HindustanTimes Tue,30 Sep 2014


Bristol will always remember Rammohan Roy, says mayor

Continuing along city tradition, the Lord Mayor of Bristol on Sunday led the annual service at the sylvan Arnos Vale Cemetery to pay tributes to Indian social reformer Rammohan Roy, who died here on 27 September 1833 of meningitis.

Raids hit ISIS oil as Qaeda-affiliate vows retaliation

Airstrikes likely carried out by the US-led coalition struck an oil refinery in Syria held by the Islamic State in Iraw and the Levant (ISIS) group on Sunday, shaking buildings and sending flames shooting into the air near the Turkish border, a witness and activists said.

British warplanes return from Iraq without bombing

British warplanes flew their first mission over Iraq since parliament authorised strikes against Islamic State jihadists, but returned without bombing on Saturday, the ministry of defence in London said.

Liberia's top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

Liberia's chief medical officer, who is also a deputy health minister, has put herself in quarantine as a precaution against Ebola after one of her assistants died from the disease, the government said on Saturday.

Australia: Diamond ring worth over Rs. 3 crore stolen

The pink argyle and white diamond ring, valued at 577,000 Australian dollars (Rs 3.1 crore), was taken from a display counter at Theodore Bruce Auctions in New South Wales.

British PM 'kicking himself' after saying Queen purred at Scotland vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday apologised for revealing details of Queen Elizabeth's relief that Scotland had voted to keep the United Kingdom intact, saying he was kicking himself very hard for the breach of protocol.

BBC tried to steal from 'archives': Iran state TV

Iranian state television accused the BBC on Sunday of trying to steal 'artistic, historic and cultural documents' from government archives in the Islamic Republic.

Did Ranji father an illegitimate son in England?

Ranjitsinghji, better known as Ranji, is one of the legends of Indian cricket, but new details of his stay in England as a student suggest that while living with a reverend’s family in Cambridge until 1892, he fathered an illegitimate son.

Fringe groups in US fray the red carpet for Modi

While the overall tone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States is quite positive, several groups made strong attempts to highlight their own narrow set of concerns about America’s relationship with India.

Man once declared dead 'resurfaces', only to be sentenced to death for murder

A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.

Ignoring Sharif, Modi's UN speech will be 'forward looking'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not dignify Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s remarks on Kashmir with a response when he addresses the UNGA on Saturday.  We cannot draw a veil on Kashmir issue: Sharif

New wave of US air strikes in Syria: Defense official

US aircraft have launched a fresh wave of bombing raids against Islamic State militants in Syria, in the fifth consecutive day of air strikes in the country, a defense official told AFP on Friday.

WHO sees small-scale use of experimental Ebola vaccines in January

The WHO said on Friday it expected to begin small-scale use of two experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa early next year and in the meantime transfusions of survivors' blood may offer the best hope of treatment.

Muslims in Paris denounce ISIS

'Muslims are not terrorists and terrorists are not Muslims' protested two hijab clad women in the crowd outside the Grand Mosque of Paris on Friday. Hundreds gathered around the mosque to 'denounce the barbaric horror' of the terrorist group 'Islamic State' (IS).

We cannot draw a veil on Kashmir issue: Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly and blamed India for 'another missed opportunity' to address outstanding issues by cancelling the foreign secretary-level talks.
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