Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Indian film with Pakistani actress does brisk business amidst nationalistic uproar

Mumbai, May 25 (newsin.asia): While a section of Bollywood is engaged in a twitter war against “traitors” and “Pakistani agents”, a Bollywood film which has a Pakistani actress in the lead is doing roaring business at the box office. The ban on Pakistani artistes imposed by the thuggish Shiv Sena some months ago has apparently […]

Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

Hindutva forces trying to hijack non-communal Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

By Azzam Khan/www.southasianmonitor.com Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh, the pride of the Bengali nation, the revolutionary who stood up against the British colonialists, against religious hypocrisy, against class and caste discrimination, is now being used for all the wrong reasons. He is being embroiled in the exact kind of propaganda that he […]

Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

Former top Indian cop barred from entering Canada citing rights violations

New Delhi, May 24 (Hindustan Times): Canada has barred a former high-ranking Indian police officer  from entering the country citing human rights violations. Immigration authorities denied entry to Tejinder Singh Dhillon, who served at Central Reserve Police Force in 2010, as they considered him to have served a state involved in “terrorism, systematic or gross human […]

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

From human being to ‘human shield’: The story of a young Kashmiri, Farooq Dar

By Shiv Visvanathan/Scroll In Sometimes history and especially the history of violence has a way of teaching us lessons by telling the story from different angles. The classic narrative often cited in this context is Akira Kurosawa’s classic movie Rashomon where a murder is seen from three perspectives. The emphasis here is not to create a picture […]

Populist pressures triggered shuffle of Sri Lankan cabinet portfolios

Populist pressures triggered shuffle of Sri Lankan cabinet portfolios

Colombo, May 22 (newsin.asia): Monday’s shuffle of cabinet portfolios in Sri Lanka appears to have been triggered by populist feelings about what the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government should be doing in the national interest, which, in Sri Lankan politics  some times, boils down to the interest of the Sinhalese-Buddhist majority. Through the shuffle, President Maithripala Sirisena and […]

Indian woman climbs Mt Everest twice in five days and five times in six years

Indian woman climbs Mt Everest twice in five days and five times in six years

Guwahati, May 21 (Express News Service): Anshu Jamsenpa created mountaineering history for Indian women on Sunday, by climbing Mount Everest twice in five days and notching up five successful ascents to the world’s highest peak  in six years. A mother of two daughters, Anshu is the first Indian woman to scale Mt.Everest  five times since 2011 […]

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

“It’ll be better to go for a political settlement with Pakistan on spying case” says ex-Indian diplomat

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/www.rediff.com The initial reports from Pakistan regarding the International Court of Justice’s interim order on the Kulbhushan Jadhav “spying” case give a sinking feeling. If chances of Pakistan carrying out the death sentence were evenly poised, the balance now tilts in favor of execution. It’s now, say, 75% to 25% in favor of execution. […]

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Russia Insider An exclusive story in Times of India that India has made Russian projects to construct more nuclear power plants in India conditional on Moscow persuading Beijing to give up its opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India argues that sans NSG membership it will be constrained to settle for an […]

India’s first womb transplant operation a success.

India’s first womb transplant operation a success.

Pune, May 20 (Indian Express): Indian doctors based in Pune in Maharashtra, have succeeded in transplanting a womb. The operation was conducted on a 21-year-old woman who was born without a uterus. The donor was her 41-year-old mother. “The first case always takes time and in the case of this 21-year-old girl who was born […]

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