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Monthly News July 2015

Yakub Memon: Supreme Court Verdict Await...

Yakub Memon: Supreme Court Verdict Awaited, Governor Rejects Mercy Plea

Yakub’s mercy plea is now with the President, who rejected it last year. Sources say much hinges on what the Supreme Court decides. The Supreme Court has rejected Yakub’s argument that procedure was not correctly followed in his case. Yakub had asked the court to stop his hanging... read more »

Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tell...

Mullah Omar died two years ago: Pak tells Afghanistan

The death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, has been confirmed by authorities in Pakistan who have shared the information with Afghan government officials, according to a media report on Wednesday. The issue was reportedly discussed during a meeting of the Afghan... read more »

Haryana whistleblower Chaturvedi win Ram...

Haryana whistleblower Chaturvedi win Ramon Magsaysay award

CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s whistleblower IFS officer has been chosen for this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award for his exemplary integrity and courage in public life. A Haryana cadre IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi is currently posted as deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical... read more »

Supreme Court Judges Disagree on Yakub M...

Supreme Court Judges Disagree on Yakub Memon’s Plea to Stop his Hangi...

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s petition to stop his hanging on Thursday was referred to the Chief Justice of India after sharp differences between two judges today. One of the judges, Justice Anil Dave, said Yakub’s execution should not be stopped, because “if the king... read more »

To fullfill Sardar Patel's unity dream, ways of violence will not work: Modi

PM Modi Meets Ministers Over Punjab Attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and other senior ministers over a terror attack in a Punjab town that left nine people dead. Finance Minister... read more »

Afghanistan: 21 dead, 10 wounded in wedding gunfight

KABUL: A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and another 10 wounded, an official said Monday. Jaweed Basharat, spokesman for the governor of... read more »

Delhi on high alert after Gurdaspur attack, security stepped up

Authorities sounded high alert across Delhi on Monday with hundreds of policemen deployed at railway stations, railway stations, shopping malls and crowded markets in the wake of a... read more »

At least 13 dead in al Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

The Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab attacked a Mogadishu hotel on Sunday, driving a car packed with explosives through the hotel gate and killing at least 13 people, a first... read more »

Four killed as terrorists storm Punjab police station

India tightened security on its border with Pakistan on Monday after terrorists dressed in army uniforms stormed a police station in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, killing at least four people and... read more »