Politics Balla - Curated Politics News http://www.politicsballa.com/latest_stories en Terror bid foiled in Pakistan http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170459/terror-bid-foiled-pakistan Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan police Friday foiled a terror bid by seizing a car containing a huge cache of explosives, media reported. Around 250 kg of explosives were found planted in the...]]> Indo-Pak/Pakistan Pakistan Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:12:06 +0000 ians 170459 at http://www.politicsballa.com Modi visit to Siachen: Deed must match word (Comment: Special to IANS) http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170458/modi-visit-siachen-deed-must-match-word-comment-special-ians Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to the Siachen Glacier on the festive occasion of Diwali (Oct 23 ) to spend time with the Indian military units that are deployed at altitudes...]]> Defence/Security Opinion/Commentary India News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:50:07 +0000 ians 170458 at http://www.politicsballa.com Shootout in Ottawa: Indian-Canadian MP's first person account (IANS Exclusive) http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170457/shootout-ottawa-indian-canadian-mps-first-person-account-ians-exclusive When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking at about 9.30 a.m. Wednesday in a caucus room of parliament, we heard a couple of shots. We were not alarmed as we thought some construction...]]> National Canada Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:30:06 +0000 ians 170457 at http://www.politicsballa.com Three Kurdish rebels killed in Turkey http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170455/three-kurdish-rebels-killed-turkey Ankara, Oct 24 (IANS) At least three rebels from the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in the clashes with Turkish gendarmerie teams in Turkey Friday, a media report said. Four PKK rebels...]]> Turkey Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:20:07 +0000 ians 170455 at http://www.politicsballa.com Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170454/boom-dam-construction-threatens-freshwater-biodiversity London, Oct 24 (IANS) An unprecedented global boom in the construction of hydropower dams, spearhead by developing and emerging economies, could reduce the number of rivers by about 20 percent and...]]> Environment/Wildlife Science/Tech United Kingdom News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:10:05 +0000 ians 170454 at http://www.politicsballa.com Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170451/indian-teacher-honoured-saudi-arabia Jeddah, Oct 24 (IANS) The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception here to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award. The Indian government had conferred the National...]]> Education Diaspora Saudi Arabia News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:54:04 +0000 ians 170451 at http://www.politicsballa.com Earthquake hits Pakistan http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170447/earthquake-hits-pakistan Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted northern Pakistan Friday, a media report said. The tremors were felt in Swat, Malakand, Chitral, Shangla, Upper Dir...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Indo-Pak/Pakistan Pakistan News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:38:06 +0000 ians 170447 at http://www.politicsballa.com Mexican governor resigns over missing students http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170439/mexican-governor-resigns-over-missing-students Mexico City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The governor of the Guerrero state in Mexico has quit amid increasing protests over the disappearance of 43 students and the deaths of six others. Governor Angel...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Mexico Politics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:10:03 +0000 ians 170439 at http://www.politicsballa.com Pacific Islands Forum revokes Fiji suspension http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170438/pacific-islands-forum-revokes-fiji-suspension Suva, Oct 24 (IANS) The Pacific Islands Forum has revoked a ban imposed on Fiji, media reported Friday. The forum suspended Fiji from the group May 2, 2009 on grounds that the country failed to...]]> Fiji Diplomacy News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:08:03 +0000 ians 170438 at http://www.politicsballa.com Pakistan won't let India build bunkers http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170436/pakistan-wont-let-india-build-bunkers Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Pakistan has said it won't allow India to build bunkers along the Jammu and Kashmir border in violation of a bilateral pact. The foreign office also accused the Indian...]]> Defence/Security Indo-Pak/Pakistan Kashmir Pakistan News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:04:03 +0000 ians 170436 at http://www.politicsballa.com Pope wants death, life terms to be abolished http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170429/pope-wants-death-life-terms-be-abolished Vatican City, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis issued a call for all the countries to abolish capital punishment and also eliminate sentences for life imprisonment because "a lifetime in prison is a...]]> Holy See (vatican City State) Religion News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:44:04 +0000 ians 170429 at http://www.politicsballa.com Five killed in Afghanistan as militants target car http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170424/five-killed-afghanistan-militants-target-car Kabul, Oct 24 (IANS) At least five people were killed Friday and two injured when militants opened fire on a car in Afghanistan, media reported. Police said the incident took place in Nangarhar...]]> Crime/Disaster/Accident Israel Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:28:07 +0000 ians 170424 at http://www.politicsballa.com Myanmar urges for closer UN-ASEAN ties http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170415/myanmar-urges-closer-un-asean-ties Yangon, Oct 24 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Friday urged the United Nations (UN) to further strengthen and expand the areas of cooperation for the people of the Association of Southeast...]]