Friday, 18 October 2019

Tag Archives: India

UN rights chief concerned over attacks on Kashmiris in India

LONDON: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, has expressed concern over the brutal targeting of Kashmiris and Muslims by Hindu extremists on the pretext of the Pulwama blast in Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert ...

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IOC withdraws Olympic places from India event

NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee on Thursday cancelled places for the 2020 Tokyo Games shooting competition to be awarded at an event in India after the host country refused to give visas to Pakistani shooters. India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week ...

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Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water

LAHORE/NEW DELHI: In response to an Indian minister’s statement that his country has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT), Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water of eastern rivers (Ravi, Sutlej and ...

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Pakistani prisoner beaten to death inside India’s Jaipur Central Jail

JAIPUR: A Pakistani prisoner, identified as Shakirullah, on Wednesday was allegedly beaten to death by a group of inmates at the Jaipur Central Jail, Indian media reported. The deceased, hailing from Sialkot, was undergoing life imprisonment after his conviction in a terror-related case in Jaipur in 2017, said The Hindu. ...

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Billionaire Ambani risks jail over missed Ericsson payments

NEW DELHI: India’s top court said Indian industrialist and chairman of Reliance Communications (RCom) Anil Ambani wilfully did not pay 77.3 million U.S. dollars to Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson, thereby holding him guilty of contempt in a case, officials said. “RCom had no intention to abide with the undertakings. ...

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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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Kamal Haasan demands a referendum in Kashmir

BOLLYWOOD: As India seethes over the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of at least 40 CRPF soldiers, the actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has questioned the Indian government over its reluctance to hold a referendum/plebiscite in the strife-torn Kashmir. “Why isn’t the Indian government holding a referendum in ...

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Death penalty to man who raped 3-year-old girl in India

NEW DELHI: A court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a person who was found guilty of raping and killing a three-year-old girl in Jharkhand’s Gumla district. According to a lawyer, Additional District Judge (ADJ-1) L. Dubey of Gumla district awarded the death sentence to Bandhan Oraon and slapped a ...

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UN Secretary General urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree to UN mediation. Pakistan and India have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on ...

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