Saturday, November 27

Day: October 29, 2016

BSF to deploy more floating outposts along Bangladesh border
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

BSF to deploy more floating outposts along Bangladesh border

    In a bid to strengthen vigil along the riverine border with Bangladesh, Indian Border Security Force has decided to deploy six to seven floating border outposts (BOP) next year, reports Hindustan Times. Currently, there are three BOPs that keep surveillance in the Sundarbans. However, BSF has refused to divulge the number of BOPs that it is going to deploy, it said. In order to strengthen vigil, we are going to install more BOPs along our riverine border, HT reports quoting PSR Anjaneyulu, inspector general, BSF, South Bengal Frontier. The vigil along Bangladesh border has been increased after the infiltration of the eastern neighbour of India by IS elements, and especially since the massacre in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 when 20 hostages (18 foreigners, two Ba...
India, China NSAs to meet next week to discuss bilateral ties
Asia, ENGLISH

India, China NSAs to meet next week to discuss bilateral ties

    National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi will meet in Hyderabad in November first week for informal dialogue on the state of bilateral relations. National Security Advisors of India and China will meet next week to discuss measures to improve bilateral ties which are strained by differences over a host of issues, including India’s admission into NSG and Beijing’s attempts to block UN ban on JeM Chief Masood Azhar. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi will meet in Hyderabad in November first week for informal dialogue on the state of bilateral relations, specially the irritants bedevilling the development of ties, officials said. Besides blocking India’s admission into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (N...
Day break reveals devastating scenes as Britain’s oldest hotel
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Day break reveals devastating scenes as Britain’s oldest hotel

    Day break has revealed devastating scenes at the site of the country's oldest hotel today after fire ripped through it yesterday leaving it a shell. More than 24 hours after the blaze broke out in a next door fine art gallery, more than 100 firefighters are still in attendance at the scene in Exeter, Devon. Reports are coming in this morning that a gas main has now ruptured underneath The Royal Clarence Hotel - and engineers are trying to isolate the point of the leak. Senior police officers have asked people to stay away from city centre unless absolutely necessary. It's clear though The Royal Clarence Hotel - which was built in 1769 and credited as the first hotel in England - has been utterly destroyed. Video shot on a police drone yesterday showed huge plumes of white ...
Cameron’s tax lock election pledge was cooked up on the hoof
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Cameron’s tax lock election pledge was cooked up on the hoof

    David Cameron’s general election pledge of a law banning the Government from putting up income tax before 2020 was devised on the hoof, one of his advisers has said. Ameet Gill, who was responsible for events planning in No 10 under Mr Cameron, said the so-called five-year “tax lock” was “probably the dumbest economic policy” possible. He told BBC Radio 4’s Week In Westminster: “Sometimes when a vacuum is there, it makes the government do some stupid things. When I was in government, we made some announcements on the hoof just to fill that vacuum. Ameet Gill, left, was an advisor to David Cameron (Stefan Rousseau/PA) “Towards the end of the general election campaign in 2015, we did the five-year tax lock. It’s when we committed to put in legislation that we would not incre...
Child and policeman rushed to hospital in police bike smash in Earls Court crash
ENGLISH, London

Child and policeman rushed to hospital in police bike smash in Earls Court crash

    A man and child were rushed to hospital after they were hit by a police motorcyclist in Earls Court this morning. The accident happened on Old Brompton Road shortly after 10 am. Police say their injuries are not life threatening. The police motorcyclist, who was also taken to hospital, was one of two Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection officers on a routine patrol. Emergency services, including the London Air Ambulance, arrived at the scene at around 10:15 am. Paramedics treated the patients before taking them to hospital as a priority. The fire brigade cleared a fuel spillage from the accident. The Old Brompton Road is closed with delays in both directions between Finborough Road junction and Eardley Crescent.