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US Navy kills Indian fisherman in Dubai

Dubai: Indian consulate in Dubai began probe on Tuesday into the killing of an Indian fishermen off UAE coast.

Foreign Minister SM Krishna has asked for details of the firing incident and has directed Indian officials in UAE to look in the matter with utmost urgency, as per reports.

Meanwhile, US has released a statement on the tragic incident saying that it had issued several warnings to the boat carrying the Indians before firing at them. As per the statement their warning were not heeded.

An Indian fisherman was killed and three others were wounded on Monday when a security team onboard a US Navy ship fired at their small boat off Dubai, a United Arab Emirates official said.

"The services concerned are now investigating this incident," UAE's official news agency quoted Foreign Ministry official Tareq Amed al-Hidan as saying.

Another news agency quoted an unnamed UAE official as saying that the fishing boat had four Indians and two Emirate nationals on board when the incident took place in Jabel Ali, a frequent docking point for American naval vessels about 30 miles southwest of Dubai.





Obama not to concede industries of 21st century to China,India

Washington: US President Barack Obama will not concede industries of the 21st century to China, India or Europe, a top presidential aide has said as he defended the administration's loan guarantee programme.

"This President will not concede the industries of the 21st century to China, India, Europe and elsewhere," the White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, told reporters travelling with Obama to Ohio.

Opponents had been attacking Obama, highlighting reports of top donors landing plum administration posts and securing government aid. They cite at the top of that list the Department of Energy loan guarantees that went to alternative energy companies.

Carney said the investments made in the Recovery Act have already helped renewable energy production double in the United States.

"They have helped created tens of thousands of jobs in the United States. They have helped build a foundation for competition in vital industries in the 21st century, for competition that will allow for the creation of American jobs in the United States," he said.

"The alternative is to cede those industries to other countries, because the 21st century will be very much focused on the development of clean energy technologies and the utilization of the clean energy technologies," he argued.

"So you have a choice. You either make the investments to ensure that those jobs are created in the United States, or you don't. If you don't, you decide that you're going to be importing not just foreign oil but foreign clean energy technologies. This President will not do that," Carney said.

The statement came after the World Trade Organization announced a major victory for the US in a trade dispute with China.

Obama, Carney said, feels very strongly that taking action to ensure that American companies and American workers are able to compete on a level playing field with China and other countries is something that resonates across the country with Americans.



Guwahati case: Main accused on the run

New Delhi: Three more men have been arrested in connection to the Guwahati molestation case taking the total number people held so far to 11. However, the key accused in the case Amar Jyoti Kalita is still at large. According to media report, eleven persons have been arrested in the case so far.

About twenty people were accused to molesting a 20-year-old girl in Guwahati on July 9 based on a video of the molestation recorded by a television journalist. The teenager was assaulted when she came out of a bar in the heart of the city.

Kalita, who goes by the moniker of 'Bond' in his Facebook page, is the man in red T-shirt and cap who is seen among the mob of men molesting and assaulting the school girl in the YouTube video.

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday clarified that he had not set any deadline for arrest of all the accused in the Guwahati molestation case. Gogoi said he had not set the police 48-hour deadline to catch molestation accused though he wanted quick action against the culprits.

Gogoi admitted that there was scope for improvement in law and order situation in the state. He further said that anyone who breaks law and order whether he is a journalist or an officer, he would be brought to book.





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