KATHMANDU – China hasdecided to substantiallyincrease its assistance to developingcountries in South Asianregion, particularly to Nepaland Pakistan, a top Chineseofficial said here on Tuesday.”China will adopt strictly fiveprinciples of peaceful coexistenceand substantially increaseits assistance to developingcountries in its neighbourhood,”Communist Party ofNepal – Unified MarxistLeninist ( CPN-UML) said in astatement after the directorgeneral of external security [...]
NEW DELHI – Has anythingreally changed since a youngwoman, who died after beinggang-raped and brutally beatenlast December, was adopted asthe symbol of an enraged Indiathat was determined to force achange?Yes, we have a stringent antirapelaw now. And yes, talkingabout sexual harassment is nolonger taboo as is evident fromthe recent case of a younglawyer who dared [...]
KARACHI – Violence rockedPakistan’s biggest city as 13people were killed in targetedshootings including five suspectedTaliban activists, a Shiascholar and two Moroccan studentsat a religious seminary.Police said the spate of targetedkillings increased late onTuesday evening when sevenpeople were shot dead in just anhour.In the latest incident atNazimabad, unidentified gunmenopened fire on a car killingfive people.A senior [...]
PANAJI – Tehelka founder editorTarun Tejpal broke downon Sunday while being interrogatedby Goa police crimebranch at their office in DonaPaula, police officers said. Theinterrogation lasted five hoursafter which he was taken toPanaji police station lockup.Earlier, Tejpal was remanded topolice custody for six days. Hewill be taken for a medicalexamination later.Tejpal was interrogated byinvestigating officer PI [...]
KOLKATA – India is concernedwith Bangladesh’s decisionto order two submarinesfrom China. There are also indicationsthat Chinese submarineshave been sneaking into Indianterritorial waters in the Bay ofBengal undetected. These developmentshave led to the EasternNaval Command seeking morepresence in the Bay of Bengalregion.”Why would Bangladesh needsubmarines? This decision bythe government there and theongoing strife in the country [...]
NEW DELHI – The Pakistanarmy headquarters has issued adirective to its corps commandersand troops not to initiateanything that could be construedas a violation of theceasefire with India along theLine of Control (LoC), outgoingPakistan HighCommissioner Salman Bashirsaid today. At a media interactionat the ForeignCorrespondents’ Club here, hesaid both countries had alsoasked their respective DGMOsto fix a [...]
MUMBAI – “I was born in Mumbai and grew up in this city, but never felt unsafe here even for a moment. After that day my faith is shattered,” said the teen survivor of the gangrape at Shakti Mills.
A call-centre employee, she visited the mill with her boyfriend on the evening of July 31that and [...]
NEW DELHI – BJP stalwart L K Advani has dug in his heels. He refused to drop his opposition to Narendra Modi as the party’s prime ministerial nominee, leaving party president Rajnath Singh with little choice but to push on regardless of the veteran’s objections. This will undoubtedly cast a shadow of controversy over Modi’s [...]
There Are Less Than Seven Doctors For Every 10,000 People In India!
NEW DELHI – In India, there are less than seven doctors for every 10,000 people, and more than 4,700 children die every day before attaining the age of five, a report said.
The report, titled “The Killer Gap: A global index of health inequality for [...]
DHAKA – Bangladesh’s cabinet has ordered “legal action” against 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, accusing him of avoiding taxes on income from awards, book royalties and foreign tours.
The cabinet, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has asked the tax administration, central bank and banking regulators to take the action in line with “existing [...]