Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Strong 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, triggers tremors in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

A major earthquake shook Tajikistan on Monday. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 12:50 p.m. local time on Monday in the most sparsely populated area of Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains, the... Read more »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal. (AFP)

Modi, Sharif had hour-long ‘secret’ meeting during SAARC 2014

A year ago all that the people saw was a quick handshake but away from TV cameras Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif held an hour-long secret meeting... Read more »
Police complaint lodged against Bollywood star Aamir Khan (Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Police complaint against Bollywood star Aamir Khan

A complaint with charges of sedition, defamation, hurting religious feelings, and criminal intimidation against the Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao, was filed in the court of additional chief... Read more »

India and Pakistan to face off for national glory Thunder Nation Cup Final

Sydney (Media Release); On January 7th, the MoneyGram Thunder Nation Cup will be on the line as India and Pakistan battle it out on Spotless Stadium in front of a Sydney Thunder... Read more »

‘Modi on track to cripple India’

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena The title of this column is borrowed from Dr. Mike Ghouse, an American of Indian origin who is passionate about the native land that fed him milk in his... Read more »
Indian Consul General Sunjay Sudhir and NSW Premier Mike Baird celebrate Diwali as the Opera House was lit up in a golden orange to mark the Hindu festival of light

NSW Premier Mike Baird wishes Happy Diwali to Indian community

On this occasion of Diwali festival, the Premier of New South Wales Mike Baird wished the community a happy Diwali after the the sails of the Sydney Opera House were lit up Thursday evening... Read more »

Narendra Modi worst nightmare

By Sanjena Sathian (For Ozy) It was Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and Muslims and non-Muslims alike thronged the streets of Mumbai. Billboards announced sales on... Read more »

India.. This is not cricket nor sportsman spirit

By Syed Nayyar Uddin Ahmad The Shiv Sena attack on Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) HQ at Mumbai, was a pre-planned scheme of the RAW controlled BJP government, which is proved by... Read more »
Pakistani author, Kanza Javed was supposed to participate in Indian Literature Fest for the launch of her book ‘Ashes, Wine and Dust,' but her visa was denied at the last-minute by India.

Pakistani author launches her Novel on Skype after India denied visa

When a Pakistani author Kanza Javed was denied a visa to travel to India for her book launch. She didn’t lose hope. Kanza, with the help of her publisher, Aanchal Malhotras, co-ordinated a... Read more »
A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has shaken Himalayan region on 26 October 2015. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in northeastern Afghanistan.

Powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude shakes Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

More than 200 dead, 1000 injured in Pakistan as powerful quake strikes Hindukush region Pakistan Meteorological Department say the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1 ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5... Read more »
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan rceives honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University

Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan receives honorary doctorate from Edinburgh University

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his contribution to film and his philanthropic work. Shah Rukh Khan said he was “extremely grateful... Read more »
Australia is one of the world's biggest coal producers

Australia approves controversial India-backed coal mine despite environmental concerns

Australia’s government has given its approval on Thursday for one of the world’s biggest coal mines to be built by India’s Adani Mining in Queensland despite environmentalists’ fears that the project threatens the... Read more »
Influence of India's Hindu fundamentalists on their country's government

Influence of India’s Hindu fundamentalists on their government

Al Jazeera investigative report Since Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist and leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became prime minister of India in May 2014, groups of radical Hindu nationalists... Read more »

Old Habits Die Hard

By Tassawar Khan; The aggressive policies of Indian PM Narindra Modi stay in the media lime light. A visible change is observed in the Indian Foreign Policy since the BJP superemo has... Read more »

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan link with air base attack

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has gathered intelligence information regarding Friday’s terrorists attack on a Pakistani Air Force mosque and the adjoining areas and has recorded conversations between attackers and their handlers in Afghanistan.... Read more »

Australia to expand defence ties with India, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD  — Australia is trying to improve its defence ties with both India and Pakistan and has held important negotiations with both the countries. Australia sent its Minister of Defence Mr. Kevin... Read more »
Roshni Jan, widow of Juma Khan, 38, outside her home. Image by Talal N. Ansari.

Murder in Uniform – Kashmir’s infamous “fake encounter”

Kashmir’s most infamous “fake encounter” leaves five families desperate for justice Kashmiris still live alongside half a million military personnel whom they consider their occupiers; the conflict nears its third decade and... Read more »
Parramasala Sydney 2012

Parramasala Festival 2015 to coincide with Indian Tourism Week

Parramasala Festival 2015 to be held from 16 October to 18 October in Parramatta NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka have announced details of the much-anticipated 2015 Parramasala Festival. Mr... Read more »
More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

More than 207,900 migrants settled permanently in Australia in 2013–14: Report

Over 200,000 people moved to Australia, in order to live permanently in 2013 to 2014 financial year, there has been a big increase in the number of international students. Official figures from... Read more »
NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley pays tribute to Gandhi on his first stop of his tour of India

Foley pays tribute to Gandhi on his first overseas trip as Labor Leader

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley has paid tribute to Gandhi on his first stop of his tour of India, laying a wreath at the Raj Ghat memorial in Delhi today. Mr Foley... Read more »

Ordinary Pakistanis seem to love Indians. Do we love them back?

A visit to Islamabad reveals one unfortunate difference between the two South Asian countries By Aarefa Johari “Aap India se hai? You are Indian? That makes you our guest. We can’t take... Read more »
India's Food Safety and Standards Authority said that the soups were "unsafe and hazardous for human consumption" because testing found that the lead content in some Maggi soups samples.

Why India ordered Nestlé to stop selling Maggi noodles

After wrestling with India’s regulatory bodies over the safety of some of its products, Nestlé India says it will abide by a ban and pull its noodle soup products from shelves. “The... Read more »
Delhi, India

Environment Day 2015: 13 out of world’s top 20 polluted cities in India

Indian capital New Delhi is the reigning king of polluted cities in the world. Delhi has the highest level of the airborne particulate matter, PM2.5 considered most harmful to health, with 153... Read more »

India is the most unqualified country to assist in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs

By Shenali D Waduge   Organizations that had been functioning as conduits to channel funds, enable money launder, carry out illicit as well as legal international business and help procure arms are now... Read more »