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  • India seals itself off from Bangladesh (a 2000 mile fence!)

    06/27/2007 7:31:58 AM PDT · by voletti · 33 replies · 941+ views
    Chron (AP) ^ | 6/27/07 | Tim sullivan
    SUJATPUR, Bangladesh — Everyone knew it was out there somewhere, an invisible line that cut through a cow pasture and, at least in theory, divided one nation from another. But no one saw it as a border — it was just a lumpy field of grass, uneven from the hooves of generations of cattle, and villagers crossed back and forth without even thinking about it. Today, no one can ignore the line. In a construction project that will eventually reach across 2,050 miles, hundreds of rivers and long stretches of forests and fields, India has been quietly sealing itself off...
  • Bangladesh Buys Russian Combat Training Jets Worth $800M

    01/28/2014 9:22:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | January 28, 2014
    MOSCOW --- Bangladesh ordered 24 Russian Yak-130 light fighter jets worth $800 million in the final quarter of last year, a Russian newspaper reported Tuesday. The deal was paid for with a loan extended by Moscow to the country a year ago, the director of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said in a separate interview published by Kommersant on Monday, without disclosing the deal’s price tag. The newspaper said Tuesday that the sale was worth $800 million, citing unnamed sources in the defense industry. The planes are to be fitted with English-language cockpits and delivery is scheduled to begin next...
  • THE PERILS OF BEING A BLOGGER IN BANGLADESH

    08/08/2015 9:58:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8/7 | Aaron Goldstein
    Last May, I wrote about the hacking death of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das by Islamists. Das was the third blogger to be executed by Islamists in 2015. Well, now make it four. Islamists have murdered 40-year old Niloy Neel. Here is what the BBC has to say about it: The BBC’s Akbar Hossain in Dhaka says Mr Neel had filed a police report expressing fear for his life, but his complaints had not been not followed up.SNIP Neel, Das along with Avijit Roy and Washiqur Rahman were on a list of 84 bloggers Islamists wanted the government to put...
  • Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

    08/07/2015 9:13:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Neel’s murder is the fourth such brutal murder in the country. Machete-wielding masked men in May hacked to death 33-year-old Ananta Bijoy Das, a secular blogger, in Sylhet city. Assailants in February had killed 45-year old Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-born US national, here while his wife narrowly escaped the attack. A month after Roy’s killing, another blogger Washiqur Rahman was murdered in similar fashion in Dhaka but people in the neighbourhood nabbed two suspected killers from the scene and handed them over to police. All three killed were involved with the Ganajagaran Mancha. In May, terror group al-Qaeda in the...
  • Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh (by Islamist)

    05/12/2015 9:10:24 AM PDT · by BCW · 6 replies
    DHAKA: A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by suspected Islamists since February. Police said that Ananta Bijoy Das had been murdered in broad daylight as he headed to work at a local bank in the city of Sylhet, an attack that fellow writers said highlighted a culture of impunity. Kamrul Hasan, commissioner of Sylhet police, said that a group of around four masked attackers had attacked Das with machetes at around 8.30am on a busy street in Bangladesh's fifth largest city. "They chased him down...
  • Blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh, third this year

    05/12/2015 5:01:57 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 12, 2015 | Ruma Paul | Reuters
    HAKA (Reuters) - A blogger was hacked to death by machete-wielding attackers in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the third killing of a critic of religious extremism in the Muslim-majority nation in less than three months. Ananta Bijoy Das, a blogger who advocated secularism, was attacked by four masked assailants in the northeastern district of Sylhet on Tuesday morning, senior police official Mohammad Rahamatullah told Reuters. Rahamatullah said Das was a 33-year-old banker. He was also editor of science magazine "Jukti", which means "logic", and on the advisory board of "Mukto Mona" (Free Mind), a website propagating rationalism and opposing fundamentalism that...
  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    02/27/2015 9:20:21 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | 2-27-2015 | JULHAS ALAM
    A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, occurred on a crowded sidewalk as he and his wife, Rafida Ahmed, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University. Ahmed, who is also a blogger, was seriously injured. It was the latest in a series of attacks on secular writers in Bangladesh in recent years. A previously unknown militant group, Ansar Bangla 7, claimed responsibility for the attack, Assistant Police...
  • Anti-Islamist blogger beheaded in Bangladesh, 2nd killed in less than a month

