The Bombay High Court Monday granted bail to Sooraj Pancholi accused of abetting the suicide of Bollywood actress Nafisa alias Jiah Khan.
Sooraj, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, has been ordered to pay a surety of Rs.50,000, surrender his passport and report to police whenever required for investigations. He was arrested June 11.
US President Barack Obama says he has ordered a review of the way US spy agencies gather intelligence. It follows a string of embarrassing revelations which include bugging millions of phone calls.France, Germany and Spain are some of the countries now seeking explanations. Obama’s comments came during an interview with Fusion, a cable network joint venture between ABC and Univision on Monday. He called for a review of the agency’s operations, “to make sure that what they’re able to do doesn’t necessarily mean what they should be doing”. Obama said he is the “final user” of all intelligence gathered by the National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies in the... more »The post Obama orders ‘review of spy operations’ appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Jerusalem – Iran could manufacture an atomic bomb ‘fairly quickly’ as there has been no change in its ‘nuclear vision’, Israel’s Military Intelligence chief Maj Gen Aviv Kochavi said on Tuesday. “Iran still seeks to reach the status of a nuclear threshold state, in which it could manufacture a nuclear bomb fairly quickly and when it decided to do so,” Kochavi wrote in a position paper late last month. He authored the paper in his capacity as the “national intelligence assessor”, the Ha’aretz daily reported today. Kochavi pointed out that since the election of moderate Hassan Rohani, Iran was going through a process of deep internal political change of a... more »The post Iran can make N-bomb ‘fairly quickly’: Israeli intelligence appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Bangkok – Former prime minister of Thailand Abhisit Vejjajiva Tuesday said he would file a lawsuit against the Office of Attorney General for its unjust indictment against him on murder charges stemming from the 2010 political unrest. Abhisit, leader of the opposition Democrat Party, made the announcement together with his deputy Suthep Thaugsuban, who is also involved in the case, reported Xinhua. They said the real purpose of the indictment by the Office of Attorney General is to force them into accepting the controversial Amnesty Bill, which is set to offer blanket amnesty to all involved in political protests after the Sep 19, 2006 coup which ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra,... more »The post Ex-Thai PM to file lawsuit against public prosecutor appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Beijing – Islamic militants from the restive Xinginag region are suspected to be behind the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square according to Chinese police, reports said Tuesday. According to news reports, Police officials have named two alleged suspects linked to the attack. Further the Reuters quoted a source as saying, “The crash was ‘a premeditated suicide attack.’ Earlier, Chinese police had issued a notice to hotels in Beijing asking to look out for “suspicious” guests and vehicles, reported the media there. The police notice that was circulated on the social media said that a “major case had taken place on Monday” it also named two residents of Pishan and... more »The post Tiananmen crash a suicide attack, 2 suspects identified: China Police appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
New Delhi – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may select its candidates for the Dec 4 Delhi assembly elections by Oct 31, senior party leader Sushma Swaraj said here Tuesday. “On Oct 31, there is an election committee meeting for the selection of candidates for Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Along with them, Delhi’s candidates may also be selected,” said the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha. “Around 100 meetings will be held before the Delhi assembly elections,” she added. Sushma Swaraj said she will visit Madhya Pradesh, Rahjasthan and Chhattisgarh in November but also help in the Delhi elections too. Elections to the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan assemblies are... more »The post Delhi election candidates by Oct 31: BJP appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Cairo – The Cairo Criminal Court Tuesday withdrew from the trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and his two deputies, citing “uneasiness”, media said. The court decided to file the case to the Cairo Appeal Court for it to designate another court to consider it, Xinhua reported citing MENA news agency. Badie, the Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and two of his aides, Khairat al-Shater and Rashad Bayoumi, are accused of killing, inciting violence against protestors and illegally possessing explosives and weapons. They are accused of inciting violence against protestors surrounding the Brotherhood headquarters in Moqattam district of Cairo on June 30, which left nine people killed and more than 90... more »The post Egypt’s court withdraws from Muslim Brotherhood chief’s trial appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Washington – Syria’s ability to launch a large-scale chemical attack has been limited following destruction of all its key equipment and facilities by international inspectors, U.S. and European officials said. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said that its inspection teams have confirmed that major portion of the equipment used by Syria to prepare its chemical munitions have been rendered inoperable, the Washington Post reports. The OPCW teams had visited 21 out-of-23 chemical-weapons sites declared by Syria, and in some cases even smashed the machines with hammers that were being used to fill chemical warheads with sarin and other lethal toxins. The two remaining sites, located in... more »The post Syria’s chemical attack ability `limited` after OPCW destroys after key equipment appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
London – Somalia’s extremist group al-Shabaab has now become ‘an extended hand of al-Qaida’ with the African Union’s (AU) campaign against extremism losing momentum, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has said. According to The Guardian, there are evidences that al-Shabaab is regrouping, evolving and recruiting members more quickly than it loses them. Officials admitted that after forcing al-Shabaab out of the capital Mogadishu in 2011 and Kismayo in 2012, the AU campaign against it has stalled. A UN report in 2011 had estimated al-Shabaab’s strength to be about 5,000 fighters, while a Kenyan military intelligence officer serving with AU force, Amisom, raised the figures to almost three times higher. According to... more »The post Al-Shabaab fast becoming `extended hand of al-Qaida` in Somalia appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.
Islamabad – A Pakistani Accountability Court (AC) has re-opened six pending corruption cases against former President Asif Ali Zardari. The AC-1 Islamabad Judge Bashir Ahmed ordered the reopening of six pending National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against Zardari and directed Prosecutor General (Accountability) K K Agha and Zardari to respond within two weeks, the Nation reports. Newly-appointed NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has directed to pursue the cases sincerely, warning the prosecutors against any delay, the report added. These NAB references had been deferred and put on hold on January 28, 2010, as Zardari was enjoying constitutional immunity at that time. According to the report, the anti-graft cases are being... more »The post Pak accountability court re-opens six corruption cases against Zardari appeared first on IndiaVision News and Information.