A would-be suicide bomber and his secret wife have been found guilty of planning a massive terror attack on London to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the July 7 atrocity. British-Pakistani extremist Mohammed Rehman – who went by the Social Media name ‘Silent Bomber’ – took to Twitter in …Read More »
Monthly Archives: December 2015
#Horror: More journalists were murdered in the world’s “Largest Democracy” than anywhere else in Asia.
Journalist Jagendra Singh. India was the deadliest country in Asia to be a journalist in 2015 with nine journalists murdered over the course of the year, according to a report by the campaign group Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The country saw five journalists killed in the course of their work, …Read More »
As the Indian economy grows, many of the country’s denizens are looking West for inspiration – whether it’s movies or fashion. Others however, are looking inwards and, gradually, outwards. One of the country’s most iconic fashion brands, Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, purveyor of classically styled ‘Bandhgala’ jacket and ‘Jodhpur’ pants – …Read More »
Like consumers around the globe, Indians are flocking to the online marketplace in droves these days. But there’s one unusual item flying off the virtual shelves: Online retailers say cow dung patties are selling like hot cakes. The patties — cow poop mixed with hay and dried in the sun, …Read More »
The glimmer on Bobby Jindal has faded for most voters as he wraps up his final days as governor of the US state of Louisiana. While the governor has been travelling the state to shine up his eight-year legacy, his tenure appears tarnished by red ink. The one-time rising Republican …Read More »
The multi-millionaire celebrity founder of Bikram Yoga is being divorced from his wife after several of his former students accused him of rape and sexual assault. Rajashree Choudhury, wife of Bikram Choudhury, filed documents saying she wanted to split from her husband due to “irreconcilable differences”. The couple have been …Read More »
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today urged the Indian government to approve a controversial plan that would provide a free Internet service to the poor, his latest bid amid an escalating row with authorities. The head of the social network tried to drum up support for the Free Basics service that …Read More »
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has slammed the organizers of a concert by pop star Enrique Iglesias in Colombo saying they should be “whipped with toxic stingray tails” because it was “uncivilised.” The December 20 concert in capital Colombo saw ecstatic local women running on stage to hug and kiss …Read More »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a surprise stopover at Pakistan to meet his counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, on Friday, in what will be an Indian’s premier’s first visit to the arch rival in more than a decade. Modi and Sharif resumed high-level contacts with a brief conversation at climate change …Read More »
#Arbitrary: Cameron urged to challenge US over visa refusal to British Muslims as Australia joins in.
Prime Minister David Cameron is facing calls to challenge Washington after a number of British Muslims were barred from travelling to the US. Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy, has written to Mr Cameron after a family from her constituency who had spent thousands of pounds on a dream holiday …Read More »