    02/17/2013 9:13:31 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 2/17/13 | creeping
    Muslims have beheaded two Christians in New Jersey, a cat in Sweden, and now an anti-jihad blogger...just this week. via Anti-Islamist blogger killed in Bangladesh: police | NDTV.com. h/t Atlas Shrugs Dhaka: A blogger who had been critical of Bangladesh’s Islamist groups was killed in the capital late on Friday, police said, a day after he attended a big rally against leaders of the country’s largest Islamic party. Protests championed by the country’s bloggers have seen thousands of people take to the streets demanding the execution of leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami party who are under trial for war crimes. Clashes...
  • Army used ‘chilly grenades’ to flush out Pak terrorist Sajjad Ahmed from a cave

    08/28/2015 11:08:44 AM PDT · by cold start · 31 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 28 August 2015
    The 22-year-old was one of the five terrorists who had crossed over from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and hid in the cave after army detected the infiltration and was hunting for them in Rafiabad area of Kashmir. He panicked and begged for mercy after army commandos fired ‘chilly grenades’ and teargas shells into a cave to flush out the terrorists who were holed up there since last night. After crossing over from PoK in a place over 100 kms north of here, the five Lashker-e-Taiba militants made several attempts to breach the tight cordon placed along the LoC, army officials said....
  • Clashes erupt between India and Pakistan along disputed border

    08/28/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Tim Craig
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Clashes erupted between Indian and Pakistani security forces Friday, killing at least 11 civilians and wounding scores more on both sides of the contested border, according to officials in both countries. The exchange of fire came as Indian and Pakistani leaders continued to bicker over the prospect of face-to-face talks. Indian and Pakistani security forces traded small-arms, artillery and mortar fire, which damaged several villages on both sides of the border, officials said. The violence coincided with the kickoff of India’s golden jubilee celebration marking the 1965 war between India and Pakistan, one of three major conflicts...
  • Nine Killed as India and Pakistan Exchange Cross-Border Fire

    08/28/2015 7:28:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 9:20 a.m. ET | Qasim Nauman And Krishna Pokharel
    At least nine people were killed and dozens wounded in cross-border firing by Indian and Pakistani forces on Friday, officials said, increasing tensions less than a week after high-level talks between the estranged neighbors were called off. The exchange of fire on Friday is the latest in a series of cross-border incidents between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals, in which dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides have died over the last year. The prime ministers from both countries had agreed on a number of measures last month to reduce tensions, including a meeting between senior border security officials...
  • Desperate Russia opens doors for foreign militaries

    08/26/2015 12:11:35 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Business Standard ^ | August 26, 2015 | Ajai Shukla
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy stance has invited damaging economic sanctions from the US and the European Union. These have squeezed the important sectors that earn most of Russia's money -- oil, banking services and defence exports. Battering the Russian economy further are plummeting oil prices, which are blocking Putin's 2010 pledge to spend some 20 trillion roubles -- about $650 billion then -- to revamp his ageing arsenal. After years of defence spending increases, Russia's 2015 budget has hit a roadwall. Moscow has scaled back plans for buying 500 warplanes from 2011-2016, as well as the new Armata...
  • Possible Troop Movements in China?

    08/25/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 62 replies
    http://www.foxbusiness.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Watching the end of the trading day on Fox Biz when the market dropped from 300 to 103 in two minutes. Trader told Liz Claman that the rumor is going around the trading floor that there may be a coup underway in China, and troop movements are being reported in Beijing. It was funny watching a trader hand news to a journalist. Claman was caught flat-footed. Fox hasn't done anything about the rumor in the five minutes it was reported. Nothing on Drudge about China yet.
  • When India sought covert United States help to tackle the ‘triple squeeze’ of 1965

    08/25/2015 2:37:02 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 25, 2015 | Sushant Singh
    At the peak of the 1965 war with Pakistan, India had asked the United States to covertly provide experts to work with Indian military officials to tackle the Chinese threat. This request was made to the US Embassy in Delhi by L K Jha, principal secretary to prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, on September 18, 1965, after India detected Chinese movements in battalion strength on the eastern border of Ladakh and in Chumbi Valley. Worried by indications that China was getting ready for military action against India to relieve the pressure on Pakistan, Jha stressed to the embassy that providing...
  • Donald Trump may be good news for India

    08/24/2015 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Niti Central, niticentral.com ^ | Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Sitaramarao Yechuri
    There have been many news stories in recent days about Donald Trump's proposed policy on H1-B visas and how that would be bad for India. Trump has advocated raising the minimum wage for H1-B visas, lowering the H1-B visa cap and generally making H1-B visas more difficult to obtain. Trump points out that his competitor Florida Senator Marco Rubio has introduced a bill to triple the H-1B visas and Trump contends that this would lower the average wage because the H1-B workers are willing to work harder for a lower wage because they want to get a green card. News...
  • A Word To the vineyards and its leaders [Charismatic Caucus}

    08/23/2015 12:45:41 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    You are my tabernacles when you receive the Voice of your Shepherd but this I have against you, Your own fear to allow My Voice to speak openly in My Very Tabernacle you abide in ?! This is not an admonishment but a command , to allow My Voice according to My Word. So do not despise The Voice of My Spirit speaking through the vessels of My Choice for I have sent them and they are of My Kingdom for My Glory TO The Vineyards in My Field of Harvest ! Listen ,write,obey according to My Spirit for My...
  • China Tests Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon of All Time

    08/23/2015 2:42:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 21, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    China conducted a flight test of its new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this month. This week, Bill Gertz reported that earlier this month, China conducted the fourth flight test of its DF-41 road-mobile ICBM. “The DF-41, with a range of between 6,835 miles and 7,456 miles, is viewed by the Pentagon as Beijing’s most potent nuclear missile and one of several new long-range missiles in development or being deployed,” Gertz reports. He goes on to note that this is the fourth time in the past three years that China has tested the DF-41, indicating that the missile is nearing deployment....
  • How US Sugar Policies Just Helped America Lose 600 Jobs

    08/20/2015 7:21:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/20/15 | Bryan Riley
    The manufacturer of Oreo cookies recently announced plans to move production of Oreos from Chicago to Mexico, resulting in a loss of 600 U.S. jobs.This should be a wake-up call to defenders of the U.S. sugar program and other job-destroying trade barriers.The leading ingredient in Oreos is sugar, and U.S. trade barriers currently require Americans to pay twice the average world prices for sugar.Sugar-using industries now have a big incentive to relocate from the United States to countries where access to their primary ingredient is not restricted.If the government wants people making Oreo cookies and similar products to keep their...
  • Pakistan Muslim leader exhorted Muslims to kill Hindus

    08/20/2015 6:36:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/20/15 | Robert Spencer
    “During the interrogation following a lie-detector test, Naved told the National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogators that Hafiz Saeed delivered motivational speeches to the recruits and exhorted them to kill Hindus in India.”But remember: to oppose this incitement to murder would be “Islamophobic.”“Hafiz Saeed visited training camps, motivated us to kill Hindus: Pak terrorist Naved,” India Today, August 20, 2015: In a major revelation which is likely to strengthen India’s claim against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed during the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, the arrested Pakistan terrorist Naved has confessed to his interrogators that the 26/11 attacks mastermind visited the...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • India seeks Israeli help to become next “Start Up Nation”

    08/18/2015 10:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vijeta Uniyal
    Israel trains India’s future technology and business leaders.While Europe has been busy targeting Israeli researchers, artists and filmmakers in recent days, Asian countries like India, China and Japan are taking tangible steps strengthening its ties with Israel. Last week Norwegian Film festival rejected an Israeli film dealing with disability on the grounds that it “did not deal with occupation” or “discrimination of Palestinians.” In Spain, a music festival barred the Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu for refusing to comply with the demands of the organizers to publically denounce Israel and endorse the “Palestinian cause” — in keeping with the best traditions...
  • Fundamentalism: When a woman has to prove her ‘purity’ by balancing a rock on her head (India)

    08/17/2015 4:19:52 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 replies
    The Express Tribune Blog ^ | 08/16/2015 | Noor Us Sabah Tauqeer
    . . . From across the border, another piece of news reached us regarding a rape victim in India who was required to provide irrefutable evidence of her ‘purity’. This proof was not a DNA testing, (not) astonishingly enough; rather the requisite was the rape victim balancing a monstrous 40 kilogram rock on her head. Passing this sanctity test, the woman would be at leisure to continue her former life with her husband – failing it, I shudder to think what would follow. Supposed to be her ‘agnipariksha’ (ordeal), the test was mandatory so as to know if the woman’s...
  • Sabre-killer siblings (story of Indian Christian war heroes)

