Thursday, March 30, 2017

MCD Polls: Congress' 'positive' manifesto will not attack those in power, says Tharoor

New Delhi [India] | March 30, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday asserted that his party will be approaching the people of Delhi soon with a positive agenda and unprecedented professional manner.... read..

Thane: Local goon nabbed for attacking doctors

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | March 30, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Thane Police on Wednesday arrested the accused who had attacked two doctors of the Thane Civil Hospital.... read..

Mexican news editor shot as attacks against journalists soar

MEXICO CITY | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
A Mexican journalist was shot and injured early today in the eastern state of Veracruz, the state attorney general's office said, the latest in a spate of attacks against reporters in Mexico. The 51-year-old news editor at La Opinion de Poza Rica, a new... read..

Trump attacks NYT, asks it to be more honest

New Delhi [India] | March 29, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Citing a report in United States' news daily New York Post, President Donald Trump has attacked New York Times stating that the news daily's deteriorating readership could have improved had it been honest about its reports.... read..

London attack a "wake-up" call for tech firms to put house in order -police

By Michael Holden LONDON | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
The London attack which left four people dead was a "wake up call" for technology firms to get their house in order over extremist material being circulated on the internet, the acting head of London's police force said today. The comments from Craig Mack... read..

Polish consulate attacked in Ukrainian town - media

KIEV | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
Unidentified attackers have struck the Polish consulate in the western Ukrainian town of Lutsk, damaging the roof and windows, local media said today, citing witnesses. The incident took place at around midnight, according to Volyn24 internet newspaper. T... read..

Hindu temples attacked near India-Myanmar International Border

Imphal |Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
A Hindu temple on the Indian side of the India-Myanmar International Border was attacked on Wednesday, causing concern among local officials and people.... read..

German parliament foiled cyber attack by hackers via Israeli website

BERLIN | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
The German parliament was the target of fresh cyber attacks in January that attempted to piggy-back on an Israeli newspaper site to target politicians in Germany, Berlin's cyber security watchdog said today. Cyber defences installed after a 2015 hack of t... read..

Man attacks woman in US gurdwara, held

Washington |Wednesday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
A 37-year-old man was arrested after he attacked a woman inside a gurdwara in the US state of Oregon.... read..

UK parliament to review security, incident response after attack

LONDON | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
Two reviews will be held into the attack last week in which a man killed a police officer within the grounds of parliament, the speaker of Britain's lower house said today. Khalid Masood drove a car through a crowd of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, ki... read..

Grounded Sena MP Gaikwad attacks Air India

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who has been barred by all Indian airlines from flying on their aircraft, targeted the national carrier Air India and accused it of "cheating people and giving poor service", here on Wednesday.... read..

After Nigerians, Kenyan woman attacked in Greater Noida (Lead)

Noida |Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
A day after India condemned an attack on some Nigerian students and said it was committed to safety of foreign nationals, a Kenyan woman was on Wednesday morning dragged out of a cab in Greater Noida by a group of men, and punched and kicked in the abdome... read..

Acid attack victims walk the ramp in attempt to fight off stigma

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In an emphatic show of courage and hope, survivors of acid attack victims recently took to the ramp at a unique fashion show at the India Showcase Week, demolishing stigma and redefining the concept of beauty.... read..

Four soldiers killed in Afghan army base attack

Kabul |Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
At least four Afghan soldiers were killed and five injured in an overnight attack by Taliban militants on an army base in Kandahar province, an official said on Tuesday.... read..

African students attacked; CM assures impartial probe

Noida |Tuesday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
A day after an attack on African students in Greater Noida, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had promised a "fair and impartial" probe.... read..

Sitaram Yechury attacks Centre for over 'mandatory' Aadhar card

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Sitaram Yechury today slammed the government on making Aadhaar card mandatory, saying that the Unique Identification scheme is leading to a surveillance state in the country.... read..

No clue why we were attacked, says Nigerian national

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Nigerian national who was assaulted in Greater Noida yesterday, said they had no clue as to what had prompted the attack on them and added that no one helped them or called the police while they were being beaten up.... read..

