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  • Indian army sights UFO in Ladakh

    Research institute: UFOs were actually planets Jupiter and Venus
    Indian Army troops have sighted mysterious unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in the Ladakh sector along the line of actual control with China, Times of India reported on Sunday.

    The UFO was sighted by Army troops around two weeks ago on Sunday, August 4 in Lagan Khel area in Demchok in Ladakh area in the evening, the Indian news website read.

  • Guessing game as Pakistan’s powerful army chief prepares to retire

    Guessing game as Pakistan’s powerful army chief prepares to retire

    PM Nawaz Sharif wants to disentangle the military from politics
    In a nation long plagued by military coups, the question of who will replace Pakistan’s all-powerful army chief has taken on new urgency this year as the country tries to shake off the legacy of decades of military dictatorship.

  • Guessing game as Pakistan’s powerful army chief prepares to retire

    Guessing game as Pakistan’s powerful army chief prepares to retire

    PM Nawaz Sharif wants to disentangle the military from politics
    In a nation long plagued by military coups, the question of who will replace Pakistan’s all-powerful army chief has taken on new urgency this year as the country tries to shake off the legacy of decades of military dictatorship.

  • Sri Lanka army intimidates media over shooting: rights group

    Sri Lanka army intimidates media over shooting: rights group

    “We have asked the military to tell us under what law are they summoning the journalists to army camps to give evidence”
    A Sri Lankan media rights group on Sunday accused the military of intimidating journalists who reported a deadly army crackdown on villagers protesting at contaminated water supplies.

    The army has been come under pressure after soldiers fired on unarmed locals on August 1 in a village outside Colombo, killing three, as they protested against a factory which they say polluted their ground water.

  • Sri Lanka army intimidates media over shooting: rights group

    Sri Lanka army intimidates media over shooting: rights group

    “We have asked the military to tell us under what law are they summoning the journalists to army camps to give evidence”
    A Sri Lankan media rights group on Sunday accused the military of intimidating journalists who reported a deadly army crackdown on villagers protesting at contaminated water supplies.

    The army has been come under pressure after soldiers fired on unarmed locals on August 1 in a village outside Colombo, killing three, as they protested against a factory which they say polluted their ground water.

  • Pakistan orders temporary stay of executions

    Pakistan orders temporary stay of executions

    Pakistan had intended to hang two convicted killers from banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) this week
    Pakistan on Sunday ordered a temporary stay of executions following objections from the president and rights groups, days before they were due to resume after a five-year moratorium.

    The new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in June scrapped the moratorium on the death penalty in a bid to crack down on criminals and Islamist militants in the violence-torn country.

  • Pakistan orders temporary stay of executions

    Pakistan orders temporary stay of executions

    Pakistan had intended to hang two convicted killers from banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) this week
    Pakistan on Sunday ordered a temporary stay of executions following objections from the president and rights groups, days before they were due to resume after a five-year moratorium.

    The new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in June scrapped the moratorium on the death penalty in a bid to crack down on criminals and Islamist militants in the violence-torn country.

  • Pakistan court acquits cleric in blasphemy case

    The cleric desecrates the Quran and tampers with the evidence against Rimsha

    A Pakistan court on Saturday acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges.

    The girl, Rimsha Masih, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly burning pages containing Qur'anic verses but the case against her, which drew widespread international condemnation, was quashed.

    Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the cleric who made the allegations, was accused of desecrating the Qur'an and tampering with the evidence against Rimsha.

  • Pakistan court acquits cleric in blasphemy case

    The cleric desecrates the Quran and tampers with the evidence against Rimsha

    A Pakistan court on Saturday acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges.

    The girl, Rimsha Masih, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly burning pages containing Qur'anic verses but the case against her, which drew widespread international condemnation, was quashed.

    Hafiz Mohammed Khalid Chishti, the cleric who made the allegations, was accused of desecrating the Qur'an and tampering with the evidence against Rimsha.

  • Anna Hazare charged for ‘disrespecting’ national flag

    Anna Hazare charged for ‘disrespecting’ national flag

    Hazare allegedly visited the college in the area to address a meeting during his ‘Jantatra Yatra’ on a vehicle, on which a full size India’s national tricolour was pasted

    A court in India’s Uttar Pradesh on Saturday directed the police to register a case against social activist Anna Hazare for allegedly showing disrespect to the national flag during his visit there on July 29, Times of India (TOI) has reported.

    Chief judicial magistrate Narendra Bahadur Prasad directed the Line Bazar police to register the case and probe the matter, according to the Indian news website.

    The court’s direction came on a petition filed by a local lawyer Himanshu Srivastava.

  • Maoist leader beaten to death in West Bengal

    Maoist leader beaten to death in West Bengal

    Following an altercation, villagers beat Mahato to death fearing violence during the rally
    A prominent Maoist leader belonging to India’s Peoples Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) was beaten to death by irate villagers in the Jhargram district of West Bengal on Saturday, reports The Times of India.

