Friday, March 10, 2017



Life Sentence for a Disabled Professor Draws Criticism

In an unprecedented judgement, an Indian Court sentenced a physically handicapped professor of Delhi University to life in prison for his link to Maoist rebels. Professor G.N. Saibaba, who suffers from 90 percent disability owing to post-polio paralysis was arrested three... More

Place names of blasphemers on Exit Control List, IHC orders govt

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the government to register cases against alleged blasphemers running social media pages and put their names on the Exit Control List (ECL). Petitioner Salman Shahid, through his counsel Tariq Asad, had approached the IHC saying... More

38 killed in hospital attack in Afghan capital, Daesh claimed responsibility

More than 38 people were killed in an attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Defense Ministry said. It is reported that more than 50 people were wounded. Hospital administrators told AFP three gunmen wearing white laboratory coats began... More

Daesh’s Khorasan Unit Starts Terror in India, Police Kill Suspected Attacker

After 12 hours of high intensity firing, Indian police killed a suspected terrorist of the Khorasan module of Daesh, also known as ISIS, in a case related to a low intensity train blast on Tuesday, making it the first Khorasan attack... More

Indian citizen gets 15-year jail term on terrorism charges in US

A 41-year-old citizen of India was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in a US prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring while living in northern Nevada to plot terror strikes in his home country on the border with Pakistan. US District Judge... More

The Trinamool Congress government displays authoritarian tendencies

A Frontline report draws attention to two Bills passed recently by the West Bengal Assembly, to crush any dissenting voice and to wrest control of government-aided institutions of higher education, highlighting the Trinamool Congress government’s authoritarian tendencies. The West Bengal Maintenance of... More

Two soldiers and Five militants killed in Swabi

Five suspected terrorists were reportedly killed in an intelligence-based operation conducted by Pakistan Army in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Swabi district on Tuesday. " five terrorists who were killed were planning to target educational institutions and judicial complexes," Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said... More

India Not Eager to Hop On to China’s Cyber Sovereignty Bandwagon

India may not cosy up to a Chinese proposal in the next round of BRICS Summit to promote and bind member states into a multilateral treaty on “cyber sovereignty”. This allows each BRICS member country to govern cyber space in the... More

Sri Lankan navy shoots Indian fishermen, one dead

The Sri Lankan navy has allegedly shot dead a 21-year-old fisherman and injured some others when they opened fire on fishermen from Rameswaram, who allegedly poached in Lankan waters on Monday night. The fishermen who set out for ‘night fishing’ from the... More

TNLA Attack on Burma Army Base Kills Six

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) attacked a Burma Army base in Mong Yu village of Shan State’s Kutkai Township on Saturday morning, killing six Burma Army soldiers and confiscating weaponry, according to the TNLA. “We found six dead bodies on the... More

Supreme Court may revive Babri Masjid case

Amidst the ongoing elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Supreme Court of India has said that they will ask the trial court to conduct a joint trial in the decades-old Babri mosque demolition case. On 6 March 2017 the Court indicated that... More

5 Pakistan Army soldiers killed as militants attack

Five Pakistan Army soldiers were killed in cross fire as militants from Afghanistan attacked three border posts in Mohmand Agency on Sunday night. The military’s media wing, Inter Services Public Relations, said, “Last night terrorists from across the border attempted physical attack... More

Bangladesh records lowest monthly remittance in recent years

Expatriate Bangladeshis have remitted $936.2 million in February, the lowest in a month in last five years. The previous record low was $900 million in November 2011. The downward trend began late last year when the monthly flow of remittance dropped below the... More

Tripura web media forum launched

Alternate media users among the practicing journalists of Tripura have taken a pioneering initiative to form an organization named Tripura Web Media Forum (TWMF) with the aim of pursuing independent journalism from an alienated region of India. A tiny State of... More

India watches with concern as row erupts over Maldives’ plan to...

India might be faced with another security challenge in its neighbourhood with a controversy erupting in the Maldives over Abdulla Yameen government's plan to give control of an entire atoll to Saudi Arabia. Members of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) told... More

West Bengal comes down hard on private hospital rackets

The West Bengal government has come down hard on rackets run by private hospitals, with the passage of the West Bengal Clinical Establishment (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill 2017 by the Vidhan Sabha (lower house) on 3 March. Terming the bill... More

China Warns India on Dalai Lama Visit to Disputed Border Area

In a stern warning to the Indian government, Beijing has asked Delhi to not go ahead with the visit of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh next month. The Chinese foreign ministry said that the visit will inflict... More

Indian Immigrant sentenced in Federal Prison for 9 years over Million...

Indian Immigrant, Amit Chaudhary has been sentenced to 9 years in Federal Prison for Multimillion Dollar fraud scheme. Amit Chaudhary said it was family loyalty that brought him in an international identity theft scheme. The 44-year-old from Virginia said, “I never really dreamt... More

Pranab Mukherjee On Campus Violence: ‘No Room In India For Intolerant...

President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday weighed in on the debate on free speech and nationalism following last week's violence at Ramjas College, saying there is "no room in India for the intolerant Indian". At the same time, he underscored that those in... More

Pak Federal cabinet approves recommendations to ‘mainstream’ Fata

The federal cabinet on Thursday approved the recommendations put forth by a reforms committee to bring the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) in the mainstream, Radio Pakistan reported. The cabinet had met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair. Speaking... More

Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley to visit Dhaka

Preparations have been on for quite some time now regarding Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s impending visit to India. Ministers and government officials have been visiting Bangladesh frequently as part of the process. Manohar Parrikar’s visit was the first visit of an Indian... More


(Exclusive): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh... More

(Exclusive): China and Thailand have long yearned to find faster and more efficient... More

The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) is an honourable institution. Dr Pronab Sen, the... More

(Exclusive): Over the past few months, particularly in the post-sanctions era, Iran has... More


AFTER the cataclysmic events of September 2001, a war was declared on ‘terrorism’.... More

This week’s gathering of the Indian Ocean leaders in Jakarta has drawn a... More

Afghans often proudly refer to their country as “the graveyard of empires”. Today,... More

While China’s growing alliance with Pakistan has raised alarm in relevant quarters in... More



This week people in Myanmar were forced to confront the kind of country... More

Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of... More