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  • BJP plans Rs 2 lakh crore construction projects in UP ahead of polls

    09/20/2016 11:09:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rajat Arora
    NEW DELHI: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has pledged to kick off one project every week in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh as part of the central government's ambitious development agenda for the state. This will add up to new road projects worth Rs 1.3 lakh crore in the state, where elections are scheduled to be held early next year. Gadkari and Home Minister Rajnath Singh will formally announce the road plans on Friday in Lucknow. "I will lay foundation stones for highway projects across UP every week from now," Gadkari told ET. "My ministry will complete highway construction projects...
  • HIS Eye is on the sparrow His eyes are on your soul[charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2015 7:08:38 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My eye is on the sparrow but do you not see? The coming catastrophe, For your sustainment does not come from man, But from My very hand, And so it is with your soul, That I created so only I know, What it takes for you to be sustained, It is found in My Blood, My Spirit, My very name, JESUS IS LORD must be your call, For Truly I AM your all, so come to your Creator for it is Me, I AM your Tree and River of Life come eat and drink and be set free, Free from...
  • China’s Pakistan-occupied Kashmir tunnels ring alarm bells for India

    10/25/2015 1:04:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Daily Mail India ^ | October 3, 2015 | Ananth Krishnan
    China's move to construct five tunnels to open up a new section of the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) last month has signalled Beijing’s intent to go forward with ambitious projects despite India’s increasingly vocal concerns and rising security concerns in the restive disputed region. In a major project that will ensure year-round land connectivity linking China and Pakistan through PoK, the China Road and Bridge Corporation has constructed five seven km-long tunnels on the Karakoram Highway. Earlier, this particular section had been cut off on account of a barrier lake formed at Attabad, which had blocked access since...
  • Saudi diplomat in Delhi charged with gang-rape; Nepalese women recall ordeal

    09/09/2015 6:53:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Zee News ^ | 9/9/15
    Gurgaon: In a shocking narrative, a 20-year-old woman from Nepal said she and her 44-year-old mother were sexually abused every day for the last four months by a Saudi diplomat in a flat in Gurgaon. The diplomat at the Saudi Arabia embassy in New Delhi has been booked for rape while his wife and daughter have been booked for torturing domestic helps in the Millennium City, the Haryana Police said. The mother-daughter, who were brought to India with the lure of a better future, today claimed they were not being paid wages for the last four months and now wish...
  • Opinion: Sex Charges Cast a Chill on Climate Cause

    03/10/2015 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Vancouver Desi ^ | March 10, 2015 17:20 GMT | Donna Laframboise
    Rajendra Pachauri, one of the world’s most famous climate officials, is being investigated under three sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. He has resigned as longtime chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned from the Indian Prime Minister’s climate council, and has been disinvited from speaking at a conference at Harvard University. Currently on leave from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the New Delhi-based entity he has led for three decades, Pachauri has been banned by the courts from entering TERI facilities and from contacting anyone who works...
  • Chairman of climate change panel accused of sexual harassment

    02/22/2015 3:08:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    FT ^ | 2/21/15 | Amy Kazmin, Pilita Clark
    The chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, has pulled out of a four-day meeting of the body in Nairobi next week after being accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old employee at the New Delhi research institute he heads. **SNIP** A 29-year-old researcher, who has worked at Teri since September 2013, filed a police complaint in Delhi last week, alleging Mr Pachauri had harassed her with inappropriate emails, text messages, and unwanted advances. The Delhi Police have opened a preliminary file regarding the matter according to Indian media. In a Delhi High Court petition seeking...
  • Video: How Not to Park a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

    07/11/2014 1:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A valet at the five star Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi, India is in a certain amount of trouble after he wrecked a guest's precious Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder recently, causing damages of up to $330,000 to the luxury vehicle. Captured on CCTV for all the world to see, the valet, Arun Kumar drives the car from the parking area at the hotel to the busy valet area. He briefly gets out of the car. Then, after climbing back in, the car suddenly lurches forward, sending other valets running for cover as it hits a wall head-on. The valet managed...
  • New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's...