    08/17/2015 3:52:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Week, India ^ | August 15, 2015 | Rekha Dixit
    In 1965, the Keelor brothers and their Gnats wrote war history. The pilots are the only siblings to be awarded Vir Chakras for the same feat Officers at Ambala Air Force Station were heading to the mess for a dining out—a formal farewell dinner for an officer who is getting posted out—when they got news that Pakistan had started shooting across the border. They would learn later that these were the opening shots of Operation Gland Slam, a bid to take over Akhnoor and the road to Kashmir. “Our squadrons were told to move to the front immediately,” said Air...
  • The violent, self-destructive legacy ISI chief Hamid Gul leaves behind (father of Taliban)

    08/17/2015 12:29:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    daily O, India ^ | 16-08-2015 | SHEKHAR GUPTA
    It is interesting that a soldier who served 36 years in his country's army should be remembered for just two of these. Such is the mystique of Lt General Hamid Gul, the malevolent Pakistani spymaster who died of a cerebral stroke on Saturday. He had an interesting life before his two years at the head of the ISI (1987-89) and after, when he chose to retire voluntarily from the army, unable to stomach his sidelining to what he described as a menial job, to head the "ordnance factory complex" at Taxila. Gul joined his army in 1956, as a cavalryman,...
  • IAF clears proposal to buy three C 17; Boeing says only one plane left to sell

    08/16/2015 11:18:00 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Economic Times, India ^ | 17 Aug, 2015 | Manu Pubby
    NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force appears to have taken too long to push through a Rs 8,100 crore proposal to buy three new Boeing C-17 transport aircraft. The American manufacturer simply does not have that many aircraft to sell anymore, having pledged four of the last five C-17s in its production line to Qatar. After months of efforts, the air force, at a Services Capital Acquisition Plan meeting on July 31, managed to push through the proposal to add three aircraft to its existing fleet of 10 Boeing C-17s that were ordered in 2011. Officials said the proposal is...
  • ISIS 'Mein Kampf' Blames Israel for Global Terrorism

    08/16/2015 6:58:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Sara A. Carter, American Media Institute
    Intelligence officials are comparing a newly discovered secret Islamic State document to Hitler's "Mein Kampf," as it blames Israel for the rise of the Islamic State and crowns U.S. President Barack Obama as the "Mule of the Jews." Found in Pakistan's remote tribal region by American Media Institute (AMI), the 32-page Urdu language document promotes an "end of the world" battle as a final solution. It argues that the Islamic leader should be recognized as the sole ruler of the world's 1 billion Muslims, under a religious empire called a "caliphate." ...Retired U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Flynn...
  • Plane satellite image uncovered

    03/18/2014 4:00:31 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 79 replies
    NewsUK24 ^ | 03-19-2014 | Associated stuff.co.world
    <p>MH370? The satellite image of a plane flying over the Andaman Island uncovered by an Indian IT expert who claims it is of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Asia US sanctions 11 in Putin's inner circle Missing plane: when something went wrong Pilot suicide - it's happened before 'Terror groups don't always own up' Malaysia Airlines co-pilot spoke last words Malaysia&ap...</p>
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets In Brazil Demanding President's Impeachment

    08/16/2015 11:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/16/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Protests are underway in Brazil as hundreds of thousands take to the streets to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Here's Bloomberg: An estimated 25,000 protesters in Brasilia marched toward Congress, chanting against Rousseff and corruption, carried a long banner demanding “Impeachment Now.” Rouseff monitored proceedings from her official residence, due to meet with some of her cabinet in the afternoon, said Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo. Protest in #Rio #Brazil: "Military intervention is not a crime" via @tariqpanja UNBELIEVABLE. pic.twitter.com/S8kcJmUJnq— juliana barbassa (@jbarbassa) August 16, 2015 Background: was chairwoman from 2003 to 2010. When the world’s foremost...
  • Iran offers India control of strategic Chabahar Port

