ICC Cricket World Cup: India’s title defence ends in heartbreak, Aussies enter final with thumping win

Published on Mar 26 2015 // Featured, Sports
ICC Cricket World Cup: India’s title defence ends in heartbreak, Aussies enter final with thumping win
Sydney: India’s near flawless title defence came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts. In an engrossing semifinal clash, four-time...

India-China border talks begin in Delhi, focus on boundary demarcation

Published on Mar 23 2015 // Featured, India
India-China border talks begin in Delhi, focus on boundary demarcation
Beijing/New Delhi: India and China on Monday started the 18th round of border talks in Delhi – the first round of negotiations after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power last year – where the two sides are expected to focus on clarification of the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Special Representative...

Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derails in UP; 22 dead, 150 injured

Published on Mar 20 2015 // Featured, India
Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derails in UP; 22 dead, 150 injured
Rae Bareili: At least 22 persons were killed and around 150 others injured when the engine and two coaches of the Dehradun-Varanasi Janta Express derailed near Bachhrawan Railway Station on Friday. According to railway spokesperson Anil Saxena, the train had to stop at Bachhrawan station but the locomotive...

Fatima, one of the few Muslim women in India to hold a commercial pilot’s licence needs help

Published on Mar 07 2015 // Featured, Hyderabad, India, Special
Fatima, one of the few Muslim women in India to hold a commercial pilot’s licence needs help
By Nitin B “Ever since the 9th standard I always collected newspaper articles about aviation and pour over pictures of different aircrafts for hours” says Fatima, a 26 year old from Hyderabad. Fatima is no ordinary 26 year old though. She is Captain Syeda Salva Fatima, the only Muslim woman...

Expats have right to keep their passports

Published on Mar 06 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Expats have right to keep their passports
JEDDAH: IBRAHIM NAFFEE The Labor Ministry has reiterated that it is the right of foreign workers to keep their passports and official documents. “Anybody violating this rule will face serious penalties,” said Taysir Al-Mofraj, the ministry’s spokesman. According to him, holding on to employees’...

Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time

Published on Mar 06 2015 // Featured, India
Modi among 30 most influential people on internet: Time
New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named among the 30 most influential people on the internet by Time magazine in a list which also features US President Barack Obama. The list, which analysed social-media followings, site traffic and overall ability to drive news, also includes British...

Holi 2015: Google celebrates the festival of colours with a bright smiley doodle

Published on Mar 06 2015 // Featured, India
Holi 2015: Google celebrates the festival of colours with a bright smiley doodle
New Delhi: Google on Friday celebrated Holi with a multi-coloured smiley doodle on its homepage. The doodle signifies the glorious smiles of individuals where they colour their faces in any colour they want during the celebrations. Holi, the festival of colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is...

Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post

Published on Mar 05 2015 // Featured, Gulf, Special
Indian national arrested for blasphemous Facebook post
Worshippers throng the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in this photo contributed by Arab News reader Muhammad Arshad. An Indian national has been arrested for allegedly posting on Facebook an image of the Holy Kaaba plastered with Hindu deitiesJEDDAH: SIRAJ WAHAB The arrest of an Indian national...

Ban on Beef in Maharashtra: 5 Years Jail, Rs.10,000 Fine for Sale & Possession

Published on Mar 03 2015 // Featured, India
Ban on Beef in Maharashtra: 5 Years Jail, Rs.10,000 Fine for Sale & Possession
Meat lovers in Mumbai will have to do without their favourite beef burgers and steaks as President Pranab Mukherjee has signed a bill that bans cow slaughter in Maharashtra with restrictions on sale and possession of the meat. The decision had been pending for almost two decades, says the state finance...

Delhi bus rapist blames victim

Published on Mar 03 2015 // Featured, India
Delhi bus rapist blames victim
Mukesh SinghDELHI: One of the Indian men convicted of the Delhi gang rape of 2012 has claimed that his 23-year-old victim was to blame for her sexual assault and murder in an interview for a BBC documentary to be aired on International Women’s Day. Speaking from jail, Mukesh Singh said that women who...

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