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Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner over 'targeting of school van'

Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner over 'targeting of school van'

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday summoned India's deputy high commissioner and strongly condemned the alleged "unprovoked ceasefire violations and targeting of a school van", carrying children, by Indian forces. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, summoned Indian deputy high commissioner J P Singh and "strongly condemned the unprovoked...

17-12-2016 Pakistan

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Pakistan and Russia hold first-ever consultation

Pakistan and Russia hold first-ever consultation

TRANS ASIA NEWS ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia held their first ever consultation in Islamabad on Wednesday , the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement, adding that a wide range of regional issues and key areas of mutual interest including economic cooperation and connectivity were discussed. "The two sides exchanged views...

15-12-2016 Pakistan

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India arrests former air force chief in chopper scam

India arrests former air force chief in chopper scam

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI :- Indian investigators Friday arrested the country's former air force chief S. P. Tyagi over a scandal-hit deal with Anglo-Italian firm AgustaWestland to supply high-end helicopters to India. India suspended the deal in 2013 following accusations AgustaWestland paid bribes to win the contract for 12 helicopters intended...

10-12-2016 India

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'Demonetisation 'biggest scam' of Narendra Modi government'

'Demonetisation 'biggest scam' of Narendra Modi government'

TRANS ASIA NEWSNew Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the government of not allowing him to speak in Parliament on demonetisation, which he dubbed as the "biggest scam", and said he would reveal in the House what was behind the move to scrap high denomination notes.

09-12-2016 India

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Triple talaq is unconstitutional: Indian Court

Triple talaq is unconstitutional: Indian Court

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: The Allahabad high court today called the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by saying the word 'talaq' three successive times "unconstitutional" and called it a violation of the rights of Muslim women.

08-12-2016 India

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Demonetisation effect: 2,500 lose jobs as Indian jute mill shuts

Demonetisation effect: 2,500 lose jobs as Indian jute mill shuts

TRANS ASIA NEWS WEST BENGAL:- A jute mill in India's West Bengal’s Howrah district has temporarily closed down citing its inability to pay workers in the absence of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were scrapped by the Narendra Modi government.

07-12-2016 India

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Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

Mass grief as India political star Jayalalithaa dies

TRANS ASIA NEWSChennai :- Jayalalithaa Jayaram, chief minister of India's southern Tamil Nadu state, has died at the age of 68 after a prolonged illness, according to the hospital and her party.Jayalalithaa, one of the country's most popular political leaders, died late on Monday evening at the private Apollo Hospital...

06-12-2016 India

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Saudi jets kill 6 Pakistani sailors off Yemen

Saudi jets kill 6 Pakistani sailors off Yemen

TRANS ASIA NEWS Banglore:- At least six Pakistani sailors were reportedly killed in a Saudi air strike targeting their boat off the Yemeni coast, Press TV reported on Monday.

05-12-2016 Pakistan

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Indian state Tamil Nadu on high alert after CM suffers cardiac arrest

Indian state Tamil Nadu on high alert after CM suffers cardiac arrest

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW Delhi:- Authorities in southern India put police on high alert Monday, fearing an outbreak of civil unrest after one of the country's most popular leaders Jayalalithaa Jayaram suffered a cardiac arrest.

05-12-2016 India

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Fire kills 11 in hotel in Pakistan’s Karachi

Fire kills 11 in hotel in Pakistan’s Karachi

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD:- A fire at a four-star hotel in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi has left dozens of casualties.

05-12-2016 Pakistan

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India signs $750m deal for purchase of 145 US howitzers

India signs $750m deal for purchase of 145 US howitzers

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: India has signed a $750 million agreement with the United States to buy 145 howitzer artillery guns from BAE Systems, an official said on Thursday, its first such deal in three decades.

02-12-2016 India

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Play national anthem in all cinemas before film screening:Indian court

Play national anthem in all cinemas before film screening:Indian court

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- The national anthem must be played before any movie is screened at a public theatre, the Supreme Court ordered on Wednesday, setting a 10-day deadline for cinema and multiplexes across India to carry out the directive.

30-11-2016 India

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Indian high court allows Hindu girl live-in with Muslim boyfriend

Indian high court allows Hindu girl live-in with Muslim boyfriend

TRANS ASIA NEWS AHMEDABAD – An Indian high court has permitted a 19-year-old Hindu girl to live-in with her Muslim boyfriend, who is just 20 years old and is currently ineligible for marriage.

30-11-2016 India

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Three soldiers, 3 militants killed in J-K’s Nagrota army camp

Three soldiers, 3 militants killed in J-K’s Nagrota army camp

TRANS ASIA NEWSNagrota :- Three soldiers, including a major, and an equal number of militants were killed as a fierce gun battle raged in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota cantonment on Tuesday, the second such attack on an army facility in as many months.

29-11-2016 India

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Mamata vows to remove 'dictator' Modi from politics

Mamata vows to remove 'dictator' Modi from politics

TRANS ASIA NEWS Kolkata:- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday vowed to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from politics, saying there was no place for dictators like him in a democracy.

28-11-2016 India

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Sikh militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak

Sikh militant commander recaptured after India jailbreak

TRANS ASIA NEWS Punjab:- A top Sikh militant commander was recaptured by police in the Indian capital Delhi on Monday, a day after he was freed in a dramatic jailbreak by a gang wearing police uniforms.

28-11-2016 India

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India unlocks Kashmir grand mosque after 19 weeks

India unlocks Kashmir grand mosque after 19 weeks

TRANS ASIA NEWS Srinagar: After 19 weeks, Indian authorities on Friday allowed people to offer Friday congregational prayers at historic Jamia Masjid in summer capital here while shutdown continues across the Valley amid clashes during which a top police officer was injured, according to Kashmir Observer.

