Violence

  • Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza 2 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah, a top UN official said. The four, Abdur Rehman from Lucknow, Anwar Hussein belonging to Mumbai, Kamil hailing from Badam Ganj and...
  • In violent weekend, at least 40 people shot in Chicago 2 days ago

    Chicago: An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest US city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included an 11-year-old...
  • Custodial violence a serious issue: Court 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A court has observed that custodial violence in any form is a serious issue and the judiciary must exhibit zero tolerance for such offences. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau made the observation while dealing a complaint regarding custodial violence in the Tihar jail premise which left under trial prisoner...
  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike 6 days ago

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over four-fold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots accused remanded to judicial custody 6 days ago

    A riot accused was sent to 14 days' judicial custody after he surrendered before a court in Muzaffarnagar in connection with Maherdeen killing case. Chief judicial magistrate Narender Kumar sent the accused Sandeep alias Kala to 14 days judicial custody on Tuesday. Maherdeen was murdered during riots in Lank village in the...
  • West Bengal: 27 Indians return from Iraq jobless, hounded by moneylenders 1 week ago

    Nadia: The Iraq war has hit India. Even as 39 Indians remain in captivity in Mosul, thousands are hoping to come home. But heavily in debt, many of them are worried about what they're returning to. Twenty-seven men have returned to West Bengal's Nadia - jobless and being hounded by...
  • Book will come out soon with or without Orient Blackswan: Megha Kumar July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Oxford-based historian Megha Kumar is the recent victim of censorship as publisher Orient Blackswan withheld the sale of the book 'Communalism and Sexual Violence: Ahmedabad Since 1969' just days after releasing it. The publisher informed Kumar that the book needs "comprehensive assessment" and should be set aside "for...
  • Uttar Pradesh government sends report on Kanth violence to Centre July 7, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said that it has sent a report on the recent incidence of violence in Kanth in Moradabad district to the Centre. The issue of holding of a 'mahapanchayat' in Kanth area last week had turned into a violent protest. The government has sent its report on...
  • Punjabis trapped in Iraq: Badal to meet Sushma again July 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday said he would again meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to ask her to expedite the process of bringing back 39 people from the State "trapped" in Mosul region of strife-torn Iraq. An assurance in this regard was given by Badal to...
  • Three Injured in Grenade Blasts in Assam's Bijni Town July 7, 2014

    Guwahati: Three persons were grievously injured when some unidentified youths lobbed grenades in Bijni town in Assam's Chirang district on Sunday, police said. Motorcycle-borne youths lobbed a grenade near Bolanguri bus stand at Kuklun Road area of Bijni town, critically injuring three persons working in a garage nearby. In another incident within...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP July 7, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as decisions...
  • Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt Muslim violence July 7, 2014

    Leh: The Dalai Lama on Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday. In front of the massive crowd that included Hollywood film star Richard Gere in northern India,...
  • Iraq crisis: Tickets provided to 1600 Indians to return, says MEA July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the return of 46 Indian nurses from Iraq, The Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday that MEA has provided ticket to 1600 Indian nationals stuck in the war-torn country to facilitate their return. Two special flights will be operated to New Delhi from Najaf and...
  • 62 arrested in communal clashes in Moradabad July 6, 2014

    Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh: 62 people have been arrested so far in connection with the communal violence that stunned Moradabad on Friday. Clashes broke out in the Kanth district over the installation of loudspeakers at a religious place. Some of the those arrested have alleged that Muzaffarnagar riots' accused MLA Sangeet Som...
  • I am being targeted, says riots accused MP Sangeet Som on tension in Moradabad July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: While the Kanth area of Moradabad city is limping back to normalcy after tension broke out between two communities, riot-accused MP Sangeet Som has claimed that he was unfairly being targeted over the issue. However, the Moradabad Police has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party for communal tension in the area. "MP...
  • Nurses vow not to go back to Iraq July 5, 2014

