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ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court on Thursday declared Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Tahirul Qadri as absconders, Express News reported Friday.
Hearing a case pertaining to an attack on SSP Asmatullah Junejo during the PTI and PAT protests, Judge Kauser Abbas Zaidi declared Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri as wanted persons, while ordering for the immediate arrest of the two party leaders.
Junejo was attacked and beaten with batons by protesters during the Islamabad protests when they were at their peak. He sustained serious injuries. Subsequently, a case was registered against PAT and PTI workers under ATC clauses.
Earlier on Wednesday, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Imran, PTI vice-chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Qadri and others for attacking the Pakistan Television (PTV) building and Parliament House in August.
ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi issued the warrants in response to two...
Asalam o Alaikum
I live in Islamabad. For last two days, I have been seeing two unusual bright objects in the sky (of Islamabad) around at 1 AM. I do not have binoculars or telescope to confirm that are they planets or something else. One of them may be Venus but other i suspect is something else, as stars are far enough to bright so much. Can any member with binoculars/telescope check it for me?
Israel bans Norwegian doctor from Gaza for life
Mads Gilbert, who volunteers at the overburdened Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip, banned from Gaza by Israel
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Norway's doctor of peace for Gaza, Mads Gilbert, has been hit by a lifetime ban from entering the region by the Israeli government on Thursday, The Local reported.
Israeli authorities cited "security reasons" as to why they have shut doctor Gilbert out from the Gaza Strip.
The Norwegian 67-year-old has travelled to and from Gaza to treat Palestinians. This summer, the chief physician who lives and works in North Norway, was back working at Shifa hospital, Gaza, where he treated over 50 days many of the 11,000 injured.
The doctor was attempting to return to the region in October to help in the hospital and was stopped by Israeli officials from entering.
Gilbert says: “When we came back to the Erez border station, the Israeli soldiers told me that I could not go in to Gaza.”
Now the Israeli...
Nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile successfully test-fired
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The British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton CMG OBE on Monday, during a ceremony to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, unveiled a plaque – which will eventually be placed in a prominent public place in Islamabad — in honour of three soldiers who were awarded the Victorian Crosses during the war.
“I am proud to host today’s event in remembrance of those who fought so bravely during the First World War. As we honour Pakistan’s three recipients of the Victoria Cross, United Kingdom’s highest award for gallantry, we should remember the sacrifices made a century ago that helped shape our present world. People from different nations came together to uphold our way of life. Pakistan and the UK share deep and lasting ties of history and friendship; these ties are the bedrock of the strong relationship we have today,” said the British high commissioner to Pakistan, a statement read.
Over 450 soldiers from the Dulmial Village in Punjab fought in this war – which...
German will no longer be offered as an alternative third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas following a decision taken by the Human Resource Ministry.
t the 99th meeting of the Board of Governors of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Thursday, Irani asked the authorities to stop teaching students German as the third language and stick to Sanskrit, India Today reports.
Irani, who heads the Board of Governors of the KVS in her capacity as the HRD minister, argued that teaching German as a third language violates the three-language formula enunciated in the National Policy of Education, 1986.
Irani's decision will affect over 70,000 students across 500 KVs studying in classes 6 to 8, who will be asked to switch their third language from German to Sanskrit or any other "modern Indian language" with immediate effect.
What the former TV "bahu" fails to recognize is that proficiency in German is a valuable asset for students applying for higher education abroad, particularly for those...
A gentleman asks,"All suicide bombers have been Pashtuns,terrorist hubs are in tribal agencies! terrorists are all trained in there,they are the root cause"
Gentleman how about identifying the root cause!
! "lets us take the discussion back to 1979.Afghanistan is invaded,US gets the perfect opportunity to revenge Vietnam's beating and drag russia to a long war,dent their economy ,strip them of global superiority authority and capture the iron throne.Now they need a vector to achieve objective.Our mighty military establishment offers the service,Peshawar is declared headquarter to run the campaign,tribal areas recruiting ground,and sanctuaries mujahideens/talibans breeding homes." The rare existing Educational institutes of Pakhtoons are replaced with sanctuaries,moderates religion scholars with radical Mullahs,curriculum is designed to brainwash the innocents,and the "Protectors of country" corrupts a Pashtuns generation.Russia loses the war,US leave the theatre but our mighty...
