22 die, 15 hurt as overcrowded mini-bus falls into J&K gorge

22 die, 15 hurt as overcrowded mini-bus falls into J&K gorge

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | PTI | Banihal/Jammu

Twenty-two persons were killed and 15 injured when an overcrowded mini-bus fell into a 200-ft-deep gorge on Saturday after its driver lost control over the vehicle on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, officials said.  Among the dead were four women and the driver. Ten critically injured passengers were airlifted from...

Oust BJP from power, don’t vote Cong: CM

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Gearing up for Lok Sabha elections due next year, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave a clarion call to oust the BJP from power while simultaneously urging people not to vote for Congress saying every vote to Congress will help BJP.  “The AAP is...

Green marshals fan out to curb pollution

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

With concentrations of pollutants (Particulate Matter 10, 2.5, sox and nox) increasing, Environment Minister Imran Hussain has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to deploy marshals. Taking cognisance of present situation, the Delhi Government has now deployed marshals in council and 272 municipal wards.  Hussain has written to the Environment...

Man charged after toxic letters sent to Trump, other leaders

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | AP | Salt Lake City

A Navy veteran was charged with threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon by sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing ground castor beans, the substance from which the poison ricin is derived. William Clyde Allen III, 39, told investigators he wanted the letters to...

Opposition forms coalition ahead of Cameroon vote

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | AFP | Yaound

Two Cameroonian Opposition parties agreed a coalition to jointly contest this weekend’s presidential polls, a spokesman said, in an effort to dislodge six-term President Paul Biya. The announcement on Friday confirms rumours of an opposition manoeuver to try to defeat 85-year-old Biya at Sunday’s polls, but the new union will not...

Khaleda admitted to specialised state-run hospital

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | PTI | Dhaka

Bangladesh’s jailed former Prime Minister and BNP chief Khaleda Zia was on Saturday admitted to a specialised state-run hospital here for proper treatment following a court order as her health deteriorated. Zia, 73, is currently on trial for corruption charges in a makeshift courtroom inside a 19th-century British-built prison where she...

Russia’s hackers long tied to military, secret services

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | AFP | Moscow

During the Soviet era, the country’s top computer scientists and programmers largely worked for the secret services. That practice appears to have resumed under President Vladimir Putin, as Russia faces accusations of waging a global campaign of cyber attacks. Dutch officials on Thursday accused four Russians from the GRU military intelligence...

Malaysia arrests 8 suspected terrorists, 7 of them foreigners

Sunday, 07 October 2018 | Agencies | Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police said on Saturday that eight suspected terrorists, including seven foreigners, have been arrested for allegedly spreading religious extremism that could threaten national security and fan terrorism in the region. National police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the suspects are connected with an Islamic religious school in Yemen that promotes...

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