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

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

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’

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?

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!

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 […]

Army men arrested in Sri lanka probe for Cartoonist killers

Army men arrested in Sri lanka probe for Cartoonist killers

COLOMBO : Sri Lanka’s police have arrested four army personnel, including two senior officers, in connection with the disappearance of a dissident cartoonist that triggered international condemnation of the island’s rights record.  Two lieutenant colonels, a sergeant and a corporal were arrested following the testimony given by three other suspects already in custody over the […]

Christians form security team to protect churches

Christians form security team to protect churches

Lahore ,Pakistan: After the church attacks in March, a group of 16 Christian men in Lahore banded together to form a security team to defend local churches. The team began by offering its services at the Shalom Presbyterian Church in Bahar Colony, Lahore, the ‘cultural capital ‘of Pakistan. The men are not security guards by […]

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

BSF wild cow chases crash Bangladesh beef economy

It’s heart-warming news for the fellows who want to ban the beef trade. Now BSF jawans have to chase cows as well! The Bangladesh beef industry is tottering, thanks to the Indian government’s new found obsessive love for cattle.   Some 30,000 Indian soldiers guarding the border with Bangladesh have an extra job under Prime […]

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

Fishermen grow mangroves in Sri Lanka

The fisher folk of Sri Lanka’s north-western coast, are convinced that well-tended mangroves can protect lives and property against the monsoon rains that lash the island from July to October. One such person is Milan Gamage, a 35-year-old woman, who planted mangroves behind her home on the edge of the Puttalam lagoon in 2008. They […]

Pakistan Tribal Court fines child for ‘adultery’

Pakistan Tribal Court fines child for ‘adultery’

A ‘jirga’ or tribal court in southern Pakistan has convicted a 10-year-old boy of having an affair with a married woman in her late 30s and ordered him to pay a fine of $7,000, according to media reports. Jigras, like India’s Khap Panchayats, do not have a legal standing, but are powerful bodies in the […]