Modi’s party vows to strip Muslim immigrants of vote in eastern India

Courtesy Dawn News JALESWAR: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has vowed to disenfranchise millions of Muslim immigrants in a volatile frontier state, waging a polarising election campaign in a bid to form its first government there. In campaign rallies in the remote state of Assam, officials of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)…

IS commander ‘Omar the Chechen’ survived US strike: monitor

Courtesy Dawn News BEIRUT: Top militant Islamic State (IS) group commander leader Omar al-Shishani, known as Omar the Chechen, was “seriously injured” in a recent strike in northeastern Syria but not killed despite suggestions by United States (US) officials to the contrary, a monitoring group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday…