Pakistani Taliban chief killed?

Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah

Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Even as the Pakistani Army intensified its anti-terrorism operations in the wake of Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a Peshawar school that left 148 students and teachers dead, unconfirmed reports said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah was killed in an airstrike inside Afghanistan early Saturday. An unverified Twitter account of the […]

Sony made a mistake pulling off ‘The Interview’: Obama

Sony made a mistake pulling off 'The Interview': Obama

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the movie “The Interview” following a cyber attack. The president spoke just hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attack on the studio, reports variety.com. […]

PM Modi congratulates Japanese PM on poll win

PM Modi and Shinzo Abe

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minster Narendra Modi Monday congratulated his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his electoral victory. “Congratulations to Shinzo Abe on his victory in the elections. Japan will scale newer heights of progress under his leadership,” Modi said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Shinzo […]

Fake Pakistani travel agents in US dupe travellers to India

Fake Pakistani travel agents in US dupe travellers to India

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) Ten fake travel agents, most of them from Pakistan, have been indicted in a travel scam that left about 200 travellers to India stranded and bilked of more than $1 Million. All of them have been charged in an indictment in New York State Supreme Court with varying counts of […]

209 arrested for Hong Kong street protests

209 arrested for Hong Kong street protests

Hong Kong, Dec 12 (EFE) A total of 209 people were detained during the dismantling of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protest campaign, including politicians and student leaders, many of whom were released Friday. The police operation to end the civil disobedience campaign in the central business district of Admiralty lasted for 12 hours and was […]

18 killed in Nepal bus accident

18 killed in Nepal bus accident

Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and more than 40 injured Monday in a bus accident in Nepal. According to police officials, the bus was heading from Kalikot district to Kailali, Xinhua reported. Officials said the bus had a capacity of 36 passengers but it was carrying 68 passengers which may […]

China donates $500,000 to restore water supply to Maldives

China donates $500,000 to restore water supply to Maldives

Male, Dec 8 (IANS) The Chinese government donated $500,000 to the Maldives government to speed up the repairs of a desalination plant and restore water supply to the capital, an official said here. The donation was offered Sunday after the Maldives government announced an estimated $20 million would be required to repair the plant that […]

MH17 crash: 292 victims identified

MH17 crash: 292 victims identified

The Hague, Dec 6 (IANS) Three more victims of the MH17 plane crash have been identified, which means 292 of the 298 passengers of that ill-fated aircraft have now been identified, Dutch authorities have said. The Dutch ministry of security and justice announced this Friday. All identifications of the victims have been carried out in […]

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 […]

Sania role model for girls all over the world: UN

sania mirza at UN

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Sania Mirza is a role model for girls not only India but all over the world, United Nations Women has said after appointing the Indian tennis star as the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region. Mirza was appointed the ambassador at an event held to mark the International […]