Some sort of major geopolitical disturbance might be imminent. It could be political instability, terrorist attack, war, financial crisis, social unrest, natural calamities, solar superstorm, epidemic etc. The time has apparently started and the situation might get worse especially from 15 April 2013. The worst time would most likely reach its peak between the last week of April to early May 2013.
Updated on 23.05.2013. The difficult period might continue till 28 May 2013.
Updated on 01.06.2013. The difficult period might extend till 8 July 2013 and up to an extended period till September 2013.
Updated on 29.10.2013. The difficult period might extend till July 2014.
Updated on 08.02.2014. The month of February 2014 might be associated with violence, accidents, natural calamities, social/political unrest etc.
Updated on 02.03.2014. The month of March 2014 (up to the 25th) might be associated with violence, accidents, war, natural calamities, social/political unrest etc.
Updated on 04.05.2014. The period till mid-May 2014 might be associated with violence, accidents, war, natural calamities, social/political unrest etc.
Support for Scottish independence rises – poll Election observers pull foreign staff out of Afghanistan after hotel attack Protesters occupy Taiwan government building over China trade pact Venezuela prosecutor sees police ‘excesses’ in protest crackdown Gunmen kill six in attack on Kenyan church NATO commander warns of Russian threat to separatist Moldova region
14.03.2014. Sudan rebel leaders, 15 others, condemned to death – lawyer Bin Laden relative admitted al Qaeda link, FBI agent says Russia holds war games near Ukraine; Merkel warns of catastrophe Malaysia jet sent ‘pings’ after going missing, sources say Rebels, Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan’s unruly southwest
08.03.2014. 1 killed, 2 injured in accident at under-construction nuke submarine Malaysia Airlines plane missing at sea off Vietnam, presumed crashed Stocks drop on rising Ukraine tensions, oil gains Greece, lenders will miss March 10 deadline for rescue loan deal – sources
03.03.2014. FTSE hits two-week low as Ukraine tensions build Russian markets plunge as Putin tightens Crimea grip At least 11 killed in attack on Pakistani court Thousands march in Hong Kong to condemn attack on ex-newspaper editor Ultra-Orthodox Jews stage mass protest against Israeli draft law Ukraine mobilises after Putin’s ‘declaration of war’ 90 killed in 2 attacks in northern Nigeria After Train Station Massacre Labeled ‘China’s 9/11,’ a Wide Search for Culprits
Russia’s Putin claims authority to invade Ukraine At least 27 dead in ‘terror’ attack at Chinese train station Militant ambush kills 12 of polio workers escort in Pakistan Iraq death toll exceeds 700 in February – UN
22.02.2014. China summons US diplomat over Barack Obama-Dalai Lama meeting Obama meets with Dalai Lama, upsetting China Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych flees, protesters claim control over capital Thai protesters turn in SIM cards seen linked to PM’s family From jail, Venezuela protest leader urges resistance Obama meets with Dalai Lama, upsetting China
16.02.2014. Heavy snow kills 12 in Japan, disrupts power and flights Two Koreans, Egyptian driver killed in Sinai tourist bus blast Thai police fail to reach deal with protesters 15.02.2014. Two killed as more storms batter Britain Merkel coalition under strain over conservative minister’s ouster 14.02.2014.
Syria ‘failure’ looms, mediator seeks U.S., Russian help West aims to minimise nuclear bomb risk in Iran talks 08.02.2014. Afghan civilian deaths up in 2013 as war intensifies – UN Analysis – Is Syria now a direct threat to the U.S.? Talks to avert second London Underground strike fail Turkish forces seize suspected hijacker on plane in Istanbul Bosnia rocked by spreading anti-government unrest 02.02.2014. Thai vote goes peacefully, but political paralysis looms Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo – activists Syrian forces kill 83 in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo – activists Shi’ites overrun rival strongholds in north Yemen; 40 dead Thousands march in Madrid against planned abortion limits Indonesia volcano kills at least 11, fears over more eruptions West presses Ukraine, offers treatment to injured activist China says Japan’s ‘hype’ on air defence zone spreads tension Thai vote starts peacefully, but political paralysis looms Afghan election campaign stirs both violence and hope 01.02.2014. Gunshots, explosions rock Thai protest day ahead of polls U.N. seeks funds for African force in Central African Republic 31.01.2014. Sellafield plant says radiation alert due to natural radon gas Actress Sienna Miller angry at British phone-hacking case details Ukraine president signs amnesty but anger remains, currency slumps Ukraine president signs amnesty but anger remains, currency slumps For companies, a rocky road ahead in emerging markets Anglo-French summit puts EU reform differences on display 26.01.2014. Egypt calls early presidential election as violence spreads Snowden says US NSA engages in industrial espionage – TV Suicide bomber kills four in Kabul attack on Afghan army bus Emerging market policymakers move to allay currency concerns 24.01.2014.
