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India: PM Narendra Modi’s party projected to win 4 out of 5 states, counts show

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is set to keep control of India’s most populous state with a big majority, according to the count on Thursday of a state assembly vote that could offer clues to the national mood before a 2024 general election. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) coalition was leading in about 250 of […]

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Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Murder: Brother of who proudly confessed to killing sister freed by court

The brother of murdered social media star Qandeel Baloch has been freed by a Pakistan appeals court, three years after he was convicted of killing her for “bringing dishonor” to the family. Baloch’s murder in 2016 sparked a national outcry and promoted changes in the country’s so-called ‘honor killing’ laws. The court order is yet […]

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Pakistan: 14-year-old boy shoots dead his entire family under PUBG influence

A 14-year-old boy in Pakistan shot dead his entire family, including mother and two minor sisters, allegedly “under the influence” of online game PUBG, police here in the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province said on Friday. Nahid Mubarak, a 45-year-old health worker, was found dead along with her 22-year-old son Taimur and two daughters aged […]

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India probes private laboratory for faulty Covid-19 tests on passengers arriving from Italy

Indian officials are investigating a private laboratory accused of faulty Covid-19 tests on passengers on two flights from Italy last week. At least 173 passengers from Rome, and 125 travellers from Milan tested positive on arrival in Amritsar. Thirty of them were tested again at the airport but only three people tested positive for Covid […]

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India: At least 10 Covid-19 positive passengers escape institutional quarantine, police hunt launched

At least 10 passengers have escaped from an airport in the northern Indian city of Amritsar after testing positive for Covid-19, according to Ruhee Dugg, a senior district official. The passengers arrived aboard an international chartered flight from Italy to India on Thursday, and 125 people tested positive on arrival. After arriving from Rome on […]

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Farmers block PM Narendra Modi’s cavalcade for not sacking junior home minister

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being dubbed as a serious security lapse. Mr Modi was on his way to a memorial in the northern state when the route was blocked by protesting farmers. They were demanding the resignation of a […]

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India: At least two killed in blast at court building in Punjab’s Ludhiana city

A powerful explosion at a court building in Ludhiana, a city in India’s northern Punjab state, killed at least two people and wounded two others, according to police. Thursday’s blast damaged the walls of a restroom at the judicial complex and shattered glass in other rooms, reports said. Footage posted online showed police officers carrying […]

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Man beaten to death for trying to commit sacrilegious act at Sikhism’s holiest shrine

A man suspected of trying to commit a sacrilegious act at Sikhism’s holiest shrine has been beaten to death, Amritsar police said. The incident took place during a prayer service at the city’s Golden Temple on Saturday, according to local media. The man allegedly barged into the inner sanctum, where Sikhism’s holy book, the Guru […]

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Brutal killing of Sri Lankan man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan sparks protests

The brutal killing of a Sri Lankan man accused of blasphemy by a mob in Pakistan has sparked protests in both countries, with Pakistan’s leader condemning the vigilante violence. Priyantha Diyawadanage, 48, a factory manager in the city of Sialkot, was beaten to death on Friday and his body set alight. More than 100 people […]

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Man leaves keys in car, robbers drive off vehicle with wife still inside

Two robbers drive away a car with owner still inside the vehicle. A couple had gone to their children’s school to deposit the fees, while the man went inside the campus, his wife decide to wait in the car. The man, Rajeev Chand left the keys inside the car where his wife, Ritu stayed back […]

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Hundreds of women join on-going farmer protests’ against Modi’s new farm laws

Hundreds of women, including widows of many farmers joined a protest on Wednesday against government reforms that farmers say threaten their livelihoods. Farmers have been protesting for nearly a month over the reforms, enacted in September, to deregulate the agriculture sector, allowing farmers to sell to buyers beyond government-regulated wholesale markets. Small farmers fear the […]

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After 86 people died consuming illicit liquor; Indian police raid over 100 locations

Indian police raided villages and made arrests to break up a bootlegging cartel on Sunday, after 86 people died from consuming illegally-produced alcohol this week in the state of Punjab. “We have conducted raids at more than 30 places today and we have detained six more persons,” Dhruman H. Nimbale, a senior police officer in […]