Pakistani leader shot dead

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) Sindh leader Khalid Mahmood Soomro was Saturday shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan. Soomro was assassinated when he was praying in a mosque in Sukkur city, Radio Pakistan reported. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the murder. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah also condemned the […]

Bangladesh bans funeral prayers for war criminals

Bangladesh bans funeral prayers for war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 26 (IANS) Bangladesh has banned namaaz e janaza or prayers before funerals for the 1971 war criminals in capital Dhaka, the country’s minister Muzammel Hoque confirmed, according to media reports Wednesday. Questioning the merit in holding namaaz e janaza for war criminals, Hoque argued Tuesday that such funeral prayers were hardly held for […]

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits New Zealand

Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits New Zealand

  Wellington, Sep 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand’s North Island Tuesday, a media report said.The tremor hit the area at 2.41 am, stuff.co.nz reported citing GeoNet that provides real-time monitoring and data collection in New Zealand for rapid response and research into earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami hazards.No […]

62 detained in China in social networking porn crackdown

62 detained in China in social networking porn crackdown

  Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Police in Beijing and Guangzhou have detained 62 suspects for using social networking services to organise prostitution or spread pornographic content, according to China’s anti-pornography authorities.Beijing police have busted four operations and captured 25 suspects for organising prostitution via microblogs and instant messaging services since a campaign against pornography began in […]

Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode

Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode

By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be deployed to Iraq The additional troops were being sent to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad […]

Afghanistan begins process of ballots invalidation

Afghanistan begins process of ballots invalidation

Kabul, Aug 25 (IANS) The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Monday began the process of invalidation of ballots in the presidential runoff elections held June 14, as the audit process of all ballot boxes continues.The audit process of the votes cast in June 14 to elect a president began July 17. IEC Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani […]