Thursday, 28 May 2020

Asia

Indian government ends Kashmir’s special status

NEW DELHI: Amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution. In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in Kashmir, ...

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US woman infuriated over bail granted to rape convict in India

NEW DELHI: A US woman, who was sexually assaulted by an Indian politician’s nephew in New Delhi back in 2013, has now come out against the “corrupt” Indian legal system for granting him bail and claiming that the country does not support women who go through the tragic ordeal. The victim ...

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Trump again offers to mediate between Pakistan, India on Kashmir issue

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has again offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir dispute. “If they [Pakistan and India] wanted somebody to intervene or to help them,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the White House about his earlier offer to mediate the ...

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Blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

BANGKOK: Six bomb blasts wounded at least four people at three sites in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers. The first small explosions were heard during rush hour, just before 9 ...

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India yet again rejects Trump’s mediation offer on Kashmir dispute

NEW DELHI: While responding to US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate Kashmir issue, External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar on Friday has said that any discussion on the matter will only be held with Pakistan. The minister took to social networking website, Twitter, and told that he ...

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Bangladesh grapples with country’s worst dengue outbreak

DHAKA: Bangladesh is facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak as hospitals are flooded with patients, putting a severe strain on the country s already overwhelmed medical system. The mosquito-borne viral infection has spread across the country, with 61 out of 64 districts reporting dengue cases by late Tuesday. The government has ...

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Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bombing

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka announced it will give a one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks that killed 263 people. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said tourists ...

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India criminalises ‘instant divorce’

NEW DELHI: India’s parliament on Tuesday passed a controversial law against the practice of “instant divorce” or “triple talaq” in Muslim families, making it a criminal offence punishable by up to three years in prison. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist government pushed through the bill despite stiff resistance from several opposition ...

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At least 28 killed as bomb hits passenger bus in Afghanistan

KABUL: Dozens of passengers, mainly women and children, were killed in western Afghanistanon Wednesday when the bus they were travelling in was hit by a roadside bomb, according to a report by officials. “A passenger bus travelling on the Kandahar-Herat highway hit a Taliban roadside bomb. So far at least ...

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Scottish Asian teen open up about forced marriage

EDINBURGH: Scottish national Asian teen explained that she was forced to marry her cousin in Pakistan at the age of 17 after her parents feared she was becoming “too Western”. Nyla Khan, who is now 30 years old, said she had a “really strict upbringing” in a religious family. She ...

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