Senior IS leader Abu Sayyaf killed in Syria in US operation

JPNN/Lalit K Jha/Washington / May 16, 2015/American commandos have killed senior IS leader Abu Sayyaf in a covert operation in war-torn Syria, the US government said today.Sayyaf was killed

India, China sign a record 24 agreements in key sectors
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altJPNN/V Mohan Narayan/Beijing / May 15, 2015/ India and China today signed a record 24 agreements in key sectors, including in railways and education, on day two of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the communist neighbour. Protocol for setting up Consulates-General at Chengdu and Chennai besides an MoU on consultative mechanism for cooperation in trade negotiations were among the 24 agreements signed in the presence of Modi and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. An action plan between the Indian Railways and China National Railways

US: Pak intelligence had no role in tracing Osama

altJehlum Post News Network/Lalit K Jha/ Washington / May 14,2015/The US today dismissed as untrue reports that a former Pakistani intelligence officer provided information about the hideout of Osama bin Laden to the CIA, saying an unilateral American operation traced and killed the al-Qaeda chief in 2011."It was an years of painstaking effort of the American intelligence community and an unilateral operation that traced and killed Osama bin Laden in 2011,

Deadly terror strike in Karachi, 45 killed ISIS claims responsibility

altJPNN/Karachi/May13,2015/Kalashnikov-wielding IS militants donning police uniforms today gunned down 45 Shia Ismaili Muslims, shooting them in the head as they attacked their bus in Pakistan's volatile Karachi city as the dreaded terror outfit claimed carrying out their first attack in the region.In the latest cold-blooded sectarian violence targetting the minority Shia community, six to eight motorbike-borne assailants opened fire indiscriminately at the pink bus ferrying

42 killed, 1,000 injured, 7.3 magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal

altJPNN/New Delhi /May 12, 2015/A new 7.3-magnitude earthquake and several powerful aftershocks shook Nepal today killing at least 42 people and triggering panic in the Himalayan nation already devastated by a massive temblor less than three weeks back that had claimed over 8,000 lives.Nepal's Home Ministry while putting the death toll at 42 said another 1,117 people had been injured in the latest quake that hit hardest in remote mountain districts northeast of the country's capital Kathmandu.The earthquake struck at 12:35 PM, some 83 km east

Jayalalithaa,3 others acquitted in disproportionate assets case
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altJPNN/May 11, 2015 /AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa was today acquitted by the Karnataka High Court in the 19-year-old disproportionate assets case, a verdict that is sure to put her back in the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's seat."All the appeals have been upheld and the convicts have been acquitted," Justice C R Kumaraswamy said as he read out the operative part of the judgement at 11 AM sharp, a minute after entering the jam-packed court and the whole proceedings wrapped up in about four minutes.

Pentagon: China's military budget over 3 times that of India
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altJPNN/Lalit K Jha /Washington / May 10, 2015/China has significantly increased its defence budget which is now more than three times that of India, the Pentagon has said.China's official defence budget last year was USD 136.3 billion while that of India was USD 38.2 billion, the Pentagon said in its annual report to the Congress based on its assessment of military and security developments involving the Communist giant.China has significantly increased its defence budget over the past several decades and now has reached a position to pose threat to the American national security interest in the region, the report said.Having established a modern defence industry, China is exporting arms to Pakistan, which is its top importer."Pakistan remains China's primary customer for conventional weapons," the Pentagon

Manmohan Singh: RBI's autonomy should be kept intact

altJPNN/New Delhi / May 09, 2015/The RBI and the Finance Ministry need to work in harmony, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today, even as he stressed on the need to keep the central bank's autonomy intact.The comments from Singh, who has served as RBI Governor as also as Finance Minister in the past, assume significance as they come against the backdrop of reports about differences between RBI and Finance Ministry on multiple issues, including on interest rates and on the proposed shifting of some powers away from the central bank."I would like the two institutions to work in harmony," Singh said. He had served as RBI Governor from September 16, 1982 to January 14, 1985,

Pak Taliban claims responsibility for crash that killed Norway, Philippines ambassadors

altJPNN/Sajjad Hussain /Islamabad /May 08, 2015/A Pakistani military helicopter carrying 11 foreigners today crashed in the PaK, killing ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and at least five others as the Taliban claimed responsibility for the downing of the chopper and said premier Nawaz Sharif was the target.Pakistan Army, however, ruled out the possibility of any terrorist or subversive activity in the crash in Pakistan-administered Kashmir's Gilgit-Baltistan

Obama : Ready to work with new Israeli government

altJPNN/Washington / May 07, 2015/US President Barack Obama today indicated he is ready to work with Benjamin Netanyahu's new hardline Israeli government, hailing a "deep and abiding partnership" between the two nations despite recent umult."President Obama looks forward to working with Prime Minister Netanyahu," the White House said, in a businesslike statement that follows fierce pre-election exchanges between the two men.Netanyahu yesterday reached an 11th hour coalition deal to stay in power, securing the backing of the far-right Jewish

Opposition parties: India's image tarnished by govt on Dawood Issue

altJPNN/New Delhi / May 06, 2015/Opposition parties led by the Congress today charged the Modi government with tarnishing India's image by saying that the location of Dawood Ibrahim was not known, even as the government dubbed him a "terrorist" and said he was in Pakistan.The issue was raised during Zero Hour by Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad who said the enquiry in 1993 Bombay blasts had established that Dawood was the culprit and sought a statement from the Home Minister on the matter.Several other members including Ritabrata Banerjee, Tapan Kumar Sen, Sitaram Yechury (all CPI-M) and Pavan Kumar Verma (JD-U) associated themselves with the issue raised by Azad

Husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg died on treadmill

altJPNN/Mexico/May 05, 2015/US tech executive David Goldberg, the husband of Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, apparently died after falling on a treadmill and striking his head at an upscale resort in Mexico, authorities said.Goldberg, 47, was the chief executive of online polling firm SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook's chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. He died suddenly Friday, according to his brother, who did not give a cause of death.Mexican officials yesterday confirmed he died in hospital after a workout accident

Mustafa Kamal accuses Centre of hatching conspiracy against NC

JPNN/Jammu /May 04, 2015/Accusing the Centre of hatching a conspiracy against the party, opposition National Conference (NC) today said the BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir was fraught with dangerous consequences."The BJP and PDP

John Kerry meets Sri Lanka's top Tamil leaders

altJPNN/Colombo / May 03, 2015/US Secretary of State John Kerry today met Sri Lanka's top Tamil leaders who briefed him on their assessment of reconciliation efforts by the new government and the road ahead.Kerry, the first US secretary of state to visit Sri Lanka in a decade, met with C V Wigneswaran, the chief minister of the Tamil-dominated northern province, Tamil National Alliance leader R Sampanthan and several other senior party officials.

Dy CM Nirmal Singh rubbishes Geelani's demand, says Separatists irrelevant

JPNN/Jammu / May 02, 2015/Slamming Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's demand for restricting Amarnath Yatra to 30 days, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said separatists had become "irrelevant" in the state

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

altJPNN/Baltimore/ May 01, 2015/Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges today against all six officers suspended after a black man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." The mayor later said at least five were in custody.Maryland State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter. Mosby announced the charges only hours after receiving the results of the internal police investigation and the autopsy report. As she spoke, the city was bracing for huge crowds in two more waves of protests Friday and

PM Modi speaks to PM Nawaz

JPNN/New Delhi/April 30, 2015/The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, Thursday spoke to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shri Nawaz Sharif, who had called to express condolences at the loss of lives in various parts of India due to the recent

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