> Indo-Pak/Pakistan Myanmar Diplomacy News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:12:03 +0000 ians 170415 at http://www.politicsballa.com India stands firm on objections to WTO Doha Round deal http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170411/india-stands-firm-objections-wto-doha-round-deal United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) Even as the World Trade Organisation's trade deal remained stalled due to India's objections, an Indian envoy at the UN stood firm on them, declaring a "permanent...]]> Business/Economy Diplomacy United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:56:07 +0000 ians 170411 at http://www.politicsballa.com Convicted Bangladeshi war crimes mastermind dies http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170410/convicted-bangladeshi-war-crimes-mastermind-dies Dhaka, Oct 24 (IANS) Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam, one of the most high profile leaders of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, has died. He died around 10.10 p.m. local time Thursday,...]]> Bangladesh Crime/Disaster/Accident Indo-Pak/Pakistan Politics News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:52:03 +0000 ians 170410 at http://www.politicsballa.com Kerry hosts first Diwali celebrations, hails diaspora http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170409/kerry-hosts-first-diwali-celebrations-hails-diaspora Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) As Diwali becomes an important marker in the American festival calendar, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted Diwali celebrations at the State Department for the first...]]> Diaspora United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:48:03 +0000 ians 170409 at http://www.politicsballa.com Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India (Comment: Special to IANS) http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170408/why-china-does-not-want-boundary-settlement-india-comment-special-ians Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh have again highlighted the...]]> Opinion/Commentary India Diplomacy News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:38:03 +0000 ians 170408 at http://www.politicsballa.com US, South Korea reach agreement for wartime control of forces http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170405/us-south-korea-reach-agreement-wartime-control-forces Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo met at the Pentagon Thursday for the 46th Security Consultative Meeting. At...]]> Defence/Security Diplomacy United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:38:04 +0000 ians 170405 at http://www.politicsballa.com India asks UNSC to enforce resolutions on countering terrorism http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170403/india-asks-unsc-enforce-resolutions-countering-terrorism United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) India's UN Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji has asked the UN Security Council (UNSC) to enforce without exception its resolutions on countering terrorism in order to...]]> Defence/Security Diplomacy Terrorism United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:14:07 +0000 ians 170403 at http://www.politicsballa.com UN chief wants resumption of Cyprus peace talks http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170402/un-chief-wants-resumption-cyprus-peace-talks United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on parties in Cyprus to return to negotiations, suspended after tensions arose due to dispute over energy exploitation....]]> Diplomacy United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:12:06 +0000 ians 170402 at http://www.politicsballa.com 'Algeria, Egypt face common security challenges' http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170401/algeria-egypt-face-common-security-challenges Algiers, Oct 24 (IANS) Visiting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said Algeria and Egypt are facing common security challenges resulting from the critical situation prevailing in the Arab...]]> Algeria Defence/Security Diplomacy News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:06:06 +0000 ians 170401 at http://www.politicsballa.com US, Iraqi defense chiefs discuss ways against IS http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170400/us-iraqi-defense-chiefs-discuss-ways-against Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has reassured US support for Iraq's anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts during a phone conversation with newly appointed Iraqi Defence...]]> Defence/Security Diplomacy United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:02:06 +0000 ians 170400 at http://www.politicsballa.com Strategy against IS working: US defense secretary http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170399/strategy-against-working-us-defense-secretary Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) The US-led strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS) is working, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but emphasised that the fight against the terrorist group...]]> Defence/Security United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:26:04 +0000 ians 170399 at http://www.politicsballa.com 29 killed in Libyan violence http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170393/29-killed-libyan-violence Benghazi, Oct 24 (IANS) As many as 29 people have been killed in the Libyan city of Benghazi after units of the Libyan army, reinforced by armed supporters of retired Major General Khalifa Hafter,...]]> Defence/Security Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Terrorism News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:14:05 +0000 ians 170393 at http://www.politicsballa.com India firm on objections to WTO Doha Round deal over food security http://www.politicsballa.com/2014/10/170392/india-firm-objections-wto-doha-round-deal-over-food-security United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) Even as the World Trade Organisation's trade deal remained stalled due to India's objections, an Indian envoy at the UN stood firm on them, declaring a "permanent...]]> Business/Economy Diplomacy United States News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:52:04 +0000 ians 170392 at http://www.politicsballa.com