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In Burkina Faso, meanwhile, 12 troops were killed and eight were wounded on Sunday in an ambush near the border with Mali, the government said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Black Sunday in Africa: 51 die in Mali attacks, 12 troops killed in Burkina Faso

Agencies | , Bamako/ouagadougou
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:17 AM IST
The towns of Ouatagouna, Karou and Deouteguef were simultaneously attacked around 6pm on Sunday, according to a note from the Asongo district administrator to the governor of Gao region.
Cases of women successfully carrying septuplets to term are rare -- and nonuplets even rarer.(Unsplash)
Cases of women successfully carrying septuplets to term are rare -- and nonuplets even rarer.(Unsplash)

Mali woman gives birth to 9 babies: Government

AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Mali
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 05:31 AM IST
Mali's government flew 25-year-old Halima Cisse, a woman from the north of the poor West African state, to Morocco for better care on March 30. She was initially believed to have been carrying septuplets.
Islamic State said in a statement that its fighters captured three vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition, according to SITE.(REUTERS / File)
Islamic State said in a statement that its fighters captured three vehicles as well as weapons and ammunition, according to SITE.(REUTERS / File)

Islamic State claims responsibility for killing 33 Malian soldiers

Reuters | , Dakar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Fourteen soldiers were also injured in Monday's attack near the northern town of Tessit, near the border with Niger, according to Mali's army.
MINUSMA peacekeepers on patrol in northern Mali.(Image via Twitter)
MINUSMA peacekeepers on patrol in northern Mali.(Image via Twitter)

India condemns attack on UN peacekeepers in Mali

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 09:38 AM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres too condemned the attack against the convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) on Friday near Tessalit in the Kidal region.
Mohamed Camara.(Getty Images)
Mohamed Camara.(Getty Images)

Two Salzburg players fail doping tests after Mali game

Salzburg, Austria | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Midfielder Mohamed Camara and forward Sekou Koita reported being given medication for altitude sickness before an away game against Namibia on Nov. 17 in qualifying for the African Cup of Nations, Salzburg said on Tuesday.
The offensive took place on Friday in an area near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said after meeting members of Mali’s transitional government.(AFP file photo)
The offensive took place on Friday in an area near the borders of Burkina Faso and Niger, where government troops are struggling to rout an Islamic insurgency, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said after meeting members of Mali’s transitional government.(AFP file photo)

French airstrikes kill over 50 Al Qaeda-linked jihadists in Mali

Bamako | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:59 AM IST
“On October 30 in Mali, the Barkhane force conducted an operation that neutralised more than 50 jihadists and confiscated arms and material,” Parly said, referring to the French-led anti-jihadist Operation Barkhane.
On the last day of lockdown in Chennai, Maalavika Manoj tested positive for Coronavirus
On the last day of lockdown in Chennai, Maalavika Manoj tested positive for Coronavirus

Covid and a creative mind

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Musician Mali, who tested positive for the coronavirus a week ago, recounts her experience in Chennai and the dramarama that ensued
The 75-year-old’s health has been in question since he was hospitalized following his detention for 10 days by the military junta now in power.(AFP photo)
The 75-year-old’s health has been in question since he was hospitalized following his detention for 10 days by the military junta now in power.(AFP photo)

Deposed president evacuated from Mali for medical treatment

Bamako | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:38 AM IST
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, the Malian president ousted by a military coup in August, was evacuated late Saturday to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment, a diplomat said.
Colonel Assimi Goita, the junta leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) which overthrew Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita attends the meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediators in Bamako, Mali.(REUTERS)
Colonel Assimi Goita, the junta leader of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP) which overthrew Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita attends the meeting with Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) mediators in Bamako, Mali.(REUTERS)

Mali’s coup leaders meet mediators seeking return to civilian rule

London/Bamako | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 08:18 AM IST
Tuesday’s overthrow of Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been condemned abroad, but celebrated by many in a country battling an Islamist insurgency and months of political unrest.
The human rights team was given access to Keita and other detainees, the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSMA, said on Twitter. It provided no details on what was said or on the condition of the captives.(Reuters file photo)
The human rights team was given access to Keita and other detainees, the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSMA, said on Twitter. It provided no details on what was said or on the condition of the captives.(Reuters file photo)

UN team meets detained Mali president as coup supporters plan to rally

Bamako, Mali | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2020 05:36 PM IST
There has been no word from Mali’s ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita since Tuesday, when he dissolved parliament and then resigned after being detained at gunpoint, deepening the crisis facing a country struggling to fend off an insurgency by Islamist militants.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.(REUTERS)
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.(REUTERS)

