Netanyahu Backs India's Right To Hit Terror Hideouts Across LoC

Netanyahu Backs India's Right To Hit Terror Hideouts Across LoC

Netanyahu backs India's right to hit terror hideouts across LoC

Israel and India "have some understanding" should India decide to unilaterally carry out combative action across the LoC against UN-designated terrorists: Netanyahu. "We (Israel) are not enemies of Pakistan and Pakistan should not be our enemy either"

Israel now viewed by most Arab


Three people are killed as winter storm batters the Netherlands

Three people are killed as winter storm batters the NetherlandsIn Rotterdam, falling trees damaged both cars and trams. Photo: Peter Hilz / HH

Two people have been killed by falling trees in the Netherlands as winds of up to 120 kph battered the country on Thursday morning.

In Enschede, a 62-year-old person was killed when the car he was driving was hit by a tree brought down in the gale force winds. And in


Storm damage to Dutch homes and cars put at over €90m

Storm damage to Dutch homes and cars put at over €90mTerraced houses in Rotterdam were hit by a tree. Photo: Peter Hilz / HH

Thursday’s severe storm, which battered the Netherlands with winds of up to 130 kph, has caused at least €90m worth of damage to private homes and cars, the insurers association VvV said on Friday.

The figure does not include damage to company or government property, the VvV


8-year-old boy dies in crossfire in Uttar Pradesh

Mathura: An eight-year boy died after being hit with a bullet during what the police say was an encounter with criminals at his village in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura last evening. Madhav Bharadwaj was shot in the head, allegedly caught in the crossfire between the police and gangsters involved in a robbery and hiding in the village around 450 km from the state capital Lucknow. It is not clear if Madhav was shot with a bullet from the police or the alleged criminals.

The police say their team had gone to the village after a tip-off that the robbers were hiding there, and tried to negotiate their surrender, but they started firing. Some reports quote villagers are saying the police opened fire after asking the criminals to gather at a spot, but officials denied it. The criminals allegedly escaped.

The boy's family says he was playing with his friends near his home when the bullet hit him; villagers took him to hospital. He died within moments.

A senior police official said a case has been registered based on a complaint by the family. The police have also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the shattered parents.

It is a very unfortunate incident, and I extend complete support to the family. The matter will be looked into by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who will examine the case from all angles and reveal if there was any negligence on behalf of the police," police officer Swapnil Mamgai told reporters. He added that a postmortem would establish whose bullet killed the child.

Since the Yogi Adityanath government took over in Uttar Pradesh last year, at least 32 people have been killed in over 900 encounters. The Chief Minister and top police officials, on various occasions, have stressed on strict action against criminals in the state, blaming the previous Akhilesh Yadav government for going soft on them.


Swedish skier killed in avalanche at Gulmarg, another rescued

A skier was killed when an avalanche hit a peak at the international tourist resort of Gulmarg on Thursday, police said.

A police spokesperson said, “The avalanche occurred near the second phase of the gondola service on the Affarwat peak in Gulmarg. wo skiers (both Swedes) got trapped. While skier Daniel died in the accident, Benjemen was rescued.

when seven people, including a family of four from Delhi were killed in a freak accident that hit the famous gondola cable lift system in June.

The cable snapped when a tree fell . A tree was uprooted, and it hit a second tree that fell on the ropeway. Seven people were killed,” said Imtiyaz Hussain, the senior superintendent of police in Baramulla.

The service is one of the highest and longest cable-based lift services in the continent, ferrying passengers to and from the Gulmarg base to the Kongdori station roughly 4,000 feet above.


Winds of up to 120 kph batter south as storm hits the Netherlands

Winds of up to gale force 10 have already been recorded in Zeeland as the second winter storm of 2018 hit the Netherlands on Thursday.

The storm is expected to reach its height between 10am and 12am and weather forecasters have issued a code red weather alert for central parts of the Netherlands and code orange for the rests.

