World – NP News24 https://npnews24.com Latest News Update realtime on the move Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:56:06 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 161264391 Saudi Crown Prince Accused of hacking Amazon chief Jeff Bezos’ phone, reports reveal https://npnews24.com/2020/01/22/saudi-crown-prince-accused-of-hacking-amazon-chief-jeff-bezos-phone-reports-reveal/ https://npnews24.com/2020/01/22/saudi-crown-prince-accused-of-hacking-amazon-chief-jeff-bezos-phone-reports-reveal/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:56:06 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=171139

NP NEWS 24 : New Delhi : The world’s richest man and head of Amazon Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked after opening a message sent by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ has published a report citing unnamed sources. The newspaper wrote that a digital forensic analysis suggested that […]

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NP NEWS 24 : New Delhi : The world’s richest man and head of Amazon Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked after opening a message sent by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ has published a report citing unnamed sources.

The newspaper wrote that a digital forensic analysis suggested that start of data theft in 2018 from Amazon’s chief’s phone began with a video file containing a virus sent by Mohammed bin Salman’s personal WhatsApp.

The Guardian wrote in its report that it does not yet known what data was extracted from the phone, but the report comes nearly a year after Bezos and his wife Mackenzie’s surprise announcement of divorce. Bezos divorced his wife MacKenzie after 25 years of marriage.

The American newspaper ‘National Enquirer’ revealed an extramarital affair between Jeff Bezos and former television anchor Lauren Sánchez. The newspaper said in its series of reports that Bezos had also sent a lot of unusual messages to Lauren.

Bezos ‘security adviser, Gavin de Becker, said that the ‘National Enquirer’ had a business relationship with the Saudis, as well as coverage of the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, a vocal critic of Saudi rule by the Bezos-owned ‘Washington Post’ newspaper, which could be the reason that the Saudi Prince has had his phone hacked to tarnish the image of Amazon’s founder.

He said that the Washington Post had published the news last year in which the newspaper had written that the US intelligence agency CIA had connected the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s link with Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination in 2018. At the moment, it is unclear whether any sensitive Amazon corporate information has been acquired by hacking Bezos’ phone.

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Gaganyaan is not only the Mission to take humans to space : ISRO Chief   https://npnews24.com/2020/01/22/gaganyaan-is-not-only-the-mission-to-take-humans-to-space-isro-chief/ https://npnews24.com/2020/01/22/gaganyaan-is-not-only-the-mission-to-take-humans-to-space-isro-chief/#respond Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:45:09 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=171067 k sivan
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NP NEWS 24 : Bangalore : Speaking at Bangalore on India’s ambitious expedition Gaganyaan mission, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the Gaganyaan mission is not just about sending humans into space, this mission gives us an opportunity to create a roadmap for long-term national and international cooperation. ISRO Chief K Sivan in Bengaluru: Gaganyaan […]

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NP NEWS 24 : Bangalore : Speaking at Bangalore on India’s ambitious expedition Gaganyaan mission, ISRO chief K Sivan said that the Gaganyaan mission is not just about sending humans into space, this mission gives us an opportunity to create a roadmap for long-term national and international cooperation.

 

The ISRO chief said that we all know that scientific discovery, economic development, education, technological development and inspiring youth are all becoming targets for the nation. Human space flight provides the right platform to fulfill all these objectives.

Earlier, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) had announced on January 1 that four astronauts have been selected for the Gaganyaan program and their training in Russia will begin soon. A food menu for these astronauts has also been prepared.

A Food Menu of Gaganyaan Astronauts

A food menu for Gaganyaan astronauts has been prepared. Egg rolls, veg rolls, idli, moong dal halwa and veg pulav are included in food they will be served in the space. This food of astronauts is being prepared by Defense Food Research Institute, Mysore. There will also be an oven to heat the food in the space. Not only this, there will also be a facility of liquid food for astronauts along with water and juice. Food is being prepared for mission Gaganyaan keeping the zero gravity situation in mind.

