A policeman stands guard at a street during a curfew in Jammu, February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Kashmir: 2 militants, 4 Indian soldiers, one civilian killed in gun battle

Update: The operation is ongoing, and another militant is said to be holed up in a house in Pinglam. Update: According to ANI, ‘two terrorists have been killed during encounter between terrorists... Read more »

Japan’s PM nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize on U.S. request

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated U.S. President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the U.S. government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported... Read more »

India’s semi high-speed train breaks down a day after its launch

India’s first locally built semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, a day after its inauguration by Prime... Read more »

NASA: Our planet is becoming greener – thanks to India and China

Thanks to ambitious tree planting and re-vegetation programs in India and China, our planet is becoming greener by the year.  A study by NASA, based on extensive satellite imagery and published in the journal Nature... Read more »
President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Andrew Harnik)

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a... Read more »

Aurora mass shooting: 6 dead, including gunman

Six people, including a gunman, died in a mass shooting at a manufacturing firm Friday afternoon, and five officers were struck by gunfire, officials said. Authorities confirmed the shooter, Gary Martin, 45,... Read more »

Kashmir bombing mastermind was freed during Indian Airlines plane hijack from Kathmandu

I remember Christmas Eve in 1999 – it was a cold evening when I got the news – the hijacking of Indian Airlines flight 814 from Kathmandu. I was young then, and... Read more »

40 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir terror attack

At least 40 Indian security force personnel were killed yesterday and many more injured in the most serious terrorist attack during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tenure. They died when an improvised explosive... Read more »
Background: Left: Mount Everest, Right: A section of the border wall. (Foreground: President Trump) All images sourced.

Trump ‘thinks’ Mt. Everest would be easier to climb than his wall

“And it’s a big wall. It’s a strong wall. It’s a wall that people aren’t going through very easy. They’re going to have to be in extremely good shape to get over... Read more »
Ressa talking to media members after her arrest. BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

Rappler editor Maria Ressa, Time’s Person of the Year, arrested on libel charges

Maria Ressa, editor and CEO of Rappler, a renowned news portal in Philippines for its tough stance against President Duterte’s administration and policies has been arrested on libel charges yesterday. Ressa was... Read more »