Mali’s President resigns after detention by mutinous soldiers

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 08:24 AM IST
Tensions have run high in the West African nation since tens of thousands of people started gathering weeks ago to demand that Keita, who’s known as IBK, resign.
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been detained by mutinous troops.(REUTERS)
Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been detained by mutinous troops.(REUTERS)

Mali’s president and prime minister held by mutinous troops

Bamako, Mali | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 04:10 AM IST
The Mali developments were condemned by the United States, the United Nations, the regional bloc known as ECOWAS and former colonizer France, which along with a UN peacekeeping mission has worked since 2013 to stabilize the West African nation.
The attack left at least 30 dead, including women, children, and the elderly, while others were missing, the official added.(AP file photo. Representative image)
The attack left at least 30 dead, including women, children, and the elderly, while others were missing, the official added.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Armed men gun down 40 people in brutal attacks in Mali’s villages

Bamako | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:08 AM IST
An Islamist insurgency that erupted in the north of the vast West African country in 2012 has swept to its centre, inflaming ethnic tensions along the way.
The human rights division of the UN peacekeeping mission has documented “230 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions” attributed to the Malian military in the central regions of Mopti and Segou, Bachelet’s office said.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The human rights division of the UN peacekeeping mission has documented “230 extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions” attributed to the Malian military in the central regions of Mopti and Segou, Bachelet’s office said.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

UN human rights chief urges Mali to probe abuse by security forces

Geneva | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:40 PM IST
The office of Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Malian authorities to set up “prompt, thorough, impartial and independent investigations” into alleged rights violations and abuses, adding: “This is the only way to reverse this trend of continuing violence.”
Mali’s security has deteriorated in the past few years. Al-Qaida and Islamic State-affiliated extremists are present and stage regular attacks.(Reuters image)
Mali’s security has deteriorated in the past few years. Al-Qaida and Islamic State-affiliated extremists are present and stage regular attacks.(Reuters image)

24 Malian soldiers killed in ambush near Mauritania border

Bamako | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:17 AM IST
Eight soldiers survived Sunday’s assault in Bouka Were, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the Mauritanian border, according to Mali’s armed forces.
Hundreds of jihadists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with shelling and mortars, killing 71 soldiers. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Hundreds of jihadists attacked a Niger military camp near the border with Mali with shelling and mortars, killing 71 soldiers. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

71 killed in Niger military camp: Defence Ministry

Nilamey | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Tuesday’s attack in Inates in the western Tillaberi region was the deadliest on Niger’s military since the country’s Islamist militant violence began in 2015.
“Soldiers of the caliphate attacked a military base where elements of the apostate Malian army were stationed in the village of Indelimane,” the IS said in a statement on its social media channels. Image used for representation.(AP photo)
“Soldiers of the caliphate attacked a military base where elements of the apostate Malian army were stationed in the village of Indelimane,” the IS said in a statement on its social media channels. Image used for representation.(AP photo)

IS claims responsibility for Mali attacks that killed 50 soldiers

Bamako | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 12:06 PM IST
Friday’s assault on a Malian military outpost at Indelimane in the eastern Menaka region near Niger killed 49 Malian soldiers, wounded three and left 20 survivors, the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) said Saturday.
MINUSMA has lost more than 200 peacekeepers since it was set up in 2013, according to its website.(Reuters image)
MINUSMA has lost more than 200 peacekeepers since it was set up in 2013, according to its website.(Reuters image)

UN peacekeeper killed, five wounded in Mali

Bamako | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:51 AM IST
That attack was claimed by the Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), which has sworn allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).

Mahatma Jyotirao Phule: Reformer far ahead of his time

UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Mahatma Jyotirao Phule: This eminent social reformer and thinker of the 19th century is believed to have launched the first school for girls from the lower strata of society. He also pioneered the anti-caste movement and promoted education for women.