26-11-2016 Kashmir

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Modi defends cash ban after criticism

Modi defends cash ban after criticism

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back Friday at the mounting criticism of his decision to withdraw all high denomination bank notes from circulation, describing the move as “for the larger social good”.

25-11-2016 India

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Five get death for burning Christian couple in Pak

Five get death for burning Christian couple in Pak

TRANS ASIA NEWSLAHORE: A cleric was among five persons who were on Wednesday handed down death penalty by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan for burning alive a Christian couple after accusing them of committing blasphemy here in 2014.

24-11-2016 Pakistan

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Indian police kill six Maoists in shootout

Indian police kill six Maoists in shootout

TRANS ASIA NEWS Six heavily armed Maoist rebels were killed Wednesday in a jungle gun battle with police in eastern India, an officer said. Police said they opened fire after being attacked during a search on Wednesday morning in the Maoist stronghold of Latehar district in Jharkhand state.

23-11-2016 India

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Pak forms committee to formulate "a doable and sustainable India-Kashmir policy"

Pak forms committee to formulate "a doable and sustainable India-Kashmir policy"

TRANS ASIA NEWSISLAMABAD:-Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz informed the Senate on Tuesday that a high-level committee consisting of senior officials from the ministries of defence, interior and information, the military operations directorate, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB), has been formed to formulate...

23-11-2016 Pakistan

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India to buy howitzers worth $737m from US

India to buy howitzers worth $737m from US

TRANS ASIA NEWS New Delhi:- : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally cleared the long-pending purchase of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers from the United States, the US media reported on Monday. The $737 million arms deal is part of a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement between the United States and India,...

23-11-2016 India

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Demonetisation:Ailing 4-year-old dies as father waits in queue to get money for treatment

Demonetisation:Ailing 4-year-old dies as father waits in queue to get money for treatment

TRANS AISA NEWS BANDA -- An ailing four-year-old girl died on a bank's premises while her father was waiting in a queue to withdraw money for her treatment in Tindwari police station area here. Dharmendra Verma, a labourer, had been making rounds of UP Allahabad Gramin Bank, Tindwari, for the few days...

22-11-2016 India

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UP train tragedy: More bodies found under debris, toll mounts to 147

UP train tragedy: More bodies found under debris, toll mounts to 147

TRANS ASIA NEWSPatna:- Fourteen more bodies were found under debris at the site of the Indore-Patna Express train derailment in Kanpur Dehat district of Uttar Pradesh and two injured passengers died in hospital, taking the death toll to 147 on Monday afternoon.

21-11-2016 India

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India's Maharashtra state to take over Zakir Naik's school

India's Maharashtra state to take over Zakir Naik's school

TRANS ASIA NEWSMUMBAI:- A day after the Indian government banned Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years, the Maharashtra state government has announced plans to take over its International Islamic School school in Mumbai.

18-11-2016 India

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Bangladesh court orders Zia’s arrest over ‘fake birthday’

Bangladesh court orders Zia’s arrest over ‘fake birthday’

TRANS ASIA NEWS DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for the country’s opposition leader after she failed to appear for a hearing over the date of her birthday.

18-11-2016 Bangladesh

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Day 8: Demonetisation Death Toll Rises To 47

Day 8: Demonetisation Death Toll Rises To 47

TRANS AISA NEWS NEW DELHI:- Eight days into demonetisation, the death toll has reached 47. These are confirmed deaths reported in the national media.

17-11-2016 India

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Nearly 40 deaths in seven days attributed to demonetisation

Nearly 40 deaths in seven days attributed to demonetisation

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- Nearly 40 deaths -- including suicides, cardiac arrests in long queues, hospital casualties and a murder in a fit of rage -- in the past few days have been attributed to demonetisation. The move has caused a huge cash crunch in the country and turned life...

16-11-2016 India

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday that she is being treated for kidney failure and undergoing tests for a possible transplant.

16-11-2016 India

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India bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for five years

India bans Zakir Naik’s NGO for five years

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday banned Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), the NGO of preacher Zakir Naik, as an ‘unlawful organisation’ for five years with immediate effect. The ban has been enforced under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and approved at a meeting of the Union cabinet.

16-11-2016 India

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India:Banks to use indelible ink on those exchanging cash

India:Banks to use indelible ink on those exchanging cash

TRANS ASIA NEWSNEW DELHI: The Centre has announced that those who exchange cash at bank branches would receive an indelible ink mark on their finger, to prevent repeated conversions. The government also cautioned the public against believing social media messages on the demonetisation drive+ , saying many wrong messages are...

15-11-2016 India

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Israeli president arrives in India, says supports India's fight against terror

Israeli president arrives in India, says supports India's fight against terror

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: Friendship between India and Israel is at work “day in, day out” and is not a relationship “we should be hiding”, said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as he pledged full support to India in fighting terrorism. Rivlin arrived on Monday on an eight-day visit to India, the...

14-11-2016 India

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13 dead in Indian garment factory fire: police

13 dead in Indian garment factory fire: police

TRANS AIA NEWS NEW DELHI:- A fire at a suspected illegal garment factory near the Indian capital killed 13 people and injured several others early Friday morning, officials said.

11-11-2016 India

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Punjab ordered to share river water with Haryana

Punjab ordered to share river water with Haryana

TRANS ASIA NEWS NEW DELHI: India’s top court ordered authorities in northern Punjab state on Thursday to share river water supplies with a neighbouring state, triggering a spate of resignations by angry lawmakers.

11-11-2016 India

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