    Hemanta Mahato, 20, came to Nedabahara village to take part in a rally organised to protest the arrest of the Gram Panchayat member and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Sukumar Murmu.

    Following an altercation, villagers beat Mahato to death fearing violence during the rally, Jhargram superintendent of police Bharati Ghosh said.

  • Gunmen kill female politician in Pakistan

    Gunmen kill female politician in Pakistan

    Motive behind the shooting unclear
    Gunmen shot dead a secular female politician from Pakistan’s troubled northwest after breaking into her home at night, police said on Saturday.

    Najma Hanif, 35, was a senior member of the Awami National Pary (ANP) which is known for its outspoken views against the Taliban and backed military operations against the insurgents while it ruled the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

    Police said the attackers, who have not yet been identified, used a silenced pistol.

  • 3 bodies found on Indian sub; 15 more feared dead

    3 bodies found on Indian sub; 15 more feared dead

    Navy spokesman says bodies severely disfigured, not identifiable due to severe burns
    Indian navy divers on Friday recovered three severely burned bodies of sailors who had been trapped inside a submarine damaged by twin explosions, a navy spokesman said. He added that it was doubtful that any of the other 15 sailors aboard survived.

    The spokesman, Narendra Vispute, told reporters in Mumbai that the conditions of the bodies recovered early Friday morning suggest that all 18 sailors aboard were killed in the explosions in the sub’s home port of Mumbai.

  • Indian official: All 18 on submarine feared dead

    Indian official: All 18 on submarine feared dead

    “We hope for the best but we have to prepare for the worst”
    All 18 sailors aboard an Indian submarine hit by twin explosions and an intense fire are feared dead, a naval official said. The submarine had also been damaged in a deadly explosion in 2010 and had only recently returned to service.

    The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because divers had yet to recover any bodies, said the navy believed there was no way anyone could have survived the intensity of the blasts and fire, which occurred early Wednesday while the diesel-powered submarine was docked at a Mumbai navy base.

  • India PM tells Pakistan to stop ‘anti-India activity’

    India PM tells Pakistan to stop ‘anti-India activity’

    The comment comes after the killing of five Indian soldiers in Kashmir
    Premier Manmohan Singh warned Pakistan Thursday against using its soil for “anti-India activity”, following a fresh escalation of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours over a deadly attack on Indian soldiers.

    “India has always strived for friendship with its neighbouring countries,” Singh said during his annual address marking India’s Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.

  • LoC attacks: Parliament rejects Pak National Assembly resolution

    LoC attacks: Parliament rejects Pak National Assembly resolution

    Asserted that Pak army was involved in “unprovoked” attack on LoC
    Indian parliament on Wednesday rejected the Pakistan National Assembly resolution, saying it levelled “absolutely baseless and unfounded” allegations against India and asserted that Pakistan army was actually involved in “unprovoked” attack on the Line of Control (LoC) last week, Times of India reported Wednesday.

  • Pakistan PM pledges restraint over Kashmir

    Pakistan PM pledges restraint over Kashmir

    ‘Peace’ is main objective, says Sharif
    Pakistan’s prime minister pledged Wednesday to respond to rising tensions in disputed Kashmir with “restraint and responsibility” as officials accused India of killing another civilian by firing across the border.

    Nawaz Sharif said it was vital to defuse the recent escalation of tension in the Himalayan territory, which has been the cause of two wars between the neighbours.

  • Indian submarine explodes with 18 on board

    Indian submarine explodes with 18 on board

    The accident comes just days after New Delhi trumpeted the launch of its first domestically produced aircraft carrier and the start of sea trials for its first Indian-made nuclear submarine

    A diesel-powered Indian submarine exploded and sank early today in a dock in Mumbai, leaving rescuers scrambling to find 18 sailors who were on board.

    The INS Sindhurakshak had been returned by Russia less than a year ago after a major refit and was submerged after the accident, navy sources said.

    The accident comes just days after New Delhi trumpeted the launch of its first domestically produced aircraft carrier and the start of sea trials for its first Indian-made nuclear submarine.

  • Varun Gandhi supports Teesta deal, LBA

    Varun Gandhi supports Teesta deal, LBA

    'With a pro-India government coming to power, we squandered an opportunity to improve relations'

    Varun Gandhi, a member of Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament, from the opposition BJP party, has come out strongly in support of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) and the proposed Teesta water-sharing deal with Bangladesh that Manmohan Singh’s government had to back off from.

    The land treaty, signed in 1974 between the two neighbours, needs to be ratified by India through a constitutional amendment. But the process has been stalled for almost four decades.

  • Indian MPs behaving like anarchists, says speaker

    Indian MPs behaving like anarchists, says speaker

    Outburst led to criticism from (BJP) and government

    A furious speaker of India’s upper house of parliament accused lawmakers Tuesday of behaving like a “federation of anarchists” after more unruly behaviour which has paralysed decision-making in recent years.

    The current parliament, which was elected in 2009, is on course to be one of the least productive in post-independence Indian history with shouting, jeering and protests frequently forcing adjournments.

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