Pakhtun Sikhs make Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their cultural hub

Pakhtun Sikhs make Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their cultural hub

Pakhtun Sikhs fleeing from the Taliban, have made Nankana Sahib in Pakistani Punjab their home and have revived many Sikh festivals not celebrated in this part of the world since the partition of India in 1947, writes Haroon Khalid in Scroll. The only time I attended Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (birthday) celebrations at Nankana Sahib […]

Maldives on the way to becoming a low-carbon economy

Maldives on the way to becoming a low-carbon economy

By Jacqueline Kame Male, January 9 (Huffington Post): The Maldives have decided to take matters into their own hands by setting things into motion to achieve a low-carbon economy. “We’re a small country,” said Mr.Moosa Zameer, the tourism Minister of Maldives, “And although we can’t undo the damage that’s already been done by rich countries—we can hope […]

Arrest officials who filed criminal case against Indian whistle blower, says Snowden

Arrest officials who filed criminal case against Indian whistle blower, says Snowden

New Delhi, January 9 (NDTV):  American whistleblower Edward Snowden has tweeted his sharp disapproval of a police case against journalist who exposed gaps in the security of biometric details of millions of citizens recorded in the Aadhaar database. In a post on Tuesday, the former US intelligence contractor came out in support of the journalist […]

Indian police investigate scribe who exposed security breach in biometric database

Indian police investigate scribe who exposed security breach in biometric database

New Delhi, January 8 (The Washington Post):  Indian government agency has filed a police complaint against a journalist who exposed a possible security breach in the country’s vast biometric database that contains the personal details of more than one billion citizens, raising fresh concerns about shrinking press freedom in India. The complaint against journalist Rachna […]

Maldivian opposition asks Japan to help restore democracy

Maldivian opposition asks Japan to help restore democracy

Male, January 8 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has sought guidance from Japan to help restore democracy in the Maldives and ensure a free and fair Presidential election later this year. Commenting on the recent visit of the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kano, the MDP said that Japan is a “robust democracy” which could […]

Lankan think tank shows way to tackle terrorists/criminals in Indian Ocean

Lankan think tank shows way to tackle terrorists/criminals in Indian Ocean

Colombo, January 8: Much of the problem in the Indian Ocean area is created by “non-state actors” such as pirates, narcotic and human smugglers and terrorists. But nations in the region and beyond are primarily concerned about fighting inter-state naval wars, and are not equipped, trained and organized for fighting the small and ever present […]

Imran Khan sends marriage proposal to his spiritual guru Bushra Maneka

Imran Khan sends marriage proposal to his spiritual guru Bushra Maneka

Islamabad, January 7 (Dawn): After much speculative drama regarding Imran Khan’s third wedding, finally, his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), broke its silence, saying its chairman has not been married ‘yet’ but has sent a marriage proposal to Bushra Maneka. Imran, former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and now the head of a political party, has […]

Bohras of Sri Lanka celebrate their Spiritual Leader’s birthday

Bohras of Sri Lanka celebrate their Spiritual Leader’s birthday

Colombo, January 7 (newsin.asia): Along with the rest of the community across the globe, the Bohras of Sri Lanka took out a colorful procession in Bambalapitiya, Colombo, on Saturday, to celebrate the birthday of their Spiritual Leader Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. The community which gathered at their mosque on Adamally Avenue, heard sermons and after […]