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INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

INDIA: Women protest over rise in violence

Police have used water cannons to disperse hundreds of women protesting against a rise in violence against women in the Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped and later found hanging from a tree. The protesters in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state, were demonstrating outside the office of the top elected official, Chief […]

Telangana becomes new Indian state

Telangana becomes new Indian state

Celebrations have greeted the creation of India’s newest state of Telangana, marking the formal division of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Thousands of people cheered as regional political leader K Chandrasekhar Rao attended a parade soon after he was sworn in as Telangana’s chief minister. Mr Rao led a 14-year struggle for the creation […]

Kashmir issue should be resolved under UN resolutions: Pakistan

Kashmir issue should be resolved under UN resolutions: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said his country wants to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of people of Kashmir and UN resolutions. “Kashmir issue should be resolved according to the UN resolutions and aspiration of the people of Kashmir,” he said in his first address to the parliament. He […]

Narendra Modi’s life to be included in Gujarat school syllabus

Narendra Modi’s life to be included in Gujarat school syllabus

Gandhinagar: Primary school students of Gujarat will learn “leadership” lessons from the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, since the state government has decided to include it in the syllabus from next year. “We have decided to include all important chapters of Modi’s life into the syllabus of primary schools,” Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama […]

Indian-origin man found ‘not guilty’ of stabbing sister 107 times

Indian-origin man found ‘not guilty’ of stabbing sister 107 times

Washington: An Indian-origin man accused of stabbing his sister 107 times was acquitted of the murder and all other charges Tuesday, a media report said. Vishnu Phagoo, 37, was arrested on the charge of stabbing his sister Shrimatie Parasram, 45, to death in her Jersey city home in New Jersey state in north-eastern United States […]

5 Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

5 Hindu children abducted in Pakistan

Islamabad: Five Hindu children were kidnapped from Pakistan’s Balochistan province by unidentified armed men, media reported Wednesday. The children aged between five to ten years were abducted late Wednesday from Dera Allah Yar area while coming back from school, Dawn online quoted an official as saying. The kidnappers shifted the children to Sindh, the official […]

Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree

Gang-Raped Sisters’ Bodies Hung From Tree

Two police officers suspected of gang-raping and killing teenage sisters before hanging their bodies from a mango tree have been arrested in India. A third man was also held, according to reports, after the discovery of two bodies renewed public outrage over sexual violence in the country. Villagers in Katra found the bodies hours after […]

Narendra Modi on course to become Indian next PM

Narendra Modi on course to become Indian next PM

Narendra Modi is set to become India’s next prime minister, according to a major exit poll released late on Wednesday, following others forecasting that his opposition party and its allies could win a parliamentary majority. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies are forecast to win 279 seats in the lower house of parliament, […]

Rape bid foiled, man kills sister-in-law and nephew

Rape bid foiled, man kills sister-in-law and nephew

NEW DELHI: A 35-year-old man strangled his brother’s wife in Amar Colony, southeast Delhi, on Tuesday night when she resisted his rape attempt. The man then killed her 10-year-old son who had witnessed the act. TOI is withholding all names to protect the woman’s identity. The accused was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday […]

Dad knifes girl for speaking to lover

Dad knifes girl for speaking to lover

BANGALORE: A 23-year-old woman is battling for her life after she was attacked by her father with a chopper. Her crime: She was talking to her lover, who belongs to another caste, enraging her father who didn’t approve of their relationship. The victim of the honour killing attempt was later ferried to hospital by her […]

Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

Air India Dreamliner windshield cracks midair

NEW DELHI: Almost 250 passengers on board a Boeing Dreamliner flying from Frankfurt to Delhi had a close shave when the aircraft’s windshield cracked minutes after taking off. The Dreamliner (VT-ANK) had to then had to immediately turn back for Frankfurt and landed safely. The latest windshield crack happened last Friday (May 9) when the […]