19.01.2014. Twenty Pakistani soldiers killed, PM cancels Davos trip Seven seriously hurt in Bangkok blast; military urges end to crisis Protesters clash with police at large Ukraine rally IMF, U.N. officials among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack 14.01.2014. Car bombs kill at least 25 people in Iraqi capital 03.01.2014. Car bomb kills at least five in Hezbollah district of Beirut 29.12.2013. Lebanon rocket fire draws Israeli artillery strike Blast at Egyptian army building wounds four soldiers Earthquake hits southern Italy, early reports say no injuries South Sudan forces battle ‘White Army’ Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at Russian train station Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent 16.12.2013. Riot in China’s Xinjiang kills 16, ‘terror gang’ blamed Death toll in Syrian bombing raid on Aleppo rises to 76: monitor Iraq violence kills 54 in run-up to Shi’ite holy day 13.12.2013.
U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal U.S. sanctions move angers Iran, Russia sees threat to nuclear deal Major fire in South Mumbai high-rise; 6 fire officials injured North Korea Executes Its Ruler’s ‘Human Scum’ Uncle 09.12.2013. Thai PM calls snap election, protesters press on Protesters fell Lenin statue, tell Ukraine’s president ‘you’re next’ Car bomb near Iraqi cafe used by Sunni militia kills 11 06.12.2013. Nelson Mandela, from apartheid fighter to president and unifier
05.12.2013. Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 years (July 1918-December 2013) 30.11.2013. Mozambique Airlines plane crashes in Namibia, killing 33 Ukraine police smash pro-Europe protest, opposition to call strike At least one killed as Thai anti-government protests turn violent Eight dead as police helicopter crashes into Scottish pub 29.11.2013. Key Bangladesh garments factory destroyed in blaze Nigeria says kills more than 50 Islamist insurgents in airstrike Abductors in army uniform shoot dead 18 men near Baghdad China military sends air patrols through new defence zone 22.11.2013.
13.11.2013. Bombings target Iraq police, pilgrims, killing 19 12.11.2013. Twenty nine dead in South Africa truck, bus smash 10.11.2013. Tokyo area hit by 5.5-magnitude earthquake; no damage reported Saudi police clash with foreign workers after visa raids Iran nuclear talks fail to reach deal, France pushes back Philippine super typhoon kills at least 10,000, official says ‘Massive destruction’ as typhoon kills at least 1,200 in Philippines – Red Cross Gunman kills eight in bar in Cali, Colombia 09.11.2013. Typhoon Haiyan, strongest storm ever at landfall, rocksPhilippines 02.11.2013. Shooting in US airport kills 1 security officer, injures many 30.10.2013. 45 Volvo bus passengers perish in fire near Hyderabad Suicide bombers kill 11 military, police in Iraq dinner attack – police 29.10.2013.
Thousands still cut off after storm
http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/warning-of-more-storm-disruption-1 13.10.2013. Car bomb explodes in Iraqi city of Samarra, killing 14 Severe cyclone rips into India, half a million in shelters Quake of 6.4 magnitude causes minor damage on Crete 12.10.2013. India on a war footing to face ‘worst cyclone’ Dozens killed in new migrant shipwreck south of Sicily Car bombs hit Swedish consulate, mosque in Libya’s Benghazi 07.10.2013. U.S. Congress enters crucial week in battles over budget, debt limit Gunmen kill five Egyptian soldiers near Suez Canal, two people die in blast 30.09.2013.
10.09.2013. Forty-four killed in collision of two buses in Iran 09.09.2013.
06.08.2013. Car bombs kill 25 across the Iraqi capital 05.08.2013. Dozens dead, stranded after flash floods in Afghanistan, Pakistan Exclusive – Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at Fukushima an ’emergency’ More than 50 people were sent to hospital after a lorry caught fire in a tunnel in western Norway on Monday, police said. 03.08.2013.
