Peshawar, Sep 23 (ANI): A car laden with explosives blew up near a security forces’ convoy, killing at least three people and wounding at least thirteen others in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday (September 23), local media reported. The three confirmed dead were a Frontier Constabulary officer, one woman and a passer-by. The blast happened when a Frontier Constabulary (FC) vehicle was passing through an area where the Peshawar Press Club, a railway station and a paramilitary headquarters are located. Law enforcement agencies and rescue teams rushed to the scene of the blast. Security teams sealed off the area and started a search operation. The wounded were taken to Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.Sep 23, 2014
Patna, Sep 23 (ANI): India’s ruling BJP on Tuesday sought CBI probe into multi-million medicine scam in Bihar, alleging involvement of close aides of former chief minister Nitish Kumar. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said a person named Arvind Shah died due to administration of sub-standard medicines. He also alleged that the substandard medicines, as well as equipments were bought at much higher prices from black-listed companies. The state government has set up an inquiry committee under a bureaucrat, which BJP called as eyewashSep 23, 2014
Geneva/Muzaffarabad, PoK, September 23, 2014: Speaking at the recently held event at the United Nations in Geneva, observers and activists focused on the deteriorating security situation and attacks on minorities in Pakistan. The event titled 'the Human Rights in South Asia' also raised the issue of human rights violations in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. Civil society activists, human rights defenders and academicians stressed on Pakistan's move of exploiting the remote region's rich natural resources, apart from curbing the political autonomy. Kashmiri leaders blamed Pakistan for allegedly controlling the region through a proxy government and its secret agencies which have a stranglehold over every aspect of both PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. Kashmiri also accused Pakistan's spy agencies for suppressing the national movement through enforced disappearances and targetted killings.Sep 23, 2014
New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Communications and Information Technology (IT) Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad visions India to prospect vastly in e-commerce. Prasad believes that the country is sitting on the cusp of a big digital revolution as National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) will herald a digital connectivity even in the villages. The other big focus area is the Digital India project, aimed at providing citizen services online. The project includes the NOFN, which will connect 60,000 gram Panchayats this year. Prasad on Tuesday told business lobbyists of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi that digital empowerment of citizens is a core motive. He also added that digital infrastructure as utility to every citizen is another key area of the new government.Sep 23, 2014
Poonch, Sept 23 (ANI): The 12th Battalion of the Jat Regiment distributed books and school furniture to two flood-affected schools in Poonch's Degwar Village on Tuesday.
To help children resume their studies, the army unit provided them with school books, black boards, almirahs, and school desks. School staff and residents were extremely thankful for the kind step taken by the security forces.Sep 23, 2014
Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels were battling around the airport near the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday, sending flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky, AFP journalists said. Duration: 00:36Sep 23, 2014
New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a class 12th student was killed by a white tiger on Tuesday at the Delhi Zoo. According to an eyewitness, the boy appeared to have jumped over a barricade into an enclosure at the zoo. The tiger then mauled the boy and killed him within minutes. The tragic incident took place at around 01.00 pm.Sep 23, 2014