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Man slices off wife’s nose

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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 […]

Pakistan depends on  China to bolster ageing Navy fleet

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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 […]

Is Sri Lanka buying Pak, not Indian war planes?

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Is Sri Lanka buying Pak, not Indian war planes?

During the Pakistan Prime Minister’s January state visit to Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are reported to have sealed a ‘landmark deal’ for the purchase of eight Pakistan-China built fighter planes. (Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 Thunder combat aircraft). This defence deal, would make Sri […]

Is India playing the ‘Sikkim game’ in Nepal?

Is India playing the ‘Sikkim game’ in Nepal?

Are certain Nepali politicians  shallow ambitions helping India’ to subjugate Nepal in the same way it swallowed Sikkim ? Conspiracy theory?  Well, this is a theme being played by a section of media in Nepal. The Nepalese feel that India is giving more than just tacit support to the unrest in the Terai region that borders Bihar, […]

Pakistan’s hangmen strive for grisly record: from 0 to 300 in 365 days…

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Pakistan’s hangmen strive for grisly record: from 0 to 300 in 365 days…

Karachi : Pakistan may achieve the infamous milestone of becoming one of the world’s top executioners, with almost 300 inmates already put to death this year and thousands more waiting. Pakistan’s independent Human Rights Commission says 295 people have been hanged in the country — a new record — since December last year, while Amnesty […]

Facebook shut down as Bangladesh braces for violence

Facebook shut down as Bangladesh braces for violence

Dhaka – Brace for more violent clashes in Bangladesh. Bangladesh will proceed to hang till death two powerful ‘opposition leaders’ for violent crimes committed over 40 years ago. They are set to be hanged within days after losing final appeals to overturn their death sentences, the justice minister said Friday, 20 November, as authorities completed […]

Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

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Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

“Winter is Coming” is more than a catch-phrase from a popular TV show. It’s a horrific reality for those ruined by the latest earthquake to hit Pakistan and Afghanistan. Desperate survivors bracing for a fourth freezing night in the rubble of their earthquake-flattened homes have appealed for aid as the Pakistan government said thousands more […]

Miffed with bossy big brother India, Nepal ties rakhi on China hand

Miffed with bossy big brother India, Nepal ties rakhi on China hand

New Delhi: It’s a first. Nepal appears to have stood up to what it sees as the Modi government’s bullying tactics, and has bought petrol fuel from China after 40 long years. India’s strategic establishment was scrambling this evening to counter Nepal’s biggest diplomatic swerve away from New Delhi in years after Kathmandu inked a […]

Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

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Nepal agitation affects fruit juice consumption in India

NEW DELHI: The Madhesi agitation in Nepal may affect fruit juice drinkers in India. The Nepalese politicians living in the areas along the Indo-Nepal border have stopped the movement of vehicles along it in protest against certain provisions of the new Nepal Constitution. So goods can’t be moved from Nepal to India and vice-versa until […]

Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

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Intolerant Catholics still hound rationalist who exposed ‘miracle’

The year was 2012. Water dripping from the feet of Jesus on a crucifix in a Bombay suburb was being hailed as a ‘modern miracle’. Hundreds of feverish Catholics, including nuns and religious and other curious residents flocked to the shrine in a nondescript Mumbai suburb to watch the hypnotic drip. Some even drank the […]

Jobs are not growing as fast as population: future of unemployment looms?

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Jobs are not growing as fast as population: future of unemployment looms?

UNITED NATIONS: 40 percent of the world’s unemployed are youngsters, and are four times more likely to be unemployed than older people, according to a Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) report released here. Across 24 countries in Europe , surveys have found that between 25 percent and 45 percent of the employed are either overqualified […]

Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

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Pakistan has under 1% policewomen -blame Bollywood!

Pakistan has the lowest ratio of women police in South Asia, according to a new report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Among the total police force of 425,978 in Pakistan, the number of women is 4,020. Even India has a low 6.11 percent of women in the police force. In Pakistan, women make 0.94 […]