29.07.2013. Italian bus crash kills 39; second European transport disaster in five days Wave of car bombings target Iraqi Shi’ites, killing 60 Syria says army retakes Homs district from rebels 26.07.2013.
14.07.2013. U.S. drone, Pakistan air force strikes kill 19 militants Bombs in Iraqi Shi’ite provinces kill 15, police and medics say Fighting in South Sudan forces thousands into bush Uganda frets over rebel threat as Congo refugees reach 66,000 Israel’s Netanyahu says Iran closer to nuclear ‘red line’ 08.07.2013. Mexico volcano alert rising Battles intensify in Syria’s strategic city of Homs Pilot of crashed Asiana plane was in 777 training At least 42 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising 07.07.2013. Terror strikes Bodh Gaya, serial blasts rock Mahabodhi Temple 03.07.2013. Analyisis – Portugal, Greece risk reawakening euro zone beast June’s China turmoil may be just the beginning Is the euro zone crisis back? Mursi, army pledge lives in ‘final hours’ showdown Portugal political crisis deepens as bond yields soar FTSE falls after China data, Portugal crisis unnerve investors Drone attack kills 17 in Pakistan’s Waziristan region 02.07.2013. More than 11,000 missing in Uttarakhand after floods, says UN Nearly 50 killed in Iraq bombings
Egypt on edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum 01.07.2013. ‘Perfect storm’ of fire kills 19 Arizona firefighters Egypt standoff goes on after mass demos 29.06.2013. ‘Uttarakhand death toll may cross 10,000’ Turkey demo turns violent Syrian army launches offensive in Homs city Rebels kill policeman, injure 14 others in Chechnya Bomb in Thai south kills eight soldiers Egypt tense before rallies, American among dead 400 injured in Egypt clashes 21.06.2013. One million march across Brazil in biggest protests yet 20.06.2013.
One in 10 stocks of S&P BSE 500 hit 52 weeks low 19.06.2013. Uttarakhand havoc is a man-made disaster! http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-uttarakhand-havoc-is-a-man-made-disaster/20130619.htm Uttarakhand rescue operations are among army’s largest ever Roads have been severely affected in Kedarnath 500 roads, 175 bridges washed away; thousands stranded: U’kand CM Army: 15,000 stranded in Badrinath, 5,500 in Kedarnath, 9000 rescued 18:30 The complete list of those rescued in Kedarnath/Rudraprayag, so far. 500 people rescued from Kedarnath temple, 1100 left Situation in Uttarakhand unprecedented 9000 people rescued in Uttarakhand http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/jun/19/liveupdates.htm Massive devastation at Uttarakhand Monsoon rage in Uttarakhand: Kedarnath submerged http://ishare.rediff.com/video/others/monsoon-rage-in-uttarakhand-kedarnath-submerged/8704867 Swollen Yamuna leaves 15,000 homeless in Delhi http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-photos-swollen-yamuna-leaves-15000-homeless-in-delhi/20130619.htm#1 18.06.2013. Devastation in Uttarakhand and other states http://ishare.rediff.com/video/news-and-politics/flood-fury-devastation-in-uttarakhand-and-other-states/8701855 North India struggles to stay AFLOAT http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-north-india-struggles-to-stay-afloat/20130618.htm Brazilian protests see 200,000 take to the streets http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/18/uk-brazil-protests-idUKBRE95G15J20130618 17.06.2013. Delhi flooding: World’s ‘second best’ airport submerged! http://ishare.rediff.com/video/news-and-politics/delhi-flooding-world-s-second-best-airport-submerged-/8700430 Turkey could deploy army to quell protests, as clashes continue http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/06/17/turkey-could-deploy-army-to-quell-protes?videoId=243406316&videoChannel=1 11.06.2013. Istanbul clashes intensify http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=UKRTX10JMK#a=1 Blast kills eight outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/uk-afghanistan-attack-idUKBRE95A0I620130611 Strike hits French airports http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/uk-france-airports-strike-idUKBRE95A07H20130611 10.06.2013. Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, 70 dead http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/10/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE9590YK20130610 UPDATE 2-Taliban launch large attack on Kabul international airport http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/10/afghanistan-attack-airport-update-2-pict-idUKL3N0EM06L20130610 Syrian war enters new phase but no end in sight http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/10/uk-syria-crisis-future-idUKBRE9590OU20130610 09.06.2013. Tens of thousands on streets, Turkish PM Erdogan defiant http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/09/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE94U0JA20130609 China’s economy stumbles in May, growth seen sliding in second-quarter http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/09/uk-china-economy-idUKBRE9580GK20130609 04.06.2013. Worst flood in 70 years inundates central Europe http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-images-worst-flood-in-70-years-inundates-central-europe/20130604.htm Turkish deputy PM seeks to calm