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Suspected Militant Arrested Over Murder Of Professor

A suspected militant was arrested by Bangladesh police on charges of the murder of a professor in a weather of deadly attacks against liberal activists and minorities in the nation, according to the statement made by a senior officer on Tuesday. The 58-year-old English professor at Rajshahi University, Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, was hacked to death […]

India successfully puts spacecraft in Mars orbit

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India has successfully placed Wednesday the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), known as Mangalyaan in Mars orbit, as reported by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). India thus became the first Asian nation to get successfully to the red planet failed -Japan in 1998 and China in 2011 and the fourth space power to do so, […]

Modi promises toilets for 600 million Indians

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Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, announced Friday in New Delhi that a package of measures put in place to ensure citizen access to a bank account. In his first speech on independence day of India, Modi, who took office in May, also promised that by 2018 all households dispondr√≠an toilets. Currently about 600 million people […]

A suicide attack causes carnage in an Afghan market

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The explosion of a car bomb caused a massacre Tuesday in a market in Afghanistan. At least 89 civilians, including many children, have died in the suicide attack and 42 were injured. The blast occurred at a market Orgun District, Paktika Province (eastern Afghanistan). “Right now, the police are taking the wounded to hospitals,” the […]

Kerry arrives in Kabul to try to mediate the Afghan election dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, has come to Kabul in order to try to mediate the latest political crisis that threatens Afghanistan: The Battle for the results of the presidential election in June in which the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, have declared victory and whom the chief diplomat of the United […]

Canada launches express visa service in India

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Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, has launched new CAN+ express visa service for Indians this Monday to facilitate students, businesspersons and visitors. India is the third country after China and Mexico where the CAN+ visa services are being provided.¬† Earlier in the pilot program, visa applications were approved in five days with over […]

UN to investigate war crimes in Sri Lanka

Martti Ahtisaari

The Human Rights Commission of the United Nations will investigate alleged war crimes committed by both sides during the civil war in Sri Lanka after finding that the Government has not adequately investigated. Former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Laureate, Martti Ahtisaari, will lead the investigation, which will last until April 2015. Annual reports […]

3 policemen raped a woman at a police station in northern India

woman raped by police in india

Three policemen have raped a woman in a police station in northern India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, after she went there to inquire about her husband, who had been arrested for possessing a gun, as reported by local media. The violation occurred on early Wednesday, in the district of Hamirpur, when the woman […]

Senior Hindu nationalist Party Leader Defends Rape

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A new wave of outrage against violations again shake India. Not only for the last sexual assault, brutal assault and murder of two teenage girls aged 12 and 13 a few days ago. Also by the response to what happened to two girls a senior Hindu nationalist party leader has downplayed the attacks. “These incidents […]

India and China Bilateral Relationship Begins to Thaw

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India and China, two neighboring countries faced by a deep mutual mistrust, seem to have begun the thawing of relations following the coming to power of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Hindu nationalist party. Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, met in New Delhi on Sunday in a […]

Dalai Lama visit Mumbai to Attend the Festival of Tibetan

Dalai Lama meets Dr Sunita Dube

Dalai Lama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and exiled spiritual leader of Buddhism in Tibet, was on four day visit to Mumbai to give introductory teachings on Buddhism and has discussed his admiration for scientists and made some interesting remarks about emotional health during a recent visit at the Festival of Tibetan. During the visit […]

Indian Prime Minister Modi, a Leader with Two Souls

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Narendra Modi, the 170 million votes have granted an absolute majority in India, is a politician who combines two aspects: it is a Hindu nationalist and a good economic manager. Man who took oath as prime minister, 63, has received such overwhelming support at the polls because the economy is the most important issue for […]

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