Kashmiri separatist slams PDP for having double standards over AFSPA

Srinagar/ New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Yasin Malik slammed chief of People's Democratic Party (PDP), Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for double standards. AFSPA gives security forces, battling militancy in the troubled regions of Kashmir and the northeast, sweeping powers to search arrest or shoot people. BJP-PDP have formed an alliance to work out a common programme that focuses on welfare and leaves aside traditionally contentious issues, including the size of the military's presence in the state. Malik added that their group was not afraid of Hindu nationalist group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and BJP because their policies were straight forward policy. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said in New Delhi that the government has not yet decided on the scrapping of the act from the state. Feb 27, 2015

Any provocation along working boundary will meet befitting reply: General Raheel Sharif

Sialkot, Feb 27 (ANI): Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Sialkot Garrison and forward locations on Working boundary and warned that any provocation along the line of control (LOC) and working boundary will meet a befitting response. On arrival at Sialkot, Lt Gen Ghayyur Mehmood, Corps Commander received the Army chief. While speaking to troops, the Army chief appreciated their high state of morale and operational preparedness on frontline. He said that repeated Indian ceasefire violations on working boundary and line of control, in the recent past are a distraction for Pakistan from its campaign against terrorism and adversely affect regional stability. The Army chief said, "Let there be no doubt that any provocation along the Line of Control and Working Boundary will meet a befitting response", a press release stated. The Army chief was given a detailed briefing by local commanders about the prevailing security situation at the working boundary. Feb 27, 2015

Corporate Espionage Case: Delhi court sends two more accused to custodial interrogation

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): A Delhi court sent two more people, arrested on suspicion of running a scam to steal documents from petroleum ministry to sell to energy consultants and private companies, to custodial interrogation. The two accused, identified as Jitender Nagpal and Vipan Kumar, were arrested by Delhi police on Wednesday for allegedly leaking confidential documents. Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that they were trying to gather as much evidence on the basis of information provided by the two accused. Feb 27, 2015

Machu Picchu tourists pulled to safety from flood

These tourists visiting Peru's Machu Picchu citadel are rescued from raging floodwaters after a wooden bridge leading to the archeological site was swept away. Dozens are at the mercy of rescuers who Feb 27, 2015

CENTCOM releases video of air strikes in Iraq

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Central Command released aerial video footage on Thursday (February 26), which purports to show U.S. and coalition air strikes against areas controlled by Feb 27, 2015

Ukraine economy 'on the brink'

Ukrainian troops on the move - this time away from the front line. Their withdrawal revives hopes for a ceasefire in the east of the country. But elsewhere, another battle is raging - against Feb 27, 2015

Llama drama in Arizona

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Two llamas got loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona, on Thursday (February 26). Aerial video showed the pair, one black and one white, weaving their way Feb 27, 2015

Shrinking the stars

Behind the door of this New York studio photographer Tricia Messeroux is literally creating a 'little' bit of Hollywood. Two days after the Oscars, the Toddlewood studio owner continues her tradition Feb 27, 2015