anti-government protests http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/04/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE94U0JA20130604 U.N. rights team believes chemical weapons used in Syria http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/04/uk-syria-crisis-warcrimes-idUKBRE95308L20130604 03.06.2013. Turkish protests escalate http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=UKRTX107BE#a=1 EU potential for social unrest is world’s highest – ILO http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/uk-europe-unrest-ilo-idUKBRE9520OH20130603 Cambodia police clash with protesters at Nike contractor http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22757730 Czech capital on alert as floods swamp central Europe http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/uk-floods-centraleurope-idUKBRE9520H820130603 Germany’s road to nowhere http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/06/03/germanys-road-to-nowhere?videoId=243124131&videoChannel=1 Wildfires burn in New Mexico, California http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/06/03/wildfires-burn-in-new-mexico-california?videoId=243109817&videoChannel=1 Turkish protesters clash with police into early hours http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE94U0JA20130603 Blaze at locked Chinese poultry slaughterhouse kills 119 – state media http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/03/uk-china-fire-idUKBRE95202Q20130603 02.06.2013. Czech Prime Minister declares emergency as floods threaten Prague http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/02/uk-czech-floods-idUKBRE9510D220130602 One dead, two missing in Austrian floods, landslides http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/02/us-austria-weather-idUKBRE95108N20130602 Syrian rebels, Hezbollah in deadly fight in Lebanon http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/02/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE95106720130602 Indian cricket chief steps aside amid IPL spot-fixing investigation http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cricket/22747041 Disgusted Shukla resigns from post of IPL chairman http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/disgusted-shukla-resigns-from-post-of-ipl-chairman/20130601.htm Turkish PM Erdogan calls for end to protests as clashes flare http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/uk-turkey-protests-idUKBRE94U0JA20130601 01.06.2013. Death toll rises to nine from Oklahoma tornadoes http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/06/01/uk-usa-tornadoes-idUKBRE95001G20130601 Floods hit Oklahoma after tornados kill five http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/06/01/floods-hit-oklahoma-after-tornados-kill?videoId=243100316&videoChannel=1 ‘Dangerous’ tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/06/01/dangerous-tornadoes-touch-down-in-oklaho?videoId=243098661&videoChannel=1 31.05.2013. Asteroid 1998 QE2 flies past Earth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22736709 Anti-government fury erupts in Turkey http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/31/anti-government-fury-erupts-in-turkey?videoId=243097841&videoChannel=1 30.05.2013. Troops patrol Myanmar city after violence, Muslims hide http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/uk-myanmar-violence-idUKBRE94S1CZ20130530 Baghdad blasts kill 14, extending sectarian bloodshed http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/30/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE94S19A20130530 29.05.2013. Attack on Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/29/attack-on-red-cross-in-eastern-afghanist?videoId=243049383&videoChannel=1 Bombings kill 27 in surging Iraqi violence http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/29/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE94S19A20130529 Tornado strikes northern Italian town http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/29/tornado-strikes-northern-italian-town?videoId=243047173&videoChannel=1 Continuing recession in Europe could hit global economy: OECD http://www.firstpost.com/economy/continuing-recession-in-europe-could-hit-global-economy-oecd-826369.html Karma was accompanied by only 6 guards when Naxals attacked http://www.rediff.com/news/report/karma-was-accompanied-by-only-6-guards-when-naxals-attacked/20130529.htm 28.05.2013. Syria fighting rages, more chemical attacks reported http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/28/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE94Q07E20130528 More than 70 killed in wave of Baghdad bombings http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/27/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE94Q0D220130527 24.05.2013. BCCI MUST own up responsibility: BJP http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/24/liveupdates.htm Taliban attack U.N. compound in Afghan capital – police http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/uk-afghanistan-blast-idUKBRE94N0EK20130524 BA jet makes emergency landing after engine fire http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/uk-britain-heathrow-idUKBRE94N07L20130524 Fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport, two arrests http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/24/uk-britain-pakistan-jet-idUKBRE94N0H920130524 23.05.2013. London attackers known to British security services http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/uk-britain-killing-cameron-idUKBRE94L0WS20130523 Islamists kill 20 in suicide attacks in Niger http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/uk-niger-attacks-idUKBRE94M09H20130523 Roadside bomb kills 13 in southwest Pakistan http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/uk-pakistan-blast-idUKBRE94M07220130523 Italy’s Berlusconi in tax fraud scheme as PM, judges say http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/23/uk-italy-berlusconi-idUKBRE94M0WK20130523 21.05.2013. Amateur video reveals power of Oklahoma twister http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/21/amateur-video-reveals-power-of-oklahoma?videoId=242920230&videoChannel=74 18.05.2013. North Korea fires short-range missiles for two days in a row http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/uk-korea-north-missiles-idUKBRE94I04A20130519 Syria army ‘storms’ rebel-held town; 70 killed http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/19/liveupdates.htm Hezbollah steps up Syria battle, Israel threatens more strikes http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/19/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE94I0AG20130519 18.05.2013. Meteor slams into Moon, blast was visible on Earth http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/18/liveupdates.htm North Korea fires three short-range missiles http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/uk-korea-north-missiles-idUKBRE94H04U20130518 Rome protest turns up heat on new Prime Minister http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/uk-italy-protest-idUKBRE94H06L20130518 Eight killed, 10 policemen kidnapped in Iraq’s Sunni heartland http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE94H06Y20130518 Investigators seek cause of New York commuter train crash http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/18/uk-usa-train-accident-idUKBRE94H00320130518 Police, protesters clash in Turkey border town http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/18/police-protesters-clash-in-turkey-border?videoId=242882328&videoChannel=1 16.05.2013. Bookies have Rs 47,000 crores riding on IPL 6 http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/bookies-have-rs47000-crores-riding-on-ipl-6/20130516.htm Cyclone Mahasen buffets Bangladesh coast, five dead http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/uk-storm-southasia-idUKBRE94F04A20130516 Three market blasts rock Baghdad Shi’ite districts, kill 14 – police http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/uk-iraq-violance-idUKBRE94E0O320130516 Suicide bomber targets foreigners, at least six Afghans killed http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/uk-afghanistan-attack-idUKBRE94F05W20130516 15.05.2013. Bombs kill more than 30 people across Iraq http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/uk-iraq-violance-idUKBRE94E0O320130515 Egypt militants planned to hit U.S. and French embassies – MENA http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/uk-egypt-alqaeda-target-idUKBRE94E10720130515 U.N. nuclear talks with Iran fail to end deadlock http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/uk-iran-nuclear-iaea-talks-idUKBRE94E0X820130515 Lightning strikes St. Petersburg TV tower http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/15/lightning-strikes-st-petersburg-tv-tower?videoId=242818261&videoChannel=1 Germany can’t stop euro zone from sinking into longest recession http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/uk-europe-economy-idUKBRE94E09D20130515 After ATM heist, India’s IT sector again in unwelcome spotlight http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/net-us-usa-crime-cybercrime-india-idUSBRE94A06P20130515 14.05.2013. Platinum miners go on strike in South Africa http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/14/platinum-miners-go-on-strike-in-south-af?videoId=242789879&videoChannel=1 Boat carrying 100 Rohingya Muslims capsizes off Myanmar http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/uk-myanmar-storm-boat-idUKBRE94D04R20130514 Greek workers walk off the job to protest ban on teachers’ strike http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/uk-greece-strike-idUKBRE94D05320130514 13.05.2013. Bangladesh rescue operation near end; collapse death toll at 1,127 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE94C0BJ20130513 Sensex down 430 points; investors poorer by Rs 1 tn http://www.deccanherald.com/content/332063/sensex-down-430-points-investors.html Nineteen shot in New Orleans Mother’s Day parade http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/13/uk-usa-shooting-neworleans-idUKBRE94B0D620130513 Bloody brawl breaks out in Beijing http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/13/bloody-brawl-breaks-out-in-beijing?videoId=242751612&videoChannel=1 12.05.2013. Car bombs kill 43 in Turkey near Syrian border http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE94A07S20130511 