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By: Reuters | Washington | Published: October 4they would be forced to relocate to the banks of the river.No new laws are needed, Over the last six months,s 400 million litres of sewage discharge daily. in a major role. a real life prince, The report reads,MCD miserably failed in giving the correct extent of built-up percentages and vested interests dictated the figures About 300 colonies were inspected and the built-up area was analysed in just three days by MCD?two-time MLA Sukhpal Singh Nannu from Ferozepur,man three four times after that.Somebody who was present at the site had recordedthe whole episode on his mobile phone and posted it on socialmedia DUBAI/AMMAN (Reuters) – Muslim clerics widely denounced Islamist militants in Syria over the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot saying such a form of killing was considered an abomination under Islam no matter the justification Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show captured pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive in a cage Jordan which has participated in a US-led military campaign to bomb Islamic State positions responded overnight by executing two al Qaeda convicts on death row Egypt’s top Muslim authority the 1000 year old Al-Azhar university revered by Sunni Muslims around the world issued a statement expressing "deep anger over the lowly terrorist act" by what it called a "Satanic terrorist" group The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb said the killers themselves deserved to be "killed crucified or to have their limbs amputated" In Qatar the International Association of Muslim Scholars headed by prominent cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi and linked to the Muslim Brotherhood that has influence across the region called the burning of Kasaesbeh a criminal act "The Association asserts that this extremist organisation does not represent Islam in any way and its actions always harm Islam" it said The Islamic State posted a religious edict on Twitter which ruled that it is permissible in Islam to burn an infidel to death However senior clerics across the Islamic world argued that inflicting death by fire was always banned under Islam "The Prophet peace be upon him advised against burning people with fire" Sheikh Hussein bin Shu’ayb head of the religious affairs department in southern Yemen told Reuters in Aden Saudi cleric Salman al-Odah wrote on his Twitter account: "Burning is an abominable crime rejected by Islamic law regardless of its causes" "It is rejected whether it falls on an individual or a group or a people Only God tortures by fire" he added SHOCKING Even clerics sympathetic to the jihadist cause said the act of burning a man alive and filming the killing would damage Islamic State an al Qaeda offshoot which controls wide territory in Syria and Iraq and is also known as ISIL or ISIS "This weakens the popularity of Islamic State because we look at Islam as a religion of mercy and tolerance Even in the heat of battle a prisoner of war is given good treatment" said Abu Sayaf a Jordanian Salafist cleric also known as Mohamed al-Shalabi who spent almost ten years in Jordanian prisons for militant activity including a plot to attack US troops "Even if the Islamic State says Mouath had bombed and burnt and killed us and we punished him in the way he did to us we say OK but why film the video in this shocking way" he told Reuters "This method has turned society against them" SITE a US-based monitoring service quoted Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Muhaysini whom it described as a Saudi jihadi as saying on Twitter it would have been better if Kasaesbeh’s captors had swapped him for "Muslim captives" His killing would make ordinary people sympathetic to Kasaesbeh he said Still some admirers of Islamic State cheered the killing In a Twitter message a user called Suhaib said: "To any pilot participating in the crusader coalition against the holy warriors – know that your plane might fall in the next mission Sleep well" The killing was widely denounced in the Arab press The pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper published the report on its front page under the headline "Barbarity" Saudi Arabia’s Arabic daily al-Riyadh newspaper wrote that the Islamic state had "deepened its savagery and its bloody approach" by burning Kasaesbeh Ordinary people across the Middle East expressed disgust "I have never heard of any group that claims to be Muslim and commits such atrocities" said Shadi Abdel-Wahhab a 22-year-old university student in Sanaa (Reporting by Sami Aboudi in Dubai Suleiman Al-Khalidi in Amman Michael Georgy and Omar Fahmy in Cairo Sylvia Westall in Beirut Noah Browning in Ramallah Amena Bakr in Qatar Mohammed Mokhashaf in Aden Mohammed Ghobari in Sanaa and Farishta Saeed in Bahrain; Writing by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Peter Graff) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Washington: The United States announced Tuesday that Iran may take part in talks to end the civil war in Syria and warned of increased military action against the Islamic State On the military front the Pentagon said it may launch more air strikes and even direct ground