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Flags and parades in India and Pakistan for 70th anniversary celebrations

Tensions in India over patriotic oath for kids and order for Islamic schools to movie self-reliance day events National flags are being hawked at traffic signal, the Indian parliament has actually been brightened, and monkey traps have actually been set up around Delhi monoliths as India prepares to commemorate the 70th anniversary of its self-reliance. Above Pakistans capital, Islamabad, this weekend, flying force jets left a multicoloured path as they practiced for the biggest air program in the nations history on Monday, when it commemorates its own development in 1947. Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will lead the events in India on Tuesday with a conventional speech from the Red Fort in Delhi, where the nations very first leader, Jawaharlal Nehru, managed the lowering of the union jack 70 years back at the stroke of midnight on 15 August. Like Nehru, Modi will manage the hoisting of the Indian tricolour... Readmore

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09 Aug
UN calls on Nepal to investigate civil war case of gang-rape and torture by soldiers

UN calls on Nepal to investigate civil war case of gang-rape and torture by soldiers

Landmark move marks very first time UNs human rights group has actually intervened in a private case, yet advocates state Nepals federal government is not likely to act The UN person rights committee has actually advised Nepal to examine the... Readmore

05 Aug
Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

Partition, 70 years on: Salman Rushdie, Kamila Shamsie and other writers reflect

More than a million were killed and many millions more displaced by Indian partition. Authors consider its bloody legacy and the crises now facing their countries Pankaj Mishra Pankaj Mishra. Photograph: Windham-Campbell Prize To think about partition on its 70th... Readmore

17 Jul
Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Rohingya crisis: UN warns 80,000 children ‘wasting’ from hunger in Myanmar

Some 75,000 stateless Muslim Rohingya individuals who ran away a bloody army crackdown reside in western Rakhine state and are reeling from a food crisis More than 80,000 kids under the age of 5 living in majority-Muslim locations of western... Readmore

13 Jul
Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Swimming trunk: elephant rescued from ocean 10 miles off Sri Lanka coast

Sri Lankan navy drag animal back to coast after it got captured in a present off the coast near the town of Kokkilai An elephant has actually been saved from the ocean around 10 miles (16km) off Sri Lankas northeast... Readmore

06 Jul
Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it

Robot allowed into US for competition, but no visa for Afghan girls who made it

All-girl group of robotics trainees should enjoy device complete at worldwide contest in Washington through video link after entry allows declined Two Afghan ladies declined visas to the United States for a robot-building competitors have actually stated they were dumbfounded... Readmore

02 Jul
‘A violence no autopsy can reveal’: the deadly cost of India’s campus prejudice

‘A violence no autopsy can reveal’: the deadly cost of India’s campus prejudice

Many Dalit students regard university as a place of ridicule and abuse. Amrit Dhillon investigates the aftermath of two suicides and asks: is it time to make campus caste discrimination a criminal offence? Vikas Kumar Moola has been troubled by... Readmore

23 Jun
Pakistan: 11 dead after car bomb near police chief’s office in Quetta

Pakistan: 11 dead after car bomb near police chief’s office in Quetta

Bomb was planted in a moving automobile, however officers were attempting to identify whether it was a suicide attack An effective vehicle battle near the workplace of the provincial authorities chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday has actually eliminated 11... Readmore

23 Jun
British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

British accountant sentenced to 17 years in Myanmar jail in controversial court case

Niranjan Rasalingam was and had no attorney initially uninformed of his complete sentence for function in ATM card fraud that he rejects A court in Myanmar has actually sentenced a 30-year-old British male to 17 years in prison in a... Readmore

22 Jun
Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

Kunduz was up to the Taliban, however in current months union forces have actually won ground. Now, 4 months into Ramadan, fasting in 40C heat has actually taken its toll F# SEEEE or the majority of his adult life Juma... Readmore

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