    Kochi: After about a month's long ordeal in the strife torn Iraq, 46 Indian nurses returned to their homeland on Saturday with most of them vowing not to go back risking their lives. "We will not go back. There is no question of going back. We are not prepared to endanger...
  • A day after communal violence, Moradabad limps back to normal July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is limping back to normal a day after clashes between two communities broke out over the installation of loudspeakers near a religious place. Five BJP leaders, including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused Sangeet Som and four MPs, were detained in Morababad after they tried to defy a ban on the party...
  • Communal violence over installation of loudspeakers in religious place cripples Moradabad July 5, 2014

    Moradabad: Moradabad is tense again after clashes between 2 communities over the installation of loudspeakers at a religious place. Police have detained 4 BJP leaders including Muzaffarnagar riot-accused MLA Sangeet Som. The BJP was planning to a hold a mahapanchayat in the city on Friday. However, police had detained BJP MLA...
  • Iraq army retakes Saddam Hussein's home village from Islamist rebels July 4, 2014

    Baghdad: The Iraqi army drove Sunni insurgents out of late dictator Saddam Hussein's home village, state media and police said, part of a campaign to retake wide areas of northern and western Iraq overrun by the rebels. The al Qaida splinter group leading the insurgency has declared a medieval-style Islamic caliphate...
  • Another video of Tapas Pal shows him urging villagers to behead Left members July 4, 2014

    Kolkata: There is more embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress after a new video emerged of party leader Tapas Pal delivering another inflammatory speech in a village in West Bengal. Pal is seen urging villagers to take up sharp weapons to behead CPI workers if needed. The TMC leader is...
  • Government considers proposal to give power to arrest to NCW July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government is mulling giving punitive powers to arrest, search and seize to National Commission for Women (NCW) in matters of domestic violence, police apathy and sexual harassment at work place and plans to extend NCW's jurisdiction to Jammu and Kashmir. The Ministry of Women and Child Development...
  • Sectarian unrest shakes major Myanmar city July 2, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar police fired warning shots after an angry mob attacked Muslim property in the central city of Mandalay, authorities said on Wednesday, in the latest eruption of religious unrest to shake the Buddhist-majority nation. Around five people were injured as rioters hurled stones at a Muslim teashop and surrounding buildings...
  • Report: Jihadi group captures Syrian border town July 1, 2014

    Beirut: The al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant captured a key Syrian town near the Iraq border from other rebels on Tuesday and advanced toward a stronghold of its main jihadi rivals, an activist group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Boukamal fell to the...
  • Kerala nurses now live in basement in Iraq July 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 46 Kerala nurses stranded in Iraq's Tikrit town are spending their time in a basement of a building within the hospital campus where they worked, according to a source. One can easily make out from sounds in the background and around them that they live in a basement in...
  • As caliphate declared, Iraqi troops battle for Tikrit June 30, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaida splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria. Alarming regional and world powers, the Islamic State in Iraq...
  • ISIS seizes Tikrit: Iraq crisis June 29, 2014

    As Iraq edges towards chaos, the locals of Tikrit are terrified as well as fed up with Iraqi politicians. ...
  • Iraqi forces clash with militants in Northern city June 29, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi helicopter gunships struck suspected insurgent positions in Tikrit on Sunday as part of a government offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni militants led by the al-Qaida breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, residents and officials said. The Iraqi military opened its campaign to wrest back...
  • Iraq gets fighter jets from Russia June 29, 2014

    London: Iraq has received the first batch of fighter jets it ordered from Russia to help fight Sunni insurgents, the Iraqi defence ministry said. BBC quoted the ministry as saying that five Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft would enter service in "three to four days". The deal with Russia "was aimed at increasing...
  • Clashes kill 21 Iraqi troops south of Baghdad June 28, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi officials say heavy clashes between security forces and Sunni insurgents have killed at least 21 troops south of Baghdad. Police officials say the fighting raged for hours on Saturday near the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, some 50 kilometres south of the capital. The town is part of a predominantly...
  • Iraq launches push for militant-held northern city June 28, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraqi troops backed by helicopter gunships launched an operation on Saturday aimed at dislodging Sunni militants from the northern city of Tikrit, one of two major urban centers they seized in recent weeks in a dramatic blitz across the country. After watching much of Iraq slip out of government hands,...