Violent threats not acceptable in democracy: Venkaiah Naidu

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Amid the Padmavati row, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said today that giving violent threats and announcing rewards for physical harm was not acceptable in a democracy. Not directly referring to the controversy, but films and art in general, he warned against undermining the rule of law in the co...

ISRO satellite imageries to monitor suspicious vessels

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ISRO satellite imageries will soon monitor suspicious vessels and boats venturing into seas as part of the fortification of the country's coastal security, the home ministry said. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will provide 1,000 transponders by March next year as part of the coast...

Hafiz Saeed has 'blood on his hands': Former CIA dy director

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Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has "blood on his hands", and wants to bring extremism into the mainstream politics of Pakistan, a former top American spymaster said today. The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) head and LeT founder, who has a USD 10 million American bounty on his head for ...

Skype disappears from app stores in China

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Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc, indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. Apple on Tuesday said that it had removed several internet phone call apps fro...

BrahMos Missile Successfully Tested For First Time From Sukhoi Fighter

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World's fastest supersonic cruise missile Brahmos created history on Wednesday after it was successfully flight-tested for the time ever from the Indian Air Force's (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI. The missile was gravity dropped from the Su-30 from fuselage. The two-stage missile’s...

'Incident' reported at London's Oxford Circus station: Police

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London's Oxford Circus underground station's main shopping district was evacuated on Friday evening after British police reported of an -incident-. Armed police were on the scene and are investigating the incident, according to witnesses. Commuters have been asked to avoid the area for the time b...

54 killed in mosque attack in Egypt's Sinai

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At least 85 people were killed and 80 more wounded when suspected militants targeted a mosque in Egypt's north Sinai with a bomb and gunfire, MENA state news agency said on Friday, citing an official source. Eyewitnesses reported ambulances ferrying casualties from the scene to nearby hospitals a...

Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derails in UP; 3 dead, 7 injured

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Thirteen coaches of Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express were derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh at 4:18am, a railway official said. Railways has issued helpline numbers for kin of accident victims: Allahabad- 0532-1072; Mirzapur: 05442-1072; Chunar: 05442-1072.

Pakistan court orders release of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

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A Judicial Review Board of Pakistan province on Wednesday issued orders to release Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) headman Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, news agency PTI reported. Saeed, the mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, had been under house arrest since January. The judicial board reje...