Taliban key commander among 4 killed in Afghanistan

Mazar-e-Sharif (Afghanistan), March 6 : Four militants, including a Taliban key commander Mullah Janat Gul, were killed by security forces in Afghanistan’s Balkh province on Tuesday, the police said. “The government forces, acting upon intelligence reports, targeted a hideout of Taliban rebels in Dawlatabad district, killing the notorious commander along with three of his men […]

Social media firms are like irresponsible landlords -UK counter-terrorism police head

By Michael Holden LONDON, March 6 : Technology and social media firms are allowing extremists to act with impunity and lack commitment in tackling the online terrorist threat, a senior British police officer said on Tuesday. Mark Rowley, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, also criticised major communication service providers for failing to take action against extremists, […]

Normalcy returning to Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 6 : Normalcy appeared to be returning to the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday even as clashes erupted between security forces and protesters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district amid a crippling shutdown there. Youths clashed in Shopian town with security forces who used tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters. A large number […]

Russia: No information on ex-intelligence officer collapse in UK

London, March 6 : The Kremlin on Tuesday said it has “no information” about what could have led to a former Colonel in Russian military intelligence — convicted of spying for Britain — collapsing in Salisbury. But Moscow said it was willing to co-operate in the police investigation, the Russian media reported. The British police […]

Myanmar’s ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Rohingya continues, UN rights official says

By Simon Lewis and Thu Thu Aung YANGON, Mar 6 : Myanmar’s “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 people into Bangladesh. Andrew Gilmour, the U.N. assistant secretary-general for human […]

Don’t fragment women’s body with camera angles: Shabana Azmi

Mumbai, March 6 : Veteran actress and activist Shabana Azmi says filmmakers should be more responsible in depiction of women’s body on screen, because the business of cinema is of images. The actress, who was present here on Monday on a panel discussion at “Ficci Frames 2018”, was asked about her opinion on actresses who […]