NEW DELHI: Chinese troops have been spotted imparting arms training to Pakistan Army on Pakistani forward locations on the border opposite the Rajouri sector in Jammu & Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) has told the National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval in a secret report. BSF has also warned that Pakistan Army is taking charge of key Pakistani border posts from the Pakistani Rangers, beefing up manpower and posting snipers to target Indian troops.
This comes as a major concern for India after the heightened tension on the border that led to repeated firing from both sides in October. The BSF has informed the NSA that in one such firing incident on October 6, five Pakistani soldiers were killed after strong retaliatory firing from the Indian side. The input of Chinese presence on Pakistani Forward locations, albeit only for Weapon handling Training, is bound to raise tensions between India and China as well, a Intelligence official said.
The BSF report, sent to the...
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (C) watches the closing ceremony during joint military manoeuvres between the UAE and the French army in the desert of Abu Dhabi on May 2, 2012. Reuters.
The United Arab Emirates is flexing its military muscle in a chaotic, post-Arab Spring Middle East.
What was once a nation with a limited presence on the international stage is acquiring advanced weaponry, instituting universal military service, and expanding its fleet of fighter jets and heavy vehicles.
A country of less than 10 million citizens has even proven willing frequently to use military force around the region.
The biggest sign of this came in August, when the UAE cooperated with Egypt to bomb Islamist militias vying for the Libyan capital; the Emirates had contributed a dozen aircraft to the international campaign that helped oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi back in 2011. Also in 2011, it contributed...
Barely 26 now, Dr Chaitanya Giri was not even born when the European Space Agency (ESA) conceptualised its Rosetta mission. He is the sole Indian scientist on the crew in charge of the Rosetta mission that achieved the feat on November 12 — landing robotic spacecraft Philae lander on a comet.
After finishing his BSc (Honours) in Chemistry and MSc in Biophysics from Mumbai, where he grew up, Giri did his PhD in chemistry from France and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany.
“I am a third generation scientist working on the mission and the most fascinating fact is that Rosetta was conceptualised when I was not even born. The success of the mission is entirely credited to the million man-hours invested by close to a thousand scientists and engineers across three generations. All I can say is I have stood on the shoulders of giants,” Giri said in an email to The Indian Express.
Philae lander is the first ever spacecraft to land...
CRPF asks govt to replace Insas guns with AK rifles
Deeptiman Tiwary, TNN
Nov 13, 2014, 05.30AM IST
NEW DELHI: At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is stressing on 'Make in India', CRPF has said bye-bye to locally made Insas rifles. The largest force fighting Maoists has written to the government to replace all Insas rifles it uses with AK (47/56) rifles because of the former's poor operational quality.
CRPF has said the gun gets frequently jammed at crucial times and is a danger to the life of jawans during anti-Naxal and anti-insurgency operations. The move, if approved by the government, would mean massive procurement of AK guns in the years to come as over 40% of guns used by the three lakh strong force are Insas rifles.
"We have sent a proposal to the government that all Insas rifles with the force be replaced by AK rifles. The Insas has a problem of jamming. Compared to AK and X-95 guns, Insas fails far more frequently. While the error percentage in AK guns is...
By REEMA ABBASI
Whether 12-year-old Anjali became Salma of her own free will remain wrapped in mystery.
This week, the Hindu community, activists and the media have held noisy protests, including a strike in Sukkur, over the forced conversion of three Hindu girls from the Meghwar, Bheel and Kohli clans in Sindh.
One, 12-year-old Anjali, who is in the spotlight because of her age, was sent to a shelter home for 10 days by a judge.
She is said to have been taken to a remote dargah of Bharchoondi Shareef in Interior Sindh, where she allegedly converted to Islam to marry a Muslim man.
