Accidental landmine blast injures man in Kashmir

Rajouri, Jan 19 (ANI): A man sustained serious injuries after he accidentally stepped on a landmine, triggering blast, along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The victim identified as Sewa Ram said he had taken his cattle for grazing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sarya village. Ram was rushed to the district hospital by the army personnel after giving him preliminary treatment. Doctor Abdul Salam Choudhary said that though the injury was severe but the victim's foot could be saved. It is a common practice for countries to hide landmines across their borders. Jan 19, 2015

Delhi police bust fake PMO website, arrest its mastermind

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Delhi police busted a fake Prime Minister's Office (PMO) website and arrested mastermind Sudipta Chatterjee, said a senior officer. Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (Crime), Ravindra Yadav, said the website pretended to offer loans to young entrepreneurs after initial deposit of some amount and was based in Howrah. The scam website was hosted on a server in the US. Jan 19, 2015
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Bangladeshi journalist demands speedy trial of war criminals

Dhaka, Jan 19 (ANI): Bangladesh's journalist, Shahriar Kabir emphasised on the need to expedite the trial process of war criminals of 1971 Liberation War. Kabir while talking to a reporter in Dhaka city said that Bangladesh should try alleged war criminals. About three million people were killed, according to official figures, and thousands of women were raped. Kabir said that the trial needed to be fast-tracked as many victims of the war had died waiting for justice and many accused too had died without being punished. The tribunal has convicted 16 people, most of them Jamaat leaders, and sentenced 14 of them to death. One Islamist politician was executed in December 2013. However, Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has in the past denied any scope of dropping the presidential clemency for the war criminals. Jan 19, 2015
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Malawi flood victims call for help

Survivors of floods in Malawi call for urgent help as they sift through the debris of their destroyed homes. A total of 176 people have been confirmed dead in the floods, with 153 missing and 200,000 homeless, according to officials. Duration: 01:13 Jan 18, 2015
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Niger police fire tear gas to disperse opposition demo

Police in Niger fire tear gas to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France's Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Duration: 00:40 Jan 18, 2015
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French flags burnt at Pakistan Charlie Hebdo protest

Protests against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are held across Pakistan as thousands of people in almost all major cities chanted slogans against its printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Duration: 01:18 Jan 18, 2015
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Arun Jaitley asks media to act responsibly towards important matters

New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called upon the media to act responsibly on matters of national security and sensitive issues. Jaitley made the comments while delivering the first Justice J. S. Verma Memorial lecture on the 'Freedom and Responsibility of Media' in New Delhi. He said the challenges before media were to ensure quality and credibility while reporting. Jaitley also advised media to avoid conducting parallel trials in reporting matters that were subjudice. Jaitley said there was an urgent need to debate issues relating to media freedom and responsibility. Jan 18, 2015