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May 2016

Afghan conflict gets momentum since change in Taliban leadership

Kabul, May 31 (IANS) The turmoil in Afghanistan has got impetus since Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the Taliban group's supreme leader."Kidnapping innocent passengers and barbaric killing over a dozen of them is clear indication of increase in violence committed by Taliban insurgents," Xinhua quoted Kabul resident Farakh Shah as saying. A group of armed Taliban militants intercepted three passenger buses and kidnapped 185 travellers, said the police. "Like his predecessors, Haibatullah…

Pakistani arrested in Spain for spreading jihadist propaganda

Madrid, May 31 (IANS) A Pakistani man was arrested on Tuesday in the city L'Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona for spreading jihadist propaganda, the Spanish Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday."The jihadist spread Daesh (Islamic State) dogma and hatred against westernised Muslim women through social media," Xinhua cited the ministry as saying in a statement. The man had different accounts on social media which he had used to spread ideas and strategies of different jihadist groups operating in Syria and…

Appreciation for ‘Thithi’ nothing short of miracle: Raam Reddy

Mumbai, May 31 : Director Raam Reddy, whose Kannada film “Thithi” won the National Film Award, says that it is nothing short of a miracle that a subtitled Kannada language film is getting immense admiration from industry leaders.After filmmaker Kiran Rao, Anurag Kashyap too held a screening of the film on Monday which was attended by celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Shekhar Kapoor, Sudhir Mishra, Vicky Kaushal, Kartik Aaryan, Gulshan Devaiah, Swara Bhaskar among others. “Firstly, I am completely and…

Delhi Dynamos invited to World Soccer Congress

Shanghai, May 31: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos has been invited to become part of the World Soccer Congress, to be held here from June 1-3.Delhi Dynamos' president Prashant Agarwal will be a guest speaker at the forum in the presence of representatives from top European football clubs and national federations, according to a release. Agarwal will speak on the football industry in India. Agarwal said in the release, "I feel absolutely elated to have been invited to speak at the World…

Coach Loew drops unfit Reus from Germany squad for Euro Cup

Munich, May 31: Germany manager Joachim Loew on Tuesday named his final squad of 23-players for the Euro Cup in France which does not feature midfielder Marco Reus who is still recovering from an injury.The 56-year-old has also dropped Karim Bellarabi, Julian Brandt (both Bayer Leverkusen), Sebastian Rudy (TSG Hoffenheim) from his 27-man provisional squad which was announced earlier. However, he has included veteran players like midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski in the squad. Speaking about Reus…
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