Senior official claims Coast Guard 'blew up' suspected Pak boat, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): In a major controversy with Defence Ministry's statement, a senior DIG of the Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali has claimed in a newspaper report that he ordered to destroy the suspected Pakistani boat which was found 365 miles off Porbandar coast in Gujarat. The news created flutter in the defence establishment and subsequently Loshali has denied saying what the newspaper has reported. Loshali has issued a statement saying, he was not heading the operation. Meanwhile, politicos have demanded the concerned authorities to clarify the entire matter. Feb 18, 2015

Myanmar to revoke minority ID cards

This woman is a part-time teacher in Yangon, who's half Rohingya Muslim. Like many others of this minority group, she has a temporary white-card ID which Myanmar's government is about to revoke. ( Feb 18, 2015

Coast Guard DIG clarifies controversy, says he was misquoted

Gandhinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): The Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard, BK Loshali, on Wednesday clarified the controversy over his statement that he ordered to blow up suspected Pak boat. Loshali said that he was not directly in-charge of the operation and all instructions came from the Commander Coastguard. He further clarified that he has been misquoted, adding that the boast set itself on fire and sunk in water. Feb 18, 2015

No controversy over DIG's statement on Pak boat, says Coast Guard

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): The Deputy General of Indian Coast Guard, KR Nautiyal has said that there is no controversy regarding the statement of DIG BK Loshali, as he has denied making any such statement. Nautiyal said that some information cannot be made public regarding security. He also said that if any information is found relevant there will be investigation. Feb 18, 2015

Real face of Pak

Pakistan/Muzaffarabad, PoK, February 17, 2015: Pakistan may be in denial about its involvement in Afghanistan or about supporting Taliban, but none another it's ex President Parvez Musharraf has spilled the beans. He confirms that Pakistan's ISI is supporting Taliban. India's position stands vindicated. Former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf has said that under his regime, Pakistan had tried to undermine the Afghan government led by ex-president Hamid Karzai. He also added that spies in Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) had given birth to the Taliban after 2001 because the Karzai government had an overwhelming number of non-Pashtuns and officials who were said to favour India, "In President Karzai's times, yes, indeed, he was damaging Pakistan and, therefore, we were working against his interest."That is where the intelligence work comes in. Intelligence being in contact with Taliban groups. Definitely they were in contact, and they should be," the 71-year-old former dictator told The Guardian Former Pakistani president spilled the beans but stayed mum on Pakistan's role in fomenting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Musharaf's interview has revealed what the world has been saying. Feb 18, 2015

Foreign Minister lauds Indian community for contributing to Oman's economy

Muscat, Feb 18 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj lauded Indian community in Oman for boosting the economy of oil-rich Gulf nation. She was addressing the Indian diaspora in Muscat. Swaraj arrived in Oman on Tuesday for holding bilateral talks with the nation's leadership. She is on two-day official visit at the invitation of the Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, and will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations, regional and international issues of mutual interest. Swaraj also thanked the NRIs (non-resident Indians) for taking part in large number in the diaspora event in India's western state of Gujarat in January. During her visit Swaraj will hold extensive talks with her Omani counterpart Abdullah on Wednesday (February 18). The two are also likely to discuss Modi's possible visit to Oman later this year. Feb 18, 2015

Modi Ji had told me beforehand he would auction the suit, says RK Virani who gifted the controversia

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): On the day when the controversial monogrammed pinstripe suit which Prime Minister Narendra Modi wore during US President Barack Obama's visit, has reportedly been able to fetch at least Rs. 1 crore, the person who gifted Modi the suit said that PM Modi had already told him that he would auction the suit later. Ramesh Kumar Bhikabhai Virani said that he had gifted the suit to Modi on the occasion of his son's wedding. As per reports, the proceeds of the auction will go to the Namaami Gange Trust Fund for the Clean Ganga project. The auction will take place over three days. Feb 18, 2015