Another IED recovered in poll-bound Meghalaya

Tura (Meghalaya), Feb 20 : Averting a major tragedy, Special Force-10 commandos on Tuesday recovered another Improvised Explosive Device (IED) left by the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels in poll-bound Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills district, police said. “The 5-kg bomb was recovered on the roadside of Cherangre area and it was later detonated on […]

Hope Maldives emergency is not extended: India

New Delhi, Feb 20 : Even as the Maldives’ parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of emergency by an additional 15 days, India on Tuesday said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen […]

Five Iranian security officers killed at Sufi protest in Tehran

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON, Feb 20 : Five members of Iranian security forces were killed in Tehran on Monday night in clashes with protesters from a religious order, 300 of whom were arrested, the police said. Members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, who follow the mystical Sufi strain of Islam, considered a threat by the theocratic […]

Google discloses security flaw in Microsoft Edge

San Francisco, Feb 20 : Google has made public the details of a medium-level security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser whose patch is still not produced. The vulnerability was first discovered in November 2017, by the search giant’s Project Zero. According to Engadget, taking advantage of the flaw, hackers could bypass Microsoft Edge’s existing security […]

Teens hold ‘lie-in’ outside White House, demands gun reform

Washington, Feb 20 : A group of teens and more than a hundred supporters staged a “lie-in” outside the White House on Presidents Day to pressurise lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws, the media reported. The group, dubbed Teens for Gun Reform, had started organising the event by seeking 17 demonstrators to lie down for […]

US ramps up presence in Black Sea

Washington, Feb 20 : The US Navy is ramping up its presence in the Black Sea as part of a bid to counter Russia’s increased presence there, an American military official told CNN. The Black Sea region that has become increasingly fraught with tensions as Russia has reinforced its military forces in the area following […]