Summary Outgoing Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Thursday said that India has given a befitting reply to Pakistan after the beheading of an Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in 2013 along the Line of Control (LoC) even as he did not rule out the possibility of skirmishes on the western front in future. Talking to reporters before demitting office, he admitted that face-offs between Indian and Chinese Army soldiers take place while patrolling their 'claimed areas' along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) but they are dealt with in accordance with the existing mechanisms. Asked if India had given a befitting reply after the January 8, 2013 beheading incident, he said, "It has been done. Please understand that when we use force, that use is from tactical to operational to strategic levels. "When I mention that during that incident, it was aimed at operations at the tactical level, which have been undertaken.
Summary Secretary of State Theresa Villiers had been testing the political waters regarding the setting up of an independent panel whose sole job would have been to examine the Ardoyne stand-off. SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell said his party would not agree to any action that undermined the Parades Commission. "We told the Secretary of State very firmly that the unionist proposal for a new commission would undermine local dialogue, the Parades Commission and the courts, and this must not be allowed to happen," he said.
Summary Nigerian forces have arrested two Boko Haram suspects who were travelling with a 10-year-old girl with explosives strapped to her, the government said on Wednesday. Government spokesman Mike Omeri said the suspects had been intercepted in a Honda CRV car travelling along a road in the north's Katsina state. "Ten-year old Hadiza was discovered to have been strapped with an explosive belt and, immediately, Iliya and Zainab made attempt to escape with the car, but were later blocked by other concerned Nigerians and subsequently arrested," he said.
Summary A group of people involved in a fatal bus crash in upstate New York earlier this month are planning to sue both the tour operator and the company that owned and operated the vehicle, The Gazette has learned. Police on both sides of the border are still investigating the accident. The cause of the crash remains a mystery, although Jazlowiecki says he firmly believes that the driver fell asleep at the wheel.
Summary MUMBAI: Steel major JSW Steel today said it has prepared a blue print to increase overall steel capacity to 40 million tonnes per annum by 2025 in order to retain market share of 13-14 per cent. "In order to retain market share of 13-14 per cent, the company has prepared a blue print to increase overall steel capacity to 40 million tonnes per annum by 2025, which will entail a capital outlay in the range of USD 22 billion over the next decade," JSW Steel Chairman Sajjan Jindal told shareholders at the company's 20th annual general meeting here. Acknowledging the country's enormous potential for steel consumption, the Government of India has set a target of 300 million tonne capacity by 2025 from the current level of around 105 million tonnes.
Summary After the landslide near Pune, floods in Mumbai and cloud burst in Uttarakhand, rumors starting to peak among citizens. The Indian Meteorology Department officials deny any chances of cloud burst in Pune - Mumbai regions and have clarified that all these messages are rumors. According to the IMD duty officer, "There is only moderate to heavy rains predicted for both the regions and there is no chance of any cloud burst. We have been getting these messages and calls for the same."
Summary David Simon, whose series Show Me a Hero has just been announced. Isaac broke through with his leading role in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, and is currently filming Star Wars: Episode VII, while Keener is celebrated for her subtle work in anything from broad comedy (The 40 Year-Old Virgin) to drama (Synecdoche, New York). The six-hour miniseries will be set in Yonkers, New York, and is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by journalist Lisa Belkin.
Summary Citing his immigrant grandfather's frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city's arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America. In other words, Chicago can do both. "This speaks to the values of a city. I reject the notion that it's either-or," the mayor said, pointing to his plans for more summer jobs, full-day kindergarten and a longer school day and year.
Summary Spain's Foreign Ministry temporarily shuttered its embassy in Libya, ordering its staff to leave and evacuating its ambassador. The Foreign Ministry cited the escalating violence and security risk in the capital city of Tripoli as the cause of the temporary closing, The Associated Press reported.
Summary US Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting India. Here are the highlights:. Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State left big footsteps for me to fill in. No country can sit back and watch this. Nobody is working hard than I am for a ceasefire between the two countries.
Summary They wanted her to be there when they wed. "She's our daughter." Following a brief but hard-fought battle with a rare childhood disease, Raven died July 23 in her hospital room at Mac -- home, or close to it, for most of her short life. For a while, though, things were looking up. Raven responded well to the chemo and the spots on her lungs and stomach disappeared.
Summary Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz announce second pregnancy Credit: Courtesy Alicia Keys. Aww! Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are expecting their second child together -- and the singer made the announcement via Instagram on Thursday, July 31, with the cutest picture of her bump.
Summary Split testing is a crucial part of any digital marketing strategy. Unfortunately, unless you're running high-budget ad campaigns , it's nearly impossible to test different creative on social media using traditional split testing formats.
Summary LIMA, Peru and JERUSALEM -- Latin American nations are expressing their revulsion at the bloodshed in Gaza -- and squarely pinning the blame on Israel. In a statement on Tuesday, Chile condemned Hamas for launching rockets at Israeli towns, but slammed the Israel Defense Forces' bombardment of Palestinian civilians. . "The Israeli military operations in Gaza ... do not respect the fundamental norms of international humanitarian law, as is demonstrated by the more than 1,000 civilian victims, including women and children, as well as the attack on schools and hospitals," the Chilean statement said.