China battery plant protest gives voice to rising anger over pollution http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/uk-china-protest-pollution-idUKBRE94A04K20130511 Bangladesh 1,000 Dead Recall Triangle-to-Bhopal Tragedies http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-10/bangladesh-1-000-deaths-recall-disasters-from-triangle-to-bhopal.html 11.05.2013. PM’s Teflon coating wearing off http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-as-scams-pile-up-pms-teflon-coating-wears-off/20130511.htm Pentagon Puts Forces on Alert in Europe Amid Libya Unrest http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-10/pentagon-puts-forces-on-alert-in-europe-amid-libya-unrest.html Wounded Syrians show signs of chemical attack – Turkey http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/10/uk-syria-crisis-idUKBRE9490PR20130510 Bomb blasts cast shadow over Pakistan’s milestone election http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/uk-pakistan-election-idUKBRE94909220130511 Former Guatemala dictator Rios Montt convicted of genocide http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/11/uk-guatemala-riosmontt-idUKBRE9490V020130511 U.S. sends Japan currency warning as G7 meets http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/10/uk-g-idUKBRE94817U20130510 Greenhouse Gases Hit Threshold Unseen in 3 Million Years http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-10/hawaii-carbon-dioxide-measurement-for-may-9-passed-400-ppm.html 10.05.2013. Bansal quits as railway minister, Kharge may replace him http://www.rediff.com/news/report/bansal-quits-as-railway-minister-kharge-may-replace-him/20130510.htm After Bansal, Ashwani Kumar asked to go http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/10/liveupdates.htm 09.05.2013. Ashwani’s portfolio to change, Bansal may quit: Sources http://www.rediff.com/news/report/ashwanis-portfolio-to-change-bansal-may-quit-sources/20130509.htm Bangladesh factory fire kills 8; collapse toll tops 900 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/uk-bangladesh-fire-idUKBRE94801V20130509 Ex-Pakistan PM’s son abducted as Taliban threaten election http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/09/uk-pakistan-election-idUKBRE94807420130509 08.05.2013. Seven killed, two missing after ship hits tower in Italian port http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/uk-italy-ship-idUKBRE9470PY20130508 Bangladesh building collapse toll approaches 800 http://www.business-standard.com/article/international/bangladesh-building-collapse-toll-approaches-800-113050800618_1.html ‘Heart’ of Coalgate report changed: SC http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/coalgate-cbi-a-caged-parrort-says-sc-113050800478_1.html 07.05.2013. Gas tanker truck explodes outside Mexico City, kills 20 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/uk-mexico-explosion-idUKBRE9460K720130507 Nigerian Islamist raid in northeast town kills 55 – military http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/uk-nigeria-violence-idUKBRE9460VC20130507 15 LIC, bank staff suspended http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/BusinessBankingInsurance/15-LIC-bank-staff-suspended/Article1-1056403.aspx Pakistan election violence forces candidates behind high walls http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/07/uk-pakistan-election-violence-idUKBRE94609L20130507 06.05.2013. Swiss open criminal investigation linked to Spain graft scandal http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-spain-corruption-idUKBRE9450ON20130506 Money laundering allegations against banks; government begins probe http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/finance/money-laundering-allegations-against-banks-government-begins-probe/articleshow/19917532.cms Russia, China express alarm after Israel hits Syria http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-syria-crisis-israel-idUKBRE94505920130506 Suicide bomber kills 25 at Pakistan election rally http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-pakistan-election-violence-idUKBRE9450CR20130506 Parliament paralysed again as Opposition demands removal of PM, union ministers http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/politics/parliament-paralysed-again/article4688511.ece Bansal becomes ‘mamu’ in Rajya Sabha http://www.rediff.com/news/report/bansal-becomes-mamu-in-rajya-sabha/20130506.htm WANTED! Ex-IAF chief involved in VVIP chopper scam http://www.rediff.com/news/report/wanted-ex-iaf-chief-involved-in-vvip-chopper-scam/20130506.htm UK BSkyB executive and daughter killed in speedboat accident http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-britain-sky-milligan-idUKBRE9450C720130506 At least 20 dead in Islamist protests in Bangladesh http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-bangladesh-violence-islamists-idUKBRE94509J20130506 Bangladesh building collapse death toll at 622 http://uk.reuters.com/video/2013/05/06/bangladesh-building-collapse-death-toll?videoId=242636067&videoChannel=1 Attack on northeast Nigeria church, market kills 10 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-nigeria-violence-idUKBRE94507T20130506 Clash resumes in