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India

Aruna Roy, over 100 AAP LS poll nominees to attend ‘Swaraj’

The AAP rebel camp today claimed that rights activist Aruna Roy, a former comrade of Arvind Kejriwal from his RTI campaign days, would be attending a meeting called by them next week along with over […]

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India

Militants walked from across border: Omar

JAMMU (TIP): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the militants who carried out a Fidayeen attack on a police station in Rajbagh area of Kathua district came from across the border. […]

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India

Sunanda murder probe: Pak journalist likely to be quizzed

NEW DELHI (TIP): Delhi Police will question Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar as part of its investigations into the alleged murder of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar. Delhi Police Commissioner Bassi said on March […]

India

Adding Fuel to Fire – Congress claims ‘Secret pact’ between PDP, BJP over Masarat Alam

Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi took to Twitter to take a dig at the Prime Minister and BJP over Alam’s release. “A party constantly speaking on nationalism & against separatism & terrorism in opposition now supine […]

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Europe

China police shoot man dead after 9 hurt in knife attack

BEIJING (TIP): A man was shot dead by police and another detained after a knife attack at a Chinese train station which left nine people wounded March 06, police said. The incident at the main […]

Business & Economics

India budget ‘a step in the right direction’ – Realistic Approach

The 2015 budget “will further reignite our growth engine, signaling the dawn of a prosperous future,” wrote PM Modi on Twitter, referring to his government’s recently unveiled budget, widely viewed as business-friendly. On February 28, […]

Europe

BIG YANG THEORY: Chinese year of the sheep or the goat?

BEIJING (TIP): Sheep or goat? China‘s coming lunar new year has stirred a debate over which zodiac creature is the correct one— but Chinese folklorists dismiss the fixation on animals as missing the point. Traditional […]

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India

CITING JIHADI THREAT, GOVT JUSTIFIES CURBS ON WEBSITES

NEW DELHI (TIP): Websites containing jehadi propaganda and other offensive material needed to be blocked in public interest and for protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country, the Centre told the Supreme Court on […]

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Railways Budget presented in Indian Parliament – Full Coverage

NEW DELHI (TIP): Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu shunned the populism of the past to deliver a reform-oriented railway budget on Thursday, February 26, that focused on modernizing an ageing network and improving amenities for the […]

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Asia

TALIBAN SUICIDE ATTACKERS ASSAULT AFGHAN POLICE STATION

KABUL (TIP): Taliban suicide attackers assaulted an Afghan police station February 10, killing one officer as a separate roadside bombing targeted a prominent female politician in the country’s east, authorities said. The attack on a […]

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United States

ISIS-inspired plot to attack Capitol foiled, one held

WASHINGTON (TIP): A US man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by the ISIS jihadis, according to the Justice department and the FBI. Christopher Cornell, 20, was taken into […]

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United States

Counterterror snooping foiled US Capitol bomb plot: John Boehner

HERSHEY (TIP): A recently uncovered jihadist-inspired plot by a young American to massacre lawmakers in the US Capitol was discovered thanks to the government’s controversial surveillance programs, House Speaker John Boehner claimed on January 15. […]

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India

NITI AAYOG repalces Planning Commission; Indian American Arvind Panagariya appointed vice-chairman

NEW YORK (TIP): Columbia University economist Arvind Panagariya will be the first vice-chairman of the National Institution for Transforming India (Niti) Aayog, which will have two full-time members — economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO […]

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United States

PlayStation, Xbox networks go offline

WASHINGTON (TIP): The online gaming networks for Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles —hot gifts this Christmas — have gone dark in what hackers said was a coordinated attack. The outage started Christmas Day and […]

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Europe

Pak political class shows division and denial over Peshawar massacre

NEW DELHI (TIP): The division and denial in Pakistan’s political class on terror was evident once again when former PPP minister Sherry Rehman said those engaged in the apologist narrative on terrorist attacks would be […]

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Europe

Hang 3,000 terrorists in 48 hours: Pak army chief to Sharif

KARACHI (TIP): Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, arguably the most powerful man in Pakistan, tweeted on Wednesday, “Asked PM Nawaz Sharif to hang all terrorists. More than 3,000 terrorists should be hanged in next 48 […]

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Europe

Pak political class shows division and denial over Peshawar massacre

NEW DELHI (TIP): The division and denial in Pakistan’s political class on terror was evident once again when former PPP minister Sherry Rehman said those engaged in the apologist narrative on terrorist attacks would be […]

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EXECUTIVE FROM BENGALURU OPERATES ISIS TWITTER HANDLE

BENGALURU (TIP): Central intelligence agencies are in town after a British news channel tracked down, the operator of one of ISIS‘s most successful twitter account, Shammi Wintness, to Bengaluru. The man they identified as Medhi, […]

Europe

Was Mona Lisa a Chinese slave? Italian’s theory raises eyebrows

BEIJING: An Italian historian’s theory that Mona Lisa might be a Chinese slave and Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, making the 15thcentury polymath half-Chinese, sent online commentators into a frenzy on Wednesday. Angelo Paratico, a Hong […]

Business & Economics

Quran is not for Muslims alone

The very first verse in Quran reads, “1:2 (Asad) All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds (that exist),” and the very last chapter opens with this line, “114:1 (Ali) […]

Europe

Rajapaksa calls snap polls to seek record third term

COLOMBO (TIP): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa called early elections on November 20 seeking an unprecedented third six-year term in office amid signs of a drop in popularity and demands of his powers to be […]

United States

Xoom Announces Instant Deposit Service to Kotak Mahindra Bank Accounts in India

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (TIP): Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, is now offering instant deposits to Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts in India. This revolutionary service allows Xoom customers to instantly deposit […]

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United States

CIA tweets ‘Argo’ errors on Iran crisis anniversary

LOS ANGELES (TIP): The CIA on Friday good naturedly highlighted the inaccuracies in Oscar-winning Iran hostage drama “Argo,” in a series of tweets to mark the anniversary of the 1979 crisis. The 2012 film tells […]

United States

US teen’ travel stirs terror appeal concerns

DENVER (TIP): The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for US officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people […]

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Europe

Madonna, queen of pop, opens school in Karachi

KARACHI (TIP): Queen of Pop Madonna’s school in Karachi has opened its gates to students. The 56-year-old “Material Girl” singer took to Twitter to announce that the Dream Model Street School has so far admitted […]