Islamophobic incidents rise by 1,000 per cent since Trump took office

Indo-Asian News Service  Washington,April 26 2017:Islamophobic incidents involving US Customs and Border Protection officials have risen by about 1,000 per cent since President Donald Trump took office in January, a Muslim activist group said. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Tuesday, preliminary data collected from its branches across the US found that instances […]

12,000 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants to leave Saudi Arabia

Indo-Asian News Service  Dhaka,April 26 2017:Around 12,000 Bangladeshis are set to return from Saudi Arabia before June 30, after Riyadh set a deadline for illegal immigrants to leave the kingdom, a media report said. The Bangladeshi nationals have received clearance from the Saudi government to leave the kingdom before Jun 30, bdnews24 said. Those meeting the […]

US sets up missile defence in South Korea as North shows powe

SEOUL:Reuters April 27, 2017:In a defiant bit of timing, South Korea announced on Wednesday that key parts of a contentious US missile defence system had been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power. The South's trumpeting of progress on setting up the Terminal High-Altitude Area defence system, or THAAD, comes as […]

US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP),April 27 2017:The Trump administration sharply criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq, accusing the U.S. NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led coalition against Islamic State militants. The State Department and Pentagon both described the United States as "deeply concerned" by the strikes and said the objections were raised directly with the Turkish government. They warned that Turkey's targeting of Kurdish […]

Pakistan envoy meets Trump, presents credentials

IANS Washington,April 25 2017Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Aizaz Chaudhry, has presented his credentials to US President Donald Trump at the White House. The envoy conveyed Pakistan's best wishes to Trump, who has completed 100 days in office, and said Islamabad was committed to strengthening friendly relations with Washington, Dawn online reported. The envoy told Geo […]

10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast

IANS Islamabad,April 25 2017:At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said. Yasir Hussain, who is injured in the attack, was bringing stones from a mountain when his vehicle hit the landmine in Godar area, Dawn News quoted security officials as saying. The attack […]

After 9 years, 2008 Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi gets bail

IANS,Mumbai,April 25 2017:The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, nearly nine years after her arrest. She has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 500,000 after the National Investigation Agency had granted a 'clean chit' to […]

RBI governor suggests merging public sector banks

Indo-Asian News Service  New York,April 25 2017:Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel says that merging public sector banks and having fewer of them would be better for the sector and also help deal with problem of non-performing assets (NPA). Do we need so many public sector banks, he asked while delivering the Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture […]

Indo-Asian News Service  Santiago, Apr 25 2017:A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile causing material damage, although there were no reports of any injuries or casualties, officials said. According to the University of Chile's National Seismological Centre, the quake struck on Monday evening at 6.38 p.m., and its epicentre was located […]

US-led international alliance bombings kill 7,631 in Syria in three years

Indo-Asian News Service  Cairo,April 24 2017:At least 7,631 persons have been killed in Syria since the US-led international coalition started bombing the IS there almost three years ago, a British war monitor reported. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) on Sunday detailed that among the victims were at least 1,256 civilians, including 275 minors […]

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