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Srinagar attack: Terrorists aimed at stored ammo

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:08
The BSF on Wednesday said that the Tuesday attack on its camp in Srinagar was aimed at the "arms and ammunition" stored there. "We think the terrorists were targeting arms and ammunition stored at the BSF camp," said BSF DG KK Sharma to ANI.

US resumes premium processing of H-1B visas

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 06:01
Premium processing of H-1B visa was suspended in April to handle huge rush of new petitions. In September, US opened up some categories of the H-1B visas for fast processing. "Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions," US Citizenship and Immigration Services has said.

India reports maximum selfie deaths

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:33
With an average million selfies are taken every day, we clearly live in a selfie-obsessed world. Like any widespread phenomenon, the selfie is not immune to tragedy either. The pursuit of the perfect selfie sometimes turns deadly. Unfortunately, India had the most reported selfie deaths in 2016. Here’s a look what causes selfie deaths globally and where and how they occur...

Myanmar beauty queen dethroned 'for Rakhine video'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:24
A Myanmar beauty queen says she was stripped of her pageant title after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state, a conflict fraught with controversy in the mainly Buddhist country.

BHU Registrar to be officiating VC for two months

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:11
According to sources, Girish Chandra Tripathi has handed over the charge to the Registrar, who will hold the additional responsibility till a new VC is appointed. HRD Minister said the university has received Girish Chandra Tripathi's application and has confirmed that he is on indefinite leave.

Pakistan's ISI has clear links with terror: US

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:05
Pak intel clearly has links with terrorist groups, said the US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Joseph Dunford on Tuesday, according to Washington publication The Hill. US defense secretary James Mattis said that Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence "appears to run its own policy".

Andamans gifts India an ODF island

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 05:03
​Port Blair has been an inexorable force in war against sanitation and finally set a shining example by being declared ODF on October 2. With a population of 1.59 lakh, the fight to achieve the goal had its share of challenges.

What CPM, BJP-RSS are sparring over: Key points

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:54
Over the past week, the CPM and RSS-BJP have engaged in a war of words, accusing each other of inciting violent political clashes and spreading disharmony in several states, particularly in Kerala. Here are some of the recent developments in the state:

US backs India on China's 'One Belt One Road'

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:51
India skipped the Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in May this year due to its sovereignty concerns over the nearly $60 billion CPEC, a flagship project of China's prestigious One Belt One Road (OBOR), which passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

37 Indian scientists co-authors of gravitational waves discovery paper

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:40
As many as 37 Indian scientists from nine institutes, including Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, were co-authors of the gravitational waves discovery paper — awarded the Nobel prize in Physics on Tuesday.

Law to curb marriage of girls to older Arab men?

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:39
According to the minorities welfare department secretary Syed Omer Jaleel, a file has been circulated about the cases in which minor girls have been married to much older men from Arab countries.The file also contains a list of possible measures that can act as a deterrent if the bill is passed in the Assembly .

In Pune, 4 dogs burned alive, 16 poisoned

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:36
Probe reveals that the number of stray dogs that were killed could be much more, after skeletons were found in the bushes nearby​. So far, rough estimates from the NGO reveal that close to 21 dog bodies have been found in the area.

Pak's ISI runs its own foreign policy: US

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:32
"I think it's clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups," General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told members of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee during a Congressional hearing.

Vegas shooter transferred $100K to Philippines

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:31
The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside the peephole of his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him.

Hindu man laid to rest with Muslim rites

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 03:24
​Madan Mohan's children and neighbours recalled that he always had equal respect for both religions. His sons and other family members had no objection in fulfilling his last wish and they conducted his last rites accordingly with full devotion.

Cops will confirm who provided Honeypreet shelter

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 02:04
“She was rounded up around 2pm and arrested an hour later. She is being interrogated and we shall produce her in court for custodial interrogation,” said Panchkula police commissioner A S Chawla. “We shall try and confirm who provided her shelter or support while she was on the run from the police.”