Indian cops arrest ‘masterminds’

Indian police made fresh arrests yesterday in the murder of a Hindu tailor in Rajasthan, which had sparked tensions between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority and a clampdown on protests and the internet to prevent them from escalating.

7h ago| Asia

Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

More than two dozen crew members are unaccounted for after their ship broke into two during a typhoon in the South China Sea yesterday, with rescuers scrambling to find them, officials say. 

10h ago| South Asia

Afghan clerics urge foreign nations to formally recognise Taliban govt

A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community to recognise the country’s Taliban-led government.

1d ago| India

India imposes export tax on petrol, diesel, jet fuel

India today imposed export tax on petrol, diesel and jet fuel (ATF) while also joining nations like the UK in imposing a windfall tax on crude oil produced locally.

1d ago| South Asia

Martin Raiser appointed World Bank VP for South Asia

The World Bank has appointed Martin Raiser, an economist and development expert with almost two decades of experience at the World Bank Group, as its new vice president for the South Asia Region.

1d ago| Undocumented

37 Bangladeshis detained trying to illegally enter Malaysia

Some 37 Bangladeshis were reportedly nabbed by the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) as they tried to enter the country illegally by boat in waters off Kuala Sepang in Selangor.

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

More than two dozen crew members are unaccounted for after their ship broke into two during a typhoon in the South China Sea yesterday, with rescuers scrambling to find them, officials say. 

June 3, 2022
June 3, 2022

Indian cops arrest ‘masterminds’

Indian police made fresh arrests yesterday in the murder of a Hindu tailor in Rajasthan, which had sparked tensions between the Hindu majority and Muslim minority and a clampdown on protests and the internet to prevent them from escalating.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Afghan clerics urge foreign nations to formally recognise Taliban govt

A three-day assembly of Islamic clerics and tribal elders in the Afghan capital concluded Saturday with pledges of support for the Taliban and calls on the international community to recognise the country’s Taliban-led government.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Prophet remarks: Kolkata cops issue look-out notice for Nupur Sharma

The Kolkata Police today issued a look-out notice for suspended BJP activist Nupur Sharma after she failed to appear before its investigators for the fourth time in a row over her controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that triggered an outrage.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Zubair's bail plea: Even before magistrate pronounced order, Delhi police leaked info to media

The Delhi Police were today (July 2, 2022) left red-faced when a senior officer KPS Malhotra was forced to admit that he had incorrectly informed the media that fact-checking website Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair was sent to 14-day judicial custody.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

SpiceJet flight makes emergency landing as smoke fills cabin in India

An Indian domestic flight made an emergency landing in New Delhi on Saturday (July 2) after its cabin filled with smoke soon after take-off for the central city of Jabalpur, the airline said.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Congress claims main accused in Udaipur beheading “BJP member”, BJP says “fake news”

India’s main opposition Congress today (July 2, 2022) referred to some media reports claiming a link between Riyaz Akhtari, the main accused in the beheading of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan’s Udaipur town, and local BJP leaders. BJP has dismissed the claim as “fake”.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Alt News co-founder Zubair’s bail plea rejected, sent to 14-day judicial custody

A court in Delhi today (July 2, 2022) rejected the bail plea of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair and sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Stop interfering in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s reclusive supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada yesterday called for the world to stop telling them how to run Afghanistan, insisting sharia law was the only model for a successful Islamic state. 

July 2, 2022
July 2, 2022

Death toll from northeast India landslide rises to 20

Rescuers in India’s northeast have recovered 20 bodies from the site of a landslide that buried a railway construction camp, the army said yesterday, after a second day of search efforts.