Friday, June 23, 2017

REMEMBERING THE INDIAN SOLDIERS OF THE WESTERN FRONT

Marseille to commemorate landing of first Sikh Soldiers in 1914 To mark 100 years since the first Indian soldiers landed in Marseille to support British and French troops in 1914, the city will host a commemorative event to be attended...

ISIS Claim Beheading of American Journalist

James Foley is one of an estimated 20 journalists who went missing in Syria. An American photojournalist is claimed to have been beheaded by militants of the terrorist group Isis in a video posted online.   James Foley, 40-year-old freelancer, was reporting...

World Leaders Demand Answers After Airliner Downed

All 298 Onboard Dead     (Reuters) - World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in...

Sworn In As India’s Leader, Modi Speaks of a “Glorious Future”

Ceremony at New Delhi's Presidential Palace     (Reuters) - Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule...

Modi Storms to Historic Election Win

Congress Loses Out to Big Election Win (Reuters) - Opposition candidate Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the...

Unique Home For Girls Celebrates Birthday

Charity Welcomes Worldwide FestivitiesImagine being born into a family that does not want you. That abandons you both physically and emotionally without a second thought. Dumped, neglected and cast off for being a girl. Is there a reason to...

Malala: Nigerian Schoolgirls are My Sisters

Global Campaign #BringBackOurGirls Taking Shape Malala Yousafzai has urged the world to share their concerns over the missing Nigerian schoolgirls.   Speaking to the BBC, she said the world must not stay silent over their abduction. “If we remain silent...

Amnesty International UK: PAKISTAN: MEDIA UNDER SIEGE

Five Journalists Killed So Far This Year Journalists in Pakistan are under siege, living with the constant threat of violence from all sides, including from the security services and the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report published...

9-Month-Old Boy in Pakistan Accused Of Attempted Murder

Booked for Throwing Rocks at Gas Company Officials AFP - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws...

India Starts Voting in World’s Largest Election

Country Has 814 Million Eligible Voters (AP) — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge...