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US Releases Video Showing Iranian Rockets Near Its Warships

This image made from video released by the U.S. Navy on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 shows the view from a Seahawk helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Dec. 26, 2015. (AP) WASHINGTON:  The US Navy released black-and-white video on Saturday it said was taken by an American helicopter showing an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel firing unguided rockets on Dec. ... Read More »

Liverpool Locked Down Over Bomb Scare

Merseyside Police surrounded an office building in the city centre and closed a number of streets during the standoff. (Representational Image) LONDON:  The city of Liverpool in the northwest of England was today put under lockdown as police negotiate with a man claiming to be in possession of a bomb sparked a possible terror threat at a high-rise building. Merseyside ... Read More »

Gujarat Police Files Sedition Chargesheet Against Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel’s father Bharat Patel challenged the sedition charge slapped on his son on October 19 in the Gujarat High Court. SURAT:  The Gujarat Police today filed a chargesheet in a Surat court against Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel on charges of sedition. The 379-page chargesheet has been filed against Patel for exhorting a Vipul Desai to ... Read More »

Pakistan Singer Ghulam Ali To Perform At Mohun Bagan Ground In Kolkata

After the cancellation of his concert in Mumbai due to threats by the Shiv Sena, Ghulam Ali in November had expressed his disappointment asserting “never to return to India”. KOLKATA:  Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali and his son will perform at the Mohun Bagan Club grounds in Kolkata on January 12 following apprehensions that holding the concert at the iconic ... Read More »

Get Ready To Go To Jail, BJP Tells Arvind Kejriwal

The Centre and Mr Kejriwal have established an epic hostility in the last year, with both sides accusing each other of over-stepping boundaries and impeding the governance of Delhi. NEW DELHI:  Lashing out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after his fresh attack on the Modi government over investigations into the Delhi cricket body, the BJP today asked him to ... Read More »

Modi Government Wants Safe And Peaceful India, Says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

  Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism. PALGHAR:  India’s safety and prosperity are the Narendra Modi government’s priority and “there will be no compromise on these issues”, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. “The government has adopted a policy of zero tolerance against terrorism. The terrorists and their ... Read More »

China Says Carrier Operations Improving As Navy Chief Visits

Chinese naval soldiers stand guard on China’s first aircraft carrier Liaoning, as it travels towards a military base in Sanya, Hainan province. (Reuters File Photo) BEIJING:  China is getting better and better at operating fighter jets from its lone aircraft carrier, with confident pilots and an increasing number of flying operations, the military’s newspaper said today as China’s navy chief ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Key To Fight Against ISIS, Says German Foreign Minister

Germany’s Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. BERLIN:  Saudi Arabia has a central role in fighting ISIS as it can help eliminate the ultra-hardline militant group’s ideological breeding ground, Germany’s foreign minister was quoted by newspapers in the Funke Medien Gruppe as saying. Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s comments were the latest in a series of mixed messages from the German government about Saudi Arabia ... Read More »

Cold Wave Tightens Grip On Jammu And Kashmir

The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus 5.2 degrees Celsius. SRINAGAR:  Cold wave tightened its grip further in Jammu and Kashmir as the minimum temperature at most places continued its downward spiral with Leh registering the season’s lowest at minus 16.2 degrees Celsius. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a low of minus ... Read More »

Environmental Pollution Too Behind Antibiotic Resistance?

J Vaun McArthur from the University of Georgia tested his hypothesis in streams on the US Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS). (Representational Image) WASHINGTON:  Environmental contaminants may be partly to blame for the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new US study suggests. J Vaun McArthur from the University of Georgia tested his hypothesis in streams on the US ... Read More »