Date wise Archive


A Delhi court has acquitted an Afghan national of the charges of drug trafficking, noting that there was strong suspicion over the credibility of the evidence.


The gruelling campaign for civic polls in Mumbai and nine other cities across Maharashtra ended this evening, with the BJP Shiv Sena rift casting a shadow over the stability of the Devendra Fadnavis government.


BJP today lambasted the Samajwadi Party-Congress tie-up as an "unnatural, artificial and opportunistic" alliance and said that a "cyclone of change" was sweeping in its favour across Uttar Pradesh. "The Congress has suddenly discovered virtues in Akhilesh Yadav.

Etawah (UP)

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav today said there was no rift in the party and his son Akhilesh Yadav will become Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister again. "There is no rift in SP.


Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur once agreed to fast-track the hearing of a case, after he overheard the lawyer in question alluding to one of Ghalib's couplets during the court proceedings.


President Donald Trump has said he wants to speak to Americans "without the filter of fake news" and vowed to expose the "dishonest media" as he returned to campaign mode less than a month after assuming the office.


Ruing that Donald Trump did not get the honeymoon period most new presidents usually do, a top Indian-American White House communications official has criticised the media for attacking the president from day one, rather than reporting "fair and straight."


US President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy" ISIS and rebuild the US military as part of measures to keep the country safe.


US Vice President Mike Pence today led a chorus of reassurance for allies rattled by Donald Trump's policy stance but European leaders gave the pledges a lukewarm welcome.


A US aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrolling in the disputed South China Sea despite China's warning to America against challenging its sovereignty in the area.


'Laila' is among seven cows that were destined to be slaughtered but are now being sheltered by the Indian-American community in the US state of Arizona as part of efforts to promote peace.


Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned today as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city.


The UK needs to do more on the students visa issue despite the "pluses" from British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement about special categories of visas, the new Indian envoy here has said.

Sindh CM vows action
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Pakistan authorities today were left embarrassed after body parts of some of the victims of the suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine which claimed 88 lives were found dumped in a garbage, sparking protests from relatives.


Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar today arrived here on a three-day visit during which he will meet Sri Lanka's top leadership and explore the possibilities for bilateral cooperation in areas like power, infrastructure and energy.


Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers.

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian police said today they believe five North Koreans were involved in the murder of the half-brother of leader Kim Jong-Un, with four having fled the country on the day of the killing.


An imminent attack on a shrine in Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province was thwarted with the killing of five terrorists, police said today, days after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in Sindh claimed 88 lives.


Nearly 1,000 people today sat on a hunger strike in nearby Tirupur district, seeking the implementation of long-pending Avanashi-Athikadavu project.


A woman Naxal was killed in an exchange of fire between a group of ultras and security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today, police said.


The trust of the people in Parliament depends on the responsible conduct of the elected representatives, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today.


Film fraternity in Kerala today came out in support of a noted Malayalam actress, who was harassed by a gang and demanded stringent action against the culprits.


A 30-year-old woman from Meghalaya has filed a complaint with the railway police alleging that she was assaulted and verbally abused by a co-passenger during her journey to this city.

Jhansi (UP)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation saying people will take revenge on BJP and its leaders will have to get "blood pressure checked" after 3rd and 4th phase of polling.


Terming the ruckus in Tamil Nadu Assembly as "a disgrace to democracy", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said people will lose faith in the political system if legislators behave in such a manner.


A local AIADMK MLA today alleged he was receiving threat calls over phone for voting in favour of Edappadi K Palaniswami government in the Assembly.


A 50-year-old Tamil TV channel reporter was allegedly stabbed and seriously injured by a gang of drug peddlers here today, police said.


Women's self-help group, Kudumbashree, which empowered over 42 lakh households through various entrepreneurial initiatives, is now gearing up to rehabilitate the transgender community in the state by forming an exclusive neighbourhood group for them.

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P. Sreekumaran

The escalating war of words between the CPM and the CPI is causing concern in the Left Democratic front (LDF) circles.
The immediate cause for the rising decibel level of the public airing of differences is the rift over bringing Cabinet decisions under the Right To Information (RTI) Act.


The Nitish Kumar government has held the Farakka barrage in West Bengal responsible for heavy floods in Bihar and asked the Centre to decommission it to de-silt the heavily loaded upstream of Ganga River.