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No Eid bustle as floods ravage Srinagar’s shopping hub

Lal Chowk was submerged under around eight feet of water and there are areas that are still inundated.

7 mins ago

Taliban reject Afghan unity government pact as US ‘sham’

Afghanistan's Taliban militants decried a pact by rival election candidates to form a government of national unity as a "sham" orchestrated by US. #Afghanistan #Afghanistan presidential polls #NewsTracker #Taliban #TheySaidIt

10 mins ago

Successful! Mangalyaan passes critical engine test: Why was it important

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Mangalyaan will undergo the first crucial test of its fourth and final maneuver ahead of entering the orbit of the red planet on Wednesday. #HowThisWorks #India #ISRO #K Radhakrishnan #M Annadurai #Main Liquid Engine #Mangalyaan #Mars #Mars Orbiter Mission #Rockets #science #Thrusters

12 mins ago

Dear beta: An open letter to apna Indian US Ambassador Richard Verma

Really, we are so so excited that an Indian is finally the Ambassador to India. See, in our heart you are Indian, beta. Especially if you are an achiever of any kind. #Arun Kumar #Being Indian #India #JustSaying #Nina Davuluri #Nisha Biswal #Obama #rajma chawal #Richard Verma #US

14 mins ago

Dear TOI, it’s 2014, slut-shaming Deepika over her cleavage is so passe

We hope the paper realises that while patting themselves on their back, their also patted the backs of an entire clan of creeps who would think nothing of pointing their mobile phones down a woman's cleavage in a crowded bus, or an empty bus stand. #Bollywood #Deepika Padukone #Gender #The Times of India #TOI copy on Deepika cleavage #Women

17 mins ago

Modi, Muslims, Scotland and J&K: Why we must junk flawed ideas of nationhood

It is good that Scotland voted against secession. Any secession is based on flawed ideas of nationhood. It is good that Modi said Muslims will live and die for India. What he should not question is why they may live and die for India #Hindu nation #Hindutva #InMyOpinion #J&M Issues #Modi #Muslims #Nationhood #Patriotism #Sangh #Scottish Vote

18 mins ago

Thousands flee as Islamic State fighters close in on Syria border town

Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town today as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey. #ISIL #ISIS #Islamic State of Iraq and Syria #islamic-state #Kurdish town #Kurds #NewsTracker #Syria #Turkey

20 mins ago

China: Three cops convicted for torturing suspects in police detention

According to Chinese law, the maximum penalty for using torture to extract confessions is three years' imprisonment, rising to 10 years if severe or disabling injuries are caused, and a potential death penalty if death results. #China #Human Rights #Illegal Confession #Investigation #NewsTracker #Police Detention #Torture

22 mins ago

Afghanistan: Presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign troops prepare to leave. #Abdullah Abdullah #Afghan presidential elections #Afghnaistan #Ashraf Ghani #Kerry #Pakistan #President #Taliban #US

22 mins ago

Thailand: Murder of British tourists will hamper tourism, say police

The murder of two young British tourists on a Thai island will make many travellers think twice before travelling to the Southeast Asian nation on holiday, Thai police said on Monday. #British tourists #Coup #double murder #Holiday #Thai military leader #Thailand #Tourism #tourists