Politicos express anguish over Peshawar terror attack, hope Pak to introspect

New Delhi/ Bhopal, Dec 17 (ANI): Politicos in India on Wednesday expressed anguish over the terror strike in a school in Peshawar in which 132 students and nine staff members were killed. They also hoped that Pakistan, after Tuesday's terror strike realizes that it would also have to face the heat if it supports terrorism in any way. The attack took place on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a military-run high school attended by more than 1,100 people, many of them children of army personnel, and opened fire witnesses said. Dec 17, 2014

Pakistan begins painful task of burying its dead after school carnage

Peshawar, Dec 17 (ANI): Pakistan woke up to a day of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 141 people, nearly all of them children, at a school in Peshawat, near the border with Afghanistan, on Tuesday. Grief-stricken family members and friends buried Abdul Azam Afridi, a student of Grade 12 who was killed when Taliban gunmen stormed the school, taking hundreds of students hostage in the bloodiest insurgent attack in the country in years. At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday in the incident that lasted for more than five hours. Over 120 were injured, and the army said 960 students had been rescued. Sikander Azam, brother of the dead student, said they received news of the attack late in the morning. Iqbal Afridi, a relative of the victim, said security should've been heightened at the school which was on the Taliban hit list. Dec 17, 2014

Modi warns MPs not to cross 'Lakshman Rekha'; politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): In a stern warning to BJP MPs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked them to refrain from making controversial statements. Modi asked his ministers not to cross the 'lakshman rekha' as it hurts the government and the party. Politicos reacted on the same. Dec 17, 2014

Nobel Prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack

Birmingham, Dec17 (ANI): Pakistani child education activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, said she was heartbroken by the news that at least 141 people, mostly children, had been killed in a Taliban attack on a school in northwest Pakistan. Malala, was shot in the head on a school bus by the Taliban in 2012 and won global acclaim for her passionate advocacy of women's right to education. Dec 17, 2014

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. Dec 17, 2014

Indo-Pak Affairs Expert condemns attack on school in Peshawar

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Indo-Pak Affairs Expert Rahul Jalali on Wednesday condemned the attack on innocent school children in Peshawar which left more than 120 families of Pakistan in distress. Jalali said that the militant outfit which is said to be Pakistan's own militant group has expressed a rage over government's operation against tribal insurgents. He added that the militants' attacking school children shows their rage against child education. Dec 17, 2014

Reactions flow after minor girl found dead in Vellore, Rape and Murder suspected

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): An 11-year-old girl was found dead near here today and is suspected to have been murdered after being raped by unidentified persons, police said. Reactions flowed on Wednesday condemning the act and demanding quick probe into the incident. DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that quick probe must be ordered into the incident. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that such incidents against girl children are highly condemnable and unfortunate. The body has been sent to Vellore Government Medical College Hospital for autopsy. The autopsy would confirm whether it is a case of rape and murder, the police official said. Dec 17, 2014

School children across India pay tribute to victims of Taliban attack

New Delhi/Jaipur/ Nagpur/Kanpur, Dec 17 (ANI): School children across India on Wednesday observed silence and paid tribute to the victims of Taliban attack on a school in Pakistani city of Peshawar, which killed 132 students and nine staff members. The attack took place on Tuesday when Taliban gunmen broke into a military-run high school attended by more than 1,100 people, many of them children of army personnel, and opened fire witnesses said. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shock and appealed to schools in India to observe two minutes of silence marking solidarity in the wake of the disgusting attack. The Taliban, waging war against Pakistan in order to topple the government and set up an Islamic state, immediately claimed responsibility of the attack. Dec 17, 2014