    08/15/2015 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Deccan Herald ^ | Saturday, August 15, 2015 | Anirban Bhaumik
    NEW DELHI (DHNS) - As Tehran wants New Delhi to raise its stake in Chabahar Port in Iran, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Friday offered India a deal that not only involves developing the second phase of the port but also for operating it. New Delhi already pledged to build a container terminal and a multi-purpose cargo terminal on two berths at the Chabahar Port in south-eastern coast of Iran. Tehran's new offer appeared to be lucrative to India, as the strategically important port could give it a sea-land access to Afghanistan and Central Asia,...
  • India has stood as beacon for the world since 1947, says John Kerry

    08/14/2015 11:39:40 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 14, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. - John Kerry AFP photo Washington - Commemorating the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel ahead of India's 69th Independence Day, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said India has stood as a beacon for the world. "Since 1947, India has stood as a beacon for the world, as an economic power that prides innovation, as a resilient...
  • When I Was A Prisoner Of War In Pakistan

    08/12/2015 11:58:30 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    Outlook India ^ | AUG 11, 2015 | Kodendera 'Nanda' Cariappa
    Prisoners of war at Delhi's Palam airport after repatriation on January 22, 1966. The author is second from left. The second, or could it be called the third, Indo-Pak War was now nearly three weeks old, and there were no talks of a cease fire. To us in the field we did not really have a clear picture of how the war was going, or how either the Army or the Air Force was doing, on the ground or in the air. We knew of Air Force casualties more through the grapevine rather than through authentic sources. Our hope as...
  • IAF halves its demand for Russian fighter jets

    08/10/2015 10:25:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    The Tribune, India ^ | August 10, 2015 | Ajay Banerjee
    Looking to cut costs and prune military imports, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has halved its demand for Russian-built fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). It now wants just three squadrons of the fighter jets which are to be inducted into the Russian Air Force in 2016. Sources say the IAF has scaled down its needs and now indicated that just three squadrons (around 18 planes in each), besides a few more for training of the pilots, will be enough for now. This works out to be 65 planes, almost half from the earlier projection of 127 FGFAs to be jointly...
  • ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ to be Eliminated from Brazil Passports

    08/09/2015 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 8/9/2015, 6:54 PM | Yaakov Levi
    Citizens of Brazil who were born in Jerusalem will have their passports amended to eliminate “Israel” from the line denoting place of birth. Existing passports are to be reissued with the “offending” term deleted, and passports that are not changed will be invalid at the end of the year. While the rule change would appear to have been influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year that Americans born in Jerusalem could not have their birthplace listed as Jerusalem, Israel—but rather would be listed as Jerusalem alone—Brazil had apparently made the decision on dropping Israel a year ago,...
  • Foxconn Plans to Spend $5 Billion on Factories in India’s Maharashtra State

    08/08/2015 8:04:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | Aug. 8, 2015 | Sean McLain
    Foxconn Plans to Spend $5 Billion on Factories in India’s Maharashtra State Taiwanese electronics manufacturer signs MOU as a ‘first step,’ says state government official By Sean McLain Updated Aug. 8, 2015 10:27 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS NEW DELHI—Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn plans to spend $5 billion dollars on factories, and research and development in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, according to a state official. Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer by revenue, signed a memorandum of understanding Saturday with Maharashtra to invest the money in coming years on operations that would employ 50,000 people, said Subash Desai,...
  • Petrobras Oil Scandal Leaves Brazilians Lamenting a Lost Dream

    08/07/2015 10:49:46 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 7, 2015 | By DAVID SEGAL
    Alberto Youssef, a convicted money launderer and former bon vivant, sat in a Brazilian jail cell in March of last year, getting ready to tell his lawyers a story. It was about an elaborate bribery scheme involving Petrobras, the government-controlled oil giant. He opened with a dire prediction. “Guys,” Mr. Youssef said, “if I speak, the republic is going to fall.” To those lawyers, Tracy Reinaldet and Adriano Bretas, who recently recounted the conversation, this sounded a tad melodramatic. But then Mr. Youssef took a piece of paper and started writing the names of participants in what would soon become...
  • Our RAF jets 'BEATEN' in training exercise with Indian pilots in Russian planes

