Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: India

Amnesty urges India to ban shotgun pellets in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: An international human rights group urged India to immediately ban the use of shotguns by government forces in suppressing protests against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, saying pellets fired by the weapons have blinded and killed people indiscriminately. Amnesty International also criticized Indian authorities for failing to support those ...

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India raises ‘offensive’ lamb advert with Australia

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LONDON: India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over an advert depicting the Hindu god Ganesha enjoying lamb. The TV advert, by a meat industry lobby group, portrays figures from several religions sitting down to a meal. It has caused anger within the Hindu community in Australia because Ganesha ...

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AR Rehman condemns Gauri Lankesh’s murder, says it’s not my India

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MUMBAI: International famed Indian musician AR Rahman denounced the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and said that such kind of incidents donot happen in his India. Expressing disappointment on the mishap, the 50-year-old music composer said, “I am so sad about this. These kind of things don’t happen in ...

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Rohingya women, children drown while fleeing Myanmar violence

TOPSHOT - A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar's Rakhine state holds a baby  after arriving at a refugee camp near the Bagladeshi town of Teknaf on Septebmer 5, 2017.
Nearly 125,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since a fresh upsurge of violence in Myanmar on August 25, the United Nations said September 5, as fears grow of a humanitarian crisis in the overstretched camps. The UN said 123,600 had crossed the border in the past 11 days from Myanmar's violence-wracked Rakhine state. / AFP PHOTO / K M ASAD        (Photo credit should read K M ASAD/AFP/Getty Images)

LONDON: Dozens of Rohingya women and children desperate to flee the violence in Myanmar are drowning while attempting to escape to Bangladesh by boat. A Bangladeshi border guard, who asked not to be identified, told, guards had retrieved eight bodies on the Bangladeshi side of the Naf River on Wednesday ...

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Arjun Rampal explores underworld in Daddy

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MUMBAI: It is rare to find an actor-director team that acknowledge their shortcomings. Indian National Award-winning actor Arjun Rampal and independent filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia are weirdly proud of their quirks. The duo will roll out their gangster epic Daddy on September 7 in the UAE.  While Ahluwalia describes himself as ...

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ECB announces dates for India, Pakistan, Australia series

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LONDON: The England and Wales Cricket Board, on Tuesday (September 5), announced the schedule for the 2018 English summer, which includes seven Tests, nine One-Day Internationals and four T20Is across four series against India, Pakistan, Australia and Scotland. England will start the home summer with the first of the scheduled ...

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Trying to help Pakistan is important for cricket: Paul Collingwood

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LONDON: There are lots of reasons why I’m looking forward to playing in the World XI T20 tour of Lahore. Hopefully this can be a significant step in helping Pakistan host international fixtures again after eight years of playing in other countries, including their home series in the United Arab ...

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