Category archives: Place

North Korea Cuts Hot Line to South

South Korean tanks took part in drills northeast of the capital on Wednesday. North Korea has broadcast a barrage of threats and invective as military exercises proceeded in the South. SEOUL—North Korea said it was severing a military hot line with South Korea and showered invective on Seoul’s new leader, even as Seoul pursued plans to improve relations with the North, including the resumption of reunions of families separated by […]

N Korea 'combat posture to hit US

North Korea says it has ordered artillery and rocket units into “combat posture” to prepare to target US bases in Hawaii, Guam and the US mainland. The announcement, carried by KCNA news agency, follows days of strong rhetoric from Pyongyang. The Pentagon condemned the threats, saying the US was ready to respond to “any contingency”. South Korea on Tuesday marked the third anniversary of the sinking of the Cheonan ship, […]

Srilankan Tamils Need your sup

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights Council is preparing to vote this week on a resolution that urges Sri Lanka to deliver on its promises to investigate allegations of mass civilian slaughter in the army campaign that crushed a rebel group in May 2009, and expresses growing international concern over a lengthy catalog of continuing atrocities. The resolution, sponsored by the United States, calls on Sri Lanka to investigate […]

Stinking reality: 47% Maharashtra homes are without toilets

A staggering 46.9 per cent households in Maharashtra do not have toilet facility though 69 per cent homes boast of telephone/mobile phones, while 56.8 per cent have television sets in the State.   These facts were revealed in the Economic Survey for 2012-13, which was tabled in the State legislature today.   Sanitation facilities are lacking in 62 per cent of rural households and 28.7 per cent urban homes, it […]

37 killed in Maharashtra bus accident

At least 37 people were killed and seven injured when a speeding Mumbai-bound private bus plunged into the Jagbudi River in Ratnagiri district on Tuesday.   The accident occurred around 3.30 am near Khed when the driver was negotiating a steep turn and lost control over the vehicle, which fell off the Jagbudi bridge from a height of about 40 ft, Khed police station in-charge Mahendra Singh Pardeshi told PTI. The […]

In Maharashtra Drought leads to death of 7 peacocks

Osmanabad: In Marathwada the drought has not only affected the humans but the animals are also kicked by this drought. In Balaghat sanctuary, near Yermala 7 peacock died as they did not get enough water to drink.   From past two days the birds were in search of water, but, they did not get water to drink. In Yermala, Subhash Ghongde found a peacock in his farm that was dying […]

Swiss woman gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, her husband thrashed

Datiya, Madhya Pradesh: A 39-year-old tourist visiting India has been gang-raped near a village in Madhya Pradesh. The attackers of the Swiss national reportedly also thrashed her and her husband after robbing them of their valuables.   The incident happened last night at a village 8 kms from Datia where the woman and her husband were camping. They had halted there while on their way from Orchha to Agra. They […]

Guantanamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike Against New Guard Force for Confiscating Personal Items

Most of the men imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay prison’s Camp 6 have been on hunger strike for nearly three weeks, according to their attorneys. In response to reports, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and habeas counsel have sent a letter to military officials take measures immediately to improve the situation.   The letter notes, “Since approximately February 6, 2013, camp authorities have been confiscating detainees’ personal items, including blankets, sheets, […]

Bhatkal bristles at terror tag

It has been termed “mini Dubai”, “mini Pakistan” and the birthplace of the Indian Mujahideen. Yet as Bhatkal returns to focus after the Hyderabad blasts, it shows no sign of the fault-lines that are said to be behind the rise of the IM. There is no communal tension in this coastal town in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka; it has no registered case of terror; the BJP has ample support; the police […]

Why the U.S. has not had an attack after 9/11

Given the turf wars and lack of coordination among the police and intelligence agencies in India, the National Counter Terrorism Centre will not enhance security The debates on the proposed Rs.3,400 crore National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) have seen extreme views from both sides. Its protagonists claim that it is a “Batman” who will swoop down on terrorists anywhere. Those opposing it feel it is a “Joker Villain” who will […]