New tourism minister to foreigners: Eat beef in your country, then visit India


New Delhi: Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam on Thursday suggested foreigners to eat beef in their own country and then come here (India). On being asked if cow vigilantism and restrictions on beef consumption in several states of India had affected India’s hospitality sector, the 1979 Kerala cadre officer said that foreign tourists can eat beef in their country and come to India. Alphons ...

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Rohingya crisis: Indonesia offers to ease Bangladesh’s burden


JAKARTA: Nearly 10,000 Indonesian Muslims staged a demonstration outside the Myanmar Embassy in central Jakarta on Wednesday to protest the violent crackdown against Rohingya Muslims. The protesters also urged Indonesia to sever its bilateral ties with Myanmar. Police had put up barbed wires around the embassy perimeter to prevent the protesters from getting closer to its building in the upscale ...

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Rohingya violence: Calls for Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nobel Peace Prize to be withdrawn over Burma crisis


Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi to be stripped of her Nobel Peace Prize because of her country’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority. The leader of Burma’s National League for a Democracy, was given the prestigious award in 1991 for campaigning to make her country a democracy. But ...

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China reacts sharply to Indian Army chief’s remarks, says bilateral ties should not be derailed


Beijing, Sept 08: India and China need to ensure that their ties, which were “affected and undermined” in the past few months, are not derailed again, foreign minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, adding it is important to ensure relations remained on track. The Chinese foreign ministry also reacted to Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat’s remarks that the country ...

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US shuts down Pakistani bank over terror-financing and money laundering concerns


NEW YORK: US banking regulators ordered Pakistan’s Habib Bank to shutter its New York office after nearly 40 years, for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering, officials said Thursday. Habib, Pakistan’s largest private bank, neglected to watch for compliance problems and red flags on transactions that potentially could have promoted terrorism, money laundering or ...

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Two coaches of Rajdhani Express derail in Delhi


New Delhi, Sept 07: At least two coaches of the Rajdhani Express from Ranchi derailed near Minto Bridge station here on Thursday, officials said. There were no injuries. Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma told IANS that the engine and a power coach of train derailed while approaching New Delhi Railway Station from Ranchi in Jharkhand around 11.45 a.m. Earlier in the ...

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Mysterious braid chopping reaches Bhadarwah in Jammu and Kashmir


Bhadarwah, Sept 07: The mysterious chopping of braids of women has reached Bhadarwah district of Jammu and Kashmir, spooking the residents, especially women. Report said that a woman noticed that her braid had been chopped off after she came out of her house for some work in Diggi village on Wednesday. “The incident happened in Diggi village of Bhadarwah, where a ...

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Israel refuses to stop selling weapons to Myanmar


Israel has refused to stop selling weapons to the Myanmar government after the United States and the European Union have imposed an arms embargo on the country. Occupying Israeli authorities have stated that the ongoing crisis in Myanmar “is clearly diplomatic” as opposed to one of genocide. Recently, human rights activists filed a petition against the continued arms sales to ...

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Unbelievable! Airtel offers 4GB data at just Rs 5


New Delhi, Sept 06: At a time when the telecom space has been entirely shaken by the entry of Reliance Jio and its dirt-cheap offers, telecom operators are leaving no stone unturned to compete with the newest entrant. Intensifying the heat on mobile data war, Airtel has launched a series of new data and voice call plans for its prepaid ...

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