Residents sensitised on cleanliness

Residents sensitised on cleanliness

first_imgHayatnagar: Corporator Koppula Vittal Reddy took out a rally in RTC Supervisors Colony on Sunday seeking community participation in ‘Saaf Hyderabad – Shandaar Hyderabad’.He sensitised people on the significance of segregating of dry and wet wastes. AMHO Prudhvi, GHMC staff, Swachh volunteers were present.last_img

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Myanmar man gets death penalty for 2010 bombing

first_img 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A Myanmar court has sentenced a 33-year-old man to death for a bombing at a festival in 2010 that killed 10 people and wounded 170.The lawyer for Phyo Wai Aung says his client was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of murder and other charges.The April 15, 2010, bombing, which ripped through a crowded celebration of the traditional New Year, was one of Myanmar’s worst terrorist attacks. The national police chief at the time, Brig. Gen. Khin Yi, blamed a radical anti-government exile group, the Vigorous Burmese Student Warriors. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Lawyer Kyaw Hoe says he will appeal the sentence. He insisted the court failed to produce evidence against his client.No executions are known to have been carried out in Myanmar since at least 1988. However, the country’s courts are seen by outside human rights groups as susceptible to political influence.The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission described Phyo Wai Aung’s trial as “patently flawed and unjust” and said it involved torture and fabricated evidence.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvementscenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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Karzai says hell meet with Obama in Washington

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement He said Pakistani leaders have often promised to take action, “but have not followed through.” Without such action, peace and security in Afghanistan will remain elusive, Panetta said.Another major issue facing Panetta in the closing weeks of his tenure is how many U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2013 and 2014. There currently are 66,000 in the country, down from a peak of about 100,000 in 2011.U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams, commander of international forces in four southern provinces, including the key province of Kandahar, told reporters Thursday that he foresees further troop cuts in coming months, but he did not specify whether he was talking only about U.S. troops.“I fully expect by next summer we will have less ISAF forces here because we’ll need less ISAF forces,” Abrams said, using the acronym for the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force. He said believes fewer will be needed because Afghan forces will be more capable by then.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day AP National Security WriterKABUL (AP) – President Hamid Karzai said Thursday he will meet President Barack Obama in Washington next month to discuss a postwar U.S. role in his country, whose fragile security was highlighted hours earlier by a suicide bombing that killed one U.S. troop and two Afghan civilians.At a news conference with visiting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Karzai said he and Obama will discuss how many U.S. troops will remain after the Western combat mission ends in December 2014. He said he understands that immunity from Afghan laws for those remaining Americans is of “immense importance” to Washington, but he added that he has his own priorities in negotiating a postwar U.S. role. Top Stories Comments   Share   Panetta described the Kandahar attack as further evidence of insurgent brutality.“This is what they resort to in order to try to continue to stimulate chaos in this country,” he said. “They will not be successful.”The Karzai-Obama meeting, which Panetta said would occur during the week of Jan. 7, with no specific date set, also is intended to discuss prospects for establishing a process for pursuing peace with the Taliban.The main message of Panetta’s two-day visit to Afghanistan was one of reassurance to Afghans that they will not be abandoned after 2014. And he made a pitch for patience among Americans tired of war.“For the first time since 9/11 we have a chance to achieve the mission that we are embarked upon,” Panetta said. “To achieve that mission will require a continued commitment, continued perseverance, continued partnership and continued sacrifice on the part of our nations.”He told Karzai that his country should not doubt U.S. resolve to prevent the Taliban from regaining power and potentially facilitating al-Qaida’s return.“America will not turn away from Afghanistan,” he said.The Pentagon chief, who is expected to step down early in 2013 and return to private life, also made a plea for Pakistan to do more to clear al-Qaida, the Taliban and other extremist groups from havens on its side of the border with Afghanistan.center_img Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Top holiday drink recipes Parents, stop beating yourself up Men’s health affects baby’s health too “Give us a good army, a good air force and a capability to project Afghan interests in the region,” Karzai said, and he would be ready to argue “with ease and with reason” that his country should grant immunity to U.S. troops.Obama has said the U.S. will not abandon Afghanistan and risk that it might revert to the al-Qaida haven it became in the 1990s after the Taliban came to power. Nor has he indicated what size and scope of post-2104 military mission he thinks is necessary and affordable.The Taliban are a small but resilient force, even after 11 years of fighting a vastly larger U.S.-led international force. They managed to send a dramatic reminder Thursday, claiming credit for the suicide bombing that killed three and wounded 17 near an entrance to Kandahar Air Field, the largest Western base in southern Afghanistan. Panetta and his traveling party had left the air field about two hours before the attack.The U.S. military did not identify the American who was killed. It said an investigation was under way.Panetta was at the air field for about three hours, receiving a briefing from U.S. commanders. Panetta also spoke to about 350 U.S. troops and took questions from them before flying back to Kabul, where he met with Karzai at the presidential palace.last_img read more

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