African students attacked; CM assures impartial probe (Lead)

Noida |Tuesday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
A day after an attack on African students in Greater Noida, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had promised a "fair and impartial" probe.... read..

Swaraj seeks reports from U.P. Govt. over attack on Nigerian students in Noida

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh Government over the attack on four Nigerian students, who sustained severe injuries after being assaulted by a group of local residents in Greater Noida's Pari Chowk ar... read..

Bengaluru court remands IISc attack suspect in judicial custody

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
A Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on Tuesday remanded the 2005 Indian Institute of Science (IISc) terror attack suspect Habib Mia in judicial custody for 14 days.... read..

Afghani students attacked: Afghanistan Embassy representatives visit Shimla

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A delegation of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Embassy in Delhi visited Shimla on Tuesday after the students from Afghanistan were attacked in the city by local tourist guides.... read..

Attack on Nigerian students: Sushma Swaraj speaks to Uttar Pradesh CM

New Delhi | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today spoke to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the attack on Nigerian students in Greater Noida following the death of a Class 12th student. Ms Swaraj in her tweets said she had spoken to Mr Adit... read..

Police erect new security barriers around Queen's Windsor castle after London attack

LONDON | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Police erected new barriers around Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home today to boost protection a week after a man killed four people in an attack around parliament in central London. The additional measures followed a review of security at Windsor, th... read..

Britain reopens privacy debate after attack, presses tech firms

By Eric Auchard LONDON | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
British officials have demanded tech firms do much more to give police access to smartphone communications following last week's Westminster attack, just months after new laws gave security services broader powers. However, they have yet to spell out clea... read..

At least 11 dead in suicide bombing and gun attack in southern Yemen

ADEN | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
At least 11 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen on Monday, a Yemeni government media office said in a statement. The attack is the latest in a series of op... read..

London attacker had no links with ISIS or Al Qaeda: Police

London |Tuesday, 2017 1:15:05 AM IST
Police investigating the Westminster attack said on Monday that they have found no evidence that killer Khalid Masood had any links with radical Islamist groups such as ISIS or Al Qaeda.... read..

Westminster attacker's wife 'saddened, shocked'

London |Tuesday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
The wife of the Westminster attacker, Khalid Masood, has said she is "saddened and shocked" by the atrocity, and condemns his actions, a media report said on Tuesday.... read..

Greater Noida DM refuses to declare attack on Nigerians as hate crime

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Greater Noida District Magistrate Nagendra Prasad Singh today refused to declare the attack on Nigerian nationals as a hate crime.... read..

Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life for 1974 attack on Paris store

PARIS | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
A French court sentenced Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted criminals, to life imprisonment today for a 1974 grenade attack on a Paris shop that killed two people. The Venezuelan, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is already se... read..

Nigerians attacked in Noida, BJP promises 'swift and proper' investigation

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday promised a 'swift and proper' investigation into a mob attack on several Nigerians students in the Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh.... read..

Adityanath assures fair, impartial probe into attack on Nigerian students

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said she has spoken to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath about the attack on four Nigerian students in Greater Noida and he has assured fair and impartial probe into the matter.... read..

India terms attack on Nigerian students in G. Noida as 'deplorable'

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Terming the Greater Noida incident in which several people of Nigerian origin were injured as deplorable, External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay said that law enforcement authorities of the district have made arrests and are investigating this m... read..

Five arrested in connection with Nigerian students attack case

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As many as five persons were on Tuesday arrested in connection with the assault on four Nigerian nationals in Greater Noida.... read..

Australia regrets attack on Indian national in Hobart

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing regret over the attack on an Indian origin taxi driver in Hobart, Australia has said it places great importance on the safety and security of Indian community in the country.... read..

One more suspect arrested in London attack investigation

London |Monday, 2017 2:45:04 AM IST
A 30-year-old man was arrested on Sunday in connection with the terror attack near the British Parliament here on Wednesday, police said.... read..

