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January 2013

Tell us the truth on Kargil, demands Pak daily

Islamabad, Jan 31: The country deserves to know the truth on the Kargil "fiasco" that led to the deaths of hundreds of Pakistani soldiers and damaged ties with India, said a leading Pakistani daily. An editorial in the Dawn Wednesday said "...we have understood how Kargil came to be what it really was: a poorly planned and badly executed operation that put hundreds of our soldiers at risk, and not the mujahideen-led jihad initially sold to the nation". New revelations paint an even bleaker picture of…

Woman found dead in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) An unidentified woman in her early 20s was found dead here Thursday morning with her face burnt, police said. It is suspected that she was raped before being murdered and defaced. The woman's body was recovered from a vacant plot in west Delhi's Vijay Vihar at around 10 a.m. in half-naked condition. "The body of the woman was found half-naked. It seems she was killed after being raped and to erase her identity the accused burnt her face," said a police officer. There were no other…

Goa plans ban on plastic

Panaji, Jan 31: The Goa government plans to phase out plastic which is plaguing the state's beaches and adding to the garbage menace, Forest Minister Alina Saldanha said Thursday. "The government intends to phase out use of plastic like carry bags, sachets, wrappers, etc., for domestic use," Saldanha said in a written reply to the Goa legislative assembly. She added that PET bottles and carry-bags have already been banned in coastal areas as well as in the state capital Panaji. The minister, however, added that…

Australian MP arrested

Sydney, Jan 31: Australian MP Craig Thomson has been arrested in New South Wale (NSW) following a complaint alleging fraud, media reports said on Thursday. The NSW police executed the arrest warrant against the Labor turned independent MP Thursday afternoon at the request of Victorian Police following fraud investigations, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported. "An arrest warrant had been issued for the 48-year-old man by Victorian authorities following investigations into allegations of fraud committed…

Mexico: 17 bodies found

Monterrey (Mexico), Jan 31: Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon have concluded the work of recovering and identifying a total of 17 bodies found in a well, officials said. All of the victims were associated with the band Kombo Kolombia. The bodies, the last of which were recovered Tuesday afternoon, were found inside the well at an abandoned ranch in the town of Mina thanks to information from a band member who had escaped from the gunmen that abducted the group last week. The bodies of the victims -…