Al-Qaeda chief Zawahiri killed in US drone strike in Kabul

The 71-year-old Egyptian surgeon, on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist list, had a USD 25 million bounty on his head Washington: Al-Qaeda’s reclusive emir Ayman al-Zawahiri, who played a key role in the 9/11 attacks and later formed the group’s regional affiliate in the Indian subcontinent, has been killed in a US drone strike in … Read more

1,000 people killed in earthquake in Afghanistan

Associated Press Kabul A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the country’s deadliest quakes in decades, the state-run news agency reported. Officials warned that the already grim toll may still rise. Information from the remote area near the Pakistani … Read more

‘We are not safe’: Ethiopians flee massacre that killed hundreds

For decades, the village had been a sanctuary for the families, who tilled the land and cared for their herds in Ethiopia’s largest region. But Monday, two days after gunmen set upon the ethnic Amhara residents of Tole village in the Oromia region of Ethiopia — killing perhaps hundreds, injuring many others and laying waste … Read more

Remarks against the prophet: 1 killed in Ranchi as protesterupt across country

ONE PERSON died of a bullet injury in Jharkhand’s Ranchiwhere the police fired in the air to disperse a crowd pelting stones, as protest representatives erupted in several towns and cities across the country on Friday against derogatory references to the Prophet made by former BJPs Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal. The protests also … Read more

22 killed in J&K target hits this year: In 14 cases, suspects held or killed

OF THE 20 cases of targeted attacks in J&K this year, mostly aimed at minorities, killers and migrants, the police or personnel arrested militants or their alleged associates suspected to have been involved in 14 of them — six cases are yet to be solved , according to police data compiled by The Indian Express. … Read more

That which dies when a teacher is killed

At a time when the age of violence has reduced death to just a number to be added to the official statistics, we will soon forget Rajni Bala, the 36-year-old teacher who was shot by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district. And possibly, because of our psychic and spiritual impoverishment, many of us will … Read more

Explained: Who is John Hinckley, the man who almost killed Ronald Reagan, but will soon be free?

Forty-one years after he attempted to assassinate former United States President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr., 67, is set to be released unconditionally from supervision under court orders. But the decision promises to be contentious. Wasn’t John Hinckley in prison? No. Hinckley was suffering from a mental illness at the time he attacked Reagan in … Read more

Crowd confronts cleric at Iran tower collapse that killed 33

Protesters angry over a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 33 people shouted down an emissary sent by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sparking a crackdown in which riot police clubbed demonstrators and fired tear gas, according to online videos analyzed on Monday. The demonstration directly challenged the Iranian government’s response to … Read more

Explained: What is West Nile fever that killed 47-year-old man in Kerala? Do we have Treatment and vaccine?

India oi-Madhuri Adnal | Published: Monday, May 30, 2022, 16:20 [IST] New Delhi, May 30: A 47-year-old man died due to West Nile fever in Kerala’s Thrissur district, on Sunday, May 29.This is the first fatality in the state caused by the vector-borne infection in the last three years, prompting the Health Department to issue … Read more

Explained: Why was Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala killed

India oi-Vicky Nanjappa | Published: Monday, May 30, 2022, 8:16 [IST] New Delhi, May 30: Famous Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover. Moosewala’s cousin and a friend, who were traveling in a … Read more