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Melbourne attack has no link to terrorism: Turnbull

Sydney, Dec 22, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday said the car attack incident on Thursday in Melbourne was not a terrorist act, although the suspect claimed to have acted due to mistreatment of Muslims. The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan descent who has not yet been officially interrogated,

BJP attacks Kejriwal, Chidambaram for seeking proof of surgical strikes

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram for seeking proof of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addressing the media here, said that in such

Trump attacks ‘disgusting’ Miss Universe in tweets

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again attacked “disgusting” former Miss Universe Alicia Machado in a series of early morning tweets, and urged his followers to “check out (her) sex tape and past”. The New York billionaire also targeted Democrat Hillary Clinton, saying that she used the former Miss Universe in the October 9

India won’t be cowed down by such attacks: Pranab

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condemned the terror attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir and said India will never be cowed down by such attacks. “India will not be cowed down by such attacks. We will thwart the evil designs of terrorists and their backers,” the President tweeted. The President

India won’t be cowed down by such attacks: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday denounced the terrorist killing of 17 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and said “India cannot be cowed down by such attacks”. “I strongly condemn the cowardly attack at Uri in which 17 soldiers lost thier lives,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader tweeted. “My heartfelt condolences

18 killed in multiple suicide attacks in Pak’s northwest

Peshawar: A suicide bomber today blew him self up at crowded Mardan district courts, killing 12 people and wounding 52 others, hours after security forces killed four suicide attackers who tried to storm a Christian neighbourhood in Peshawar in Pakistan’s restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The attacker detonated a hand grenade before exploding his suicide vest among


Kejriwal, ‘pained’ by what minister did, attacks BJP

New Delhi: Saying he was “very pained” by what his minister Sandeep Kumar did, leading to his sacking on morality grounds, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked the BJP for shielding its corrupt. In a video message, a pensive looking Kejriwal said he would prefer to die rather than deviate from the Aam

12 year old bomber attacks Turkey wedding party; 51 dead

Istanbul:  An Islamic State group suicide bomber as young as 12 years old attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others, the Turkish president said today. The bombing late last night in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria, was the deadliest attack in Turkey

Three killed in Turkey police headquarters attacks

Ankara: Three civilians were killed and 40 others injured in a car bombing and gunfire attacks on the police headquarters in Turkey’s Van province of Van, officials said. Police said the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) militants carried out the attack on Wednesday night, Xinhua news agency reported. The injured were mostly civilians including two

Omar attacks Modi’s reference to Balochistan in I-Day speech

Srinagar: A sarcastic former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said it was time for India to sort out Pakistan’s Balochistan problem since the government was already doing “such a good job” in Jammu and Kashmir with fresh six killings. “Six protestors dead in Kashmir in 24 hours (since Monday) but WTH (what the hell) let’s

INDONESIA-TERROR Militants hijacking charity funds for attacks

Indonesia: Charities that send financial aid to trouble spots sometimes have the funds “hijacked” by militant groups to carry out attacks, an international counter-terrorism meeting was warned today. A report by Indonesian and Australian authorities detailed the risk faced by non-profit organisations. It also urged countries in the region to cooperate more closely to halt

Woman dies, 3 injured in attacks by wild animals in JK

Jammu: A woman was killed and three persons were injured in attacks by wild animals in Kishtwar and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The woman, identified as Khalida Begum, was attacked by a leopard when she was grazing cattle in Indrawal belt of Kishtwar district yesterday. Hearing her cries, people rushed to the spot

‘Growing cotton near orchards led to more whitefly attacks’

Chandigarh: Growing cotton near kinnow orchards is one of the reasons behind the intensity of whitefly attacks on the crop, an official said, on Tuesday. “Growing the crop in or near orchards is one of the reasons for the multiplication of whitefly pest on cotton crop as kinnow fruit orchards provide conducive conditions to the

Paris attacks victims to file charges against government

Paris: The victims of the Paris attacks last year, intended to file charges against the French government, their lawyer has said. Maitre Samia Maktouf, a lawyer defending 17 victims of Paris terror attacks on November 13 last year that left about 130 people dead and over 250 injured, on Tuesday said her clients intended to

Cong attacks BJP govt in Haryana over drug abuse

Chandigarh: Congress today attacked the BJPgovernment in Haryana, alleging that its “incompetence” pushed the state’s youth into the “dangerous web of drug abuse” and demanded a white paper on the matter. “Malgovernance and incompetence of the BJP government has pushed the youth of Haryana into the dangerous web of drug abuse. The Modi government at

Attack on Damdami Taksal ‘Kathavachak’, three held

Ludhiana: Within few hours after the attack on Sikh preacher associated with Damdami Taklsa, the police have apprehended three persons, on Sunday at Ludhiana. The accused have been identified as Joga Singh, Harsimrat Singh and Gurdeep Singh natives of Ludhiana. Preliminary investigation revealed that around a dozen armed men were involved in the attack. Station

New wearable device could predict, prevent asthma attacks

New York: Asthma patients may soon do away with their inhalers as researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. “We have tested the system in the benchtop and on a

Attacks on Africans in Delhi are shameful: Gul Panag

Chandigarh: Actress-politician Gul Panag has condemned the string of assaults on African nationals in New Delhi, saying such acts are a “matter of shame”. There has been a spate of attacks on African nationals in the last few days including killing of a Congolese youth in the national capital. “The recent incidents against Africans in

Sonia attacks govt over charges against Vadra

Raebareli (UP): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today hit back at the government on the charges against her son-in-law Robert Vadra saying it’s a part of a conspiracy of levelling false allegations in its bid for a “Congress- free” India. She dared the government to order an impartial probe if there is something in which she

IM convict attacks death row inmate in Nagpur jail

Nagpur: Indian Mujahiddeen activist Mirza Himayat Baig, sentenced to life imprisonment for possessing explosives and forged documents, on Wednesday allegedly attacked murder convict Rajesh Daware, who is sentenced to death, in the Nagpur Central Jail, jail officials said. The attack occurred in the kitchen premises of the high security Nagpur Central Jail where Baig hit