Canadian booted out of Nepal for social media mis-adventures?

Canadian booted out of Nepal for social media mis-adventures?

Nepal: the latest country to join the ‘intolerant’ tags on social media?  For one, they’re booting out a foreigner for criticizing  their government in his tweets and social posts. Secondly, there’s no way you can appeal! A Canadian living and working in Nepal has been ordered to leave the country within two days after criticising […]

5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

5 Muslims accused of blasphemy by Pakistani Sikh

For the first time ever, a Pakistan court will hear a Sikh man’s case  against Muslims for ‘blasphemy’. In this Islamic country, it’s usually the non-Muslims who are tried under this controversial law,. Five people have appeared in a Pakistani court accused of blasphemy after a Sikh man complained they had desecrated his turban during […]

IS hackers release hit list: Call US cowardly

IS hackers release hit  list: Call US cowardly

Islamic State (IS) hackers have published a “hit-list” of over 70 U.S. military personnel who have been involved in drone strikes against terror targets in Syria and asked their followers to “kill them wherever they are.” According to The Sunday Times, the hackers have links with Britain and call themselves ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ and […]

What Joy! A son is born to Bhutan

What Joy! A son is born to Bhutan

“Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th February 2016.” This was the statement of Bhutan’s Queen as she announced her firstborn son on Facebook this week.  Our Prince, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty […]

Three swimming ladies of South Asia

Three swimming ladies of South Asia

GUWAHATI: Lianne Catherine Swan of Pakistan clinched the gold medal in the women’s 200m breaststroke in the ongoing South Asian Games in India’s city of Guwahati. Lianna Swan holds dual citizenship, British and Pakistani. She gave Pakistan its first gold at the ongoing meet. Her father is British and her mother is Pakistani. She resides […]

Sri Lanka’s ex-president’s son arrested for graft

Sri Lanka’s ex-president’s son arrested for graft

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka)- Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse’s second son was remanded in custody for two weeks after being arrested Saturday on a charge of money laundering, police and court officials said.  Navy officer Yoshitha Rajapakse, 27, was taken into custody by authorities for questioning about dealings at his private television channel, Carlton Sports […]

Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

Bangladesh torn by ‘Battle of the Begums’

In Bangladesh, it’s called the battle of the Begums. The struggle between the nation’s two women political leaders for the mastery of Bangladesh becomes sharper with the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina according its approval to the filing of sedition charges against the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader, Begum Khaleda. The political situation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]