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  • 19 of 44 accused in PDS scam arrested so far, says SIC

    Of the 44 accused in the multi-crore public distribution system (PDS) scam in Arunachal Pradesh, 19 have been arrested so far, the Special Investigating Cell (SIC) investigating the scam said. “In all, 19 accused including former chief minister Gegong Apang, have been arrested but 18 of them have been granted bail by the Yupia fast […]

    Bihar hostage crisis: no trace of kidnapped cops

    Maoists on Sunday claimed to have released the three Bihar policemen taken hostage a week back but the state govt said it had no information as the agonizing wait for their families continued. Hopes of an end to the hostage crisis were dashed when there was no trace of the abducted policemen several hours after […]

    Bangladesh issues nationwide anthrax ‘red alert’

    Bangladesh on Sunday  issued a nationwide ‘red alert’ against anthrax as the deadly bacterial infection continues to infect cattle and people by spreading to more areas since it was first detected two weeks ago. “We have issued the red alert today,” Fisheries and Livestock Minister Abdul Latif Biswas told reporters. There are adequate stocks of […]

    Nepal fails again to elect PM in 6th run-off poll

    Nepal’s parliament failed to elect a new prime minister for the sixth time on Sunday as Maoist supremo Prachanda and his Nepali Congress rival Ramchandra Poudyal could not muster a majority, deepening the two-month constitutional crisis in the country. More than two months after the 22-party coalition led by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal collapsed, […]

    Police Head Takes Full Responsibility over Dealing with Hostage Crisis

    Philippine National Police chief Director General Jesus Verzosa on Sunday took full responsibility over the bungled operation during Aug. 23 hostage taking at the Quirino grandstand that left eight Hong Kong tourists and the hostage-taker killed. Verzosa implied that his decision to retire on Sept. 15 is not related to the ugly result of the […]

    Death Toll Rises to 21 in Guatemala Landslides

    The number of people killed when two landslides hit western Guatemala Saturday has risen to 21, President Alvaro Colom said, quoted by Guatemalan media. Earlier reports said 14 people died, 13 others were injured and another three were missing after days of heavy rains triggered two landslides in the west of the country. Ten people […]

    Nepal to hold 6th round of PM poll today

    As Nepal’s parliament votes Sunday, for the sixth time in two months, to elect a new Prime Minister, the indications are that the poll will yet again end in a fiasco with the opposition Maoist party failing to win, especially with horse-trading allegations casting a long shadow on the exercise. Four regional parties from the […]

    Intl conference on Asian nuclear prospects from 10th Oct

    A three-day international conference, aimed at fostering mutual interaction and collaboration between nuclear scientists and engineers from Asia and their counterparts in developed countries, will get underway in Chennai from 10th October. This will be the second edition of ‘Asian Nuclear Prospects’ (ANUP) meet. The first was held in Japan in 2008. “ANUP-2010 aims to […]

    U.S. Bypasses Turkey for Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons from Iraq

    The United States does not intend to pull out heavy equipment and weapons from Iraq through Turkish territory, though the U.S. military has been seeking Turkish permission for the transportation of some noncombat equipment, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said Saturday. “Though we certainly rely on Turkey’s infrastructure to move […]

    S. Korean FM Offers Resignation

    South Korean Foreign Minister Yu Myung-hwan on Saturday offered his resignation amid criticism on the ministry’s controversial hiring of his daughter, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. Yu offered his resignation to President Lee Myung-bak through the presidential chief of staff early Saturday, the Ministry of Foreign and Trade Affairs said in a press release. Yu said […]