Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has come under pressure from countries with large Muslim populations including Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims after nearly 125,000 of them fled to Bangladesh.

MAKKAH — Deeply moved by the unique experience in Haj, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar called on pilgrims to benefit from the virtues of Haj in redefining their future life.

A 17-year-old Russian girl has been arrested for allegedly being the mastermind behind the deadly Blue Whale Challenge, that encouraged players to commit suicide.

More than 100 armed forces veterans have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemning the targeting of Muslims and Dalits in the country as well as what they say is a climate of fear and intimidation including of the media.

AHMEDABAD: Seventeen members of the same family were found dead Wednesday as floodwaters receded from a village in Gujarat, officials said, as the death toll from the state-wide disaster climbed above 110.

Social activist Shabnam Hashmi approached the Delhi Police alleging that a man who claimed to be a police official has threatened to kill her in an “encounter”.

Amid the ongoing tension in West Bengal’s Baduria and Basirhat districts, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA H Raja Singh waded in controversy by appealing to the Hindu community in the state to respond the way Hindus in Gujarat reacted in 2002.

Muslims across India marked Eid al-Fitr this year wearing black bands. Jamiat Ulama-i Hind, a leading Muslim religious body, cancelled its annual Eid celebration, a much-awaited event for the who’s who in New Delhi. The Jamiat and other organisations also called for Muslims to wear black bands during their Eid prayers.

Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan has received a letter threatening her with dire consequences and a probe was on, police said yesterday.

The West Bengal unit of the CPM is likely to insist that the party’s highest decision-making body, the Central Committee, should take a call on whether general secretary Sitaram Yechury should be given another Rajya Sabha term, even as majority members of the Polit Bureau (PB) reiterated their opposition to the party chief ’s RS re-nomination.

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