India

Tank barrel explodes during firing exercise in Jhansi, 2 Indian soldiers killed

Jhansi, October 07 (KMS): Two Indian soldiers, including an officer, were killed when the barrel of a tank exploded in Jhansi district in the state of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The barrel of a T-90 tank exploded during a field firing exercise in Babina cantonment resulting in the …

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HRW, AI condemn public flogging of Muslims by Indian police in Gujarat

Islamabad, October 07 (KMS): Prominent human rights watchdogs, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have condemned the public flogging of nine Muslims after they were tied to a pole by the police in Kheda district of the Indian state of Gujarat. This video is said to show several Muslim men …

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IED explodes outside residence of ex-MLA in Imphal

Imphal, October 07 (KMS): A medium-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded outside the residence of former member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Khwairakpam Loken Singh in Imphal West district, partially damaging the gate, along with a street lamp next to it and a portion of the road. Soon after the explosion …

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US bans Indian company for dealing in Iranian petro products

Washington, October 07 (KMS): The United States has banned an Indian company that has an agreement to buy petroleum and petroleum-related products from Iran. The sanctions came shortly after India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar wrapped up his visit to Washington where he met several top officials, including Secretaries Antony …

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Protests in Tamil Nadu against use of UAPA

Chennai/Madurai, Oct 07 (KMS): Protesting the high-handed approach of the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata government for using Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and National Investigation Agency (NIA)  for crushing voices of dissent and minorities’ democratic rights, Manithaneya Makkal Katchi organised a protest demonstration at Madurai and Chennai in the …

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Outrage at public flogging of Muslims in Gujarat

New Delhi, October 07 (KMS): An immense outrage has broken around the globe over the public flogging of a group of Muslim youth by police amid public cheers in Indian state of Gujarat. Human rights groups and prominent individuals from other countries expressed their grave concern over the public flogging …

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WHO issues alert against Indian-made syrups after 66 children die in Gambia

Ankara, October 06 (KMS): The World Health Organisation has issued an Indian-made medical product alert for four contaminated medicines detected in Gambia which have been potentially linked with acute kidney injuries and 66 child deaths. “The four medicines are cough and cold syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited in India. …

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Tweets, lies from India fuelled Hindu-Muslim unrest in UK, says Reuters

London, October 06 (KMS): The UK-based news agency, Reuters, quoted experts and said that Hindu-Muslim tension was fuelled by most of the incendiary tweets, rumours and lies that came from India. “It was a social media storm – mostly cooked up a continent away – that materialised in real life …

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Despite US finding proof of bribery in Indian railways, Modi took no action

New Delhi, October 06 (KMS): More than a week after the US Securities and Exchange Commission accused Oracle Corp. of paying $400,000 in bribes to unidentified officials working for a public sector company owned by the Indian Rail Ministry, neither the Narendra Modi government nor its normally hyper-active investigative agencies …

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Delhi police re-arrest four members of PFI after their release on bail

New Delhi, October 05 (KMS): Delhi Police rearrested four members of Muslim organization, Popular Front of India (PFI), hours after they were released on bail by a court. Six arrested members of PFI, Muhammad Jabir, Sameer Khan, Muhammad Shoaib, Habib Asghar Jamali, Abdul Rabb and Abdul Waris were produced before …

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