NEWS OF THE DAYIndian SC on Thursday extended by four months the bail of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and asked the chief justice of Karnataka high court to constitute a special bench to decide her plea expeditiously within three months. A bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu ordered that the hearing in the high court on the appeal filed by the AIADMK chief challenging her conviction and sentence in the case, be conducted on a day-to-day basis.
New Delhi: The Centre, in two separate advisories issued by the Indian Union home ministry and the Intelligence Bureau (IB), has warned all states and law enforcement agencies to stay alert after the Peshawar school attack and in the run-up to the visit of US President Barack Obama, sources said. The IB’s Multi Agency Centre (MAC) has warned the Pakistani terror group may target two “unspecified hotels in the Capital and a highway between Delhi and Agra”, referring to information received from “sensitive channels”. The MAC warning adds that Lashkar-e-Taiba(LeT) patron Hafiz Saeed has been quoted in the Pakistan media as saying that Indian intelligence agencies had hatched a conspiracy to carry out... more ›
PESHAWAR: “How can you forget it when a person, who has been sitting next to you in the class for the last six or seven years, just dies in your lap,” questioned Amir Ameen, whose best friend Aimal Khan was shot dead by terrorists in front of him in the Tuesday’s attack on Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar in Pakistan. Both friends were sitting in the college corridor with other classmates after taking intermediate examination when they heard four gunmen running and shooting. The boys took shelter in a nearby chemistry laboratory but to no avail. Terrorists came to the laboratory and started shooting them mercilessly. As Amir Ameen recalls... more ›
BEIJING: Villagers in Chinaï¿½s Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to ï¿½isolateï¿½ an HIV positive eight-year-old boy, state media report. Kun Kun lives with his grandparents, who struggle to care for him. Local people said he had been running wild and had begun starting fires. A Beijing Youth Daily feature on the boy has attracted tens of thousands of comments online. Officials are reportedly planning to ï¿½educateï¿½ the villagers. Discrimination against those with Aids is said to be common in China. The newspaper said that the boy, who has been given the pseudonym Kun Kun, had contracted... more ›
ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani court Thursday granted bail to the alleged mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, lawyers told AFP, a move likely to further inflame tensions with India. The 60-hour siege on Indiaï¿½s economic capital left 166 people dead and was blamed on the banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals worsened dramatically after the carnage, in which 10 gunmen attacked luxury hotels, a popular cafe, a train station and a Jewish centre. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused of masterminding the violence, was granted bail by a judge in the capital Islamabad.... more ›
COLOMBO: Sri Lankaï¿½s president asked minority Tamils to ï¿½forget the pastï¿½ as he campaigned for re-election Thursday, vowing not to allow another uprising after decades of ethnic war. President Mahinda Rajapakse, who is seeking an unprecedented third term, told a public rally in the former war zone of Mullaittivu that Tamils should join him to rebuild the battle-scarred region. He made no reference to allegations that his troops killed some 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of fighting, when the leadership of the Tamil Tiger separatists was wiped out. ï¿½Let us unite. Forget the past. Let... more ›
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