17 civilians killed in South Sudan fighting

Juba, Oct 17 : At least 17 civilians have been killed and several others injured in clashes between two rebel factions in South Sudan’s border town of Yei in the southwest of the country, the police said on Tuesday. Police spokesman Daniel Justine said the latest fighting between the main rebel group, the Sudan People’s […]

Raid on militants’ hideout in Bangladesh kills 2

Dhaka, Oct 16 : Two bodies suspected to be of militants were found on Tuesday after Bangladeshi security forces stormed a hideout of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members in the country’s Narsingdi district, the police said. Monirul Islam, counter-terrorism unit chief of the Bangladesh police, told the media that the security forces surrounded two […]

Municipal polls end peacefully in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 16 : The fourth and final phase of municipal polls ended peacefully in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday with a dismal 4 per cent voting in Srinagar district and an equally poor 11.3 per cent voter turnout in neighbouring Ganderbal district. Of the 37 wards of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, polling was held in […]

Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath

Gurugram, Oct 16 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forces was a new threat. However, he expressed the confidence that the country’s security forces were capable of dealing with any threat. After […]

Web applications top security risk for IT professionals in Asia: Survey

Singapore, Oct 16 : Web and mobile applications aimed at customers are the top security challenges for businesses and IT professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, a survey said on Tuesday. Nearly 36 per cent respondents viewed web applications as the area presenting the highest security risk to businesses, followed by internal-facing web applications at 26 […]

Israeli soldiers shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank

Jerusalem, Oct 16 : A young Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli soldier at a bus stop in the West Bank on Monday was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers, according to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). The assailant, identified as 22-year-old Elias Saleh Yassin, is a resident of the Palestinian village of Biddya. […]