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Saudis elect 17 women in landmark local council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the conservative Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported on Sunday before all official results were announced. The election was the first in which women could vote and run as candidates, a landmark step in a country where women are ... Read More »

India, Pakistan to rely on secret diplomacy for Kashmir deal: Reports

‘Secret diplomacy’ will be the strategy that India and Pakistan are likely to rely upon to broker a deal on the long pending Kashmir dispute, a report in a Pakistan newspaper said. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have decided to use ‘back channels’ for in-depth discussions on Kashmir through their respective confidantes,” Express Tribune reported ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi says RSS stopped him from entering Barpeta temple

Congress vice president Rahul Gandi today claimed that RSS workers stopped him from entering a temple in Barpeta during his recent visit to Assam and added that this was BJP’s style of politics which was “unacceptable”. “When I went to Assam I wanted to visit a temple in Barpeta district. And at the temple the RSS people they stopped me ... Read More »

Farooq Abdullah’s Kashmir solution: Let PoK remain with Pakistan

Despite uproar over his earlier remarks that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of Pakistan and will remain so in future too, Farooq Abdullah on Sunday repeated the  statement in front of a house full of prominent persons from politics, media and bureaucracy. Sitting alongside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the stage during the glitzy launch of journalist Barkha ... Read More »

Pakistan boat row: Indian Coast Guard dismisses BK Loshali

The Indian Coast Guard Board of Inquiry today dismissed DIG BK Loshali from its service for his remarks over the explosion of a Pakistan boat off the coast of Gujarat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Loshali had contradicted the government’s claim that the crew of the intruding Pakistani boat had themselves set the vessel ablaze, ... Read More »

Bengaluru: 3 drug peddlers arrested; 6.6 kg ganja recovered

In a major breakthrough, the Bengaluru police arrested 3 drug peddlers and recovered 6.6 kgs of ganja from them near an educational cluster in the city on Sunday. According to the police, Venkatesh, Santhosh and Hemanth were found selling ganja to students near the PES Institute of Technology on the Outer Ring Road in Hosakerihalli. All the three accused were ... Read More »

Man held in Bengaluru for cow slaughter

The police arrested Krishnappa, a resident of Basarikatte in Chikkamagaluru district for allegedly slaughtering a cow and storing beef at home. According to the police, Krishnappa slaughtered a healthy cow and had stored 25 kgs at beef at home. There were rumours that he frequently slaughtered the cattle he owned. It is against law to slaughter healthy cow or possess ... Read More »

Hema Upadhyay murder case: Main suspect Sadhu Rajbhar confesses to crime

The main suspect in the Hema Upadhya murder case – Sadhu Rajbhar – has been arrested in Varanasi. Sources told India Today that Rajbhar has confessed to his crime. Rajbhar and one another man were arrested by a Special Task Force (STF) team and are being questioned further about their role in the sensational double murder. ATM cards of both Hema and her lawyer Harish ... Read More »

T-Mobile Poland reveals Samsung, LG, Sony, Microsoft, and HTC’s plans for H1 2016

Four new Samsung Galaxy and LG smartphones, two new Sony Xperia and Microsoft Lumia devices, and a new HTC One phone will be launched in H1 2016, according to a presentation slide from T-Mobile Poland’s recent press conference. To be precise, the slide shows that two of the four Galaxy devices will be outed in the mid of the first ... Read More »

CHENNAI AFTER THE DELUGE: HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAME TO THE RESCUE

On 1 December, nature decided to drop 30cm of rain in a 24-hour period over Chennai. It was the heaviest downpour Chennai experienced in a century, and the city and its people were haplessly unprepared for the record deluge.   I live close to a suburb that has the Tamil word for lake (Eri) in its name, so flooding is ... Read More »