Witnesses, sons ‘shot at’ on way to court in Alwar : Pehlu Khan lynching

Four witnesses in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, including his two sons, and two others were allegedly shot at by unidentified men while they were on their way to depose in a local court in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Saturday, following which they have sought moving the hearing to another court. Pehlu’s sons Irshad and Arif, witnesses Azmat and Rafiq, their lawyer Asad Hayat and the driver were travelling from Nuh in Haryana to Behror town of the district to depose before the additional district judge’s court. “When we crossed…

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UP cop kills tech company executive

A sales employee of multinational technology company Apple was on Saturday shot dead in Lucknow by a constable of the Uttar Pradesh police, allegedly after he refused to stop his SUV car for checking at the call of the policemen who were on patrol duty on a motorcycle. The victim, identified as Vivek Tiwari, was dropping his colleague Sana Khan home when the incident took place near the Gomti Nagar Extension area in the early hours of Saturday between 1:30 am and 1:45 am. A case of murder has been lodged against the two…

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Hezbollah rejects Netanyahu ‘delusions’ about ‘hidden missile sites’

Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has described the Israeli regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as delusional after he attacked the movement in his recent address to the UN General Assembly. “Let’s leave Netanyahu with his lies and delusions, to speak about what he wants and incite in the way he sees fit,” Mohammad Fneish, a Hezbollah member and Lebanon’s caretaker youth and sports minister, was quoted by Lebanon’s the Daily Star newspaper as saying. Lebanese President Michel Aoun asserted that Zionist entity’s latest “threats” would not work to cause an escalation with…

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Soaring US-China tensions may lead to cancellation of key security meeting

Soaring US-China tensions may lead to the cancellation of a major diplomatic and security meeting between officials of the two global economic powers next month amid their persisting trade war, sources have said. Two Beijing-based diplomatic sources briefed on the planned meetings were cited by media as saying that US Defense Secretary James Mattis and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were both due to take part in the US-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue next month in Beijing, noting that the event was now in doubt. The last such meeting…

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India approves purchase of S-400 missile system from Russia

India has approved a plan to purchase five Russian-built S-400 Triumph defense systems, despite earlier warnings from the US against any military transaction with Russia. India’s highest defense approval body – the Cabinet Committee on Security — approved the $5.43 billion program earlier this week. The committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided on the program just days before Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a visit to the country for the 19th India-Russia summit on October 5. The two sides are expected to sign a formal contract during Putin’s…

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