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Right groups condemn restoration of <strong>state</strong>-executions in Pakistan

Right groups condemn restoration of state-executions in Pakistan

20 Dec 2014

Islamabad: Rights groups on Saturday condemned as "a craven politicised reaction" Pakistan's hasty move to lift a self-imposed ban on death penalty in terror-related cases, days after Taliban militants killed at least 132 students and 16 staffers at an army-run school in Peshawar.

Pakistan,   death penalty,   state executions in Pakistan,   Pakistan Human Rights Watch,   Pakistan government,  
Pakistan a failing <strong>state</strong>: Ex-NSA M K Narayanan

Pakistan a failing state: Ex-NSA M K Narayanan

20 Dec 2014

New Delhi: Describing Pakistan as a "failing state", former National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said there was a remote possibility of Pakistan passing the "litmus test" of credibility in prosecuting LeT terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the key Mumbai attack handler.

Pakistan,   26 11 prosecutor,   Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi,   Mumbai terror attack,   Pakistan,   Nawaz Sharif,   Lakhvi detained,   bail granted to lakhvi,   Ujjwal Nikam,   Lakhvi ,  
Police seek third party help IS twitter handler case

Police seek third party help IS twitter handler case

20 Dec 2014

Bengaluru: Investigators are taking third party assistance in examining tweets posted by the alleged handler of pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account, Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a top police official said.

Investigators,   Tweets,   Islamic State,   ISIS Twitter,   Mehdi Masroor Biswas,  
Complaint filed against UP Education Minister Mehboob Ali

Complaint filed against UP Education Minister Mehboob Ali

20 Dec 2014

Lucknow: A complaint against Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Minister Mehboob Ali has been filed with the state Lokayukta. "A complaint has been received against secondary education minister Mehboob Ali, but we have to go through into it in detail," Justice N K Mehrotra said on Saturday.

UP Education Minister,   Mehboob Ali,   Lokayukta,   state Lokayukta,  
US air strikes kill senior Islamic <strong>State</strong> leaders: Pentagon

US air strikes kill senior Islamic State leaders: Pentagon

19 Dec 2014

Washington: Several leaders of Islamic State militant group have been killed in Iraq during US air strikes in recent weeks, dealing a blow to the extremist jihadist forces, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Islamic State leaders killed,   Islamic State militant group,   US air strikes,   US air strikes in Iraq,   Pentagon,   extremist jihadist forces,   John Kirby,   ISIL,  
Political parties representing Indian community should unite: Razak

Political parties representing Indian community should unite: Razak

15 Dec 2014

Kuala Lumpur: Political parties representing the Indian community in Malaysia should consolidate and work together for its better development and representation in national politics, Prime Minister Najib Razak has said.

India,   Malaysia,   Prime Minister Najib Razak,   Indian Progressive Front,   People Progressive Party,   Malaysian Indian Congress,  
'Facebook research' <strong>most</strong> shared online study this year

'Facebook research' most shared online study this year

10 Dec 2014

New York: A controversial Facebook study that attempted to influence 'emotional state' by selectively showing positive or negative stories in users' news feeds has received more online attention than any other scientific research in 2014.

Facebook,   Facebook study,   emotional state,   scientific research,   Twitter,   social media,  
Aluminium <strong>most</strong> energy intensive building material in India

Aluminium most energy intensive building material in India

18 Dec 2014

New Delhi: Of the building materials used in India, aluminium and burnt clay bricks are among the most energy intensive, says a new study.

Aluminium,   energy intensive building material,   India,   burnt clay bricks,   building construction materials,  
Union Minister Jual Oram availed plots under discretionary quota

Union Minister Jual Oram availed plots under discretionary quota

20 Dec 2014

Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Odisha's Forest Minister Bikram Keshari Arukh and state Tourism minister Ashok Kumar Panda are among 2,225 people facing cancellation of plots/houses or flats allotted by state government under discretionary quota (DQ).

Jual Oram,   Ashok Kumar,   Bikram Keshari Arukh,   discretionary quota,   Debendra Pradhan,   availed plots under DQ,   Odisha State Housing Board (OSHB) ,  
Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record

Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record

18 Dec 2014

Brisbane: Brad Haddin on Thursday equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test innings by an Australian wicketkeeper during India's first innings score of 408 in the ongoing second Test at the Gabba here.

Brad Haddin,   most dismissals in Test innings,   Australian wicketkeeper,   Test at Gabba,  

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