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Confessions of a 15 year old Jihadi

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Confessions of a 15 year old Jihadi

Bangladesh, April 3, 2017: Taharem Kaderi is in his teens. Instead of going to school, doing his homework, playing with friends after school, he became a militant. Now he is in a correction facility for minors, on terrorism charges. Taharem knew about the attack in the Gulshan cafe by Islamic extremists that killed 22 innocent […]

Missing man found in snake’s belly!

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Missing man found in snake’s belly!

A missing Indonesian man was found dead inside the body of a python, according to local police. Akbar went missing on Sunday on the island of Sulawesi, after leaving to harvest palm oil. In the search for the 25-year-old, police told themedia that they had found a huge snake they suspected had swallowed the man. […]

Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

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Vatican Radio closes English SW transmission to Asia

Vatican Radio’s English shortwave (SW) broadcast for Asia has come to an end, with its last transmission going out Friday evening, after nearly 60 years of service. However this does not mean it has disappeared altogether. What ultimately closed on March 24 as Vatican Radio’s English Service for Asia, is however very much alive online […]

Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

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Indian Sufis not kidnapped, located in Sindh: Pakistan

The many people worried about the fate of the two Indian Sufi clerics, as well as their families can breathe easy now. The two men have been traced and have reached Karachi, and will be flying back home soon. KARACHI: Two Indian clerics, Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest of New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, […]

Have two Indian Sufi Priests been kidnapped in Pakistan?

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Have two Indian Sufi Priests been kidnapped in Pakistan?

Have two Indian Sufi priests been kidnapped by Islamist fundamentalists in Pakistan? After arrival at Karachi on Wednesday (March 8), they seem to have just vanished into thin air. They did not arrive at their destination, the Daata Darbar (another famous Sufi Shrine). The exchange of clerics between these two shrines is a tradition dating […]

Pakistan gears up for Census

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Pakistan gears up for Census

Pakistan on Wednesday (March 15) launched its first census in nearly two decades, with security high as thousands of enumerators backed by the military began the enormous, politically-charged count. The census is seen as a challenge. Pakistan will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55 million forms – as well as a […]

Sri Lankan Lawyer pleads for Animal Rights

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Sri Lankan Lawyer pleads for Animal Rights

Colombo: The election for the 24th President of the Bar Association takes place on February 21, 2017 . Three candidates have presented nominations for the post of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), namely Anura B. Maddegoda, U.R. de Silva and R. Thangaraja. They have distributed their election manifesto to the […]

Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

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Bangladesh welcomes First Indian Cargo Ship

Dhaka: The first container ship from India has arrived in Bangladesh’s Panagon river port under the Coastal Shipping Agreement signed in 2015, allowing direct cargo vessel movement between the two countries (Feb 18). The ship, ‘Shonartori Nou Kalyan-1’ reached the Pangaon Inland Container Terminal at Keraniganj yesterday with 65 containers on board, bdnews24.com reported. At […]

Bangladesh : India’s biggest Trade Partner?

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Bangladesh : India’s biggest Trade Partner?

The Dhaka-Delhi trade and commercial relations are growing at a “substantial pace”, the Indian high commissioner in Bangladesh has said. “Bangladesh is now India’s biggest trade partner in South Asia,” Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Thursday at the opening of the fourth Indo-Bangla trade fair. The India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) organised the […]

China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

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China to combat AIDS with ‘traditional’ medicines

Beijing:  Is China covering up an AIDS epidemic?  The news that China is going to get more HIV positive people on ‘traditional’ and ‘affordable’ traditional Chinese medicine is causing concern among the HIV-AIDS community worldwide. China will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of […]

Oil spill threatens India’s beaches, nesting turtles

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Oil spill threatens India’s beaches, nesting turtles

CHENNAI:  Hundreds of students and fishermen were working Friday (Feb 3) to clean up an oil spill on India’s southern coast that campaigners say threatens the turtles that nest there every year. The Indian Coast Guard said around 35km of coastline off the southern city of Chennai had been affected by the spill which occurred […]

Pakistan has enough ‘evidence’ against Saeed Hafiz says India

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Pakistan has enough ‘evidence’ against Saeed Hafiz says India

New Delhi: India  dismissed Pakistan’s demand for “concrete evidence” against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed in the 26/11 case, saying the required proof is already available in that country as the entire conspiracy was hatched there and all it needs to find is “requisite” political will to take action. External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also […]