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India: West Bengal on high alert after arrest of 6 terrorists

West Bengal on high alert after arrest of six terrorists Quick Reaction Team officers, police, snipers and combat vehicles being deployed in Kolkata ahead of Durga Puja   Kolkata: Following the arrest of six top Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) activists, including four wanted in the 2014 Khagragarh blast case in Burdwan district, West Bengal is on […]


Sri Lanka: Airport customs offiers protest

Sri Lanka Intl Airport (CMB) Immigration Officers Protest: Airport Processes Affected Procedures at Bandaranaike International Airport have stopped due to a protest staged by immigration officers. The protest was staged this noon against establishing a new batch of CCTV cameras inside the terminal building. The protest has caused delays in flight operations and caused hesitation […]


India: rail strike called starting July 11

The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen calls for an indefinite nationwide strike from July 11, 2016. The committee has decided to serve Strike Notice on June 9.   M Raghavaiah, NFIR General Secretary said that response of the central government on the charter of demands submitted in December 2015 has been very disappointing and casual. […]


Bangladesh: general strike called for Thursday May 12

General strike called for May 12 Bangladesh’s biggest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called a nationwide general strike on Thursday to protest the execution of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, the senior-most Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. In a statement, Jamaat, which was opposed to […]


India: Mumbai – May 10 strike threat by Air India pilots

Air India’s domestic flight operations are likely to be hit from next week as its pilots have threatened to go on strike. A notice sent by Indian Commercial Pilot Association to the airline management on Thursday said that the pilots will not undertake any flying duties from May 10 onwards as their flying allowance has […]


India: Kolkata: Collapsed overpass killed 15, many more missing

An overpass collapsed Thursday in the Indian city of Kolkata, crushing vehicles below it, killing 15 people and leaving dozens more missing, authorities said. More than 100 people were unaccounted for after the incident, which occurred in a busy commercial area north of the city’s center, said Sgt. Saurav Benerjee of Kolkata police. However, authorities […]