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Pakistan still sees India as major threat, says top US general

Pakistan still sees India as major threat, says top US general

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan still sees India as its major thereat even as it has stepped up action against militants realising the 'very existential threat' posed by the Pakistani Taliban and some of its allies, according to a top US general.

'India is still seen as the major state-based threat,'

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Army orders inquiry into death of officer in fire

Army orders inquiry into death of officer in fire

Jalandhar, May 7 (IANS) The Indian Army Friday ordered a court of inquiry into a fire incident in Hoshiarpur district in which an officer was charred to death and another sustained serious injuries, said officials.

According to defence officials, Captain N. Anand was killed and Major Sudhir Parmar was badly injured

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Antony cautions US against military aid to Pakistan

Antony cautions US against military aid to Pakistan

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Cautioning the US against providing military aid to Pakistan, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Friday said the weapons could be used to target India.

Antony said the Indian concern has been conveyed to the US authorities.

'We feel there is every possibility of (Pakistan) diverting most of them

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US arms not to be used against India: Pakistan

US arms not to be used against India: Pakistan

Lahore, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan said Friday the military hardware it is receiving from the US would not be used against India but against terrorists operating in this country.

'There should not be any doubt that military hardware would not be used against India,' Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

'This hardware

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Lieutenant Colonel arrested for child pornography

Lieutenant Colonel arrested for child pornography

Mumbai/New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) An Indian Army officer has been arrested for allegedly indulging in child pornography following an Interpol input to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), officials said Friday.

The army is now seeking the custody of Lt. Col. Jagmohan Balbir Singh, who was arrested by the cyber

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Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games

Kenya to send 250-strong contingent to Commonwealth Games

Nairobi, May 7 (IANS) Kenya will send 250 athletes and officials to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi this year, Xinhua reported Friday.

National Olympic Committee chairman Kipchoge Keino ruled out withdrawing the Kenyan team from the competition, saying they are satisfied with the security arrangements.

This follows concerns that Delhi remains a

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Obama’s World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa

Obama’s World Cup dithering creates problem for South Africa

Johannesburg, May 7 (DPA) The uncertainty over whether US President Barack Obama will attend the football World Cup is creating problems for the South African Police, the country's police commissioner Bheki Cele said Friday.

'One challenge is the American president who is coming, not coming, coming, not coming,' Cele told a

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Russia releases captured Somali pirates

Russia releases captured Somali pirates

Moscow, May 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian navy has released the Somali pirates it had detained during an operation to free a hijacked Russian tanker, a defence ministry source said.

'Unfortunately, at present there exist no legal rules for prosecuting in court the pirates operating in the region of Somalia,' the source

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Army officer arrested for child pornography

Army officer arrested for child pornography

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) An Indian Army officer was arrested in Mumbai for allegedly disseminating pornographic photos of children over the internet, defence sources said Friday.

The accused, Lt. Col. Jagmohan Balbir Singh who was on leave in Mumbai, was Thursday nabbed by the police's cyber cell, the sources said.

'He

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China to give Pakistan $180 mn to strengthen law enforcement

China to give Pakistan $180 mn to strengthen law enforcement

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) China will give Pakistan $180 million for enhancing the capacity of its law enforcers, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said during a visit to Beijing Friday.

Malik was given the assurance during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Meng Chiang, Online news agency reported.

The meeting was held in

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