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Pakistani prisoner, attacked in Jammu jail, reportedly in a coma

Jammu: A prisoner from Pakistan has reportedly been attacked and injured in a jail in Jammu.  He has been moved to hospital where he is reported to be in a coma.  He was serving a life sentence for terrorist activities and was jailed in 1999. His attacker was allegedly a murder convict from Uttarakhand. The violence comes on a day when Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row convict who died […]

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 […]

Yemen Wants Their Guantanamo Detainees Back

In some regards, the Yemeni government’s recent demand for the repatriation of Yemeni detainees who have been languishing in Guantanamo Bay for nearly a decade seemed to come out of left field, as did the prison hunger strikes that prompted it. President Obama’s 2008-election-campaign promises to close the notorious prison remain unfulfilled. According to recent polls, roughly 70 percent of Americans back the president’s decision to ignore his pledge and keep […]

400-year-old mosque demolished in Rajasthan, SC notices to Centre, Jindal

New Delhi, April 9: Acting on a PIL the Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre, State Government of Rajasthan and Congress MP from Rajasthan Navin Jindal, Chairman of Jindal steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) seeking their responses to the demolition of a 400-year-old mosque in Rajasthan, news portal NitiCentral.com reported on Tuesday. The 16th century historic mosque was allegedly removed by the Jindal Group of companies for […]

U.S. Navy: 2012 Dubai Shooting Was Within Rules Of Engagement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Navy sailors aboard a supply vessel acted within rules of engagement last year when they fired on a small boat approaching at high speed off Dubai, killing one Indian fisherman and wounding three others, according to a Navy investigation made public Monday. The July 2012 incident has been described by Navy officials as “regrettable,” but it also highlighted the heightened security to protect vessels […]

North Korea says no Protection to embassies after April 10

Moscow: North Korea has said it cannot assure the safety of embassies in Pyongyang after April 10, and has urged Britain, Russia and other European nations to evacuate diplomatic staff amid soaring nuclear tensions. Countries across Europe on Friday reported receiving a letter suggesting they pull out of Pyongyang, as an increasingly bellicose North Korea moved two mid-range missiles to its east coast. “Their communication said that from April 10, the […]

A Secret Deal on Drones, Sealed in Blood

In Pic :Nek Muhammad, center, was a Pashtun militant who was killed in 2004, in the first C.I.A. drone strike in Pakistan. Nek Muhammad knew he was being followed. On a hot day in June 2004, the Pashtun tribesman was lounging inside a mud compound in South Waziristan, speaking by satellite phone to one of the many reporters who regularly interviewed him on how he had fought and humbled Pakistan’s […]

President of India Pranab clears way for first-ever hanging of a woman

Hisar: Former Haryana MLA Relu Ram Punia’s daughter Sonia will be the first woman in this country to be hanged after President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday rejected her mercy petition. Sonia and her husband Sanjeev had been awarded death sentence for killing eight persons including her MLA father for inheriting family property in 2001. The death penalty of Sonia and her husband was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2007 for […]

Phone tap reveals Raja told Radia PC got ‘a lot of money’

Former Telecom Minister A. Raja told corporate lobbyist Niira Radia in a telephone conversation which was intercepted by the government that Home Minister P. Chidambaram had “taken a lot of money and further expressed his annoyance on the functioning of Chidambaram on minerals and gas matters”. The conversation took place in May 2009, after the UPA returned to power in the Lok Sabha elections. This forms part of the documents […]

Pyongyang to Restart Nuclear Plant

In Pic :A photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on March 11 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun, center, on Wonae island, about six miles from the South Korean island of Baengnyong. SEOUL—North Korea said on Tuesday it would restart its only nuclear reactor to provide plutonium for its weapons program, an announcement that added to already-heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and drew swift international […]