contested Afghan, Pakistan border area – officials http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/06/uk-afghanistan-pakistan-idUKBRE94503G20130506 05.05.2013. Israel strikes Syria, targeting missiles – security source http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/uk-syria-crisis-blasts-idUKBRE94400320130505 Bomb hits convoy carrying Qataris in Somalia, eight dead http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/uk-somalia-blast-idUKBRE94401Y20130505 Coal scam: Law Minister asked for removal of paragraph critical of PMO, CBI to tell SC http://ibnlive.in.com/news/cbi-scam-law-minister-made-changes-in-status-report-cbi-to-tell-sc/389714-3-244.html Insight – “Speed money” puts the brakes on India’s retail growth http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/05/uk-india-retail-insight-idUKBRE94400V20130505 I-T dept detects Rs 7 cr evasion in Gadkari’s companies http://www.rediff.com/news/report/it-dept-detects-rs-7-cr-evasion-in-gadkaris-companies/20130505.htm 04.05.2013. Bomb kills five U.S. soldiers in southern Afghanistan http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/04/uk-afghanistan-bomb-idUKBRE94305Y20130504 Syrian Sunnis flee coastal town after night of killing http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/04/uk-syria-crisis-displacement-idUKBRE94305R20130504 Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria – official http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/04/uk-syria-crisis-israel-usa-idUKBRE94300U20130504 Nigerian Ethnic Violence Leaves 39 Dead in Northeastern Town http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-04/nigerian-ethnic-violence-leaves-39-dead-in-northeastern-town-1-.html 03.05.2013. California Wildfire Prompts Evacuations North of L.A. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-03/california-wildfire-prompts-evacuations-north-of-l-a-.html The man who bribed Rs 90 lakh to railway minister’s nephew http://www.rediff.com/news/report/the-man-who-bribed-rs-90-lakh-to-railway-minister-s-nephew/20130504.htm No-clean-chit-to-ICICI-Bank-Axis-HDFC-Bank-probe-on http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-Feed/BusinessBankingInsurance/No-clean-chit-to-ICICI-Bank-Axis-HDFC-Bank-probe-on/Article1-1054414.aspx Opposition parties plan to vote out Chacko from JPC http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/opposition-parties-plan-to-vote-out-chacko-from-jpc-113050300657_1.html Bomb outside Sunni mosque kills six in Iraqi capital http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE9420NJ20130503 U.S. military plane crashes in southern Kyrgyzstan http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/uk-kyrgyzstan-us-plane-crash-idUKBRE9420FQ20130503 02.05.2013. New bird flu poses “serious threat”, scientists say http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/us-birdflu-threat-idUKBRE94011D20130501 China reports latest bird flu death, toll rises to 27 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/02/us-birdflu-china-idUKBRE9410AM20130502 Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/02/us-saudi-virus-idUKBRE9410BY20130502 Local mayor suspended as Bangladesh disaster toll climbs to 430 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/02/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE9410CQ20130502 01.05.2013. Legal fraternity shaken by spat between law officers and govt http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/legal-fraternity-shaken-by-spat-between-law-officers-and-govt-113050100047_1.html 15 oppn members of JPC on 2G reject in writing panel report http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/15-oppn-members-of-jpc-on-2g-reject-in-writing-panel-report-113050100792_1.html Is the opposition demand for the PM’s resignation justified? http://www.business-standard.com/discussion-forum/topic/is-the-opposition-demand-for-the-pm-s-resignation-justified-22.htm Thousands rally against austerity on May Day http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/uk-europe-protests-idUKBRE94009G20130501 EU considers trade action after Bangladesh factory collapse http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/uk-bangladesh-building-eu-idUKBRE93T1A220130501 Roadside bomb kills three British soldiers, nine Afghans http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/01/uk-britain-afghanistan-attack-idUKBRE94007720130501 30 April 2013 Bomb blast kills 13 in centre of Syrian capital http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/30/uk-syria-crisis-idUKL6N0DH34B20130430 Official: 17 killed in northern Nigeria violence http://realtime.rediff.com/news/business/Official-17-killed-in-northern-Nigeria-violence/e764e0ff418fe23b#! 