7 Indian companies supplying components to ISIS: report

7 Indian companies supplying components to ISIS: report

London: Seven Indian companies are among those from 20 countries named in a list whose components were used by the ISIS to make explosives, a EU-mandated study on Sunday said, suggesting that more work needs to be done to track the flow of chemicals and other items to the terror group. The study by Conflict […]

‘Nearly 2.8 mln people internally displaced in India’

‘Nearly 2.8 mln people internally displaced in India’

UNITED NATIONS: Nearly 2.8 million people in India have been internally displaced last year due to disasters and conflicts linked to identity and ethnicity, a new report by a monitoring centre said. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) released a new report which ranked India third among countries most affected […]

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

India behind 161 nations in ratifying treaty on torture

NEW DELHI: India stands behind 161 nations, including Pakistan, as it is yet to ratify the 30-year-old United Nations’ Convention Against Torture by making a law on it despite signing it way back in 1997. It may sound bizarre, but India is among the only nine countries worldwide which are yet to ratify this crucial […]

Those behind attacks on Africans in India must be punished: UN

Those behind attacks on Africans in India must be punished: UN

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has expressed hope that those behind attacks on African nationals in India would be brought to justice. “We do very much hope that people who are responsible for the attacks are brought to justice,” spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric told reporters here on Monday. Dujarric was asked about […]

Pakistan victim’s family pardons Indians convicted for murder

Pakistan victim’s family pardons Indians convicted for murder

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: Ten Indian youths in the UAE may escape the noose for murdering a Pakistani man in 2015 after the victim’s family accepted bloodmoney amounting to 200,000 dirhams and agreed to pardon the convicts, according to media reports. Mohammad Riaz, the father of Mohammad Farhan, appeared in the Al Ain appeals court on March 22 […]

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

Srinagar: Leaders of the business community of Kashmir are keen to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The under-construction $46 billion economic corridor that is being built on Kashmir’s borders in Pakistan aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan with Xinjiang in western China. The project is a collection of […]

Deconstructing the Dance of Death in Universities

Deconstructing the Dance of Death in Universities

By AAMIR QAYOOM It was the day when everyone was done with the vibrant and cheerful day of Holi. Little did we expect that death would dance around the ambiance of a politically charged JNU campus. It was a day when a Dalit M. Phil scholar, Muthukrishnan studying at the JNU, committed suicide by hanging […]

UK watchdog probes Hindu charity over irregularities

UK watchdog probes Hindu charity over irregularities

London: Britain’s charities watchdog has opened a statutory inquiry into the workings of Bhaarat Welfare Trust citing a number of “serious regulatory concerns” about the financial management of the Hindu charity. The Charity Commission said it had identified a “number of serious regulatory concerns” about the financial management of the Trust, which is based in […]

Gunfight in Lucknow, ‘ISIS militant’ killed

Gunfight in Lucknow, ‘ISIS militant’ killed

Lucknow: A suspected militant was killed in the wee hours Wednesday after 12 hours of operation, police said, refuting as “false” earlier reports of two suspected militants holed up in a house in the outskirts of Lucknow. “After opening the doors of the house, the force went inside and found the suspect dead along with […]

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