No substantial evidence on 39 missing Indians, says Iraq
25 July 2017, 12:09 | Isaac Mcdaniel
39 missing Indians: Congress attacks Centre for 'zero efforts', prepares privilege motion against Swaraj
The issue was raised by Swaraj during extensive talks with al-Jaafari, who began a five-day India visit today, almost two weeks after Mosul's liberation by Iraqi forces.
In a flip-flop, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said here on Monday that the 39 Indians missing in the city of Mosul since 2014 are considered alive, after having said earlier in the day his government was not 100 per cent sure about this.
"We want external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to clarify the exact position and tell us what the government is planning to do now on this issue", she said. She said they had information that the Indians were in a jail in Badush. "We are making serious efforts to find out more in this issue", said Mr Al-Jaafari.
Other affected families, who all are from poor backgrounds from different parts of Punjab, say that they have nothing but to pin hopes on the government's and the minister's assurances.
Police release suspect sketch in Delphi murders
Police in IN have released a sketch of the man they say killed two teen girls, Abigail Williams and Liberty German, in Delphi. That evidence came from German's cellphone , who police have hailed as a hero for recording potentially crucial evidence.
"But the minister clearly said he did not have any information about them", Davinder added.
However, a report in Hindustan Times said that the jail in Badush was in ruins and there was no sign of the Indians. Our robust bilateral trade amounted to almost US$ 13 billion in 2016-17. Apart from Sushma Swaraj, al-Jaafari met Vice President Hamid Ansari and Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan. Iraq contributes significantly to India's energy security and is the second-largest supplier of crude oil to us (over 37 MMT during 2016-17). As per Indian Express, focus of the meeting between two leaders was reportedly on 39 missing Indians in Iraq, who were reportedly kidnapped by terrorist group ISIS about three years ago from Mosul.
Martin Landau's Hospital Stay Ends In Tragedy
The mark of a truly talented performer is their ability to make a small role memorable, and that's exactly what Landau did here. Martin Landau , who won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi in Tim Burton's 1994 film Ed Wood , died Saturday at 89.
Amazon to introduce its own messaging app
This will be a highly troublesome feature , given users will have to choose which messages they want to keep safe. With this messaging App, Amazon plans to open more lines of Communication with consumers.
Fresh Kid Ice, 2 Live Crew Co-Founder, Dies at 53
He rapped on both of 2.L.C.'s Top 40 hits, 1989's " Me So Horny " and the lead verse on 1990's "Banned In The U.S.A". Brother Marquis , another former member of the group, also commented on Fresh Kid's untimely passing.
Venus Williams v Jelena Ostapenko: Wimbledon quarter-final
Also, older, more successful players can better afford to hire nutritionists and trainers to make them the strongest and fittest. Rybarikova missed almost seven months after last year's Wimbledon because of injuries. "I'm happy it worked out", Muguruza said.