Troops out in Delhi :

NEW DELHI: Police and paramilitary troops patrolled streets in the Indian capital on Thursday, a day after violent protests against a crackdown on illegal shops claimed four lives, police said. Three people died on Wednesday and one person succumbed to injuries on Thursday after police fired live rounds, tear gas and used batons on hundreds of rock-hurling protesters, police spokesman Deependra Pathak said. At least 50 policemen were also injured. The protests came after New Delhi businessmen called for a strike against a Supreme Court order this month to close and demolish more than 18,000 illegal buildings. The order includes thousands of small shops in residential areas. — AFP

‘American spy’ killed :

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani tribal authorities found the body of an alleged US spy on Thursday, while 10 Taliban militants were arrested after returning from a raid in Afghanistan, officials said. The incidents came weeks after the government signed a peace deal with tribal elders and militants in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, which has caused international concern. The bullet-riddled body was dumped at a checkpost near Miranshah, along with a note that said he was spying for the US-backed government in neighbouring Afghanistan, officials said. — AFP

Storm toll 95 :

DHAKA: The death toll from three days of storms in Bangladesh and India rose to at least 95 after rescuers recovered 30 more bodies along the Bay of Bengal, while hundreds remain missing, news reports and officials said on Thursday. The storms have capsized dozens of fishing boats in the Bay of Bengal, toppled houses and washed away roads. Nearly 1,000 people, including a naval commander, are missing, the officials said. — AP

Bullets on flight :

MUMBAI: An Israeli woman carrying 16 live bullets in her baggage was detained by Indian police on Thursday after she stepped off an El-Al flight from Tel Aviv. Staff discovered the ammunition in a suitcase at Mumbai’s international airport during a security check. — AFP