    08/07/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Express, U.K. ^ | Fri, Aug 7, 2015 | TOM BATCHELOR
    The Indian Air Force (IAF) boasted that they thrashed the RAF in a friendly dogfight in the skies above Lincolnshire - while using Russian-made aircraft. British crews came head-to-head with their Indian counterparts last month in a 10-day joint exercise codenamed Operation Indradhanush - the fourth of its kind in recent years. The IAF brought four of its Sukhoi SU-30MKI Flanker fighter aircraft to RAF Coningsby to face off against the UK's Typhoon FGR4 fighters. It gave RAF pilots a rare opportunity to train alongside the Russian-designed aircraft - allowing British servicemen to gain experience in air combat with the...
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • ‘I came to kill Hindus, it’s fun doing this,’ says captured Pakistan terrorist

    08/05/2015 11:12:22 PM PDT · by cold start · 8 replies
    ZEE News ^ | 5 August 2015
    “Its fun doing this,” said Naved, a suspected Lashker-e-Taiba militant from Pakistan who was caught alive after the attack on a BSF convoy here on Wednesday that killed two constables. Usman, who says he hails from Faislabad in Pakistan, claimed before the media that he entered the Jammu region 12 days ago along with a fellow terrorist identified as Momin Khan. Khan was killed in retaliatory fire by BSF. This is the first suspected Pakistani terrorist to be captured alive after Ajmal Kasab, who was nabbed during the dreaded terror attack in Mumbai in 2008. “I came to kill Hindus,”...
  • Pottery, beads retrace close links between India and Bali

    08/03/2015 10:34:58 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Znews ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | IANS
    Remnants of ancient Indian pottery, beads and even Indian DNA found in human bones point to thriving trade and social contacts between India and Bali dating back to more than 2,000 years. Besides trade, Indian merchants brought with them their language -- Sanskrit -- and the influence of Hinduism and Buddhism... The major Indian port of connect with Bali in Indonesia and other places in Southeast Asia was Arikamedu, a thriving port located seven kilometres from Puducherry from where archaeologists have unearthed Roman artefacts too. The influence of Sanskrit and the ideology of Hinduism and Buddhism which the Indian traders...
  • ‘A shining soul,’ gunned down in Columbia, buried Saturday

    08/01/2015 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The State ^ | August 1, 2015 | Ron Barnett, The Greenville News
    * Gentry worked with children at the Shandon Presbyterian child development center * A children’s home in India will be named after him when completed next year * The Clemson grad was preparing to go to nursing school Tim Gentry was the kind of guy who could look into a person’s heart and see what was good, even if they couldn’t see it themselves. That’s the way his younger sister described her brother — as “a shining soul,” who always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. Gentry, 32, was gunned down on...
  • ISIS preparing to attack India to provoke confrontation with the US, says report

    07/30/2015 2:53:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Mumbai DNA India ^ | July 29, 2015
    "The document warns that 'preparations' for an attack in India are underway and predicts that an attack will provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America," the report said. The ISIS is preparing to attack India to provoke an Armageddon-like confrontation with the US, according to an internal recruitment document of the feared group which also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror. An investigative story published yesterday by the USA Today and reported by American Media Institute refers to a 32- page Urdu document obtained from a Pakistani citizen with connections inside the Pakistani...
  • Yakub Memon Hanged in Nagpur Jail

    07/29/2015 7:27:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    NDTV.com ^ | Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Cheat Sheet
    Video: Yakub Memon was convicted for helping finance the serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993 in which 257 people were killed. NEW DELHI: Yakub Memon, convicted as "a driving spirit" for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, was hanged a little before 7 am at Nagpur Central Prison. At 5 am, the Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute petition to stop his hanging after an unprecedented middle-of-the-night hearing. Here are the 10 latest developments: 1. President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Yakub Memon's mercy petition sent to him on Wednesday. 2. Activists and Memon's lawyers told the Supreme Court in a late-night appeal...
  • Islamic State secretly planning to provoke 'end of the world' by attacking India ......

    07/29/2015 7:18:03 AM PDT · by cold start · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 29 july 2015 | Elaine O'flynn
    Urdu document passed to U.S. media by Pakistani with links to the Taliban Preparations underway to attack India as a way of enticing U.S. into battle Urges Taliban factions to join with ISIS in bid to form a worldwide caliphate Worldwide caliphate will 'behead every person that rebels against Allah' U.S. intelligence officials say they believe the document is authenticA recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants has revealed the terrorist group's plans for all-out war to bring about 'the end of the world'. The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen...
  • ‘Kandhamal’ tells the whole story of anti-Christian persecution