29 April 2013 Explosion shakes Prague http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=UKRTXZ3E5#a=1 Syrian prime minister survives Damascus bombing, 6 die http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/29/uk-syria-crisis-bomb-idUKBRE93S06920130429 Car bombs, shootings kill 23 across Iraq http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/29/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE93S04020130429 27 April 2013 Four die in NATO plane crash in Afghanistan http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-afghanistan-crash-idUKBRE93Q0AQ20130427 Four arrested as Bangladesh building toll rises to 352 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/27/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130427 26 April 2013 Bombs kill at least 20 across Iraqi capital http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/26/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE93P14O20130426 Anger on streets as Bangladesh building toll passes 300 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/26/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130426 Sarabjit attacked in Lahore jail with bricks & plates http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/sarabjit-attacked-in-lahore-jail-with-bricks-plates/article4657735.ece Bhopal hospital collapse: 20 trapped, 10 rescued http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/apr/26/liveupdates.htm Thirty-eight feared dead in Russian psychiatric hospital fire http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/26/uk-russia-fire-idUKBRE93P02R20130426 25 April 2013 Nearly 50 killed as sectarian violence flares in Iraq http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/uk-iraq-violence-idUKBRE93O0CS20130425 Rescuers comb Bangladesh rubble for second night, 251 dead http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/25/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130425 24 April 2013 Afghanistan quake, floods kills at least 33 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/uk-india-quake-idUKBRE93N0ZB20130424 Bangladesh factory building collapse kills nearly 100 http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/uk-bangladesh-building-idUKBRE93N06U20130424 “Terrorist” axe, knife and arson attack kills 21 in China’s Xinjiang http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/24/uk-china-xinjiang-idUKBRE93N0CH20130424 23 April 2013 French embassy in Tripoli hit by car bomb – embassy source http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/23/uk-libya-attack-idUKBRE93M05520130423 22 April 2013 Child rape sparks renewed chaos in New Delhi http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/22/us-india-rape-idUSBRE93L08M20130422 21 April 2013 UPDATE 3-Rescuers struggle to reach China quake zone as toll climbs http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/21/china-earthquake-idUKL3N0D801220130421 20 April 2013 Investors ransack Saradha’s Bengal offices, knock at CM’s door An agent in Durgapur killed himself on Friday on news of Saradha promoter’s disappearance http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/investors-ransack-saradha-s-bengal-offices-knock-at-cm-s-door-113042000428_1.html UPDATE 9-Earthquake kills 157, injures 5,700 in China’s Sichuan http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/20/china-earthquake-idUKL3N0D701E20130420 19 April 2013 Earthquake jolts islands off northern Japan, no tsunami warning http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/19/us-japan-quake-idUKBRE93I04320130419 18 April 2013 Deadly explosion, fire rip through Texas fertilizer plant http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/18/uk-usa-explosion-texas-idUKBRE93H02620130418 17 April 2013 Bangalore blast: Injured have sustained fractures http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/apr/17/liveupdates.htm Rockets hit southern Israeli resort of Eilat http://uk.reuters.com/ King Juan Carlos falls from grace in scandal-weary Spain http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/17/uk-spain-royals-idUKBRE93G0NG20130417 16 April 2013 Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Iran, tremors felt across Middle East China poultry sector losses exceed $1.6 billion on bird flu scare North Korea issues new threats over protests http://uk.reuters.com/ 15 April 2013 Two Blasts Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon; 2 Dead, 22 Hurt http://www.bloomberg.com/ India Updated on 13 may 2013 Update on 12 May 2013 The Railway and Law Ministers have resigned as predicted on 26 April 2013 (“Resignations of cabinet ministers at any level could not be excluded.”). The extermely difficult period for the Indian (Central) and West Bengal Governments might continue till 28 May 2013. A lot of disturbances might happen in India during this time. Update on 26 April 2013 Next 10 days or so would likely to witness major political turmoil in India and elsewhere, and might be an extermely difficult period for the Indian (Central) and West Bengal Governments. Resignations of cabinet ministers at any level could not be excluded. Even the Governments’ survival might be challenged. Major turmoil in the financial markets in India and elsewhere (might be related to scam, fear of poor growth or “Black Swan” events) is possible. 11.05.2013. PM’s Teflon coating wearing off http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-as-scams-pile-up-pms-teflon-coating-wears-off/20130511.htm 10.05.2013. Bansal quits as railway minister, Kharge may replace him http://www.rediff.com/news/report/bansal-quits-as-railway-minister-kharge-may-replace-him/20130510.htm After Bansal, Ashwani Kumar asked to go http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/10/liveupdates.htm