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Taslima Nasreen's Indian residence permit extended

NEW DELHI: The Indian government has again extended the residence permit of controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen for one more year, an official said on Sunday.

Arunachal Pradesh MLA killed in militant ambush

GUWAHATI:  At least seven persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an attack by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.

Muslim Congresswoman experiences increase in death threats

Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has said that in the days since President Donald Trump tweeted about a speech she gave last month, she has experienced an increase in death threats.

Tired of discrimination and injustice, Scheduled Caste family resorting to leave the village in Punjab: NSCA

CHANDIGARH: "The abysmal condition of law & order has resulted in treacherous living conditions for the minorities and added to that is the protection which this government gives to criminals has resulted Scheduled Castes community living in fear and misery.

Family of the cop killed in Bulandshahr meets CM Yogi Adityanath

LUCKNOW: Family of Inspector Subodh Singh, who died on Tuesday after being attacked by mob protesting over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, met chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday.

France to suspend fuel tax hike after protests

PARIS:  The French government will suspend its plan to introduce a fuel tax hike which has led to violent protests, the media reported on Tuesday.

Saudi prince lands in UAE on first foreign tour since Khashoggi murder

DUAI: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman embarked Thursday on a regional tour starting with the United Arab Emirates, his first official trip abroad since critic Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tipped the kingdom into crisis.

Kathua victim's family drops lawyer Deepika Rajawat

JAMMU:  The family of the eight-year-old Kathua rape and murder victim has decided to drop their lawyer Deepika Rajawat as she has barely been available at the court hearings, the victim's father has said.

Blasphemy protests: Pakistan court refuses to try Islamists

ISLAMABAD:  A Pakistani court has refused to try for treason the Islamist leaders who organized mass protests to oppose the Supreme Court acquittal of Christian woman Asia Bibi in a blasphemy case, the lawyer who filed the petition said on Tuesday.

Asia Bibi still in Pakistan after prison release, says government

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, who was released from prison a day earlier after being acquitted of blasphemy charges, has not fled the country, the government said on Thursday.

Pakistan top court aquits Asia Bibi, overturns blasphemy death sentence

PAKISTAN: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy against Islam nearly eight years ago, sparking protests in several cities across the country and death threats from religious extremists.

National Union of Journalists condemn killing of doordarshan journalist

CHANDIGARH: National Union of Journalists (India) and its Chattisgarh affiliate Media Journalists Union strongly condemn the killing of Doordarshan News Cameraman Achyutanand Sahu in an ambush set up by Maoists in Aranpur Police Station area in Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. Death of this TV team photographer and injuries to his reporter colleague in the same attack, have highlighted the dangers of reporting in conflict zones. We are sad to note that two policemen were martyred in the same attack.

What a woman! She battled personal odds to become crusader against child marriages

JAIPUR: Her struggle for survival began even before she was born. Her own family members wanted to kill her in her mother's womb after her father abandoned them. Rajasthan-based Kriti Bharti had been fighting ever since -- which eventually led her to battle for those who are are let down by their families and forced to get married as children.

UNSC condemns terror attack in Iran

UNITED NATIONAS: The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" last Saturday's terrorist attack in Iran's Ahvaz city that left at least 25 people dead.

IIT Ropar professor carried siesmic zonation for disaster mitigation purpose

ROPAR: India has been facing threats from earthquakes since ancient times. Past major devastating earthquakes inflicted heavy casualties and economic damage to the country and the neighbouring areas.

Punjab CM warns Damdami Taksal over alleged threats to dhadrianwale

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has issued a stern warning to the Damdami Taksal over their alleged threats to Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, cautioning them against any attempt to take the law in their hands.

SAD expresses concern over death threat to first US Sikh Mayor Ravinder Bhalla

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to make more concerted efforts to create awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its proponents, saying recent death threats received by first United States Sikh Mayor Ravinder Bhalla underlined the need for doing so urgently.

Gounder encounter result of intelligence-led operation, disclose Punjab cops

Five teams comprising 35 men meticulously executed the highly technical and intelligence-based operation that culminated in the death of wanted gangster and Nabha jail-break mastermind Vicky Gounder, thus putting the lid on 10 cases of heinous crimes, and also bringing to an end a saga of blatant criminal threats and naked propaganda on the social media.

Why Capt Amarinder Singh didn't hail victory of Jagmeet Singh leader of NDP in Canada?

CHANDIGARH: On October 2, 2017 when Jagmeet Singh was declared first Sikh leader to head New Democratic Party (NDP), a federal political party of Canada, the Sikhs world over burst into jubiliations. The Sikh leaders from across the globe messaged first non-white leader of NDP except Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Who will stop the BJP? No one in sight

Amulya Ganguli /Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : After the resounding victories of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the UP assembly and Delhi municipal elections, the party increasingly appears to be politically invincible.

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