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India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

India’s first all-woman crew on around-the-globe mission

AFP   NEW DELHI:  A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and gruelling around-the-world mission on Sunday – the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian all-female crew.Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which will begin in the western state of Goa, told AFP the project was “revolutionary” in bringing […]

India’s first female WWE wrestler fights wearing shalwar kameez

India’s first female WWE wrestler fights wearing shalwar kameez

KARACHI  : Yes Urdu Desk : While WWE already has a huge following all around the world, the largest wrestling conglomerate is now on its way to bring the best talent and spread its influence even more. With the ongoing Mae Young Classic women’s tournament currently airing on WWE Network, 32 female wrestlers from several countries […]

Communal strife in home state of India’s Modi kills one, 14 hurt

Communal strife in home state of India’s Modi kills one, 14 hurt

REUTERS One person was killed and about 14 injured when violence erupted following a scuffle between Muslim and Hindu school students in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, a senior administrative official said on Sunday. A crowd of about 5,000 people attacked Muslim residents and set dozens of homes and vehicles on […]

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute

India’s top court urges negotiated settlement to end Babri Masjid dispute Web Desk NEW DELHI: India’s top court on Tuesday urged all parties in the Babri Masjid – Ram Mandir dispute to resolve matters through a negotiated settlement. The Indian chief justice J S Khekhar said he was ready to sit as an arbitrator in […]

The fear of Hindu Rashtra: Should India’s Muslims keep away from electoral politics?

The fear of Hindu Rashtra: Should India’s Muslims keep away from electoral politics?

The fear of Hindu Rashtra: Should India’s Muslims keep away from electoral politics? AJAZ ASHRAF Four months before the Uttar Pradesh election results sent Muslims in India reeling in shock, former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb delivered a speech in Lucknow, which, in hindsight, might be called prescient. “If Muslims don’t wish to have the […]

India’s top court says no to national ban on cow slaughter

India’s top court says no to national ban on cow slaughter

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s top court Friday rejected a petition seeking a nationwide ban on cow slaughter, a flashpoint issue for Hindus who consider the animal sacred. The Supreme Court dismissed an activist’s proposal to prohibit the slaughter of cows across India, a measure that would have effectively banned beef consumption in the nation […]

Trump invites India’s Modi to US ‘this year’

Trump invites India’s Modi to US ‘this year’

President Donald Trump will host Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United States later this year, the White House said after the pair spoke by phone on Tuesday. During the call, Trump emphasised that the United States “considers India a true friend and partner in addressing challenges around the world,” according to a readout […]

Cyclone kills 10 in south India’s tech hub Chennai

Cyclone kills 10 in south India’s tech hub Chennai

At least 10 people were killed when Cyclone Vardah slammed into the southern Indian tech hub of Chennai, bringing down houses and cutting off the electricity supply, authorities said Tuesday. Most were crushed by trees uprooted in winds of up to 140 kilometres per hour, which also cut power across large swathes of southern India […]