EAST
16 year old shakes 15 year old’s hand, told to marry her or face assault charges

16 year old shakes 15 year old’s hand, told to marry her or face assault charges

MEERUT: This defies logic, but here’s the newest case of Panchayat ‘moral’ policing. A boy who shook hands with a teenaged girl at his village near Bulandshahr, was…

Tremors release swarms of bees in Hazaribagh

Tremors release swarms of bees in Hazaribagh

Hazaribagh (Jharkhand) : The earthquake which rocked Hazaribagh twice on Saturday not  forced people out of their houses and workplaces, as well as swarms of bees! The quake…

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NORTH EAST

Mizoram ‘disturbed’ over Manipur border areas

Mizoram ‘disturbed’ over Manipur border areas

A Bill to declare Mizoram’s northern regions bordering Manipur a “disturbed area” will be introduced…

Three new tiger reserves for India?

Three new tiger reserves for India?

Dibang in Arunachal Pradesh may soon have a wildlife sanctuary, while India may have three…

Beef eating is a state subject, don’t stop it : BJP Meghalaya

Beef eating is a state subject, don’t stop it : BJP Meghalaya

Fact, stranger than fiction? The Meghalaya unit of the BJP is actually spoken against the…

The Bihu of Bangkok

The Bihu of Bangkok

Talk about the new years all over Asia: The northeast and southeast Asian culture is…

ASIA

Will Jersey’s be a solution to Maharashtra’s ‘beef ban’?

Will Jersey’s be a solution to Maharashtra’s ‘beef ban’?

Muslim community leaders and beef merchants’ associations have asked the government to allow slaughter of Jersey cows’ offspring (bulls and bullocks) to mitigate the crisis due to ban…

Drone attack on Japan PM office?

Drone attack on Japan PM office?

Excitement and worry in Japan after a small drone laced with radiation was found on the roof of the prime minister’s office. Small 50 centimetre flying objects with radio-active…

India blocks Al Jazeera News for a week

India blocks Al Jazeera  News for a week

Try to access Al Jazeera from India and all you will get is a blue screen that says that the Ministry of I & B has disallowed broadcasting…

Pollution is eating away India’s prized heritage

Pollution is eating away India’s prized heritage

India’s pollution problem, which came into the limelight after Delhi’s air was declared even filthier than Beijing’s last year, is even more monumental than we thought, says blogger…

WORLD NEWS

Ethiopia Mourns Christians martyred for their faith

Ethiopia Mourns Christians martyred for their faith

Not just Ethiopia, but people all over the world mourn the brutal killing of 30 people by ISIL,  because of their…

World Bank Projects responsible for gross Human Rights violations?

World Bank Projects responsible for gross Human Rights violations?

An expose published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the past…

Nepal

Surya Bahadur Thapa:This was a life

Surya Bahadur Thapa:This was a life

Former five-time Nepalese Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa was cremated with state honors Friday near a revered Hindu temple after his death earlier this week. Thousands of…

Bhutan

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Bhutan is no longer FIFA bottom ranker

Football: Bhutan is no more the lowest ranked soccer playing nation. After the memorable double victory in the two-legged encounter with Sri Lanka, Bhutan jumped 46 places…

Tibet

Tibetan Bloggger goes missing after arrest

Tibetan Bloggger goes missing after arrest

Chinese authorities within Tibet are cracking down on writers and bloggers, say sources in Dharamshala, India.  Tibetan writer and blogger Shokjang and his brother in law have…

Burma

The Undercover Burma Mission

The Undercover Burma Mission

Founded by a former Green Beret, the Free Burma Rangers train ethnic minorities to run their own humanitarian missions in war-torn regions. Burma has reached a tentative…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

DHAKA : Women, aren’t really considered as subjects for media news coverage in patriarchal Bangladesh.  A recent media monitoring survey by the NGO Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha…

Pakistan

Another Christian burnt alive in Pakistan

Another Christian burnt alive in Pakistan

Lahore: A teenage boy was attacked on Friday for saying he was a Christian A Pakistani Christian boy has died after being set on fire by a…

Srilanka

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

Madam Bandarnaike remembered in Sri Lanka

As in the previous year’s Private Secretaries to the Cabinet Ministers of the 1970-1977 government will hold a commemorative alms giving on 17 th April at 5.00…

Kashmir

Kashmir dispute adds tension South Asia?

Kashmir dispute adds tension South Asia?

Srinagar: In India administrated Kashmir, the Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute is a must to end the tension,…