four medals, including two silver and two bronze, in the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad held […]

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

\ \

Ever Heard of Caste-based diseases?

Caste endogamous marriages have led to rare genetic diseases developing over the years. This is indicated by new research. Perhaps it is high time to acknowledge that the rigid caste system practiced in India and other parts of South Asia must go. HYDERABAD, JULY 20:  Not too long ago, when a person went in for […]

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

\ \ \

‘Protect Pakistani Hindus from Forced Conversions’

A leading Pakistani newspaper on Thursday (July 20)urged the government to provide protection to Hindus in the background of increasing cases of forcible conversion to Islam. The Dawn said in an editorial that the part of the Thar desert that lies within Pakistan had long been a bastion of communal harmony. “Given there is near […]

Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

\ \ \

Thai Army General, trafficker , gets 75 years jail

Bangkok, Jul 20 : A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses Wednesday involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar […]

Bulls punished for sins of Gau Rakshaks?

\

Bulls punished for sins of Gau Rakshaks?

Chandigarh: The so-called cow vigilantes and the knee-jerk orders that hamper the free flow of cattle  have caused a major problem in Punjab: a rapid increase in abandoned cattle that roam the streets as strays. The Punjab government today approved a plan for bull sterilisations to tackle the threat of stray cattle, prompting members of […]

Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

\ \ \

Wife uses POCSO to frame husband, false ‘child rape’ case

In the absence of a proper system of checks and balances the ‘Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act’ is being blatantly misused and used as a tool in settling scores. The police, it seems, are too happy to go for publicity, instead of investigating the facts of the matter. A Delhi court has […]

‘Not in My Name’ protest Amarnath killings

\ \ \

‘Not in My Name’ protest Amarnath killings

New Delhi, Jul 11: ‘Not in my name’: once again, they took to the streets to protest against the Amarnath killings.  The news of terrorists spraying bullets on Amarnath pilgrims has only strengthened Imad Ul Riyaz’s conviction: “we cannot let violence eat us up”. Braving the rain and interrupted by the bumper-to-bumper traffic, some managed […]

India has always been a Hindu Rashtra

\ \ \

India has always been a Hindu Rashtra

No sir, my outrage is not ‘selective’! No violence, no mob killings anywhere and at anytime is right. Do not try to change our narrative. Do not try and pooh pooh the will of lakhs and lakhs of Indian citizens. India has always been a Hindu Rashtra. This constitution of ours was drafted and sealed […]

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

\ \

‘Not in my Name’ is NOT ‘selective outrage’: Azmi

Bombay (Mumbai): The ‘selective outrage’ theme being spread by the RSS and right wingers has been rightly answered by Veteran actress Shabana Azmi. She stated that she has always raised her voice against hate crime and her outrage over mob lynching is not ‘selective’. The 66-year-old actress took to Twitter to clarify her stance after […]

‘Not in my name’ : a misplaced protest?

\

‘Not in my name’ : a misplaced protest?

Every year, once a year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns lynchings committed in the name of cow protection. Every year, his condemnation is stronger. Responding to the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri in 2015, the prime minister had offered platitudes for Hindu-Muslim harmony. In 2016, after seven Dalits were beaten up by cow vigilantes, […]

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

\

Delay in execution is dehumanizing, says SC

New Delhi :Delay in the execution of a death row convict after his capital punishment has been confirmed by the highest judicial forum, torments the prisoner, has a dehumanising effect on him and violates the law, the Delhi High Court has said. “As between funeral fire and mental worry, it is the latter which is […]

Page 1 of 60123Next ›Last »