NRC in Assam targeting religious minorities: US commission on religious freedom

Washington, November 16: A federal US commission on international religious freedom has alleged that National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam is a tool to “target religious minorities and to render Muslims stateless”. Observing that the final NRC list, which…

Govt supporters march in Hong Kong after week of chaos

HONG KONG, November 16: Government supporters took to the streets of downtown Hong Kong on Saturday after a chaotic working week saw hardcore pro-democracy activists cause widespread disruption in the city and stretch police resources. A “Blossom Everywhere” campaign of…

Myanmar rejects ICC probe into war crimes against Rohingya

NAYPYITAW, November 16 : Myanmar has rejected an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the country faces mounting international pressure over its treatment of the minority ethnic group. The Hague-based court on Thursday approved…

Bolivia’s growing crisis turns deadly as 5 killed in clash

Sacaba (Bolivia), November 16: Bolivia’s political crisis turned deadly after security forces opened fire on supporters of Evo Morales in a central town, killing at least five people, injuring dozens and threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following…

India seeks Israel’s help to ensure tap-water to every Indian by 2024

Tel Aviv, November 15: India is seeking Israel’s help to ensure functional tap-water to every Indian household by 2024 with a senior minister visiting the country next week to fulfill the government’s mission, India’s envoy here has said. During his…

Russia plans to deliver S-400 missile systems to India on schedule: Putin

Brasilia, November 15: Russia plans to deliver the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India as per schedule, President Vladimir Putin has said, amidst warnings from the US against the deal. India announced its intention to acquire S-400 ‘Triumf’ surface-to-air missile…

China says Britain fuelling protests after HK minister jostled

Beijing, November 15: China on Friday condemned an incident in which Hong Kong’s justice secretary was jostled by masked demonstrators in London, and accused Britain of fuelling pro-democracy unrest. Teresa Cheng, Hong Kong’s deeply unpopular Secretary for Justice, fell while…

Lanka to elect new president on Saturday

Colombo, November 15: Sri Lanka will go to the polls on Saturday to choose a new president, an election that will decide the future of the country that struggles with security challenges after the Easter Sunday bombings and increasing political…

Much of Kashmir violence by outfits linked to Jamaat-e-Islami: US Congressman

Washington, November 14: Much of the violence in Kashmir is tied to organisations linked to separatist outfit Jamat-e-Islami and its partners, an influential US lawmaker has said, noting that the group has committed acts of violence against minority groups, including…

Pervez Musharraf says “Osama bin Laden was Pakistan’s hero”

ISLAMABAD, November 14: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in an interview admitted that Kashmiris were “trained in Pakistan” as Mujahideen to fight against the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir. He also called jihadi terrorists as Pakistan’s “heroes”. He also…