Live: Pakistan should make 'some beginning' on addressing concerns, says India

Last Updated: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 11:51 hrs

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Pakistan should make 'some beginning' on addressing concerns, says India

India today asserted that there has to be "at least some beginning" by Pakistan in addressing its serious concerns including terror infrastructure, a day after Pakistan said a response was awaited from Indian side on a possible meeting between their Prime Ministers in the US.

Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif are travelling to New York to attend 68th session of UN General Assembly next week.

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Jewellery designer booked for raping teenage girl for 8 yrs

A jewellery designer has been booked for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl over a period of eight years in Sundernagar area here, police said today.

A case was lodged against Sultan Singh Jangid after the victim's father filed an FIR yesterday, they said.

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Tata Sons choose 'Tata SIA Airlines Limited' name for their new venture

Starting the process of incorporating a new company for its proposed aviation venture with Singapore Airlines, Tata group has sought to register this entity as 'Tata SIA Airlines Limited'.

The application for registration of this name has been filed with the Registrar of Companies through submission of form '1A', which is the first step towards incorporation of a new company.

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Doctor, accused of raping a minor, commits suicide

A doctor, accused of attempting to rape a minor girl, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in TP Nagar area in Meerut, police said today.

The medico, an Unani specialist, was summoned by police yesterday after a girl from the same village had alleged that he attempted to rape her when she was alone at her house, the police spokesperson said.

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V K Singh used secret funds to topple J&K govt, says Army inquiry

Indian Express:
Misusing secret service funds to destabilise the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir, to pay off an NGO to try change the line of succession in the Army top brass, to buy off-air interception equipment, to conduct "unauthorised" covert operations — a string of alleged irregularities by the Technical Services Division (TSD), a controversial Military Intelligence (MI) unit set up by former Army Chief General V K Singh in May 2010, should come under the scanner of an external agency like the CBI.

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Obama nominates Indian American as district court judge

US President Barack Obama has nominated yet another Indian American, Manish S Shah, to the key post of US District Court judge for the Northern District of his home state of Illinois.

Announcing Shah's nomination along with seven other judiciary posts, Obama said in a White House statement: "These men and women have had distinguished legal careers and I am honoured to ask them to continue their work as judges on the federal bench."

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A mosque in Chennai which helps Muslim men fulfill the IAS dream

The Makkah Masjid on Chennai's busy Anna Salai road is like any other mosque as you approach it. But enter and walk up the stairs and you find 40 young men listening to a lecture or thumbing through reference books.
They are all preparing for the civil services examination.
The mosque doubles as a coaching centre for the Indian Administrative Services or IAS exam, to help bright young men from the community become bureaucrats.

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Pakistan arrests 58 Indian fishermen

Pakistan's maritime security agency today arrested 58 Indian fishermen after they allegedly strayed into the country's territorial waters.

"Despite several warnings the Indian fishermen remained inside our territorial waters leading to their arrest and seizure of boats," Commander Muhammad Farooq, Maritime Security Agency spokesman, said.

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Haryana village boy rockets to NASA, gets selected for three-year astronaut training programme

India Today: First there was Kalpana Chawla, the Indian-American astronaut whose roots were in Karnal, Haryana. Now there's 19-year-old Ashish Yadav from the state's backwater town of Narnaul who's on his way to the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) of the United States.

Yadav is among the three students selected from India for a three-year astronaut training programme in America, the entire cost of which will be taken care of by NASA. Yadav leaves next month.

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Pope says Church is ‘obsessed' with gays, abortion

Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics.

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'No regrets' says man who killed daughter, beheaded her friend for eloping

NDTV: Two days after a girl was lynched by her own family and a boy publicly beheaded, a conspiracy of silence is heavy in village Gharnavati in Haryana.

As police personnel roam the village, no one is willing to talk or testify against the girl's parents and brother, who are now in jail.

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'Don't fight us, we won't rape you like they did in Delhi'

Just how horribly things can go wrong in Gurgaon, the Millennium City, came to light recently when a group of young women were caught in the middle of warring autorickshaw gangs and were threatened with rape.

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Delhi bungalow is costliest property to be attached

A 6,796-sq-feet bungalow at 11-A, Prithviraj Road - one of the most exclusive addresses in Delhi - has been attached by the Enforcement Directorate. The ED claims the bungalow is owned by Arun Kumar Mishra, a former chief engineer of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, with "proceeds of crime".

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Maoists took away Jharkhand kids as penalty for damage to forest cover

There is an uneasy calm in Jharkhand's Bandua village - around 130km northwest of capital Ranchi - as fields of tall maize crops muffle the laments coming from the 50-odd huts that make up this sparsely populated settlement.

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Quake hits Japan

A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, hit Japan's Fukushima Prefecture Friday, with strong tremors felt in the capital city.

The temblor hit the prefecture at 2.25 a.m. (local time), Xinhua reported.

In 2011, a devastating magnitude-8.9 quake had struck Japan, leaving more than 20,000 people dead or missing.

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