Hindu extremists ask Christian schools in North Indian State not to celebrate Christmas

Hindu extremists ask Christian schools in North Indian State not to celebrate Christmas

Aligarh, December 17 (Outlook India): Christian schools in Aligarh district in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been warned by the Hindu Jagran Manch, a right-wing Hindutva group affiliated to Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini, not to celebrate Christmas because it may lure the students to Christianity. The Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYM) suspects Christmas celebration […]

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Pakistanis and Lata Mangeshkar reach out to each other

Karachi, December 17 (Dawn):  In an unusual case of music crossing disturbed borders, a video of a song sung by a Karachi three-wheeler driver put on Facebook last year drew the attention of Indians across the border and brought encomiums from none other than India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar. Three wheeler driver Master  Aslam’s rendering of […]

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): The European Parliament on Thursday called for comprehensive economic, military and legal sanctions against Myanmar for brazenly persecuting the Rohingya Muslims,  over a million have had flee to Bangladesh over the last few years and particularly since August this year. The EU wants the international community to go from uttering words […]

Myanmar arrests two Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Myanmar arrests two Reuters journalists under Official Secrets Act

Yangon, December 14 (Reuters):  Myanmar’s government said on Wednesday that police had arrested two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The reporters had been working on stories about a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine State that has caused almost 650,000 people to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. The Ministry of […]

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

AT least 6,700 Rohingyas killed in the first month of Myanmar’s military crackdown

Paris, December 14 (AFP): At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered […]

Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

Exit polls by TV channels predict BJP victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, December 14 (newsin.asia): Exit polls conducted by various Indian TV channels during the just concluded State Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh have predicted a convincing win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in both the states. If the exit polls prove to be correct, […]

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of Colombo Plan Council

Maldivian envoy Mohamed Hussain Shareef elected chair of  Colombo Plan Council

Colombo, December 13 (Avas): Maldives has been once again elected to chair the Colombo Plan Council – which was formed by Commonwealth to help facilitate a joint framework for Asia-Pacific countries to band together to assist and aid the countries. Maldives embassy at Sri Lanka Lanka on Wednesday stated that Maldives was elected to chair […]

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