Her family says she was abducted; activists suspect the shrine’s keepers were party to her nikah, and the dargah’s keepers say they don’t subscribe to force.
Meanwhile, the incensed Mukhi (leader) of the Meghwars is clear that as Anjali is a child of 12, she cannot marry or convert to any other religion by choice.
“Therefore, the police must ensure the girl is returned to her parents,” says Jaswant...
A gunfight broke out between Mujahideen and government forces in South Kashmir's Kulgam district this afternoon, an official told
He said after receiving an input about the presence of Lashkar Mujahideen in Chinargam village of the district, police's counter-insurgency Special Operation Group, various units of army and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force cordoned off the area.
As the forces were conducting searches,Lashkar e tyyba Mujahideen believed to be two in number opened fire from a house. Sources said the Mujahideen were from Lashkar-e-Toiba.
The Mujahideen are trapped in a house as the exchange of fire is going on.
Reportedly four Mujahideen got trapped, two have been identified as Abas Malla resident of Nowpora Frisal and Manzoor malik resident of Chanigam.
Flesh lites have been installed at encouter site.
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India is setting up a new ground station in Vietnam to monitor satellites and upgrading an existing facility in Indonesia, with New Delhi finally waking up to proactive “space diplomacy” of Beijing.
India is keen to set up the new station in Vietnam in collaboration with the Association of South East Asian Nations or Asean. This is going to be the first major project coming out of collaboration between India and Asean in the field of space technology, although Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched satellites of several members of the 10-nation bloc through bilateral arrangements. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has discussed the project with his Asean counterparts at Nay Pyi Taw.
The prime minister attended the India-Asean summit at the capital of Myanmar on Wednesday. He is also understood to have recently asked the Isro to speed up the project in collaboration with the Asean.
The new India-Asean station in Vietnam will primarily track launch vehicles and satellites....
here we go guys...
India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, from a test range at Chandipur near here as part of a user trial by Army.
Defence sources said the state-of-the-art missile, which is capable of carrying 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads, was test-fired from a mobile launcher in salvo mode from launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range at about 10.40 hrs.
It is thrusted by liquid propulsion twin engines and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory.
Describing the trial as "fully successful," ITR Director M V K V Prasad told PTI that the test was conducted by Strategic Force Command.
The sophisticated missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the entire launch activities were carried out by SFC and monitored by scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of training exercise,...
India working on building fastest supercomputer
India-made super computer PARAM Yuva II had been ranked 44th in the prestigious Green500 List for Super Computers.
Top science centres in the country like ISRO, IISc and select IITs have started work on a mission to build and run the fastest supercomputer that will work at exaflops per second, faster than the current Petaflops performance worldwide.
There is no exaflop supercomputer in the world yet and the first one is expected to emerge around 2019-2020, which is exactly when India has planned to launch its own.
India’s proposed new supercomputer is set to work at 132 exaflops per second as against an 1 exaflops per second machine being built by Cray Incorporated, the iconic American computer company which has projected that its machine would be ready by 2020.
The IISc-Isro project has the backing of the Centre which has set aside Rs 11,000 crore for its development (roughly $2 bn), apart from support to the other major...
The conviction of seven army officers in the Machil (Kupwara) fake encounter case of 2010 in Jammu and Kashmir should be seen as one of a piece in the BJP's gameplan where it is changing the game itself in this strife-torn state. The conviction has forced Chief Minister Omar Obdullah to acknowledge it as a "watershed" event, and the chances are it will impact sentiments in the state ahead of assembly elections due this month and the next.
With a series of moves that began some time in December 2013, Narendra Modi has quietly shifted the chatter on Jammu & Kashmir away from mere separatism to development and peace. Separatism is not about to decline suddenly, but the buzz around the state is changing quietly. The links to the nation are being reforged. Modi has probably been to J&K more than to any other states after being election, evenchoosing to spend Diwali day in the Muslim-dominated valley.
The BJP is thus not only changing the gameplan, but the game itself by playing its...
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