Monthly archives: April 2013

1984 riots case: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar acquitted; protests outside court

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted of all charges in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The Delhi court, however, convicted five others in the case relating to killing of 5 Sikhs by a mob in Delhi Cantonment area here in 1984. The pronouncement was followed by protests outside the court. PTI reported that one of the protestors hurled a shoe at the judge after he acquitted […]

Surrounded by Somali Militants, American Jihadi Live-Tweets His Standoff

Omar Hammami’s enemies appear to be closing in on him. The most wanted American jihadi in Somalia survived a Thursday assassination attempt only to tweet today that his former allies in al-Qaida’s Somali affiliate are stepping up their efforts to wipe him out. On Monday, according to what Hammami warned might be his last words, Shebab gunmen surrounded his home, marched him to “court” and opened fire in a Somali forest. […]

Female US soldier pleads guilty to desertion

FORT CARSON, Colo.—A female soldier in the U.S. Army pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of desertion after fleeing to Canada to avoid a second tour of duty in the Iraq war. Pfc. Kimberly Rivera was sentenced to 10 months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge after entering her plea at a court-martial. Rivera, 30, was a wheeled-vehicle driver in Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and served in […]

Bangladeshi garment factory death toll rises as owner arrested on border

When the building he owned collapsed, entombing hundreds of garment workers beneath its choking rubble, Mohammed Sohel Rana vanished. He abandoned his home in Savar, 12 miles north of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, and drove off. While rescuers frantically dug out the living and the dead, Rana was nowhere to be seen. On Sunday, however, Bangladeshi police caught up with the fugitive politician, arresting him in the border town of […]

Meet the World's Biggest Rabbit!

Meet the World’s Biggest Rabbit! This rabbit’s name is Herman and he lives with his owner, Hans Wagner, in Berlin, Germany. German Giants are domestic rabbits. They do not exist in the wild and can live as long as 12 years. Herman can eat a bale of hay per week. He weighs in at 22 pounds and measures a little over 3 feet. Please follow and like us:

Indias Most Wanted Terrorist : Yasin Bhatkal

Yasin Bhatkal is India’s most wanted terrorist. How has he managed to elude the top sleuths. ON 13 July 2011, terror revisited Mumbai. Three powerful bombs exploded at Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Dadar, killing 26 people and injuring 130. This terror case throws up an interesting anecdote, which is pertinent today in the wake of reports that Indian Mujahideen (IM) leader Yasin Bhatkal, 40, had a hand in the […]

Norwegian church built in 1180

Borgund Stave Church (Bokmål: Borgund stavkirke, Nynorsk: Borgund stavkyrkje) is a stave church located in Borgund, Lærdal, Norway. It is classified as a triple nave stave church of the so-called Sogn-type. This is also the best preserved of Norway’s 28 extant stave churches. Borgund was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name […]

The migrant birds illegally shot in Malta

Each spring thousands of migrant birds cross Malta on their way to breeding grounds in Europe, including the UK. In Malta, hunting birds is a cultural tradition, governed by strict rules, but some protected birds are illegally killed. Here a member of conservation group BirdLife Malta watches for migrating flocks. Hunters are only allowed to shoot two types of bird – quails and turtle doves – within a quota. This […]