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Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents

Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents

Kohli says flexible batting order can ‘surprise’ India’s opponents DUBLIN (AFP) – Virat Kohli believes a flexible batting order will help keep India’s opponents guessing while they are in Ireland and England. India launched their tour with a 78-run thrashing of Ireland in the first Twenty20 international in Dublin on Wednesday. Kohli, one of the […]

Withdrawal of India’s BJP from Kashmir government could herald ‘muscular policy’

Withdrawal of India’s BJP from Kashmir government could herald ‘muscular policy’

NEW DELHI;India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) quit the ruling coalition in occupied Kashmir state on Tuesday and called for federal control over the disputed Himalayan region, citing a deterioration in security that could herald a new crackdown. The Hindu nationalist BJP entered into an unlikely alliance with a regional party after an inconclusive election […]

India’s top court moves rape, murder trial of 8-year-old out of IoK

India’s top court moves rape, murder trial of 8-year-old out of IoK

India’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered the trial of eight men accused of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl to be moved out of occupied Kashmir after her family and lawyer said they faced death threats. The girl, from a nomadic Muslim community that roams the forests of Indian-occupied Kashmir, was drugged, held […]

India’s Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: study

India’s Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: study

US President Donald Trump may rule the roost on Twitter, but he lags far behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Facebook, according to a study published Wednesday. Modi is by far the most followed world leader on the gargantuan social networking platform, counting 43.2 million followers. That is nearly twice the 23.1 million who follow Trump, according to a […]

India’s Supreme Court orders special trials for child rape cases

India’s Supreme Court orders special trials for child rape cases

India´s Supreme Court on Tuesday called for fast-track investigations and special courts to hear child rape cases amid an upsurge in deadly sex crimes.Authorities have been facing intense pressure to act since the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl by a group of Hindus, and other cases. After the rape of the girl […]

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 […]