Westminster attack: Keith Palmer's family expresses gratitude for help, support

London [U.K.] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The family of PC Keith Palmer, who was stabbed to death as he guarded the building by an attacker Khalid Masood when he drove through the Westminster bridge in a bid to enter the the Palace of Westminster, has thanked those who fought for his life and pai... read..

Westminster attack: Khalid Masood a potential extremist in 2010

London [U.K.] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kent-born terrorist Khalid Masood, who killed five people and injured more than 50 in an attack on Westminster here, was known as a potential extremist in 2010, it emerged as the police made a fresh arrest in connection with the investigation on Sunday ni... read..

Anantnag: Terrorists attack J-K minister Andrabi's residence

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least one policeman was injured in an encounter when heavily armed terrorists attacked the ancestral home of Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Hajj and Auquaf Syed Farooq Andrabi in poll-bound South Kashmir's Anantnag on Sunday evening.... read..

India condemns attack on its nationals in Australia; Govt assures LS of all efforts for their safety

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The government today condemned suspected racial attack on an Indian in Australia, and assured the Lok Sabha that it will leave no stone unturned to ensure the safety of its nationals abroad. Responding to the issue raised by KC Venugopal during Z... read..

London attack bears Islamic State "signature" but no clear link

* Islamic State has published no details of London attack * Group's daily broadcast makes no mention of killings * Online presence falls as it loses ground in Syria and Iraq By Dominic Evans and Omar Fahmy CAIRO | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The "Islamic State soldier" who killed four people in an attack on the British parliament may have been inspired by calls to arms against the West but the militant group has given no evidence yet that he acted on specific instructions. British-born Muslim... read..

Australian mission expresses regret over attack on Indian

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
The Australian High Commission here on Monday expressed regret over an attack on an Indian national in the state of Tasmania this weekend.... read..

Militants attack J&K minister's home, snatch four weapons

Srinagar |Monday, 2017 8:15:04 AM IST
Militants attacked the ancestral home of a ruling PDP minister late on Sunday night in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and decamped with four weapons of security guards, police said here on Monday.... read..

Ask grandparents to keep doing housework, to keep heart attack at bay

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After a heart attack, ask your grandparents to make their bed, do laundry or carry groceries as it may start the road to recovery soon, suggests a study.... read..

Antonio Banderas suffered from heart attack in January

Malaga (Spain) |Monday, 2017 8:45:05 AM IST
Actor Antonio Banderas has revealed that he had a heart attack in January, but says it... read..

Attacks on schools have devastated education in Pakistan: HRW

New York [United States] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released a day before the Second International Conference on Safe Schools in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... read..

Feeling Trump effect here, says Indian attacked in Australia

Melbourne |Monday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
An Indian man, who was assaulted by a group of teenagers at a restaurant in Australia's Hobart city, has said the racial mood is changing in the country and assaults, ethinc slurs are becoming more common.... read..

Hopes and fears as American University in Afghanistan reopens after deadly attack

By Josh Smith KABUL | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
For Kabul political science student Rahmatullah Amiri, shot three times in a Taliban raid on the American University of Afghanistan last August and still on crutches, restarting classes is the best possible answer to his attackers. "The only thing I can d... read..

Terror attack in Bangladesh: BSF on high alert

Agartala |Monday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded a high alert all along the India-Bangladesh border in view of a terror attack in the neighbouring country, an officer said here on Monday.... read..

US tourist killed in London would not have borne ill feelings towards attacker -family

LONDON | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
The family of US tourist Kurt Cochran who was killed in last week's assault on the British parliament said today he would not have borne any ill feelings towards the attacker. Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedd... read..

London attacker interested in jihad but no evidence of IS link - police

LONDON | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
British police said today they had found no evidence that Khalid Masood, who killed four people in an attack on Britain's parliament last week, had any association with Islamic State or Al Qaeda, but he was clearly interested in jihad. Neil Basu, senior n... read..

Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack

London |Monday, 2017 1:45:05 PM IST
A group of Muslim women stood on Westminster Bridge in a show of solidarity with victims of last week's terror attack outside the British Parliament that killed four people.... read..
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