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Kathmandu-Delhi bound Indian airlines plane hijacker arrested after 13 years

Kathmandu-Delhi bound Indian airlines plane hijacker arrested after 13 years

Javed Ahmad aka Merajuddin has been arrested, BBC reports. He is accused of hijacking an Indian airlines plane in 1999. The plane was bound to Delhi from Kathmandu with 180 passengers on board. The flight IC-814 was hijacked on December 24, 1999, right after forty minutes of the flight and flown to Kandahar in Afghanistan. […]

September 13th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, TOP NEWS, World | Read More »

18 dead, scores injured as boulder hits bus

18 dead, scores injured as boulder hits bus

At least 18 people were dead and another 17 injured after a bus fell into a deep gorge after being hit by hurtling boulders during a landslide in the mountainous northeast in India, reports quoting an Indian official said. The bus plunged about 45 meters (150 feet) into the gorge early Saturday near Keifang, a […]

July 22nd, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

India in midst of picking new prez as reforms awaited

India in midst of picking new prez as reforms awaited

Indian lawmakers voted for a new president on Thursday, ending weeks of wrangling and opening a much-hyped political window billed as the best chance for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to launch a wave of reforms and reverse an economic slowdown. India’s markets are anticipating quick action to relax investment rules and cut subsidies once the […]

July 19th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

Nepalis hostages rescued safely in Afghanistan

Nepalis hostages rescued safely in Afghanistan

Ten Nepali nationals, who were taken hostage last month in Bagram, Afghanistan, were rescued and brought to Kabul on Wednesday. Those rescued have been identified as Lil Bahadur Kafle, Janak Dhakal, Binesh Tamang, Shiva Kumar Rai, Dhan Bahadur Gurung, Subas Chandra Rai, Rajendra Rai, Ramananda Rai, Jitendra Gurung and Sasan Thapa. Acting on a request […]

July 5th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

Floods swamp thousands of Indian villages‚ kill 27

Floods swamp thousands of Indian villages‚ kill 27

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Raging floodwaters fed by monsoon rains have inundated more than 2,000 villages in northeast India, sweeping away homes and leaving hundreds of thousands of people marooned Friday. At least 27 people were killed, but the toll was expected to rise. The Indian air force was delivering food packages to people huddled on patches […]

June 30th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

‘Rape-law’ triggers fury

‘Rape-law’ triggers fury

The ordeal of a 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and raped repeatedly for three days has infuriated Jordanians, especially when her attacker agreed to marry her to avoid going to jail. In conservative Muslim societies like Jordan, rapists can walk free thanks to penal code Article 308, known as the “rape-law.” In April, the unidentified […]

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, VARIETY, World | Read More »

Indonesian air force plane crashes in capital

Indonesian air force plane crashes in capital

An Indonesia air force plane crashed into homes in the capital Thursday, and at least six people were killed. The turboprop plane hit eight houses, and military spokesman Rear Adm. Iskandar Sitompul said three of the fatalities were confirmed to have been on the ground. He said the Fokker F-27 was on a routine training flight when it crashed. […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

Five million children worldwide are caught in forced labour, commercial sexual exploitation: ILO

Five million children worldwide are caught in forced labour, commercial sexual exploitation: ILO

A large gap remains between the ratification of Conventions on child labour and the actions countries take to deal with the problem, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said in a report marking the tenth anniversary of the annual World Day Against Child Labour. The World Day against Child Labour, marked each year on 12 June, […]

June 12th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

Quake jolts Italy;15 dead, thousands panic

Quake jolts Italy;15 dead, thousands panic

An earthquake killed at least 15 people in northern Italy on Tuesday, damaging buildings and spreading panic among thousands of residents still living in tents after a tremor in the same region destroyed their homes just over a week ago. Officials said several people were trapped under the rubble of houses and warehouses in the […]

May 30th, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, World | Read More »

World’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, opens

World’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, opens

The world’s tallest tower and Japan’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Skytree, opened to the public on Tuesday. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter (2,080-foot) tower to mark its opening. Some reportedly waited in line more than a week to get the coveted tickets […]

May 23rd, 2012 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, VARIETY, World | Read More »

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