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Bangladesh PM Hasina for speedy and harsh punishment of arsonists

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sought "speedy" and "harsh" punishments of arsonists and their backers as her government tries to quell the political violence that has claimed over 100 lives.

Ex-BJP minister, Congress leader register cases against each other

Counter cases have been registered against former BJP minister Kamal Patel, his two sons and others and also against a Congress leader and his supporters for alleged violence during ongoing Panchayat polls in the district, police said today.

US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths
US Prez Obama welcomes PM Modi's assurance of equal respect to all faiths

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the recent remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he condemned religious based violence and gave an assurance that his government will give equal respect to all religions.

I'm a victim of domestic violence: Halle Berry
I'm a victim of domestic violence: Halle Berry

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry has revealed she was a victim of domestic violence when she was five-year-old.

Associating Buddhism with violence is fashionable: Expert

Buddhism is increasingly being associated with violence and now emerging as a sensitive issue between India and China, a Buddhist studies expert has said.

Thousands shelter in monastery as Myanmar army battles rebels

MyanmarFugitives from the escalating violence gripping northern Myanmar on Tuesday described fleeing airstrikes and gun battles between the army and ethnic rebels, as the country`s president vowed "not to lose an inch" of territory. 

Won't let religious groups incite violence overtly or covertly, PM Modi tells Christians

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, strongly asserted that his government’s commitment to ensure equal respect to all religions in India.

App to help women tackle abusive behaviour

A mobile phone app has been created to help young women understand the signs of controlling and abusive behaviour in relationships.

Rajnath Singh asks militants in northeast to shun violence

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said the government would not tolerate terrorist violence in the northeast, calling on militant outfits to shun violence and help the government in developing the region.

Mel B reveals hubby Stephen Belafonte `didn`t hit` her
Mel B reveals hubby Stephen Belafonte `didn`t hit` her

Melanie Brown has revealed that her husband Stephen Belafonte didn't hit her, quashing the rumours that her husband was violent or held her hostage.

Won't bow to violence: Bangladesh's ruling party

Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League party will not accept the BNP-led opposition alliance`s demands in the face of a violent agitation, it said Monday.

Bangladesh military denies planning takeover to end crisis

 Bangladesh`s powerful military has denied plotting to overthrow the government to end spiralling political unrest, warning the media against speculating on any army role in the crisis.

Sixty bodies found in abandoned crematorium in Mexico

Sixty bodies, including men, women and children, were found in an abandoned crematorium in Western Mexico, authorities said on Friday, in a discovery that the state attorney general said was likely linked to negligence rather than drug-related violence.

US condemns wave of violence in Bangladesh

The US has condemned the ongoing wave of violence in Bangladesh since opposition protests began in the country a month ago and has asked all parties involved to show restraint.

French father charged with inciting his children to jihad

A father-of-three, suspected of bombarding his children with violent images glorifiying jihad, has been charged with "inciting acts of terrorism", prosecutors in southeastern France said on Saturday.

Two more dead in Bangladesh unrest, toll rises to 34

Two more people, including a child, have been killed in fresh violence in Bangladesh pushing the death toll to 34, as anti-government protesters targeted several vehicles with petrol bombs in one of the worst attacks since the political unrest began earlier this month.

Say no to violence against religion: A R  Rahman
Say no to violence against religion: A R Rahman

Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has urged people to stop violence against religion.

Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence: France

France appealed on Thursday for U.N. member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence.

Bihar CM asks people to refrain from politics over Ajizpur clash

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday visited arson-hit Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district and asked people to "refrain from politics" over it.

Nepal: Opposition turns violent inside Parliament

Opposition politicians threw chairs and attacked the parliamentary speaker during a violent general strike in Nepal on Tuesday that was aimed at blocking the government from pushing through a draft of a new constitution.