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Farmer deaths: For Punjab, Haryana caution is buzzword


CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana governments have no option but to tread with caution. Seasoned bureaucrats say if they acknowledge farmer deaths, there can be a rise in the trend, resulting in more suicides. “But how will they stop a farmer from getting a heart attack once he witnesses complete destruction on his fields?” asks Bhartiya Kisan Union National President and ...

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AAP leader Sanjay Singh meets farmer Gajendra’s family in Rajasthan’s Dausa


New Delhi: Live updates from the events unfolding in the wake of a farmer’s suicide at an AAP rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday: AAP leader Sanjay Singh reaches farmer Gajendra Singh’s home in Rajasthan’s Dausa.Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi has said that they will also conduct a probe into any laxity shown by the police during the incident. ...

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Police hunt gunman after 23-year-old shot dead in Horsley Park


A GUNMAN remains on the loose after a fatal shooting in Sydney’s west last night.The 23-year-old male victim was shot dead at a home in Horsley Park just before midnight.Large sections of Horsley Drive in both directions running from the M7 to Ferrers Road were cordoned off while police searched into the early hours of this morning, The Daily Telegraph ...

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Ashmore man charged with impersonating a soldier


A MAN who dressed as an Australian Defence Force commando while buying food from a fast-food store has been arrested and charged after an eagle-eyed RAP officer noticed errors in his uniform.RAP Senior Sergeant Stewart Reid said the man was inside the Robina McDonalds store in an Australian Army uniform when a RAP officer noticed he was wearing badges in ...

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Australians held in Turkey over IS fears

Tony Abbott

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australians have been detained in Turkey, apparently trying to sneak into Syria to join Islamic State. MR Abbott didn’t go into details.He said Australians had been detained in Turkey “from time to time” but to say more would involve discussion of operational matters. The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported on Friday that two suspected Australian ...

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