Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: India

Facebook, Twitter, other social media banned in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp after the Indian government said social media services were “being misused by anti-national and anti-social elements”. It is the first time the government has taken such a step, although it regularly blocks mobile internet signal in the Kashmir Valley. Internet ...

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Video: ‘Taliban linked with RAW, NDS,’ Taliban spokesman confesses

ISLAMABAD: Former Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has revealed that the Pakistani Taliban have close ties with RAW in a confessional video released today. In the statement, he also elaborates the reasons why he surrendered to the Pakistan Army. “I have been the spokesperson of TTP Mahmod Agency, TTP and ...

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BFI will not allow its boxers for Amir Khan’s pro-league

NEW DELHI: Amir Khan is all set to promote a boxing league in India in tie-up with the International Boxing Association (AIBA) but the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has ruled out allowing any of its pugilists in the event. The Super Boxing League (SBL) will roll out from July 7 to August ...

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Vijay Mallya laundered money to British cos, India tells UK

NEW DELHI: Indian investigators feel there is a strong chance of bringing Vijay Mallya back to India as documents shared by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) with the UK government claim the controversial tycoon laundered money from banks in India to “British companies“ and “bank accounts“ in the UK.The ED’s findings ...

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ICC unveil practice match schedule for Women’s World Cup

LONDON: Defending champions Australia will face South Africa and Pakistan in warm-up matches prior to this year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup in England and Wales, it has been announced. The ICC has published the warm-up schedule for the eight competing nations, with games due to be played ...

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Sonu Nigam on Azaan row: I stand by my statement

MUMBAI: After the backlash Sonu Nigam received following his tweets about ‘forced religiousness’, the singer has clarified his statement saying that his statements were not against any religion but usage of loudspeakers. After a series of replies to those questioning or supporting his view, he tweeted, “Dear everyone. Your stand ...

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India captain Kohli passed fit to play in IPL

MUMBAI: India captain Virat Kohli has recovered from his shoulder injury and is fit to play in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the country’s cricket board (BCCI) said. Kohli missed the franchise’s first three matches as he underwent rehabilitation after injuring his right shoulder ...

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Sold into slavery: India’s lost generation of missing children

     Nita Bhalla – It was a balmy August afternoon last year when 11-year-old Piyush Sharma disappeared while playing outside his home in the small east Indian town of Hatia. The skinny little boy, with big brown eyes and an infectious smile, had just returned from school and told his ...

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Indian CM invites Pakistani artists to India despite ban

NEW DELHI: Indian Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday that he was never in favour of the ban on Pakistani artists visiting India. The minister said that despite the ban, he would be happy to invite Pakistani artists to Indian Punjab and expressed his wish to ...

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India will do everything to release Jadhav, says Indian home minister

NEW DELHI: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India will do everything possible to release the Indian spy, Kulbhushan Jadhav. Field General Court Martial (FGCM) on Monday gave Kulbhushan Jadhav a death sentence after trial for his involvement in espionage and sabotage activities in Karachi and Balochistan. While talking ...

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