3 LeT terrorists, woman killed

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Three Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) terrorists and a civilian were killed during a night-long encounter between terrorists and security forces in north Kashmir’s Handwara while two guards manning a cash van were killed by suspected terrorists in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, official sources said. Police said a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles, Central...

Light sleet wraps up dry spell in Kashmir Valley

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Srinagar

A prolonged dry spell ended in Kashmir as residents woke up to moderate rainfall in plains while the upper reaches received a thin layer of snowfall. The snowfall brought happiness to the tour operators in famous ski resort of Gulmarg where snowfall continued throughout the day draping the entire valley in...

Telugu actor commits suicide, leaves behind video message

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

Telugu film actor and comedian Vijay Sai committed suicide at his residence in Hyderabad, police said. His body was found hanging from ceiling fan at his flat in Yusufguda area of the city on Monday morning. Hyderabad police said they found a selfie video on his phone in which he blamed...

Nitish begins yatra to hinterland to review vikas

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Faizan Ahmed | Patna

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will embark on his new yatra (journey) from Tuesday, his first during the current tenure, and will go to the villages which he had visited some eight years ago during his first tenure. The 2009 winter travel was billed as vikas yatra and Nitish had toured...

Didi admonishes party strongman for foul-mouthing Opp

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerje does not appreciate burning down her political opponents. This she made clear on Monday while chiding one of her senior party strongmen for making scorching remarks against the saffron leaders. As Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mandal who minds Trinamool Congress’ business in Birbhum district “graduated” from...

BJP hopes to improve its tally

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | NAYAN DAVE | VADODARA

Over the past couple of years, Central Gujarat region where Congress and BJP are having almost equal sway remained less affected by ongoing pro-quota Patidar agitation led by Hardik Patel. Even during peak of Patidar agitation post GMDC rally of Hardik in August 2015, this region was unaffected. Moreover, three Congress...

Cyclone Ockhi: Protesters seek more compensation

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Law enforcement agencies of both the Central and State Governments swear that there is an attempt to divide the population along the southern coast of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on communal lines under the pretext of the apathy of the authorities to save the fishermen who had been entangled in...

Youngest sitting MLA Harsh confident of retaining seat

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | NAYAN DAVE | SURAT

In the 2012 Assembly polls, selection of Harsh Sanghvi as candidate for the high-profile Majura constituency raised many eye-brows within the BJP. However when result came, Sanghvi who was just 26-year-old at that time registered second biggest victory margin of 71,556 votes after Anandiben Patel’s 1,10,395 votes. Though he is 9th...

Rajasthan gory killing: Owaisi slams Modi

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

AIMIM President and member of Parliament from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi has lashed out at the Prime Minister Narendar Modi for his silence over the gory killing of a Muslim man in Rajasthan in the name of “love jehad”. Addressing a public meeting in Golkonda area of Hyderabad to mark the Prophet’s...

Muslims to abide by SC verdict on Babri: Azam

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said on Monday that Muslims would abide by the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janam Bhoomi -Babri Masjid dispute. Khan however questioned the statements of Sangh leaders who claimed in recent statements that the court verdict will be in their favour. “I say with a...


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N Korea blames US for tensions in rare UN talks

10 Dec 2017 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea blamed US "nuclear blackmail" for soaring tensions over its weapons programme in rare meetings with a senior UN official, but agreed to regular communication with the organisation, state media said today. Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Beijing today after wrapping up a five-day visit to Pyongyang aimed at defusing the crisis, just a week after North Korea said it test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States...

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Himalayan region shows lack of political will: Chipko leader

12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The Chipko Movement leader and noted activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt said that the Himalayan region is experiencing the effects of lack of political will and absence of ground level implementation of various environmental laws. He said this while delivering the second RS Tolia memorial lecture on the occasion of International Mountain Day at the regional science centre of the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) here on Monday...

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