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BJP-PDP rift widens over Syed Ali Geelani passport issue; Separatist Leader asked to apologize


Jammu : BJP’s denial to give Indian passport to Syed Ali Geelani, the chairman of Hurriyat faction in Jammu and Kashmir has created a rift between ruling coalition — BJP and PDP — in Jammu and Kashmir. The issue worsened after BJP openly denied passport to Geelani, who wanted to visit his ailing daughter Farhat Jabeen Geelani, in Jeddah, Saudi ...

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18 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road crash


Phnom Penh, May 20 : At least 18 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 21 injured today when a bus crashed into the van transporting them to work, officials said. Photographs from the crash site showed a scene of carnage with bodies thrown from the mangled wreckage of the workers’ van. ”A bus from Prey Nokor (Ho Chi Minh City) ...

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Aliens will be bear-sized: scientist


London, May 19 : Aliens, if they exist, will weigh about 300 kilogrammes – roughly of the size of a bear, according to a cosmologist. The analysis by Fergus Simpson, from the University of Barcelona, also found that a habitable extraterrestrial planet would hold about 50 million aliens. Simpson’s findings are based on a model called Bayes’ theorem and a ...

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Indonesian envoy injured in Pak chopper crash dies


Singapore, May 19 : Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan, who was on board the Pakistani military helicopter that crashed in the PoK earlier this month, today died here after battling serious injuries, becoming the third foreign envoy to lose his life in the accident. The injured ambassador Burhan Muhammad was airlifted here from Islamabad after being seriously injured in the ...

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CBI arrests aide of Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen


‘Kolkata, May 19 : The Special Crime branch of CBI today arrested Arindam Das, a close aide of Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen, in connection with the multi-crore ponzi scam. A CBI spokesperson said that Das was allegedly helping the illegal operations of Saradha group in South 24-Parganas district in West Bengal. He was arrested this morning by CBI sleuths, ...

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