Hundreds of flights to


Car flies, crashes into 1st floor

It looked like a scene straight out of a Hollywood action flick with a car half-stuck into the first floor of a building. But these images were taken by the Santa Ana, California fire department after a white sedan hit a centre divider and went flying right into a dental clinic in the building across the road.

The accident took place on Sunday in Southern California, according to reports in NDTV. apt. Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said they received a call about a crash around 5. 30am, adding, the car was travelling at a high speed when it hit the concrete median.

Officials stated the impact sent the car into the air and it landed into the small office building post which a minor fire was immediately extinguished.

There were two people in the car and one managed to get out while the other was trapped for over an hour until authorities arrived at the scene. The two sustained minor injuries in the accident. Fire officials had to use a crane to pull the vehicle out of the building.


Four questions for the tri-series

Four questions for the tri-series

With their most recent outing being the disastrous tour of South Africa in September-October 2017, when they handsomely lost all seven matches across formats, there will be more than a few flaws to correct for the home team when they kick off their tri-series campaign today by taking on Zimbabwe in the opener at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur from 12:00pm today. The following are a few things to watch out for during the series.

Can Fizz lead the pacers out of the doldrums?

The Bangladesh team conceded 1,004 runs in three ODIs in South Africa while taking just 12 wickets -- an average of 84 runs per wicket at just over seven runs an over. Needless to say, a repeat of such toothless and profligate bowling will not bode well for Bangladesh. To that end the coaching staff and technical director have been working hard with the bowlers in the training camp that began on December 27.

They have one big hope in the returning Mustafizur Rahman, who was ruled out on the eve of the South Africa ODI series with a twisted ankle. That is not to say that Mustafizur's presence would have made a big difference in South Africa as he averages a none-too-impressive 30. 55 in away conditions, but the numbers strongly indicate that his presence at home is a substantial one.

Back in 2015, he was the spark that ignited Bangladesh's ODI rise and his home record is a fantastic 26 wickets from nine matches at an astonishing average of 12. 34. His brand of beguiling cutters are especially suited to the grip offered by the Mirpur wicket, and how he starts today will be integral to Bangladesh's search for their first triangular trophy.

Will the number three puzzle finally be solved?

Since the start of 2015, there have been seven batsmen tried at the pivotal number three position in ODIs and the best average among them was the discarded Soumya Sarkar and vice-captain Shakib Al Hasan's 29, the latter playing just one match in the position in the first ODI against South Africa in Kimberley last year. Technical director Khaled Mahmud yesterday informed that Shakib will be the one tried in that spot today and, judging by his statement that the team management wants a regular number three, for the rest of this series.

Shakib is as good a choice as any, given his ability to read the game and take it by the scruff of the neck. With a rich 2017 with the bat, Shakib is well placed to solve the puzzle for the time being, but it will be important for him to hit the ground running today.

Will Riyad get the time his talent warrants?

Mahmudullah Riyad is the man for every position. He has batted as low as number eight in the order and as high as number three, where he hit his two successive World Cup tons in the 2015 event in Australia-New Zealand. In South Africa, he batted at number five in the first match, but was demoted to number six for the next two. Mahmud has recently said that the batsman has been underutilised lower down the order and said that he will likely bat at number five today. Like Shakib, if Mahmudullah can make this spot his own it will make for a more stable batting lineup.

Can Anamul step up?

Having hit a rich vein of form in domestic cricket, Anamul Haque has been recalled to the national squad at what could be the perfect time for the right-handed opener to make a comeback. Soumya Sarkar seems to have been deemed a failed experiment for the time being, and with Imrul Kayes yet to recover from a thumb injury, Anamul will now open with Tamim Iqbal. With the two left-handed openers named above not really making the number two position their own despite repeated chances, a left-right opening partnership with Tamim-Anamul may not be the worst thing.

Subscribe to this RSS feed