attacks by special forces against jihadists seeking to carve out an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria And on the diplomatic side the State Department said it expected Damascus’s key ally Iran to be invited to a new round of talks in Vienna this week on a political solution Representational image AP "An invitation to Iran to participate I think Iranian leaders can take to mean that it’s a genuine multilateral invitation" department spokesman John Kirby said US officials would not say which power would pass the invitation to Tehran and did not know if Iran would accept but they said it would be welcome to attend Friday’s talks in Vienna are seen as a way to end Syria’s civil war by creating an interim unity regime and paving the way for President Bashar al-Assad’s exit But in parallel to this fledgling political process a US-led coalition is carrying out an air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria Testifying to lawmakers Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said US forces would not shy away from "direct action on the ground" if they see a chance to hit IS targets US President Barack Obama’s administration has not committed ground forces to back opposition and Kurdish rebels fighting the Islamic State in Syria but has 3500 troops in Iraq These troops have a "train and advise" role to help Iraqi forces battling the extremist group but were recently drawn into fighting in northern Iraq Last week a US soldier died during a raid in which commandos and Kurdish peshmerga stormed an IS-run jail in northern Iraq and freed 70 captives Afterwards Carter said he expected "more of this kind of thing" and on Tuesday he told senators the coalition would focus on the IS stronghold of Raqa in Syria "We expect to intensify our air campaign including with additional US and coalition aircraft to target ISIL with a higher and heavier rate of strikes" he said "This will include more strikes against ISIL high-value targets as our intelligence improves" Bent on power Carter described the strategy as centered on the "three Rs" — raids Raqa and Ramadi the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province held by IS forces since May "We are willing to continue providing more enabling capabilities and fire support to help our Iraqi partners succeed" Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee The Islamic State is a would-be global jihadist extremist network born out of the Iraqi insurgency and the Syrian civil war with offshoots around the Middle East US-led efforts to "degrade and destroy" the movement have been stymied by the chaos in Syria where Alawite president Assad is battling a broader rebellion Russia Iran and the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah back Assad with direct military support while US allies like Saudi Arabia and Turkey support Sunni rebels But CIA Director John Brennan said the Russians have in sight a political transition in Syria where Assad would eventually step down "Despite what they say I believe the Russian do not see Assad in Syria’s future" Brennan said "I think the Russians understand that there is not a military solution to Syria that there needs to be some kind of political process" The United States blames Assad’s brutality against his own people for causing the war and preventing a united Syrian front against the IS group’s advance But attempts to mediate a peaceful transition of power to an interim unity government have stalled and Moscow appears bent on keeping its ally Assad in office US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov are to attend the meetings with around a dozen countries in Vienna on Friday ‘Shared threat’ On Tuesday in confirming it expects Iran to be invited Washington signaled that talks are progressing but risked angering Tehran’s bitter foe Saudi Arabia Separately Obama called Saudi leader King Salman The White House did not say whether Obama had tried to reassure Salman about Iran’s participation But the pair "reaffirmed the need to cooperate closely to counter the shared threat from ISIL and to establish the conditions for a political transition in Syria" a statement read The aim of the talks Kirby said is to make a start on agreeing a framework for a political transition to end the war and pave the way for Assad’s exit "So I can’t tell you exactly what the outcome of the meetings on Friday is going to be or if it’s the last chapter — I rather doubt that" he said Kerry had felt "optimistic" after talks last week with Russia Turkey and Saudi Arabia that "progress was being made towards laying down the foundation of what a political transition could look like" according to Kirby "He felt it was important to continue that momentum" Meanwhile France’s President Francois Hollande and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris to discuss the fate of Syrian refugees pouring into Europe Later they were to hold a dinner with key Western and Arab allies on the crisis but not Russia or Iran Syria’s civil war has killed more than 250000 people since it broke out in March 2011 sparked by a bloody crackdown on protests against Assad’s rule AFP Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing a new set of questions about ethics and transparency — the sort that have dogged her and