EAST
India: 600 strikes against minorities since May?

India: 600 strikes against minorities since May?

New Delhi: While the mainstream media occupies itself with prime-time debates on Prime Minister Modi’s foreign trips and handshakes across the world, they chose to ignore hundreds of…

Church expectations from Telengana’s first Deputy CM

Church expectations from Telengana’s first Deputy CM

Hyderabad (Telengana): Thatikonda Rajaiah has taken charge as the Deputy Chief Minister in India’s newest state of Telangana in the South. He is also the Minister of Health…

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NORTH EAST

Karbi Film Awards 2014

Karbi Film Awards 2014

DIPHU, June 25:  In a bid to give encouragement and due recognition to the talented…

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Discontent brews as Brus refuse to return to Mizoram

Agartala: Tripura wants some 36,000 Bru refugees, sheltering from violence across the border in Mizoram…

Assam tells Centre: don’t soften Bangla Border

Assam tells Centre: don’t soften Bangla Border

Guwahati:  The Government of India is exploring the possibility of a softening the border with Bangladesh, but…

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Forest man.. film on Assamese forest lover awarded

Jorhat, Assam: The inspiring story of Jadav Payeng, the man who single-handedly planted nearly 1,400…

ASIA

An Indian Church for Untouchables rises

An Indian Church for Untouchables rises

New Delhi: Step aside, Pope Francis, there’s a new ‘Dalit Pope’ and a ‘Dalit Catholic Church’. It can only happen in India, where try as one might, caste…

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the 16…

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the Sri…

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

A pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying a man her family disapproved…

WORLD NEWS

‘Priests must face violence and torture, return to Iraq’

‘Priests must face violence and torture, return to Iraq’

Even as Islamists continue to target non-Islamic institutions such as churches, life grows even more difficult for Christians in Iraq. Persecution…

US pins hopes on South Asia to contain terror

US pins hopes on South Asia to contain terror

WASHINGTON:  The emergence of new leadership in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan provides an opportunity to ensure greater stability and security to…

Nepal

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

61st Mount Everest climb anniversary rally

KATHMANDU: Hundreds of people in Nepal’s capital have held separate rallies to mark the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Mount Everest and to remember the…

Bhutan

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

Bhutan PM gets preferred Modi dinner treatment?

New Delhi: Bhutan’s Prime Minister was the one who was seated beside Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the dinner after the swearing in ceremony, and this…

Tibet

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Tibetan language learning is on despite Chinese ‘ban’

Dharamshala (India):  Reports say that China is consistently discouraging people from learning the Tibetan language.  Even so,  community gatherings are held in order to study the Tibetan…

Burma

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

Indo-Thai link via Burma ‘soon’

NEW DELHI: The proposed highway connecting India, Burma and Thailand is to be operational soon, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said today, reports PTI. The interntional…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women : tell the world our story

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women :  tell the world our story

The first enactment of the play was met with silence…. And then the women said ‘Go out and tell the world our story!’ When writer and actor…

Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

Family stones Pregnant woman to death in Pakistan

A pregnant woman has been stoned to death by her own family outside a courthouse in the Pakistani city of Lahore for marrying a man her family…

Srilanka

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Militant Buddhist Monks protest Religious Police Unit

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Protesters led by Buddhist monks from the right-wing Ravana Balaya group have occupied the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs in the…

Kashmir

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Kashmir: state with the most high security poll booths

Srinagar: Kashmir will have 4306 out of total 4773 polling booths under highly security surveillance after authorities identified 1500 more polling booths as sensitive for the upcoming…