Female Circumcision – communities call for religious freedom to be upheld

Female Circumcision – communities call for religious freedom to be upheld

Mumbai, June 4 (NewsIn.Asia) - Female Circumcision, more popularly known today as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has caught international attention, especially since many organisations are calling for a worldwide ban. But despite the heavy objection, millions of Muslim women, in many countries, in South Asia, Middle East and the African subcontinent, perform it as part of a religious practice. They...

China supports Pakistan case on alleged Indian spy Jadhav and says his code name was “monkey”

China supports Pakistan case on alleged Indian spy Jadhav and says his code name was “monkey”

New Delhi, June 2 (newin.asia): China supports Pakistan’s case that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the alleged Indian spy, was on a mission to create trouble in Balochistan to thwart the China-funded China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and that his code name was “monkey”. A report compiled by scholars from Renmin University also says that India is recruiting poor Afghans with a lot of...

Here’s Selvagomathy, who stalled Indian govt’s covert ban on beef eating

Here’s Selvagomathy, who stalled Indian govt’s covert ban on beef eating

Madurai ,May 31, (The Hindu): Ms.Selvagomathy, Managing Trustee of Justice Shivaraj V. Patil Foundation for Social Legal Education and Development, a non-governmental organisation based in Madurai, took centre stage on Tuesday by filing a public interest litigation petition in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court and obtaining an interim stay on the statutory rules framed by the Centre...

Indian navy rescues 33 Bangladeshis swept away by cyclone Mora

Indian navy rescues 33 Bangladeshis swept away by cyclone Mora

Dhaka, May 31 (bdnwews24):The Indian navy ship conducting search and rescue operations at the Bay of Bengal have pulled out 33 Bangladeshi victims of Cyclone Mora from two boats along with a dead body in the Maheskhali region The vessel is loaded with relief materials too, which will be dispatched to Chittagong once the search and rescue operation is complete...

Menon’s recipe for managing contentious Indo-China relations

Menon’s recipe for managing contentious Indo-China relations

P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, May 31 (Daily Express): India- China relations have taken a turn for the worse as a result of New Delhi’s boycott of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) summit in Beijing earlier this month. But all is not lost. There is a way of reversing the trend, which is suggested by Shivshanka Menon, India’s former Foreign Secretary...

Indian navy landing craft INS Jalashwa brings additional flood relief supplies to Sri Lanka

Indian navy landing craft INS Jalashwa brings additional flood relief supplies to Sri Lanka

Colombo, May 30 (newsin.asia):A third Indian Naval Ship, INS Jalashwa, arrived at Colombo Port on Tuesday from Vishakapatnam, as part of India's ongoing assistance to flood relief in Sri Lanka. This is the largest of the three Indian ships sent to Sri Lanka with relief material and personnel INS Jalashwa has specialized equipment, including a landing platform / dock, disembarkation crafts,...

Ireland set to elect gay Indian as its Prime Minister

Ireland set to elect gay Indian as its Prime Minister

Dublin, May 30 (Reuters):Ireland is on the verge of a huge generational change in its political life with the likely election of Leo Varadkar as its next premier – a move that would give the once-staunchly Catholic country its first openly gay leader and its first of Asian immigrant descent. Varadkar has built a near insurmountable lead ahead of a...

China warns India against building infrastructure in territory it claims

China warns India against building infrastructure in territory it claims

Beijing, May 29 (IANS): China has asked India to be "cautious" and exercise "restraint" over building infrastructure in Arunachal Pradesh, days after Prime Narendra Modi launched the country's longest bridge linking Assam with the state claimed by Beijing. "We hope India adopts a cautious and restrained attitude on the issue before the final settlement of the border issue with China...

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