What went wrong with AirAsia flight?

JAKARTA( Indonesia):Teams searching for the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501  recovered over 40 bodies from the Java Sea, as Indonesian officials confirmed that scattered debris found nearby came from the plane. A major search and rescue effort involving at least 30 ships and 15 aircraft from nine countries has been looking for the aircraft since it […]

India to legalize middlemen for defence deals

NEW DELHI: Indian government’s new policy legalizing middlemen in arms purchases – a source of massive controversies in the past – will be in place soon, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told the media. “The middle men have to be declared and their commission cannot be linked to the outcome of negotiations,” Mr Parrikar told NDTV […]

Lakhvi remanded in 14 days’ judicial custody

ISLAMABAD: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was sent to 14 days’ judicial remand in an abduction case Thursday by a court here, Dawn online reported. The order came as Lakhvi’s two-day physical remand in the kidnapping case expired today. The physical remand was ordered when Lakhvi was awaiting release as the Islamabad High […]

17 DTC buses catch fire in Delhi

  NEW DELHI:At least 17 low floor air-conditioned buses of Delhi Transport Corporation caught fire at the Ambedkar Nagar depot in South Delhi here on Thursday. Nobody was reported injured in the fire which began in the wee hours of the morning. As per reports, 11 fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. An […]

IB officer to be spl secretary for internal security

NEW DELHI: The central government Thursday approved the appointment of Ashok Prasad, presently the special director of the Intelligence Bureau, as special secretary for internal security under the home ministry. His appointment would be effective from the date of his joining the post and up to the date of his superannuation – Jan 31, 2016 […]

CIA behind half of all UFO sightings during 1950s-60s

NEW YORK: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has recently taken responsibility for at least half of all UFO sightings between 1950s-60s, it has been reported. A previously confidential CIA document has revealed that most of the sightings were actually U-2 spy planes, News.com.au reported. The report, ‘The CIA and the U-2 Program, 1954-1974’, written by […]

Chinese Police bust ‘breastfeeding prostitution ring’

BEIJING: Chinese police recently racked up around 15 adults involved in the breastfeeding prostitution ring. Police forces from Beijing, Hebei, Hubei and Jiangxi found out that, men with a breastfeeding fetish used to pay around 5,000 pounds a month for access to database of milk-producing mums after Beijing News exposed the racket, the Mirror reported. […]

Congrats, 2014. You could have been a lot worse

Ebola terrorised Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; Russia annexed Crimea; Daesh displaced Al Qaida as the region’s bad guy … but Iraq didn’t disintegrate, America didn’t slide into another recession and another World War didn’t break out There have been worse years in recent history,” New York Times columnist Ross Douthat wrote, “but 2014 definitely […]

What 2015 Has Got in Store for Us

On the eve of the New Year, people wish to believe that things will change for better, a new order with emerge. “Let’s hope for a better year,” they say, that is a good intention, a fine expectation and a source of hope for them. That is what we also hope will happen, of course. […]

A fragmented verdict

The fiercely fought election in Jammu and Kashmir has thrown up a fragmented verdict that is not going to easily yield a government, in one of the most difficult places to govern in India. The performance of the BJP, the People’s Democratic Party, the National Conference and the Congress shows that the contest was truly […]

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