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The residence of a Supreme Court judge who is monitoring the corruption cases against ousted premier Nawaz Sharif came under firing by unknown gunmen today, triggering widespread condemnation in Pakistan.


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked all political parties to join hands to work for a better future for the country, amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.


In a shocking incident, a sixth grade student lost his life while playing innocuous 'face-slapping' at his school in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.


An Air China flight bound for Beijing was diverted to central China today after a passenger tried to hold a flight attendant hostage using a fountain pen as a weapon, the country's civil aviation authority said.

United Nations

A top UN official has asked Pakistan to address the outstanding issues with India through peaceful means, reiterating Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' concern over heightening tensions along the Line of Control.


Pakistan today successfully test fired an enhanced version of indigenously-built Babur cruise missile that can deliver conventional and non-conventional weapons with a range of 700 kilometres.


Myanmar has said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the country and hence cannot try it over allegations that hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas were deported to neighbouring Bangladesh.


Wary of electoral implications, political parties in Karnataka seem to have toned down on the contentious issue of "religious minority" status to the dominant Lingayats and Veerashaiva Lingayats in the run-up to the May 12 Assembly polls.


he ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu today exuded confidence that it would do well in the forthcoming elections, including the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


Amid a controversy triggered by reported remarks of a senior priest questioning the belief that St Thomas visited India in AD 52, the Syro-Malabar Church today said the disciple of Jesus Christ did visit India.


About 75 per cent of the nearly 11 lakh students who skipped this year's Uttar Pradesh board examinations were from neighbouring states, and some of them were even from foreign countries like Nepal and Bangladesh, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma has said.


With filing of nominations for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections coming to a close tomorrow, the ruling BJP today sounded confident of bagging 11 out of 13 seats going to polls on April 26, even as the saffron party released its list of candidates for the bi


The BJP and the YSR Congress today criticised Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's decision to observe a day-long fast on April 20 to the Centre's stand towards the state's issues.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said all schemes for 'Mahadalits' in the state will now be extended to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.


Traditional delicacies, straight out of grandmothers' kitchens, were served today at specialty restaurants in the city on the occasion of Naba Barsho (Bengali New Year) as many citizens of Kolkata gave staple home food a miss to dig into nostalgia with the entire fami


With the onslaught of social media and e-communication services, pigeongram may have become a thing of the past across the globe, but the Odisha Police continues to keep alive this unique practice.


An eight-year-old boy was killed and 10 others injured after a portion of the tower of a temple collapsed during a storm in Howrah district on Saturday, police said.


A 27-year-old man, allegedly involved in at least 17 criminal cases, was arrested on Saturday following an exchange of fire in Ganjam district, police said. The incident happened near Jhada Ankuli under the jurisdiction of Berhampur Sadara police station.


Five persons were arrested today after fake currency notes with face value of Rs 1.5 lakh were seized from them in Balasore district of Odisha, police said.


Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said several unsocial elements are trying to disunite the society and such elements can be identified only through education.


A 13-year-old boy was killed after he was set on fire at his neighbour's house in West Midnapore district, police said today. The incident happened at Mirzapur village under the jurisdiction of Kharagpur Local police station on Saturday, the police said.


Congress president Rahul Gandhi today approved the appointments of three former party MLAs asAICC secretaries for Odisha with immediate effect.


A 42-year-old man was killed by his son following an altercation over a family dispute in Malda district, police said today.


Three people have been arrested here for running a betting racket on Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, a police officer said today.


Mrinal Kanti Mondal, the senior most staff of the electrical department of Howrah Division of Eastern Railway (ER) who will be retiring on April 2018 flagged off 3-phase AC (Alternating Current) EMU rake in presence of Manu Goel, divisional railway manager, Eastern Ra