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October 6, 2017 10:44 PM India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment'

2018 World Cup India gives 27,000 free tickets to avert tournament embarrassment' Thousands of children filled the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium to boost India's first major sporting event since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which was marked by vast open spaces in stadiums. Sales for the youth World Cup have been disappointing despite the presence of Brazil 80

August 23, 2017 6:23 AM Don't Write Off Modi's Fight Against Triple Talaq

By invalidating the torturous "Triple Talaq" practice, the Supreme Court of India has come to the rescue of those Muslim women who were tormented due to the atrocious silence of men and a secular polity that ignored their troubles, choosing instead to nurse their vote banks. It's nice to see major political parties now coming out in support of the judgement 72

August 15, 2017 1:56 AM The road to India's partition

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) As citizens of India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of their independence in August, they will also remember 1947 as the momentous year of their simultaneous birth. That year, the British quit their “jewel in the crown 67

August 14, 2017 6:02 PM As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space

As Pakistan Marks 70 Years Of Independence, Its Minorities Struggle For Space People pose in front of Pakistan Independence Day signs in Lahore. The country, created in 1947 as a homeland for South Asia's Muslims, celebrated 70 years of independence on Aug. 14. The children pile into the stadium in shiny clothes, clutching green-and-white Pakistani flags 50

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM India: 70 years of independence

Celebrations of India’s independence are always laced thickly with sorrow, but especially so this year. The struggle that won India its freedom from the British on August 15, 1947, was conducted in the name of non-violence, the central pillar of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy. And yet, when freedom arrived, it did so awash with blood. More than a million 336

August 14, 2017 7:42 AM As India marks 70 years of partition, memories fresh of border bloodshed

AMRITSAR, India (Reuters) - India's independence from British colonial rule coincided with the partition of the subcontinent into two separate countries, setting off unprecedented communal carnage on both sides of the hastily created border. A mass migration followed, marred by violence and bloodshed, as about 15 million Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, fearing 31

August 14, 2017 7:42 AM ‘At the Stroke of Midnight My Entire Family Was Displaced’

The author’s mother, Rashida Begum, and father, Malik Fazal Haq, in photos taken around 10 years before partition. My father, an intellectual and educationalist, was murdered. Eight of us crossed into Pakistan dressed in summer clothes and nothing else. Winter came and we had nothing to wear and no roof over our heads. By the following summer my feet had outgrown 68

August 14, 2017 3:42 AM 70 years after Pakistan-India split, Sikhs search for home

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Radesh Singh’s grandfather was just 11 years old when he left his village in India’s Punjab province to move to Peshawar, in the far northwest of the country on the border with Afghanistan. The year was 1901: The British ruled the Indian subcontinent, Pakistan wasn’t even a glimmer in the eye of its founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah 52

June 19, 2017 6:14 AM Uhuru accuses Raila of dividing Kenyans

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday accused Opposition leader Raila Odinga of resorting to divisive tactics to win support for the August 8 poll. He alluded to alleged hateful remarks made by Raila in Kajiado pitting locals against other communities saying it could stoke acrimony in such neighbourhoods. Speaking while on charm offensive tour of Kiambu 56

May 12, 2017 1:24 AM What is 'triple talaq' or instant divorce?

A five-judge bench of India's Supreme Court is hearing petitions by women's groups seeking to ban verbal divorce. India's Supreme Court on Thursday began hearing petitions filed by Muslim women and women's groups seeking to stop "triple talaq", or instant divorce, that is practised by some in the Islamic community. Triple talaq is the practice under 69