    04/15/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 11, 2014 | NA
    New York Officials Argue for Flexibility with Gun Law Violators… As Long as They're on the City's PayrollSome of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law. Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple? Not really. This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations. On March 10th, NYPD Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested when officials at the airport in New Delhi discovered three...
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Israeli diplomat's car hit by blast in Delhi; 1 injured

    02/13/2012 4:28:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Express India ^ | Feb 13, 2012 at 1715 hrs IST
    New Delhi An Israeli official said an explosion was hit an Israeli diplomat's car in New Delhi on Monday. He said one person was hurt in the blast, but did not identify the victim. Israeli Embassy spokesman David Goldfarb said the car was near the embassy when the blast went off. Indian police said only that a car was on fire on the street outside the embassy.
  • Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism

    03/04/2012 6:40:42 PM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies
    HSTODAY.US - HOMELAND SECURITY TODAY ^ | 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) | by Anthony Kimery
    "Senate Hs Committee Report Finds Online Jihadist 'Activity' Leads To Violent Islamist Extremism" by Anthony Kimery 02/28/2012 ( 9:12am) SNIPPET: "Violent Islamist extremists use the Internet to recruit, radicalize and mobilize individuals -- including Americans -- and “the threat of violent Islamist extremism has become increasingly decentralized and its messaging has followed that same trajectory,” according to a report issued Monday by both the majority and minority staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs." SNIPPET: "The report concluded that “the United States currently has a haphazard approach to dealing with global Internet radicalization and propaganda,” and...
  • Centre tells Supreme Court gay sex immoral, calls for new ban [India]

    02/23/2012 2:58:22 PM PST · by James C. Bennett
    The Times of India ^ | February 23, 2012 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday opposed the dilution of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by the Delhi High Court, which decriminalised sexual acts, in private, between consenting adults of the same sex and urged the Supreme Court to reverse the landmark ruling. The UPA government told the Supreme Court that the HC had erred because a vast section of the Indian society still considered homosexuality immoral. The Delhi High Court on July 2, 2009, had delivered a historic judgement to amend a 149-year-old law - Section 377 of the IPC - and decriminalise private consensual sex...
  • Annoyed Delhi’s fresh Nepal ploy!

    03/11/2009 3:46:14 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 250+ views ^ | ‎March 9, 2009‎ | N.P.Upadhyaya
    Kathmandu: A sort of political blizzard is likely to overwhelm Nepal soon. Destructive politics appear to have already taken a shape which awaits only its formalization in a week or so. The frenzied play that is being played in the dim corners of Kathmandu backed by some alien forces in the South will, if it does happen, apparently be very hard to be tackled by the ruling Maoists-the party in government. Exactly after a lapse of three years four months (minus 12 days to be more precise), such a destructive political play is being staged by forces that are visibly...
  • Israel worried over US defence sales to India: Report

    11/18/2010 11:52:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies ^ | 11/19/2010 |
    Israel is concerned over losing its largest defence market to close ally US, which has reached an understanding with India that could result in billions of dollars of American defence sales to New Delhi, a media report has said. "(US President Barack) Obama is embracing the Indian Prime Minister and 40 to 50 billion USDs worth of deals are being wrapped up in one shot," Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) President Itzhak Nissan told Middle East Newsline adding, "We don't have such personalities." Israeli officials said the Defence Ministry and major companies have been closely monitoring the US marketing drive in...
  • Two men are charged with smuggling Middle Easterners for $20,000 each

