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5 Killed In China As Hijacked Bus Crashes Into Pedestrians: Reports

5 Killed In China As Hijacked Bus Crashes Into Pedestrians: Reports

Beijing: News reports say an attacker with a knife who tried to hijack a bus in southeastern China killed five people and wounded 21. The Beijing News newspaper said on its website the attack occurred Tuesday afternoon aboard a public bus in Longyan in the coastal province of Fujian, south of Shanghai. The newspaper and […]

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 429 as rain hampers rescue efforts

Indonesia tsunami toll hits 429 as rain hampers rescue efforts

Jakarta: The death toll from the deadly tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait climbed to 429 on Tuesday, with search and rescue teams struggling to find survivors and bodies due to heavy rain. The toll was likely to continue rising as rescue teams were still finding bodies in the water and […]

7 civilians killed in Afghan explosion

7 civilians killed in Afghan explosion

Ghazni: Seven civilians have been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, officials said on Monday. “Seven civilians were killed following an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Ghazni late Sunday,” government spokesman Harif Noori told Xinhua news agency. The incident occurred when a running mini bus touched off the IED along a dusty […]

168 dead in Indonesia tsunami

168 dead in Indonesia tsunami

Jakarta: At least 168 people have been killed and 745 injured after a tsunami hit the coast on Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials said on Sunday. There was no warning of the advancing wave that struck on Saturday around 9.30 p.m., the BBC reported. Deaths have been reported in the Pandeglang, Lampung and Serang regions. […]

Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

Albany: Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, Griffin was there helping out as well. So it’s only fitting that when Hawley was honoured for receiving her master’s degree […]

Mahinda Rajapaksa now becomes Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader

Mahinda Rajapaksa now becomes Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader

Colombo: Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday became Sri Lanka’s main opposition leader in Parliament, days after he resigned as prime minister after clinging on to power for nearly two months, amidst the unprecedented political turmoil in the country. Rajapaksa, 73, replaced veteran Tamil leader of the main Tamil party R Sampanthan who held the position from […]

Money tossed from roof in Hong Kong sends people into frenzy

Money tossed from roof in Hong Kong sends people into frenzy

New Delhi: Not too long ago, an armoured truck on a New Jersey highway scattered cash all over the road triggering hysteria. Yet again, an incident of money being tossed from the roof of a building has created a buzz. According to a DailyMail report, banknotes rained down from the roof of a building onto […]

Xi Jinping urges implementation of reform but offers no new measures

Xi Jinping urges implementation of reform but offers no new measures

Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Tuesday for the unswerving implementation of reforms on Beijing’s terms but offered no new specific measures in a closely watched speech marking 40 years of market liberalisation. In remarks lasting nearly an hour-and-a-half, Xi called for support for the state economy and development of the private sector, and […]

Japan to buy more stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia

Japan to buy more stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia

Tokyo: Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support US forces facing China’s military in the Western Pacific, two new government defence papers said. The plans are the clearest indication yet of Japan’s ambition to become a regional power as a military build-up […]

Chairman J&K PSC meets Governor

Chairman J&K PSC meets Governor

Jammu: Sh. Abdul Latief U Zaman Deva, Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at Raj Bhavan here today. Sh. Deva briefed Governor about the to-date functioning of the J&K PSC and continuing improvements being made by the Commission in the timely conduct of exams and interviews and declaring results with […]

OPINION

Davinder arrest threatens the fragile trust Kashmiri Sikhs enjoy with Indian state & Muslims

Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra The details of Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police Davinder Singh’s alleged involvement with militants and purported role as a ‘double agent’ are still not clear, and perhaps will never be. But the incident has opened familiar and painful wounds for the Sikh community in the Valley. A notification issued by […]