Modi-Sharif meeting likely on March 31

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on March 31 in Washington D.C, report claimed on Saturday. Both the leaders are expected to meet on the sidelines of a nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama. It will be the first time that both Indian and […]

Mehran’s book closed, Ayaan’s chapter begins

Srinagar: CBI giving up the case of Mehran Lateef Mir who went missing on 13 May 2008, under mysterious circumstances, after coming back from school, is shocking news to his parents as well as the society at large. Since his disappearance, quite a few kids have disappeared under suspicious circumstances and this worrying crime is […]

Football pitch suicide attack kills 30 south of Baghdad

A suicide bomber blew himself up on football pitch as trophies were being presented after a local tournament south of Baghdad Friday, killing at least 30 people. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, that wreaked carnage on the field where supporters, officials and security forces were gathered after the game. “They were just […]

British commandos training Bahraini armed forces to use sniper rifles

British commandos are training Bahrain’s armed forces – which violently put down pro-democracy protests during the Arab Spring in 2011 – in the use of sniper rifles, The Independent can reveal. The revelation that elite Royal Navy commandos are running week-long training courses for Bahraini personnel has outraged human rights campaigners, who accuse the regime […]

UK special forces’ operations in Libya confirmed by leaked briefing

UK special forces have been operating in Libya since January, according to a leaked memo from a confidential briefing delivered to US lawmakers by the king of Jordan.  King Abdullah met congressional leaders in January, briefing them on a range of strategic matters relating to the fight against Isis in Libya, the civil war in […]

Hafiz wanted to teach Thackeray a lesson: Headley revelations so far

In a startling revelation during his cross examination presently underway in a Mumbai sessions court, 26/11 operative David Coleman Headley has said that Hafiz Saeed, chief of Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) wanted to teach Shiv Sena supremo a lesson for which Headley asked for six months to complete the task. In the cross examination which has entered […]

‘Interviewed by Muslim angers Suu Kyi’

Aung San Suu Kyi: What the ‘interviewed by Muslim’ BBC Today programme comment can tell us about her views Given her tolerant, liberal background, why did she appear to rage about Mishal Husain after that difficult interview? Peter Popham @peterpopham 23 hours  ago190 comments     Plenty of Burmese Buddhists are extremely prejudiced against Muslims. […]

A World War has Begun, Break the Silence

I have been filming in the Marshall Islands, which lie north of Australia, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Whenever I tell people where I have been, they ask, “Where is that?” If I offer a clue by referring to “Bikini”, they say, “You mean the swimsuit.” Few seem aware that the bikini swimsuit […]

Stop Stereotyping Kashmiris as Terrorists

Kashmiris have become targets and victims of stereotyping. Every time there is any untoward incident in the country, Kashmiris have to bear the brunt of it. Be it protests or terrorist attacks, it is the poor Kashmiris who are targeted and harassed. Take the recent Mohali incident and how Kashmiris were harassed despite lack of […]

An Ode to Lee KuanYew: Why we must choose Asian-Values over Western-Dreams?

Lee Kuan Yew, one of the greatest and tallest leaders that Asia produced- postulated and articulated the theme and idea of ‘Asian values’. Asian values- commitment to family, society , broadly speaking- were in contradistinction to ‘ Western values’- individualism and the nature of social organization accruing from these. It was held that Asia corresponded […]

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