    09/15/2002 8:24:29 AM PDT · by browardchad · 37 replies · 311+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/14/02 | Associated Press
    Two men from Pakistan and Sri Lanka were held without bail Friday on charges that they smuggled Middle Easterners into the United States through third countries for $20,000 each. Iqbal Munawar and Chelliah Sri Kajamukam were arrested late Thursday at Miami International Airport on charges filed in New York, federal authorities said.They made federal court appearances Friday and were ordered to return to court for bond hearings Thursday.An Indian businessman led the smuggling ring, which illegally flew people to Miami and New York and carried them to the United States by boat, FBI agent Timothy Ryan wrote in a court...
  • Commonwealth Games 2010: A memorable start (India overcomes initial hurdles with vibrant opening)

    10/04/2010 2:29:09 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/04/2010 | Colin Hazelden
    So, it's under way and, using a memorable turn of phrase from a colleague, India soared over the first Commonwealth Games hurdle by producing a vibrant and polished opening ceremony with a mass singing of Jai Ho at the end it would be hard to ever forget. It's certainly an event Nottingham's badminton star Nathan Robertson will remember - being a flag bearer for your country at a major games is quite something. He'll be looking to shine, but will have to wait his turn. My job out here will often be to get to the sports which are getting...
  • India opens ultra-modern airport terminal

    07/04/2010 12:42:10 PM PDT · by NCjim · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3, 2010
    India inaugurated a multi-billion-dollar airport terminal in New Delhi on Saturday -- a shiny glass and steel symbol of the country's aspirations as an emerging global power The state-of-the-art hub, which cost nearly three billion dollars and can handle 34 million passengers a year, was showcased at a special ceremony by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ahead of opening to the public later this month. Built in just 37 months to coincide with New Delhi's hosting of the Commonwealth Games in October, the terminal sprawls over four square kilometres (1.5 square miles) and boasts 97 automated walkways and 78 aerobridges. "This...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...

    04/21/2010 5:59:33 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 270+ views ^ | April 16, 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET - quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: New Delhi Market Threat CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - India 21 Apr 2010 U.S. Embassy New Delhi released the following Warden Message on April 21, 2010: This Warden Message provides additional information related to the Travel Alert issued for India on April 16, 2010. There are increased indications that terrorists are planning attacks in New Delhi. Terrorists have targeted places in the past where U.S. citizens or Westerners are known to congregate or visit. Markets, such as those located in...
  • Cautious, New Delhi puts Kabul medical mission on hold, for now [Suicide Blasts]

    03/05/2010 5:38:56 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 176+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | 5 March 2010 | The Indian Express
    National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon today assured President Hamid Karzai that New Delhi will continue its developmental efforts in Afghanistan. But India has temporarily suspended its medical mission in Kabul that was the target of a suicide attack last Friday. While Menon, in his interaction with Karzai and top Afghan officials, made it clear that reconstruction efforts will not be affected, sources said India will take a more cautious approach after the third major attack on its establishments here in the last two years. The Karzai government assured Menon that security for Indian establishments across Afghanistan would be increased...
  • Exclusive: ‘Dirty’ Nuke Attack in New Delhi?

    04/15/2010 5:34:29 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 31 replies · 1,296+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | April 15, 2010 | Paul Williams, PhD
    While the White House was engaged in hosting a Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., a major nuclear incident occurred in India that escaped the attention of the international press. Five people suffering from serious radiological burns were hospitalized in West New Delhi this week from contact with nuclear material in a Delhi scrap market. The material has been identified as Cobalt-60 which may be used for making a dirty bomb. Indian police sectioned off the 200 market stores in the thickly populated city of 14 million and sealed nearby establishments within a one-kilometer radius. Scrap dealer Deepak Jain and...
  • India, Pakistan hold first talks since attacks

    02/25/2010 11:29:52 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 186+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 2/26/2010 | AFP
    ndia and Pakistan held their first formal talks in 14 months yesterday, seeking to put their volatile relationship back on track after it was derailed by the devastating 2008 Mumbai attacks. Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir met for three hours in New Delhi for talks that offered little hope of a breakthrough, but carried vital importance for regional peace and stability. Arguments over the agenda and a brief exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani border guards before the meeting augured badly for major progress, with the probable best-case scenario an agreement to keep...
  • Two British nationals detained with suspicious gadgets

    02/16/2010 4:32:02 AM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,070+ views
    THE TIMES OF INDIA ^ | IANS, 16 February 2010, 10:57am IST | n/a
    Note: Video included. NEW DELHI: SNIPPET: "Stephen Hampston and Steven Martin were detained by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Delhi Police on Monday for possessing some high-tech gadgets, maps and binoculars. "They checked into the hotel on February 13 and hotel authorities informed us after they found their activities suspicious. We are questioning them," a police officer said."

