Monday, 25 March 2019

Asia

Indian ‘rape guru’ awaits sentencing amid huge security

NEW DELHI: An Indian guru convicted of rape awaited sentencing Monday, with authorities ramping up security amid fears of fresh violence days after protests over his guilty verdict left 36 dead. Barbed-wire barriers were erected and residents warned to stay indoors in the northern city of Rohtak, where Ram Rahim ...

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British MPs concerned over human rights violations in Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: A British parliamentary delegation, on a visit to Pakistan, has expressed concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Indian Kashmir. Addressing a news conference along with Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan here, the members of the delegation urged the international community to take notice of ...

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Nawaz likely to celebrate Eid with wife in London

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to fly to London to meet his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Geo News reported on Sunday. Begum Nawaz, who is Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz’s candidate for the NA-120 seat, is under treatment for lymphoma in London. Nawaz is expected to celebrate ...

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Floods kill over 1,200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

KATHMANDU: The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed above 1,200, as rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst such disaster in years. All three countries suffer frequent flooding during the June-September monsoon season, but international aid agencies say ...

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Rohingya refugees ‘forcibly returned’ to Myanmar

DHAKA: Bangladesh has detained and forcibly returned at least 90 Muslim Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar, as thousands of civilians from the ethnic minority area, on the other side of the border, attempt to escape from continuing violence that has killed scores of people. At least 20 Rohingya were caught ...

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India: 17-year-old girl forced to give birth on street

HARKHAND: A 17-year-old girl who was abandoned by her family after falling pregnant has given birth on a street in India, according to local media reports. The girl gave birth on the side of the road in Chandil, a town in the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. She was said ...

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32 dead after Indian guru’s rape conviction triggers riots

PANCHKULA:  Violent protests erupted in India on Friday, killing at least 32 people, after a court convicted a self-styled “godman” of raping two women, angering thousands of his supporters who said he was innocent, police and officials said. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the head of a social welfare and spiritual ...

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Pakistan rejects Trump’s remarks

ISLAMABAD: National Security Committee (NSC) today rejected remarks given by US President Donald Trump in which he claimed there are safe havens for extremists in Pakistan while discussing his administration s reviewed policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. Prime Minister Abbasi chaired NSC meeting on Thursday in the capital where both ...

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16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

HONG KONG: The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents. Macau said Thursday that eight people were killed in the former Portuguese ...

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