The Indian army on Sunday asked Pakistan to take back bodies of a Pakistani commando and terrorist killed in a firefight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector last week. Indian army sources said the Pakistani army has been asked to approach with a white flag and take over the bodies for last rites. The Pakistan Army has denied the Indian claim about action by Pakistani army regulars and militants across the Line of Control and that their bodies were lying on the Indian side.Pakistan Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor denied the Indian claim as “mere propaganda” and said that India was “trying to divert attention of the world form the situation of Kashmir.” Similarly, the Foreign Office also issued a statement to reject the claims by India.“We reject Indian allegations of cross-LOC action by Pakistan and possession of bodies,” FO said.The four militants were killed when a group of Pakistani soldiers and terrorists … [Read more...] about Indian Army asks Pak to take home bodies of militants killed, Islamabad responds
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Email By Ros Lehman Updated December 07, 2019 12:32:28 Photo: The Hughes family wanted a different kind of adventure. (Instagram: swagfamilyhughes) Map: Australia Many adventure-seeking families take the opportunity when the kids are young to set off to travel the country, but it usually involves a campervan.So imagine embarking on a 14,000-kilometre trek with two kids under five — on tandem bikes."Are we there yet?" is a frequent backseat complaint but these kids have been far from bored.Almost a year ago, a Tasmanian family began a journey with a difference: mum and dad riding tandem bikes, with the kids in tow. Photo: Hope Hughes is five and her brother Wilfred is four. (Instagram: swagfamilyhughes) Nicola and Andrew Hughes hail from quaintly named Flowerpot, south of Hobart.They set off on January 7 with Hope, now five, and Wilfred — also known as Wilfy — who has just turned four, to explore "the places and people north, south, east and west"."We … [Read more...] about Tasmanian family travels 14,000 kilometres around Australia with two kids on tandem bikes
Spain midfielder Koke is hoping coach Vicente del Bosque gives him a chance to play against Italy on Monday in the last 16 of Euro 2016.Koke started 50 games for Atletico Madrid last season, scoring five goals and setting up 16 others to help his team finish third in La Liga and runners-up in the Champions League.He came on as a second-half substitute in Spain's 3-0 win over Turkey but did not feature in the opening 1-0 win over Czech Republic or the 2-1 defeat by Croatia. Del Bosque was criticised after not making any alterations to his starting side against Croatia, Spain's first loss at a European Championship since 2004. "I've arrived at Euro 2016 in great form," the 24-year-old told a news conference on Friday. "I'm ready to help when called upon. The coach thought it best for the team not to make any changes. Those that are playing less, we are ready to give our all," Koke added. "Everyone that is in this group is capable of starting because we have a great level." Spain have not … [Read more...] about Euro: In-form Koke ‘ready to help when called upon’
Meena Pandey, a 54-year-old homemaker in north Delhi, had built a small gold jewellery reserve for her daughter’s wedding. Some of the gold was from her own marriage and the rest was bought from the “family jeweller” over the past 30 years. One day, ahead of her daughter’s wedding, Pandey pulled the jewellery out of the bank locker and took them to a hallmarked jewellery shop that was promising no value deduction if one exchanged old gold for new. “Even our family jeweller would have deducted 4-5%, so trying a hallmarked shop seemed like a good idea,” says Pandey. However, when the gold items were tested on a caratometer in the shop, their purity was found to be of 18 carats, not the 22 carats Pandey had paid for. In one swoop, her gold jewellery items had lost a major part of their current market value. Failing the test India has more than 300,000 jewellers and most of the gold jewellery they sell is believed to have a purity of 22 carats (22 … [Read more...] about From January 2021, jewellers across India can only sell hallmarked gold items. But are retailers and buyers ready?
Video PlayerClose MOMBASA, Kenya, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Kenyan Navy divers have retrieved a body of a man from the Indian Ocean in Mombasa after a vehicle plunged into the water early Saturday. Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) said a saloon car with an unknown number of occupants on Saturday morning plunged into the Indian Ocean on the Mainland side of the Likoni channel. The motorist driving the car whose registration number plate has not yet been established drove off to the ramps with high speed to the ocean even after being flagged by KFS ramp controllers at around 4:20 a.m. (1:20 GMT) despite efforts to slow him down and stop. "The occupants in the car have not yet been established," KFS said in a statement earlier before the retrieving of the body. The KFS said its response rescue boat responded immediately, together with Kenya Navy, police and other agencies. "Our hearts, thoughts, and prayers go to the family and friends of the lost lives. We will keep updated on the progress of … [Read more...] about Kenyan army retrieves body after car plunges into Indian Ocean