    02/10/2010 11:49:03 PM PST · by Cindy · 27 replies · 953+ views
    TIMES OF INDIA ^ | PTI, 11 February 2010, 08:20am IST | n/a
    NEW DELHI: SNIPPET: "The US national, identified as Winston Marshal Carmichael, was detained late last night after CISF personnel found knife in his hand baggage during the security check when he was to leave for Doha in a Qatar Airways flight, official sources said. ( Watch Video ) Reminiscent of the case of terror suspect David Headley, arrested in Chicago in October last for allegedly plotting terror strikes in India, Carmichael is a convert from Christianity to Islam. The New York resident changed his religion some 40 years ago. Carmichael, who was flying to Doha in a Qatar Airways flight,...
  • Half of India's defence equipment outdated

    01/28/2010 1:50:37 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 426+ views
    The Economic Times ^ | 1/13/2010 | Reuters/Economic Times
    At least half of the country's defence equipment is obsolete and needs urgent upgrade, a report said on Wednesday, underlining gaps in its defence preparedness in a region roiled by Islamist militancy and military rivalries. Only 15 per cent of India's equipment is "state of the art", according to the first comprehensive report on the country's defence sector prepared by global consultancy firm KPMG and the Confederation of Indian Industry. New Delhi changed its defence procurement policy last year to further open its defence sector to the world and local companies after the Mumbai attacks in November 2008, in which...
  • India introduces traffic rules

    10/18/2009 7:53:31 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 423+ views ^ | 08/04/2009 | Press Information Bureau/Government of India
    A scheme named “Developing of Traffic and Communication Network in NCR and Mega Cities and Model System of Traffic Management” has been included for implementation in 11th Five Years Plan with a provision of Rs. 200 crore. The scheme has two components viz., (i)Introduction of Intelligent traffic system (ITS) and (ii) Setting up of an Integrated Date communication Network (Cyber Highway). The scheme comprises a wide range of novel tools for managing transport networks, as well as services for travelers. The project broadly includes the state-of-art command and control centre, a city video surveillance system covering the maximum number of...
  • India warns China over Kashmir

    10/16/2009 12:22:53 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 481+ views
    Space War ^ | 10/14/2009 | Staff Writers
    India raised the pitch of an increasingly testy row with China over disputed border areas Wednesday, warning Beijing about its involvement in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. "The Chinese side is fully aware of India's position and our concerns about Chinese activities," Indian foreign ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said in response to a Chinese statement that it would remain engaged in Pakistan. "We hope that the Chinese side will take a long-term view of the India-China relations and cease such activities in areas illegally occupied by Pakistan," Prakash said. The remarks came a day after India and China traded diplomatic jabs over a...
  • India says carbon emissions to soar by 2030

    09/09/2009 7:35:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies · 602+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 3, 2009 | Krittivas Mukherjee
    India's greenhouse gas emissions are expected to jump to between 4 billion tonnes and 7.3 billion tonnes in 2031 ... Per-capita emissions are estimated to rise to 2.1 tonnes by 2020 and 3.5 tonnes by 2030, according to a government-funded study by five different organisations, including environmental groups and the management consultancy firm, McKinsey. The report did not give a figure for present emission levels but Indian climate negotiators say per-capita emissions are 1.2 tonnes at present. India's population is 1.1 billion but is expected to grow to more than 1.5 billion in coming decades. The report is the nation's...
  • (Indian)Airspace Violations by Chinese Choppers

