International: South Asia

Kidnapped Son Of Murdered Pakistan Governor Found Alive

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 The kidnapped son of a Pakistani governor assassinated in 2011 has been found alive, just over a week after his father 8217;s killer was hanged. Shahbaz Taseer was taken by gunmen in Lahore in August 2011, months after his father Salman was killed for opposing Pakistan 8217;s blasphemy l ...

Pakistan police halt marriage of 10-year-old girl

Saturday, March 5, 2016 Pakistani police say they have halted the marriage of a 10-year-old girl, who was due to wed a 14-year-old boy to end a dispute between their families. Local village elders had ordered the marriage after the girl 8217;s brother was accused of killing his wife. Correspondents say 8220 ...

Pakistan Hangs Killer Of State Governor

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Pakistan has hanged the former police bodyguard who shot dead Punjab 8217;s governor over his opposition to blasphemy laws, officials say. Mumtaz Qadri killed Salman Taseer in Islamabad in 2011, in a murder that shocked the country. Qadri was hailed as a hero by some Islamist groups, a ...

‘Ten Million Without Water’ In Delhi

Monday, February 22, 2016 More than 10 million people in India 8217;s capital are without water despite the army regaining control of its key water source after protests, officials say. Keshav Chandra, head of Delhi 8217;s water board, told the BBC it would take 8220;three to four days 8221; before normal supp ...

India ‘Sedition’ Student Beaten Up In Court By Lawyers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 A student leader from a top Indian university charged with 8220;sedition 8221; has been beaten up in a Delhi court by a group of lawyers. Kanhaiya Kumar was beaten by lawyers shouting slogans, reports said. The court has sent him to prison for two weeks, when the case will next be he ...

India Blocks Facebook Free Basics Internet Scheme

Monday, February 8, 2016 India 8217;s telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook 8217;s Free Basics internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality. The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites. However, it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data provid ...
In the middle of a sprawling yard lined with used cars, Jambu Kumar is hunting for a Mercedes Benz sedan.

India’s ‘Dead’ Car Auctions: Where You Can Get A Porsche For $7,000

Friday, February 5, 2016 The 29-year-old did not own a car until six years ago. His father, a pawnbroker, drove a scooter all his life. In 2009, Mr Kumar, who runs a small automobile spare parts business, bought a Skoda, becoming the first person in his family to own a car. When Mr Kumar heard from friends that cars dama ...

India Supreme Court Reopens Case On Decriminalising Gay Sex

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 India 8217;s Supreme Court has agreed to revisit a previous judgement that upheld a law criminalising gay sex. Three senior judges said the 2013 ruling would be re-examined by a larger bench of judges, in a move that has been welcomed by activists. The judges said that the issue was a 8220; ...

No Bachelors, Sex Or Alcohol: The Travails Of Renting In Delhi

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Renting a flat in urban India is no easy task, specially for single women and men. Signboards prohibiting 8220;bachelor tenants 8221; are not an uncommon sight in the capital Delhi and its neighbouring suburbs. Landlords usually have preferences like 8220;vegetarian only 8221;, ...

North Korea Arrests US Student For ‘Hostile Act’

Friday, January 22, 2016 North Korea says it has arrested a US student accused of committing a ldquo;hostile act rdquo; against the state. State news agency KCNA identified him as University of Virginia student Otto Frederick Warmbier. He had entered North Korea as a tourist with the intention ldquo;to destro ...

Deadly Suicide Bomb Attack Near Russian Embassy In Kabul

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 A suicide bomber has attacked an area near the Russian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say, killing at least four people. Officials say about 20 others have been wounded. The explosion sent black smoke billowing into the sky, with emergency services rushing to the scene. ...

Deadly Assault On Pakistan University

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Security forces have ended a gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan in which 19 people were killed and 17 injured. Four suspected attackers also died in a battle that lasted nearly three hours at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. One Pakistani Taliban commander sai ...

Afghan Suicide Bomber Has Killed At Least 13 People

Sunday, January 17, 2016 A suicide bomber has killed at least 13 people at the Jalalabad home of a prominent local politician who backs President Ashraf Ghani rsquo;s peace talks. Tribal elders had gathered at the home of Obaiduallah Shinwari to celebrate his brother rsquo;s release from months of captivity by the ...
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