• Wednesday, June 19, 2024

British MP seeks Gujarat riot victims’ bodies, India says ‘no…

INDIA has said that it has not yet received any request from any parties regarding the repatriation of the mortal remains of three British victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. THE Indian High Commission in London was responding to a comment made by Kim Leadbeater MP in the UK Parliament…

India arrests Kashmir journalist for ‘anti-national’ posts

A prominent journalist in Indian-administered Kashmir has been arrested by police and accused of "glorifying terrorism" and "spreading fake news" in the disputed territory, where a running press crackdown has intensified. Fahad Shah, the editor of Kashmir Walla news portal, had already been questioned several times for his reporting by…

Rohit plots steady course for India-West Indies series

INDIA captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday (5) ruled out drastic team changes in the wake of Virat Kohli's departure as skipper ahead of the hosts' 1,000th one-day international against the West Indies. Rohit begins his tenure as full-time ODI captain in Ahmedabad on Sunday (6) for the first of three…

New Delhi’s homeless shiver through harsh cold snap

INDIA's capital New Delhi is shivering through an unusually harsh bout of harsh winter cold, blamed for killing scores of homeless people and leaving other hard-up residents struggling to keep warm. The sprawling megacity's 20 million inhabitants are accustomed to year-round weather extremes, from blistering summer heat to torrential downpours…

India showcases military might in Republic Day parade

LUMBERING tanks and the deafening roar of fighter planes echoed through New Delhi on Wednesday (26) as India's military showcased its might on Republic Day. The annual January 26 event marks the adoption of India's constitution with missile launchers, jet flyovers, motorcycle stunts and the brass band of the camel-mounted…

Aafia Siddiqui: Pakistani prisoner at centre of Texas siege

AAFIA SIDDIQUI, a Pakistani prisoner in the United States whose release was reportedly demanded by a Texas hostage-taker this weekend, is serving an 86-year sentence for the attempted murder of American soldiers. Four people were freed unharmed on Sunday (15) following a more than 10-hour standoff at a synagogue in…

India eyes next Test captain as Kohli era ends

AFTER Virat Kohli's sudden resignation the spotlight turned to his likely successor as India Test captain on Sunday (15), with white-ball skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul favourites to take over the high-pressure job. Kohli, 33, shocked the cricket-crazy nation on Saturday (14) by stepping down following the team's 2-1…

Prince Harry sues for UK police protection

US-based Prince Harry is appealing to the UK courts after the government refused to allow him police protection paid for out of his own pocket, arguing the decision means he cannot return home. Harry and wife Meghan lost their UK taxpayer-paid protection when they quit frontline royal duties in 2020…

Uttar Pradesh elections to begin on February 10

UP, India's most populous state and a key battleground for prime minister Narendra Modi and opposition groups, will hold elections in seven phases starting from Feb. 10, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Saturday (8). The outcome of the election in the northern state, currently ruled by Modi's Bharatiya…

Indian man claims he received 11 doses of Covid vaccine

AN Indian man has claimed that he received 11 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, reported the BBC. Brahmdeo Mandal, 65, a retired postman, said that the jabs had helped him to get rid of aches and pains and "stay healthy". He added that he had not suffered any adverse effects. Mandal…

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