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Cruising on a fictional world

Enjoy a dose of light fiction to beat summer heat. From heartaches to thrillers and from graphic travelogue to Vipassana journey - take your pick from this vibrant assortment of books IANS has on offer this weekend.

1. Book: Never Kiss Your Best Friend; Author: Sumrit Shahi; Publisher: Rupa; Pages: 206; Price: Rs.195

बनारस से फैलता भारत-पाक एका का राग

By सिद्धांत मोहन, TwoCircles.net,

वाराणसी: इस शहर के प्रचलित होने के अपने ही निराले कारण हैं. पिछले साल देखते-देखते यह शहर लोकसभा चुनाव की सबसे हाई-प्रोफाइल सीट में तब्दील हो गया. मोदी और केजरीवाल में टक्कर हुई. उसके पहले कई सारे आयोजन और कई सारे फसानों ने शहर को चर्चा के केंद्र में रखा ही है. शहर के बीचोबीच मुस्लिम बहुल इलाके में मौजूद मोहल्ले बेनियाबाग में एक शख़्स से मिलने का वक़्त रात को साढ़े ग्यारह के बाद का है. जब शहर सो जाता है तो यह शख़्स न्यौता देता है कि आइये, यहीं चाय पिएंगे और बात भी करेंगे. शख़्स का नाम है ‘अशफाक़ मेमन’. चौराहे पर एक एक छोटा-सा मंदिर है, उसके चबूतरे पर चाय की दूकान लगती है और मंदिर की दीवार से पीठ टिकाकर अशफाक़ मेमन आपसे रातभर बात कर सकते हैं. पुलिसवाले उन्हें ‘नेताजी सलाम’ कहकर संबोधित करते हैं तो अशफाक़ मेमन कहते हैं कि नेताजी मत कहा करो यार.

British bomb-maker found guilty of killing US soldier in Iraq

London: A British bomb-maker has been found guilty of using improvised explosive devices to kill US soldiers in Iraq, media reports said on Thursday quoting a ruling from London's Woolwich Crown Court.

Anis Abid Sadar, a 38-year-old black cab driver from Wembley in northwest London, made bombs as part of a "deadly" campaign to kill US soldiers in Iraq, Woolwich Crown Court heard.

'Osama was dedicated to family, was concerned about welfare'

Washington: Declassified documents here about Osama bin Laden reveal that he was a dedicated family man who constantly worried about his four wives, 20 children and other relatives and who sometimes issued detailed instructions about how they should conduct themselves.

Bin Laden took minute interest in the marriage plans of his son Khalid to the daughter of a "martyred" Al Qaeda commander, and he exchanged a number of letters with the mother of the bride-to-be. Bin Laden excitedly talked about the impending nuptials "which our hearts have been looking forward to".

IS gains total control of historic Syrian city

Damascus: Islamic State (IS) militants have gained complete control of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, a Unesco world heritage site, official reports said here on Thursday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that an air base, a central prison and the intelligence headquarters are all under the control of the IS, Xinhua news agency reported.

Over 100 pro-government troops were killed in overnight clashes around Palmyra, the SOHR said.

Bangladesh terror group issues death threats to 10

Dhaka: The Ansarullah Bangla Team, a Bangladeshi Islamist terror organisation, has issued death threats to 10 people, including the prime minister's political advisor, H.T. Imam, and Dhaka University Vice Chancellor Arefin Siddique, a media report said on Thursday.

Siddique said he received the letter by post on Wednesday morning, bdnews24 reported.

The letter said, "Must you will prepare for dead (sic)."

Imam was termed 'Anti-Islam Adviser' in the letter and Siddique as '1. Dusmon (enemy) VC'.

Israel bans Palestinians from buses, backs out after outcry

Jerusalem: A pilot programme launched by Israeli Defence Minister Mosehe Yaalon forbade Palestinians from riding the same bus as Israelis in the West Bank but the order was withdrawn after an outcry, media reports on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyahu and Yaalon suspended the controversial measure on Wednesday.

US envoy favours India-Pakistan trade enhancement

Amritsar: US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Wednesday favoured enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan, and said he would certainly do whatever was possible to push both the governments to resolve the issues at the earliest.

"There is indeed immense potential to save huge transportation costs and time if more and more trade is done through land route via the Attari-Wagah border," he said.

IS executes Iraqi journalist accused of apostasy

Mosul (Iraq): The Islamic State (IS) terrorist outfit executed Iraqi journalist Feras Yasin on charges of apostasy and showing no remorse, according to the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate.

The execution took place on Tuesday night in central Mosul, northern Iraq, and the IS delivered the body to the relatives of the victim at a forensic institute on Wednesday morning, according to Sufian al-Mashhadani, a member of the syndicate.

As the IS deemed the executed journalist an apostate, the jihadi group prohibited the family from holding funeral services for the victim.

Israeli police executed Jerusalem car driver in cold blood: Hamas

Gaza/Ramallah: The Islamist Hamas movement on Wednesday accused the Israeli police of executing a Palestinian car driver from east Jerusalem who ran over two Israelis and wounded them.

Sami Abu Zuhri, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement that Hamas has accused the Israeli occupation for executing the young man, Omran Abu Idheim, in Jerusalem, Xinhua news agency reported.

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