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1,465 IS militants killed in five months by coalition in Syria

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Beirut, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) At least 1,465 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group have been killed in five months of airstrikes by the US-led international coalition in Syria, according to data released Monday by the Syrian Observatory ...

Main Peshawar school attack perpetrator arrested

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) One of the main perpetrators of the Dec 16 attack on the Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawar has been arrested, a media report said Monday. The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Monday said ...

Pakistan PM, Afghan president discuss counter-terrorism operations

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Monday telephoned Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed the ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the region. According to sources, the two also reviewed Pakistan-Afghanistan ties and matters of mutual interest, Geo TV ...

France uses aircraft carrier to fight IS in Iraq

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Paris, Feb 23 (IANS) France’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier has started military operations against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, French media reported Monday. The first Rafale fighter jets took off in the early morning from the carrier, which is ...

War memorial in Punjab to be inaugurated on I-Day

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) A Rs.130-crore war heroes’ memorial-cum-museum in Amritsar would be dedicated to the nation Aug 15 on the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Monday. “This novel project is coming ...

Contentious points in the land ordinance

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Ordinance was brought in by the NDA government on Dec 30, 2014. The ordinance amends the Right to Fair Compensation and ...

Gandhi statue to be unveiled in Britain’s Parliament Square

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
London, Feb 23 (IANS) A statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be unveiled in Britain’s prestigeous Parliament Square in London next month, a media report said Monday. The memorial will be unveiled March 14 and will stand alongside those of Winston ...

Srinivasan should’ve refrained from functioning as BCCI chief: SC

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan should have refrained from functioning as the cricket board chief after the apex court had declared that he was in a conflict of interest situation ...

‘Birdman’ flies high at 87th Academy Awards

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) “Birdman”, a satirical tale of an ageing movie star attempting to reinvent himself via Broadway, clinched key honours Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, where India had a no show this time. “Birdman”, which ...

Land Act has been refined: President

February 23rd, 2015 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said the land acquisition Act has been “refined” to minimise some procedural difficulties in acquiring land for critical projects and that inclusive growth is government’s topmost priority. Addressing a joint session ...