    08/31/2009 1:10:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 499+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 30 August 2009
    Two Chinese helicopters have reportedly violated the Indian airspace in recent months in Leh area of north Jammu and Kashmir during which they air-dropped some canned food in barren land at Chumar, northeast of this Himalayan town, along the border. ( Watch Video ) The MI series helicopters were reported to the nearby defence post by residents of this high altitude area living along the Pangong lake, located in the lap of majestic hills, prompting the Army Aviation Corps to rush its Cheetah and Chetak helicopters. However, they could only find tell-tale signs left by Chinese helicopters which hovered in...
  • [BREAKING] Indigo aircraft makes emergency landing at New Delhi [Possible Hijack]

    02/01/2009 6:02:08 AM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 6 replies · 837+ views
    Rediff ^ | Feb 1, 2009 | Rediff
    An Indigo aircraft flight E-664 made an emergency landing at New Delhi airport. The National Security Guard and Delhi police's quick response team have been called in. The Border Security Force's planes have been put on standby. The plane has been isolated at the airport. No one has disembarked from the aircraft. The possibility of a hijack has not been ruled out.
  • BBC: Security scare at Delhi's airport

    12/04/2008 12:55:56 PM PST · by Abathar · 92 replies · 3,899+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/4/08
    <p>LONDON (AP) - The British Broadcasting Corp. is reporting that six gunmen have been shot and killed by Indian security forces at New Delhi's main international airport. The report on the BBC Web site Thursday was attributed to airport officials.</p>
  • Shooting breaking out at New Delhi airport

    12/04/2008 12:55:35 PM PST · by jhpigott · 6 replies · 1,023+ views
  • India - Shootout underway in Muslim neighborhood between police and suspected terrorists

    09/18/2008 11:49:36 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 343+ views
    AFP via translation | September 19, 2008
    via translation - ALERT - India: shootout between police and Islamist activists in Delhi NEW DELHI - A shootout was underway Friday in a Muslim neighborhood in New Delhi between police and Islamist activists, announced televisions, nearly a week after attacks in the Indian capital, who have 24 dead.
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • India: 22 dead, scores injured in New Delhi bomb blasts

    09/13/2008 1:22:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies · 567+ views
    AFP ^ | 09/14/08
    22 dead, scores injured in New Delhi bomb blasts NEW DELHI (AFP) - Five synchronised bomb blasts ripped through crowded markets across the Indian capital New Delhi on Saturday, killing more than 20 people and wounding at least 90 others. Police said a further four unexploded devices were found and defused, including one at India Gate, one of the country's most iconic monuments and a major tourist attraction in the heart of Delhi. A Muslim militant outfit, Indian Mujahideen, claimed responsibility for the bombings, which were all triggered within a 45-minute period. "In the name of Allah, the Indian Mujahideen...
  • If Delhi is a boomtown, where is all the wealth?

    03/04/2008 9:24:43 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 237+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/5/2008 | Jeff Randall
    My first visit to New Delhi was in 1983. I went there as an ambitious reporter to cover the annual meeting of Iata, the airlines' trade body. Having blagged an upgrade with JAL, the Japanese carrier, I experienced for the first time what it was like to travel long-haul in the comfy seats nearest the pilot. The flight took the "silk route" - I recall stopping in Europe and again somewhere in the Middle East - which gave me plenty of time to think about what to expect in India: I was braced for tiny pockets of extreme wealth amid...
  • Major Tremor Felt in New Delhi, India

    11/25/2007 3:45:40 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 36 replies · 235+ views ^ | 11-25-07
    Nothing else on it yet but a ribbon at top of the website.
  • India, Russia, China foreign ministers to meet to boost trilateral cooperation