    07/28/2015 6:23:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/28/15 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Because of the dramatic events that unfolded there, certain places have come to symbolize entire movements or chapters of history. “Gettysburg,” for instance, immediately evokes the American Civil War, just as “Tiananmen Square” is now universal shorthand for non-violent protest. In similar fashion, in terms of contemporary anti-Christian persecution, “Kandhamal” may be the single word that best captures the whole story.Kandhamal is a district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, where an orgy of violence descended upon the impoverished Christian minority in August, 2008. A series of riots led by radical Hindus left roughly 100...
  • Deep Designs (India has ground on submarine front)

    07/28/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The Week, India ^ | August 02, 2015 | Ajit Kumar Dubey
    The Dragon is breathing fire under water. And, Pakistan is close on India’s heels. Over the years, India has lost ground on the submarine front. Hence, the need for more subs, and fast They do it every time. Before the Chinese send their president or prime minister to visit a neighbouring country, they send a few troops across the border—just to test the neighbour’s military and political will. Thus, ahead of Prime Minister Li Keqiang’s May 2013 visit, a few People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops forayed into western Ladakh and stayed there for close to a month. They moved back...
  • Ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away, Nation Pays Homage

    07/27/2015 3:50:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Rahul Karmakar and Rezaul H Laskar
    Former President APJ Abdul Kalam passed away in Shillong on Monday evening. He was 83. Kalam, who reached Shillong via Guwahati in the morning, collapsed during a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong (IIM-S) at around 6:30 pm and was rushed to the Bethany Hospital there. Doctors at the hospital said he was brought dead around 7pm. “He had no pulse when he was admitted to the hospital. We can attribute his death to cardiac arrest,” a doctor said. The hospital authorities, however, refrained from confirming the death until Meghalaya governor V Shanmughanathan and chief secretary PBO Warjri visited...
  • India Rising? Modi’s Landmark Tax Bill Will Likely Pass, Says Eurasia

    07/24/2015 11:07:39 AM PDT · by entropy12
    Barron's Asia Edition ^ | 23-7-15 | Shuli Ren
    China’s loss is India’s gain. International investors are pulling out of China and plowed $705 million into India since June 12, sending the Sensex Index 7% higher. But does India have any near-term catalysts? The buzz on Narendra Modi‘s landmark reform Goods & Taxes Bill is back. An important panel in the Upper House of the parliament, which Modi’s political party does not have majority in, already approved the GST bill. Now Modi just needs to get this bill passed in the Upper House. But worryingly, the monsoon session of the parliament, which opened on Tuesday and will end on...
  • China to provide eight submarines to Pak in largest-ever defence deal

    07/24/2015 6:31:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    China is to provide eight submarines to Pakistan in a multi-billion dollar deal, which is touted to be the largest-ever defence contract signed by Beijing with any nation so far. According to The Express Tribune, the Pakistani government did not provide any details and even declined to confirm the size of the transaction, despite the magnitude of the agreement. However, the composition of the Chinese delegation, with whom the agreement was reached, suggested that the accord involved purchase of eight submarines. Sources in the finance ministry said that the payments would be made to China in four instalments and the...
  • Shashi Tharoor tear apart British colonialism in this Oxford debate

    07/24/2015 12:07:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    The Political Indian ^ | July 23, 2015 | Shashi Tharoor
    Tharoor began by talking about the years of plunder by the U.K. of its colonies, a siphoning of wealth that propelled Europe’s industrial revolution of the 19th century. He highlighted the fact that India’s share of the global economy — 23% when the British first arrived — had dropped to 4% by the time the Union Flag was finally lowered. Colonial apologists often argue that India’s dense and intricate railway network, one of the largest in the world, was built thanks to the British. But Tharoor’s simple rejoinder, after reiterating that the railways and roads were built only to serve...
  • Man Calls Daughter’s ‘Rapist’ Home, Tortures and Kills Him, Say Police

    07/20/2015 11:34:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The father allegedly burned the man’s genitals using heated tongs and strangled him to death.Furious over the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter by a 45-year-old married man, the father called the man to his house on Friday night, treated him to dinner and then tortured him to death, police said. He then went to the police station, surrendered himself and gave police a detailed account on how he tortured and murdered the man. The 36-year-old reportedly burned the man’s genitals using heated tongs and then strangled him to death. The incident was reported from Northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area...