Mali become first team to concede 300+ in T20Is, create series of unwanted records

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 05:22 PM IST
Mali Women cricket team on Thursday created yet another World record in T20Is. Facing off against Uganda, Mali became the first team in history to conceded 300+ runs in a T20 match.
(Reuters Photo)
(Reuters Photo)

38 killed in attacks on Mali villages

Bamako | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2019 07:14 AM IST
No group immediately claimed responsibility for Monday’s attacks.
Representational Image.(Twitter)
Representational Image.(Twitter)

It is a 6! Mali out for lowest total in women’s T20 Internationals

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 09:56 PM IST
Mali’s innings lasted nine overs with opener Marima Samake scoring one, while the rest five were extras.
Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said on Monday, giving a provisional toll.(HT File (Representative Image))
Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said on Monday, giving a provisional toll.(HT File (Representative Image))

At least 95 killed in Mali ethnic violence

Bamako | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 09:26 PM IST
The tit-for-tat began when a predominantly Fulani jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa surfaced in the region and started targeting the Bambara and Dogon ethnic groups.
The scene shortly after a violent attack which left at least 134 people dead and dozens more wounded, which according to witnesses was carried out by the ethnic Dogon militia who descended on Ogossogou village, Mali, early Saturday March 23, 2019.(AP file photo)
The scene shortly after a violent attack which left at least 134 people dead and dozens more wounded, which according to witnesses was carried out by the ethnic Dogon militia who descended on Ogossogou village, Mali, early Saturday March 23, 2019.(AP file photo)

Gunmen surround village, kill 134 in brutal ethnic massacre in Mali

Bamako | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 09:52 AM IST
More than 130 people were killed in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali on Saturday, the United Nations said, as a delegation visited the country.

Foreigners held for cheating women on matrimonial sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2019 01:34 AM IST
Four foreigners, two of them brothers, were arrested for allegedly duping women of money after creating fake profiles on matrimonial websites and posing as potential grooms, the police said on Tuesday.
Aishwarya Jadhav (in pic) from Kolhapur wins against city’s Gautami Khaire 6-1, 6-3 in the super series u-14 tennis tournament played at Hotel Ravine courts in Panchgani on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)
Aishwarya Jadhav (in pic) from Kolhapur wins against city’s Gautami Khaire 6-1, 6-3 in the super series u-14 tennis tournament played at Hotel Ravine courts in Panchgani on Saturday.(HT/PHOTO)

Kolhapur’s Aishwarya outplayed Pune’s Gautami in super series u-14 tennis tournament

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2019 04:09 PM IST
For Khaire, it was a dull day as she went down tamely in the first set while in the second set she showed some fight, but it was not enough as Jadhav stayed ahead in the set winning it 6-3
The HSSC Group D examination was conducted for recruitment of 18218 vacancies of posts including peon, beldar, animal attendant, helper, mali, peon-cum-chowkidar etc.(Representative image)
The HSSC Group D examination was conducted for recruitment of 18218 vacancies of posts including peon, beldar, animal attendant, helper, mali, peon-cum-chowkidar etc.(Representative image)

HSSC group D result has been declared at hssc.gov.in, direct link here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nandini
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 06:09 PM IST
HSSC Group D Result has been announced at its official website hssc.gov.in.
The average compensation package for a graduate engineering trainee varies from college to college, with the average package this year being 5.5 lakhs per annum, which is 20% higher than last year (average 4.6 lakhs per annum).(HT representational photo)
The average compensation package for a graduate engineering trainee varies from college to college, with the average package this year being 5.5 lakhs per annum, which is 20% higher than last year (average 4.6 lakhs per annum).(HT representational photo)

Recruitment drive: 60% engineering students in Pune placed

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 02:14 PM IST
Amol Ranadive, chief placement officer of Vishwakarma university also said that companies are showing great interest in campus recruitments this year
Indian army peacekeepers with UNMISS (UN Mission in South Sudan) look inside a health clinic destroyed by fighting in the village of Wau Shilluk on the white Nile near the town of Malakal, in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, September 8, 2018(REUTERS)
Indian army peacekeepers with UNMISS (UN Mission in South Sudan) look inside a health clinic destroyed by fighting in the village of Wau Shilluk on the white Nile near the town of Malakal, in the Upper Nile state of South Sudan, September 8, 2018(REUTERS)

Real, sustainable peace does not come about by chance

By Antonio Gutteres
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2018 06:26 PM IST
The UN Security Council has dispatched more than 70 operations to help maintain cease-fires between countries, end protracted civil wars, protect the vulnerable and save lives, strengthen the rule of law, establish new security institutions, and help new countries, such as Timor Leste, come into being.
Malian flags seen in Bamako, Mali on July 24.(REUTERS/Representative image)
Malian flags seen in Bamako, Mali on July 24.(REUTERS/Representative image)

15 Tuaregs killed in Fulani attack on Mali village: Authorities

Bamako | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 08:21 PM IST
Clashes between mostly lighter-skinned Tuareg and black Fulani herdsmen, often over land and watering points, have killed dozens of civilians this year.
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