Before this ISRO chief K. Sivan had said that the work of both Chandrayaan-3 and Mission Gaganyaan is going on simultaneously. Gaganyaan is India’s first mission to take humans into space. He also said that all the activities related to the third Chandrayaan mission are also going on smoothly. It will have a lander, rover and a propulsion module as before. He said Chandrayaan-3 could be launched by next year.

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Ukrainian plane hit by two short-range missiles: Iran https://npnews24.com/2020/01/21/ukrainian-plane-hit-by-two-short-range-missiles-iran/ Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:30:08 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/21/ukrainian-plane-hit-by-two-short-range-missiles-iran/

Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran‘s Civil Aviation Organization has said that the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off from Tehran on January 8, was hit by two short-range TOR-M1 missiles, it was reported on Tuesday.”Two TOR-M1 missiles were launched from the northern side at this plane,” the state media said in a report […]

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Tehran, Jan 21 (IANS) Iran‘s Civil Aviation Organization has said that the Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off from Tehran on January 8, was hit by two short-range TOR-M1 missiles, it was reported on Tuesday.”Two TOR-M1 missiles were launched from the northern side at this plane,” the state media said in a report citing the latest report by the Organization.”The way how the missiles caused the incident and the analysis of this measure is under study,” Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying.

With 167 passengers and nine crewmembers on board, the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed outside Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport on January 8, shortly after take offThree days later, Iran’s armed forces confirmed that the airliner was shot down “unintentionally” by the military, as the plane “was mistaken for a hostile target” near a “sensitive military site of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)”. Islamic Revolution Guards Corps

Tuesday’s development comes after Hassan Rezaifar, the Director General of the Civil Aviation Organization, said on Sunday that the crashed airliner’s black boxes were still in Iran.”We are trying to examine the black box of the crashed Ukrainian plane in Iran and our next options will be Ukraine and France,” Press TV quoted Rezaifar as saying on Sunday.”But no decision has been made so far to send the box to a second country,” he added.The crash came on the same day Iranian missiles attacked two military bases in Iraq that housed US troopers, which came as a retaliation

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2 rockets hit military base housing US troops near Baghdad https://npnews24.com/2020/01/14/2-rockets-hit-military-base-housing-us-troops-near-baghdad/ Tue, 14 Jan 2020 20:15:04 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/14/2-rockets-hit-military-base-housing-us-troops-near-baghdad/

Baghdad, Jan 15 (IANS) Two Katyusha rockets on Tuesday hit a military base housing US troops near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.The attack took place in the evening when the two rockets landed on the al-Taji military base, around 20 km from Baghdad, where some US troops are stationed, the official […]

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Baghdad, Jan 15 (IANS) Two Katyusha rockets on Tuesday hit a military base housing US troops near the Iraqi capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.The attack took place in the evening when the two rockets landed on the al-Taji military base, around 20 km from Baghdad, where some US troops are stationed, the official told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

There was no immediate reports about casualties, the official added.No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a few days after Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Iraqi Iran-backed Shiite militia Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, said the Iranian initial response to the killing of an Iranian military leader was done and it is time for Iraq to respond to the US airstrike.

Al-Khazali’s threat came after Iran fired ballistic missiles on Wednesday on two military bases housing US troops in Iraq’s western province of Anbar and near the city of Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan.On January 3, a US drone attacked a convoy near Baghdad International Airport, killing Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces.More than 5,000 US troops are deployed in Iraq to support the Iraqi forces in the battle against Islamic State militants.

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Ukrainian plane brought down due to human error: Iran https://npnews24.com/2020/01/11/ukrainian-plane-brought-down-due-to-human-error-iran-ld/ Sat, 11 Jan 2020 05:00:08 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/11/ukrainian-plane-brought-down-due-to-human-error-iran-ld/

Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) A Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and was brought down due to human error, a top Iranian armed forces official said on Saturday.The news was confirmed by General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of […]

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Tehran, Jan 11 (IANS) A Ukrainian passenger plane which crashed outside Tehran earlier this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and was brought down due to human error, a top Iranian armed forces official said on Saturday.The news was confirmed by General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, reports Press TV.

