More terror times for Pakistan?

More terror times for Pakistan?

With the January 20 terror attack on a university in northern Pakistan and militant groups splintering into breakaway factions, the fight against terrorism in South Asia will grow more complicated in the near future. Near the city of Peshawar, armed militants stormed Bacha Khan University in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Pakistani security forces battled for […]

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

Bihar, Bengal don’t make the smart-city list!

India has moved forward with plans to improve the country’s crumbling urban infrastructure, naming the first 20 of 97 cities to be upgraded with the latest technology. Two important state capitals, Patna and Calcutta have missed the boat!  The first batch of cities, comprising a total population of 30.54 million, includes New Delhi, Chennai and […]

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

Arunachal Pradesh Assembly suspended on Republic Day!

New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh was brought under President’s rule with immediate effect on Tuesday evening at the close of Republic Day.   The office of President Pranab Mukherjee confirmed that the President had given his assent to the cabinet recommendation in the evening after French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest at the […]

Nitish slams Centre’s sly GM seed ploy

Nitish slams Centre’s  sly GM seed ploy

Patna: The Indian government’s moves to facilitate multinationals at the cost of the Indian farmer, while mouthing ‘Make in India’ slogans is often criticized. Now, the environment minister plans to unleash genetically modified mustard seeds in India, it is learnt. The Bihar government opposed the use of GM seeds, and is suspicious of the centre […]

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

90 year young Chief Minister for Kerala?

The state of Kerala will soon be going to the polls. Here, the CPM (Communist Party Marxist) expects to do well. But the party bosses are hung on the horns of a dilemma. Its most senior leader, 90 year old VS Achutanandan is far from hanging up his boots. He wants to contest the assembly […]

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Modi woos Assam with ‘Act East’ bouquet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kicked off the BJP election campaign in the north-eastern state of Assam, promising growth and development, as he seeks to reverse a recent trend of electoral setbacks for his party. Assam is the gateway to the region bordering Bangladesh and Bhutan and residents have long complained that successive federal governments […]

Man slices off wife’s nose

Man slices off wife’s nose

KABUL (Afghanistan) – A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband in a fit of rage has sparked revulsion across the country, with activists demanding punishment for the “barbaric act”. Reza Gul, 20, was rushed to hospital after she was attacked with a pocket knife on Sunday by her […]

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Builder’s brag on Facebook foils oily alimony escape!

Bragging on Facebook proved costly to an Ahmedabad builder named Mohammed Javed Shaikh. The man had told a family court that he was a mere supervisor with a building firm, earning a mere Rs 4,500 a month. But Shaikh’s posts on Facebook that showed him flaunting a Rado watch, an expensive sports-bike and his future […]

Steak’s high: Butchers’ beef with BSF & Bootleggers

Steak’s high: Butchers’ beef with BSF & Bootleggers

Shillong: No beef on Monday in Eastern Meghalaya because butchers have a beef with smugglers ! The Butchers’ associations in Meghalaya’s eastern region stopped selling beef in protest against the rampant smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh. What’s at steak? Though the lean beef-selling period will continue till February 3, butchers will slaughter at least 74 […]

Bihar MLA helps accused hubby flee police!

Bihar MLA helps accused hubby flee police!

From North Bihar more ‘entertaining news’ flashes! A Bihar MLA from the ruling JD(U) ‘allegedly’ helped her husband ( a murder accused) escape from police custody in Purnia district. Mandal is an accused in nearly 100 criminal cases, say local media reports. Bima Bharti, JD(U)’s Rupauli MLA, together with JD(U) Purnia MP Santosh Kushwaha helped […]

Pakistan depends on China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

Pakistan depends on  China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

Is the Pakistani Navy in trouble? Reports say that Pakistan’s naval modernization plans aren’t taking off. No discernible progress is being made on efforts to modernize and expand the surface and sub-surface fleet, says Defense News. Pakistan is trying to beef up the security of its deepwater port of Gwadar, and the fear is that […]

‘Indian leaders should be vigilant about minority rights’

‘Indian leaders should be vigilant about minority rights’

NEW DELHI – United States Undersecretary for civilian security, Dr Sarah Sewall expressed concern on Thursday about recent incidents of violence in India against religious minorities, urging national leaders to be vigilant in protecting the right of Indians to freedom of worship. India’s archaic stance on same sex relationships is also a sticky point in […]

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