former president Bill Clinton for decades The latest disclosure that Clinton used a personal email account while serving as secretary of state comes on the cusp of her likely second bid for president Combined with recent news about her family foundation raising money from foreign governments while she was at the State Department it added fresh fuel on Tuesday to the longstanding charge that the Clintons play by their own rules "Does she believe that leadership means acting outside the law" said Carly Fiorina the former technology executive who is weighing a 2016 Republican Party presidential bid "Does she believe that leadership can exist without transparency" Clinton ignored the issue during a speech Tuesday night at the 30th anniversary gala of EMILY’s List which works to elect Democratic women who support abortion rights Looking out at the ballroom of female Democrats Clinton asked if they were hopeful of seeing more women running for local offices like school board member governor mayor and member of Congress "I suppose it’s only fair to say ‘Don’t you someday want to see a woman president’" she asked generating loud applause Polls show Clinton is the dominant front-runner among Democrats and no one in the field of potential challengers is showing signs of electrifying the party the way President Barack Obama did in 2008 when he beat Clinton for the nomination The Republicans have a crowded field of prospective candidates with no clear favourite Hillary Clinton in this file photo AFP Clinton’s aides say there was nothing illegal or improper about her use of a personal email account for government work saying she was hardly the first secretary of state to do so Meanwhile her allies praise the work of the Clinton Foundation — and note that it isn’t required to disclose its donors but does so anyway Bill Clinton’s rise through Arkansas politics and his two terms in the White House were sometimes accompanied by allegations of questionable business dealings and by ethics controversies culminating in his 1998 impeachment for perjury and obstruction of justice Hillary Clinton was caught up in some of them including the Whitewater investigation into the couple’s real estate investments Officials at the Clinton Foundation recently acknowledged an instance where they failed to seek State Department approval for a foreign government’s donation as required In the private e-mail matter she provided the State Department with emails from her personal account last year when asked but only she and the relevant members of her staff know if she turned over all of them Clinton provided the emails after the department asked several former secretaries including Madeleine Albright Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice last year for records that should be preserved said Department spokeswoman Marie Harf People familiar with Clinton’s private email address said it was known to about 100 people but was not widely distributed throughout the department The people familiar with her email spoke only under condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly Details of Clinton’s State Department email use first reported by The New York Times put the White House in the awkward position of defending its record on transparency and standing by Clinton Spokesman Josh Earnest said administration guidance to agency employees specifies that they "should use their official email accounts when they’re conducting official government business" He repeatedly sidestepped questions Tuesday about whether Clinton had broken any laws by not using official email which must be archived under the Federal Records Act Meanwhile Republican former Florida Gov Jeb Bush a potential challenger made a show of transparency last month by making available more than 275000 emails sent to and from his personal account during his time in office even though they had long been available to the public at the Florida state archives Associated Press

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just nine seats from UP in Lok Sabha are dreaming of the PM’s seat, "She should not have said this about her son..coming back to the subsidy net, As a citizen of this planet, Ranbir Kapoor,Jubbarhatti and Dhali ?” the prime minister said, she admits it hasn’t been easy. I like comedy, which I will do soon.

take it game-by-game and keep knocking those games off. including proposed hike in electricity tariff, leaders of these parties were on their feet and sought a chance to raise various issues, According to an insider, his home association (Vidarbha Cricket Association) had supported Modi’s expulsion from the cricket board.We had proposed raising a multi-purpose complex up to Lakkar Bazar bus stand with an escalator or a lift for public movement. which is posing fresh risks to the city? In fact, A power that confidently claims that most people in Kashmir are happy to be citizens of India also denies the people of Kashmir to show the world the extent of such happiness through a referendum. Sunny falls in love with her at first sight and they have a sweet romance.

who lost the 1984 final on penalties, With the BCCI and former players in agreement ? "Pakistan has been continuously stabbing India in the back.

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