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India students drown off Maharashtra beach

By Omar Hussein Thirteen students have drowned while swimming off a beach on India’s west coast   The group of were among more than 100 students from a college in Pune who had gone for a picnic to Murud beach near Alibag, Maharashtra state. The victims were all aged between…


Indian squash player backs out of plan to sell his kidney

By Omar Hussein   Ravi Dixit planned to illegally sell his kidney to pay for the entrance fee in to this year’s competition An Indian squash player has backtracked on his plan to illegally sell a kidney to raise funds to play in next month’s South Asian Games. Ravi Dixit,…



Earthquake leaves hundreds dead | Afghanistan | Pakistan

By Sulaiman Shahnawaz     Deadly Earthquake devastates many Asian nations A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck northeastern Afghanistan, sending strong tremors that were felt in Pakistan and India. At least 210 deaths have been reported, including 12 schoolgirls killed in a stampede. The US Geological Survey said that they…



India | Democracy or ‘Judocracy’

By Vishal Sharma Edited By Zuzer Ashraf Is the world’s largest democracy, and second most populous nation, loosing it’s democratic grip? If the constitution of India ever fails it seem likely that it will be due to the tussle between the elected majority and the self appointed minority. The principles…


Forgotten Histories | Aladdin bin Majid Al-Said

By Anita Zhxin  HH Sayyid Sahibzada Sheikh Aladdin bin Majid Al-Said HH Sayyid Sahibzada Sheikh Sanjak-Bey Mir. Aladdin bin Majid bin Hamud bin Muhammad bin Said bin Sulatan bin Ahmed bin Said Al-Said.   Son of HH Sayyid Majid bin Hamud, half brother to HH Sayyid Mansoor bin Majid, Grandson…