A statement carried by Iranian state TV said that it had done so after the plane flew close to a sensitive site belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the BBC reported.Those responsible would be held accountable, the statement said.Iran had previously rejected suggestions that one of its missiles brought down the plane the Kiev-bound Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS75, which crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran, killing all the 176 people on board.Saturday’s development comes after Canadian prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday citing intelligence reports that the Ukrainian airliner was shot down by an Iranian missile.

Sixty-three Canadians were aboard.Trudeau’s remark followed US media reports that said the airliner was was mistakenly shot down by Iran.In separate reports, CBS News and Newsweek said US and Iraqi intelligence officials were confident the Ukrainian plane was brought down by a missile fired by Iran.But On Friday, Ali Rabiei, spokesman for the Iranian administration, denied the claims, saying “these reports are a psychological warfare against Iran … all those countries whose citizens were aboard the plane can send representatives and we urge Boeing to send its representative to join the process of investigating the black box”.

The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two airbases housing US forces in Iraq in retaliation to the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone attack on January 3 in Baghdad.

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Ukrainian plane crashes after take off from Iran https://npnews24.com/2020/01/08/ukrainian-plane-crashes-after-take-off-from-iran-lead/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 04:45:10 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/08/ukrainian-plane-crashes-after-take-off-from-iran-lead/

Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) A Kiev-bound Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 people on board, crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital city of Tehran.Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, said the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 went down in the vicinity of […]

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Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) A Kiev-bound Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 people on board, crashed on Wednesday shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital city of Tehran.Ali Khashani, a senior public relations official at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, said the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 went down in the vicinity of Parand, a city in Robat Karim county, reports Press TV.

He said the crash was likely due to technical difficulties, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.Rescue teams have been sent to the crash site, said Reza Jafarzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, adding that the number of people onboard was 170 and not 180 as previously reported. Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s emergency services, added that “the plane is on fire but we have sent crews… And we may be able to save some passengers.”

Flight radar information showed that the plane abruptly disappeared just after 6 a.m.No further information was immediately available.

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US denies detention of Iranian-Americans https://npnews24.com/2020/01/06/us-denies-detention-of-iranian-americans/ Mon, 06 Jan 2020 05:00:05 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/06/us-denies-detention-of-iranian-americans/

Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has denied reports alleging that its agents were detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the country.”Social media posts that CBP is detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the US because of their country of origin are false,” the agency tweeted on Sunday. […]

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Washington, Jan 6 (IANS) The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has denied reports alleging that its agents were detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the country.”Social media posts that CBP is detaining Iranian-Americans and refusing their entry into the US because of their country of origin are false,” the agency tweeted on Sunday.

It also said that neither the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) nor the CBP, a subordinate of the DHS, has issued a related directive, reports Xinhua news agency.The statement was in response to a viral tweet alleging that “more than 60 Iranians & Iranian-Americans of all ages were detained at length and questioned” at a border crossing in Blaine, Washington state.Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Sunday that the DHS has informed his office that they did not issue an order to detain or refuse entry to Iranian-Americans.”However, we are continuing to seek answers from federal officials and talk to those caught at the border,” Inslee said in a tweet.

“My office is closely tracking reports that Iranian Americans, including US citizens and lawful permanent residents, have been detained at the WA-Canada border.”Tensions between Washington and Tehran are running high after The January 3 US airstrike in Iraq killed Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.The killing has sparked outrage in Iran which has vowed to retaliate.While US cities are ramping up security in the wake of the situation, authorities have said that there was no specific, credible threat against America.

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2,200 Afghan civilians killed in Taliban attacks in 2019 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/04/2200-afghan-civilians-killed-in-taliban-attacks-in-2019/ Sat, 04 Jan 2020 07:45:05 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/04/2200-afghan-civilians-killed-in-taliban-attacks-in-2019/

Kabul, Jan 4 (IANS) More than 2,200 Afghan civilians were killed in Taliban-related attacks in 2019, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday.”During 2019, Taliban terrorists conducted scores of suicide attacks, improvised explosive device (IED) explosions and guerrilla attacks, and the attacks left 7,391 civilians killed and injured nationwide during the year,” Xinhua news agency quoted […]

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Kabul, Jan 4 (IANS) More than 2,200 Afghan civilians were killed in Taliban-related attacks in 2019, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Saturday.”During 2019, Taliban terrorists conducted scores of suicide attacks, improvised explosive device (IED) explosions and guerrilla attacks, and the attacks left 7,391 civilians killed and injured nationwide during the year,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying in a statement.According to the statement, 2,219 civilians were killed and 5,172 others wounded last year.

