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China ‘will not stop increasing’ military spending: Media

BEIJING (AFP): Chinese state-run media backed the country s military spending Thursday, after the government announced a 12.2 percent increase in its defense budget for 2014. The plans should not be regarded as evidence of a mounting “China threat”, newspapers said, arguing that Beijing s steady raises in the defense budget were rooted in a desire for peace rather than conflict. Beijing …

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India commutes death sentence for Rajiv Gandhi Killers

  NEW DELHI (AFP) – India s Supreme Court spared three killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi from the hangman s noose, citing delays in the case 23 years after his assassination by a Tamil suicide bomber. The top court headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam handed the three lives in prison on the grounds that successive Indian presidents had taken …

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Aam Aadmi Party declares first list of LS candidates

DELHI:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced the first list of 20 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. Prominent among them are social activist Medha Patkar, Anjali Damania, Yogendra Yadav and Kumar Vishwas. Party spokesperson Ashutosh will contest from Chandni Chowk, the constituency of law minister Kapil Sibal, Mukul Tripathi will be contesting against external affairs minister Salman Khurshid …

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Nepal:18 killed in plane crash

BHAIRAHWA:All 18 persons on board a Nepal Airlines plane are believed to have been killed when a small twin otter aircraft reportedly crashed during a routine flight in Nepal’s Arghakhanchi district on Sunday. The twin otter, belonging to the state-owned Nepal Airlines and carrying 15 passengers, including a foreigner, besides three crew members, crashed in Arghakhanchi district in western Nepal, …

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President’s rule in Delhi recommended

NEW DELHI: Delhi LG Najeeb Jung has sent a report to the Union home ministry recommending imposition of President’s rule in the state while keeping the assembly under suspended animation. This is contrary to outgoing chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s call for immediate dissolution of the Delhi assembly and holding of fresh polls in the state. Keeping the assembly under suspended …

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Dehli CM Kejriwal quits

DEHLI:Delhi’s firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his resignation Friday to protest the blocking of an anti-corruption bill, fewer than 50 days after taking power in the Indian capital. “My cabinet has decided that we are quitting. Here is my resignation letter,” Kejriwal told supporters of his fledgling Aam Aadmi (“Common Man”) Party in the capital, brandishing a white sheet …

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Anantnag Journalist Association condemns attack on Photo Journalist

ANANTNAG(Indian Held Kashmir):Anantnag Working Journalist Association condemned the brutal attack on Photo Journalist Sajad Ahmad Dar, on Thursday by some policemen in Pinjora Shopian when he was covering the gunfight between security forces and militants in the area. Association said that a group of policemen caught the Photo Journalist and thrashed him brutally during which he sustained serious injuries in …

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Modi will break the country:Lalu Prasad

DEHLI:With a plea, a stern put-down, a reminder of old loyalties and reassurance of friendship, Bihar’s former CM and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad told potential electoral partners Congress and Ram Vilas Paswan to be pragmatic and work together to ‘stop Narendra Modi’. His message comes at a time when seat-sharing talks between the three parties have hit …

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‘Anarchist’ Delhi chief minister calls off sit-in protest

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called off his sit-in protest demanding police reforms that has seen him run the city from a pavement for the last two days. Kejriwal told a crowd that two policemen he wanted suspended for misconduct would be sent on leave, but he failed to secure his main demand that the city’s …

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Bangladeshi Police detains 3 BNP leader

DHAKA:Bangladeshi Police detained BNP Vice-Chairman Selima Rahman, Nazimuddin Alam and Fazlul Haque Milon from their residence on Tuesday , UNB reported. According to detail, A team of Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police picked up the BNP leader from her house.She was arrested within an hour after she held a press conference at her residence from where she announced that …

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