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A 19-year-old college student attacked with an iron rod

A 19-year-old college student attacked with an iron rod

New Delhi: She was alone home alone at Lajpat Nagar last evening when a neighbourer, appeared drunk at her door. Electrician by profession, he forced his way into her home. Once inside, he tried to rape her. The girl found an iron rod and tried to hit him with it, while screaming for help. He

PKNIC is Allegedly Hacked Again

ISLAMABAD: PakBugs, a hacker group from Pakistan, claims to have penetrated into PKNIC servers – the entity that manages country level domains (such as, .pk, and others) for Pakistan – and has taken control of several domains. Hackers claims to have account information of 23,000 PKNIC users and their domains. They claim to

India’s cabinet approves death penalty in severe rape cases

NEW DELHI: In the wake of a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi that sparked national outrage and public began demanding stern action against the culprits, India’s cabinet has approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, a senior minister on Saturday. A three-member government-appointed panel headed by former Chief Justice of India J.S. Verma

Death Anniversary of Mohan Das Gandhi—A victim of Hindu Extremism

New Delhi: The world is remembering Mohan Das Gandhi on his 65th death anniversary and President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, senior BJP leaders L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj and chiefs of three services paid visit his memorial, reports

Rampage is on in Karachi –three more killed till afternoon

KARACHI: Rampage is on in Karachi and three persons, including a woman, were killed in firing incidents till Wednesday afternoon, reports Dispatch News Desk. According to police sources, a man, Adnan Iqbal, 22, was shot dead at Jamshed Road No 2 this morning,  Muhammad Salman was gunned down in Malir and a woman, identified as Ayesha Jan,

Swasthani Festival is being celebrated in Nepal

Kathmandu: Holy baths in the Shali River on the occasion of the month-long Swasthani Festival in Sankhu, Kathmandu by Hindu women are going one. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Shree Swasthani, a Goddess known to grant the wishes of her devotees, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND). The month long festival is marked by a month

Pakistan-India bus and trade services resume as tensions ease

SRINAGAR: Following the resumption of cross-border bus service between Pakistan and India, at least 138 passengers finally reached their respective destinations, Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported on Monday. The bus service along with trade was suspended after LoC ceasefire violation by India earlier this month. Brig (Retd) Ismael Khan, Director General Trade and Travel Authority,

Nawaz’s popularity among voters has soared to 32 percent while Imran continues to slide down

Lahore: LAHORE: PML-N’s popularity among voters has soared to 32 percent while PTI continues to slide, reports Dispatch News Desk (DND). In Punjab, PML-N is the most popular party with 49 percent support. The PTI came second while the PPP finished third in the table. Imran Khan  is building up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where he rose to

BJP Chief dares Indian Home Minister to ban BJP, RSS if they are terrorists

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had hurt India’s image by his comments and dared him to ban the BJP and RSS and arrest all their leaders if there was any evidence against these organisations. In an interview to Indian media, the BJP chief