Taliban launch 'massive attack' on Afghan city of Kunduz

Taliban launch 'massive attack' on Afghan city of Kunduz

Saturday, 31 August 2019 | AP | Kabul

The Taliban have launched a new largescale attack on one of Afghanistan's main cities, Kunduz, and taken hospital patients as hostages, the government said Saturday, even as the insurgent group continued negotiations with the United States on ending America's longest war. The militants, who have demanded that all foreign forces leave...

Judge rejects first bid to block UK parliament suspension

Judge rejects first bid to block UK parliament suspension

Friday, 30 August 2019 | AFP | London

Opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's move to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit lost the first of several legal bids to stop him on Friday. Scottish judge Raymond Doherty rejected the request for a temporary injunction pending a full hearing in the case on September 6. "I'm not satisfied...

'Saaho': Prabhas' big bang theory goes bust

'Saaho': Prabhas' big bang theory goes bust

Friday, 30 August 2019 | IANS

Film: "Saaho", Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor; Direction: Sujeeth; Rating: ** (2 stars) The big bang theory of Indian mainstream cinema is often best applied with a South Indian dash, "Saaho" tries reiterating that fact. Although Prabhas' latest blinds you with the spectacular polish of a Hollywood action blockbuster, it is intrinsically...

EU fears of a no-deal Brexit soar as UK defends its actions

EU fears of a no-deal Brexit soar as UK defends its actions

Friday, 30 August 2019 | AP | Helsinki

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab defended Friday his government's decision to suspend parliament and rejected suggestions that the move will prevent lawmakers from debating the country's departure from the European Union as concern mounts that a costly and damaging Brexit without any agreement is now more likely. Britain is due to...

Prince's half-brother Alfred dead at 66

Prince's half-brother Alfred dead at 66

Friday, 30 August 2019 | IANS | Los Angeles

Prince's half-brother Alfred Jackson has passed away, three years after he inherited much of the late singer's fortune. He was 66. Alfred, Prince's older half-brother, died on Thursday morning at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. Alfred was found by his brother, Bruce Jackson -- who's not related to Prince, reports...

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force central pillar of global disarmament push: UN chief

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force central pillar of global disarmament push: UN chief

Friday, 30 August 2019 | PTI | United Nations

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said the legacy of nuclear testing is "nothing but destruction," and in a world of rising tensions, “our collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty into force that bans nuclear explosions. Guterres in his message for the International Day Against Nuclear Tests on Thursday...

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: Party

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: Party

Friday, 30 August 2019 | AFP | Hong Kong

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police. "Our secretary-general @joshuawongcf was just arrested this morning at roughly 7:30," Demosisto tweeted. "He was forcefully pushed into a private minivan on...

Judge ends case against Epstein, with a nod to the accusers

Judge ends case against Epstein, with a nod to the accusers

Friday, 30 August 2019 | AP | New York

A judge formally ended the criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein on Thursday, but not without a final tribute to the women who spoke out against the financier. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman took the procedural step of adding his initials to an order dismissing the indictment that charged the 66-year-old...

State Editions

In brief

20 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Over 28% votes cast in RU student union elections

20 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Rupee 1.05 Lakh cash, valuables stolen from IB official’s house

20 September 2019 | Mrituanjay Kumar | Ranchi

Carry out admissions through Chancellor Portal: Guv

20 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Tabrez lynching accused, now face murder charges

20 September 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Sunday Edition

The bare necessities Simple ideas that matter

15 September 2019 | Tim de Ridder | Agenda

Heal self For a better world

15 September 2019 | Sant Rajinder Singh | Agenda

Correct your self-image

15 September 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Watch over your karma

15 September 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Talktime | ‘I felt like an actor after doing LSD’

15 September 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer

Pickle me pink

15 September 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer