India, Saudi to deepen counter-terror cooperation

Monday, 27 May 2013 | Snehesh Alex Philip / pti | Jeddah

India and Saudi Arabia have decided to further strengthen and deepen their counter-terrorism cooperation, nearly a year after Riyadh deported Abu Jundal, wanted in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. The counter-terrorism issue is emerging as a key area of cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is concerned about the rise...

Globe Trotting

Monday, 27 May 2013 | Pioneer

Voter registration kicks off in Afghan Kabul: Afghanistan on Sunday started registering new voters for elections next year, a crucial step towards a legitimate Government taking over when President Hamid Karzai relinquishes power. Four million names are expected to be added to the electoral roll before polls in April 2014,...

Boston Marathon victims finally cross finish line!

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Boston

About 2,000 people, including Boston blasts victims, have symbolically finished the marathon at an emotional event meant to show that the city has taken back ownership of the popular race that was targeted in a terror attack last month. Nearly seven weeks after two bombs went off near the finish line...

Indian warships make port call in South-East Asian nations

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Kuala Lumpur

Four Indian front line warships on an operational deployment to South China Sea and Western Pacific has made a port call at Malaysia’s Port Klang, seeking to strengthen bilateral maritime ties. The vessels including India’s newly inducted stealth frigate INS Satpura, along with Rajput class destroyer INS Ranvijay, corvette INS Kirch...

Iran fields ‘massive’ number of missile launchers

Monday, 27 May 2013 | AP | Tehran

Iran has fielded a “massive” number of new long-range missile launchers, State TV reported on Sunday. The new weapon components delivered to Iranian military units would allow them to “crush the enemy” with the mass simultaneous fire of long-range surface-to-surface missiles, Defence Minister Gen Ahmad Vahidi was quoted as saying....

Seek Interpol’s help to nab Zia’s son: Court

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Dhaka

An arrest warrant was today issued against the son of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to face trial on massive graft charges, with a local court asking police to seek Interpol’s help in nabbing the fugitive BNP leader living in London. Tarique Rahman, senior vice chairman of the main opposition...

‘Committed Pakistani jihadists replace slain Al Qaeda leaders’

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | New York

Committed Pakistani jihadists with ties to Afghan militants have replaced the slain top al-Qaeda leaders killed by US drones in the country’s restive tribal region, which analysts fear could plunge into “deeper chaos” after American troops leave neighbouring Afghanistan in 2014. “From multibillion-dollar military aid to stealthy and secretive drone strikes,...

Opp explodes crude bombs to enforce shutdown

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Dhaka

Bangladesh’s main Opposition BNP and its allies exploded crude bombs and carried out vandalism to enforce a nationwide strike as part of their campaign for restoration of caretaker Government for election oversight. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led 18-party Opposition alliance, with fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami being a major partner, set at least...

Lost Apollo 11 Moon dust found in dusty storage

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Washington

Moon dust samples gathered by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 lunar mission have been discovered inside a California lab warehouse after sitting in the dusty storage unnoticed for more than 40 years. Vials of Moon dust brought back to Earth by Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin — were found last month...

Pak Taliban issue fresh threat to kill ‘Satan’ Musharraf

Monday, 27 May 2013 | PTI | Islamabad

The outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan have issued a fresh threat to assassinate former President Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse over a string of high-profile cases. In a video posted on the jihadi website Umar Media, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said, “Soon we will punish this Satan (Musharraf) to...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Ex CM takes a jibe at Chitnis for not withstanding promise made in assembly

26 Jul 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Taking a jibe at Woman and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis, former Chief Minister and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior member Babulal Gaur on Tuesday said in the Assembly that he is hurt when the Minister does not keep her promise made in the House. While Chitnis was replying to a query posed by Moti Kashyap of the BJP on electricity arrangements in anganwadis, Gaur sought permission from Speaker...

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