    02/14/2007 1:10:07 AM PST · by twinself · 10 replies · 622+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | February 14, 2007
    The foreign ministers of India, Russia and China were meeting Wednesday in the Indian capital in a bid to strengthen relations and to explore cooperation on issues such as counterterrorism and energy security, Indian officials said. The meeting between India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and their Chinese counterpart Li Zhaoxing is part of efforts by the three countries to forge a trilateral forum to work more closely on regional security issues, the officials said. "This will be the second stand-alone meeting of its kind," said Navtej Sarna, external affairs ministry spokesman. The foreign ministers...
  • Investigators Fear Indian Businessman Killed 38

    01/06/2007 8:06:07 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 931+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-7-2006 | Amrit Dhillon
    Investigators fear Indian businessman killed 38 By Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 12:29am GMT 07/01/2007 Indian police fear that as many as 38 children and young women may have been killed by a rich businessman and his servant accomplice in a two-year orgy of sexual abuse and murder in a leafy suburb of New Delhi. Moninder Singh Pandher A week after the killings in Noida came to light, the parents of the victims are directing their rage at police who, they claim, were indifferent to reports of missing persons. As children started disappearing with alarming frequency...
  • Airports across India on high alert after Al-Qaida threat

    11/09/2006 1:40:38 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 591+ views
    Press Trust of India ^ | November 9, 2006
    NEW DELHI: A high alert has been sounded at all airports in the country, particularly those in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, following threats of a possible terror attack by Al-Qaida. The security alert was issued on Thursday morning after the Director of Trichy Airport in Tamil Nadu received an anonymous letter warning of an attack by Al-Qaida at airports or on aircraft in South India. The letter said about 10 Al-Qaida terrorists will break the security cordon and carry out attacks at airports. The airports that are placed on high alert are Chennai, Kochi, Trichy, Thiruvananthapuram and Coimbatore. The...
  • U.S. Embassy Warns Of Possible Terror Attacks In India

    08/10/2006 10:57:20 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 61 replies · 2,150+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2006
    NEW DELHI -- The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi warned Friday that foreign militants, possibly al-Qaida members, may be planning to carry out bombings in India's two major cities in the coming days. In an e-mail sent to American citizens living in India, the embassy said New Delhi, the capital, and Bombay, the country's financial and entertainment hub, were the likely targets, and the attacks were believed to be planned for either before or on India's Independence Day, Aug. 15. The embassy confirmed that it had sent the e-mail, although Indian officials refused to comment on the warning.
  • Pace: World Recognizes Terrorist Threat, Need for Cooperation

    06/05/2006 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 252+ views
    NEW DELHI , June 5, 2006 – Talks at a weekend security summit in Singapore moved beyond questioning if terrorism is a threat to discussing how to counter it - a sign that nations are ready to work together, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Marine Gen. Peter Pace said at a news conference that he was struck by how nations have progressed in coming to terms with the terrorism issue. Gone appear to be the days when people debated whether terrorism is a threat, Pace told reporters during his visit here to discuss U.S.-Indo...
  • Security beefed up at US embassy in New Delhi

    05/16/2006 5:05:16 PM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 162+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, May 17, 2006 01:39:25 am | ToI
    NEW DELHI: In a late development on Tuesday, the Delhi Police sounded an alert in and around the US embassy after a tip-off from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) that American diplomats are likely to be targeted by an Islamic group based in Ramallah, West Bank. The agency has asked the police to sensitise all staff responsible for the security of other US establishments in the city. The agency also said that a "very important"US citizen based in Delhi is the likely target and that this attack is likely to take place either at the airport or at the embassy itself....
  • New Delhi Express aground and listing heavily in NY Hbr.

