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Sep 19, 2015

Al-Qaida fighters shot and killed 45 Syrian army prisoners, claim activists

Such killings of captured troops have been a common practice of the Islamic State group. However al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known as the Nusra Front, has not carried out such mass killings in the past. #Al-Qaeda #Army #islamic-state #NewsTracker #Syria

Sep 18, 2015

Student who let 200 bees sting him to the study of ‘huh’: This year’s Ig Nobel award winners

Michael Smith estimates he was stung about 200 times during his 2012 honeybee study. His conclusion: The three most painful places to get stung are the nostril, the upper lip and the male sex organ. #Al-Qaeda #Army #islamic-state #NewsTracker #Syria

Sep 8, 2015

Rakesh Maria gets marching orders from Mumbai Police chief’s post, Javed Ahmed to take charge

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria was on Tuesday promoted as the new Director General of Police (Home Guards), and Javed Ahmed appointed in his place. #Commissioner #Javed Ahmed #Mumbai #Mumbai Police #NewsTracker #Rakesh Maria

Aug 31, 2015

Boko Haram attack leaves 56 dead in remote area of Nigeria

Boko Haram's six-year-old uprising has left an estimated 20,000 people dead. #Boko Haram #killing #Murder #NewsTracker #Nigeria

Aug 12, 2015

Parliament Live: PM is scared to act against Lalit Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

Live updates of the debate on Sushma Swaraj and the Lalit Modi scandal. #BJP #Congress #Lalit Modi #PoliticalPlay #sushma swaraj

Aug 2, 2015

Minister says there’s suggestion for ‘no work, no pay’ policy for MPs, then backs down

Mahesh Sharma, the Minister for Tourism and Culture, went on to add that the government is planning this and senior ministers are in touch with the opposition to reach a consensus. #Government #India #Mahesh Sharma #MPs #parliament #Supreme Court #TheySaidIt

Jul 29, 2015

Why Yakub Memon still has hope as SC decides fate on his execution today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy could decide today whether 1993 blast convict Yakub Memon's should be hanged as scheduled on his 53rd birthday which falls on Thursday. #1993 Mumbai blasts #Amitava Roy #AR Dave #ConnectTheDots #Death sentence #Dipak Misra #Kurian Joseph #Maharashtra Governor #Prafulla C Pant #SC #Supreme Court #Yakub Memon

Jul 22, 2015

Yakub Memon to be hanged: Is 1993 Mumbai blasts convict paying for being Tiger’s brother?

Yakub, who was perhaps the most suave member of the Memon family and also the most educated, finds himself on death row today after the Supreme Court upheld the sentence of the trial court. #1993 Mumbai blasts cases #OnOurMind #Tiger Memon #Yakub Memon

Jul 13, 2015

Firstpost Salon Live! Know I’d done nothing wrong, says Shashi Tharoor on Sunanda Pushkar’s death

We catch up with Shashi Tharoor in the second edition of Firstpost Salon. Here are the live updates. #Book #Congress #Firstpost Salon #India #Shashi Tharoor #UN

Jul 13, 2015

How ill is Amma? Rumours of kidney ailment swirl as Jayalalithaa goes AWOL

The first rumours of her ill health began after Jayalalithaa failed to make many public appearances. #Chief minister #DMK #J. Jayalalithaa #K Karunanidhi #NewsTracker #Tamil Nadu