Earlier on Saturday, one civilian was killed and two were wounded after a sticky IED explosion struck a vehicle in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital city of the Balkh province.The target of the attack was not known immediately.Taliban militants have been using home-made IEDs to make roadside bombs, landmines and suicide attack vest targeting security forces, but the lethal weapons also inflict casualties on civilians.

The IED explosions, including induced roadside bomb blasts and suicide attacks, were the leading cause of civilians’ casualties in 2019, followed by ground fighting and pro-government forces-related airstrikes, according to officials.”The Interior Ministry considers targeting civilians as war crimes and condemned terrorist acts against the civilians,” the statement added.

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Attack on Pakistan’s Nankana Sahib triggers protests in India https://npnews24.com/2020/01/04/attack-on-pakistans-nankana-sahib-triggers-protests-in-india/ Sat, 04 Jan 2020 05:15:06 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/04/attack-on-pakistans-nankana-sahib-triggers-protests-in-india/

By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) The attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan has triggered protests among Sikhs in India.While several Sikh groups were to protest outside Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi on Saturday to condemn the attack, Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal has […]

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By Aarti Tikoo SinghNew Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 4 (IANS) The attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara, the birthplace of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan has triggered protests among Sikhs in India.While several Sikh groups were to protest outside Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi on Saturday to condemn the attack, Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue with his counterpart in Islamabad Imran Khan since Sikh minorities in the country were feeling extremely unsafe and insecure.On Friday, the Gurdwara was attacked by a huge Muslim mob while Sikh devotees were stuck inside the shrine.

The mob that had gathered outside raised communal and hateful slogans against the minority community and pelted stones on the shrine, videos circulated on social media showed.Pakistani sources said the mob was led by the family of Mohammed Hassan, the man who had abducted and converted a sick girl Jagjit Kaur, to protest police action against him.The Nankana Saheb attack is violative of the 1955 Pant-Mirza Agreement under which India and Pakistan are obliged “to make every effort to ensure that the places of worship” visited by members of their countries “are properly maintained and their sanctity preserved.

“In a late night media briefing, Pakistan’s Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee President Satpal Singh on behalf of the Sikh community asked the government to act against the hooligans to restore peace.In an official statement, India strongly condemned the destruction and desecration of the holy shrine. India has called upon Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure safety security and welfare of the Sikh community

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Top Taiwanese military official killed in chopper crash https://npnews24.com/2020/01/02/top-taiwanese-military-official-killed-in-chopper-crash/ Thu, 02 Jan 2020 07:45:09 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/01/02/top-taiwanese-military-official-killed-in-chopper-crash/

Taipei, Jan 2 (IANS) At least eight people, including Taiwan’s Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming, were killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).The helicopter took off at 7.50 a.m. from the Songshan air force base, 4.9 km from Taipei, bound for an inspection at a […]

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Taipei, Jan 2 (IANS) At least eight people, including Taiwan’s Chief of the General Staff Shen Yi-ming, were killed in a helicopter crash on Thursday, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).The helicopter took off at 7.50 a.m. from the Songshan air force base, 4.9 km from Taipei, bound for an inspection at a base in Yilan’s Dong’ao, reports the Taiwan News.

Due to unknown reasons, communication with the helicopter was lost at 8 a.m., and it apparently made a forced landing in the mountains of New Taipei City’s Wulai district.Addressing the media here, Air Force Commander-in-Chief Hsiung Hou-chi said that the last communication with the crew took place at 8.06 a.m. and the chopper disappeared from radar screens a minute after that.

Besides Shen, the other victims were also high-ranking military officials, the MND said, adding that five other passengers were alive and receiving treatment.In addition to three crew members, nine military officers were on board, as well as a reporter from the Military News Agency. Hsiung said that four aircraft and 111 search and rescue personnel have been dispatched to the scene.

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