    04/15/2006 5:37:21 AM PDT · by Atomic Vomit · 155 replies · 9,818+ views
    self- on scene | 4/15/06 | atomicvomit
    The 950' container ship New Delhi Express has grounded at the entrance to Port Elizabeth in NY harbor. She is listing heavily to her starboard and her draft has increased from 35' to 44' since striking the edge of the ship channel at Bergen Point. No news organizations covering this yet.
  • Terror Friday: Twin blasts rock Delhi's Jama Masjid (Historic Mosque)

    04/14/2006 9:56:53 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 19 replies · 760+ views
    Times of India ^ | 14 April 2006
    NEW DELHI: Two blasts took place inside the historic Jama Masjid complex injuring atleast 13 people on Friday evening, police sources said. The first explosion took place at around 5.30 pm when devotees were preparing for 'Asar' (evening) prayer near a pond used by them for ablutions. Fifteen minutes later another blast rocked the place, eye witnesses said. more pti sku acb msa APS 04141816 DEL Announcements were made on the public address system asking people to leave the premises. A thick blanket of black smoke engulfed the area and people ran for safety. Announcement was made on the public...
  • (Hindu) Priests purify shrine after Bush visit

    03/05/2006 5:25:22 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 1,235+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 5, 2006
    NEW DELHI Mar 5, 2006 (AP)— Hindu priests who look after the memorial of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi conducted a purification ceremony at the shrine after a visit from President Bush. But it wasn't the president who offended them, it was the sniffer-dogs who scoured the area ahead of his visit. After the dog visit, the memorial was cleansed with water brought from the Ganges river, which Hindus consider holy, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported Sunday. Bush visited the memorial on Thursday during his three day visit to India. The site, where pacifist icon Gandhi was cremated, is considered sacred and all...
  • Islamic Group Linked to India Blasts

    10/31/2005 5:46:13 AM PST · by ddtorquee · 15 replies · 538+ views
    The Front for Islamic Uprising, a little-known group that police said was linked to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba, took responsibility Sunday for a series of bombings that killed 59 persons and wounded 210 in New Delhi.
  • Six US soldiers killed by roadside bombs in Iraq (Talabani offers a solution for the US)

    10/31/2005 5:03:37 AM PST · by jmc1969 · 20 replies · 1,300+ views
    AP ^ | October 31 2005
    Six U.S. soldiers were killed on Monday in two separate roadside bomb attacks on patrols in Iraq, the military said in statements. Four were killed in the area of the town of Yusufiya, just south of Baghdad; it was one of the heaviest single U.S. losses for some time. A statement gave no further details. Two others died shortly after 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) near Balad, 60 km (40 miles) north of the capital, a second statement said. Since early this year, U.S. commanders have been concerned about the increasing use of more powerful or more sophisticated improvised bombs capable...
  • If the Problem Is Muslim Terror, Then What?

    10/30/2005 11:07:56 PM PST · by mal · 19 replies · 1,271+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2005 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In September, federal prosecutors charged illegal alien Mahmoud Maawad, 29, with wire fraud and fraudulent use of a Social Security number. But their real worry was that the Egyptian student had just ordered $3,000 in aviation materials, including DVDs entitled “Ups and Downs of Takeoffs and Landings,” “Mental Math for Pilots,” and “Mastering GPS Flying.” Shortly after this July’s London bombings, U.S. antiterrorism authorities arrested five Egyptian men—four of them illegal immigrants—in a Newark, New Jersey, apartment, which contained maps of the New York City subway system, train schedules, videos of city landmarks, and $8,000 in twenties and fifties. A...
  • Wanted: Man wearing the red shirt

    10/30/2005 7:58:29 PM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 4 replies · 581+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Monday, October 31, 2005 12:46:03 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK | The Times of India
    Wanted: Man wearing the red shirt [ Monday, October 31, 2005 12:46:03 amTIMES NEWS NETWORK ] NEW DELHI: An intensive combing operation has been launched to track down Pakistani nationals illegally residing in and around the city as the police worked hard to develop the leads gathered during investigation into Saturday’s serial blasts. The vigil on illegal Pakistanis comes in the wake of the firming up of evidence linking the blasts to Pakistan-supported Lashkar-e-Taiba with one of its offshoots, Islamic Inqilabi Mahaz, claiming responsibility for the massacre. After briefing by security agencies on Sunday evening, home minister Shivraj Patil told...