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Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

Army to act against terrorists across border, Dar tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: The finance minister informed the Senate on Monday that the Army had been empowered to act against terrorists across the border after obtaining concrete evidence that Afghan soil had been used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country. Monday’s session focused on several important issues including the current law and order situation […]

K Chandrasekhar Rao to offer Rs 5 crore worth jewellery at Tirumala

K Chandrasekhar Rao to offer Rs 5 crore worth jewellery at Tirumala

VIJAYAWADA: The AP government is rolling out a red carpet for Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who is coming down to Tirumala on Tuesday on a thanksgiving visit to the temple town. KCR would offer Rs 5 crore worth gold jewellery to Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday morning as part of a vow he made […]

Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides

Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides

Pakistan has cancelled the licenses of 44 weapons issued to JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and other members of his organisations, citing security reasons. An official of the Punjab Home Department said the step has been taken in line with the government’s action against Saeed and his organisations – the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and the Falaha-e-Insanyat (FIF). […]

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

UP elections 2017: All parties say they’re winning. Here’s how they reason

Four of seven phases may still be left, but the UP election has crossed the midway mark. Voters in 209 of the 403 seats have got an opportunity to express their preferences – and this is a good time to look at how each party is internally evaluating its performance. Click here to read more… […]

India’s only volcano active again

India’s only volcano active again

PANAJI: India’s only live volcano+ in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has started spewing smoke and lava again. After lying dormant for 150 years, Barren Island volcano erupted in 1991 and has been showing sporadic activity since then, scientists of Goabased National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) said. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

German fighter planes escort Jet Airways flight after it loses contact with ATC

A communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying over German airspace gave a scare to at least 330 passengers as authorities scrambled fighter jets to intercept the London-bound plane which had taken off from Mumbai. The cockpit crew was temporarily grounded following the incident which ostensibly happened after they tuned in an […]

UP election: In Lucknow, Samajwadi Party eyes a clean sweep, BJP a comeback

UP election: In Lucknow, Samajwadi Party eyes a clean sweep, BJP a comeback

The third phase of voting in Uttar Pradesh is also the battle for the capital, where long queues were seen outside polling booths on Sunday. The Lucknow district accounts for nine assembly seats that will be fought over by the BJP, which has seen its influence wane over the years, and the ruling Samajwadi Party […]

UP elections 2017: 61.16 per cent voting recorded in phase-3; polling by and large peaceful

UP elections 2017: 61.16 per cent voting recorded in phase-3; polling by and large peaceful

The third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections witnessed 61.16 per cent voter turnout on Sunday, which concluded by and large peacefully, said state Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh. “Turnout of voters was 61.16 per cent when polling drew to a close at 5 PM,” he said. As many as 69 assembly constituencies went to […]

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

‘Playing With Fire’: India Gets Complaint From China – And A Warning

China has lodged a diplomatic protest with India over a visit by a parliamentary delegation from Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. China considers Taiwan a wayward province, with no right to formal diplomatic ties with other countries. Click here to read more… Credit: ndtv.com

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says pace will play its part vs Kohli & Co.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says pace will play its part vs Kohli & Co.

Australia have prepared for a spin onslaught in the Test series against India but former captain Michael Clarke feels that their fast bowlers, especially Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, still have a major role to play. “Australia is predicting that spin is going to play a huge role. But I still think the quicks have […]

ISRO’s record of innovation: Bullock cart to launching 180 foreign satellites

ISRO’s record of innovation: Bullock cart to launching 180 foreign satellites

In 1981, when India’s space scientists grappled with the challenge of finding a metal-free transportable platform for its new satellite, they turned to an improbable frugal innovation. As the world watched amazed, Indian scientists wheeled out their gleaming, new satellite on a creaking, old bullock cart. More than three decades on, as Indian scientists successfully […]

Reports say Sasikala, convicted in DA case, surrenders in Bengaluru jail

Reports say Sasikala, convicted in DA case, surrenders in Bengaluru jail

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who has been convicted in a disproportionate assets case reached the Bengaluru jail on Wednesday evening after the Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down her request for time. The former AIADMK general secretary stopped on the way at the Jayalalithaa memorial on Marina beach to pay tribute to the late chief […]

India beat Pakistan by nine-wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup

India beat Pakistan by nine-wickets to win T20 Blind World Cup

India successfully defended their title in the T20 Blind World Cup on Sunday at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore by beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final by nine wickets. Incidentally, in the previous and only edition of the T20 World Cup for the visually impaired, Pakistan had been on the losing end then too. Both teams came […]

How this AIADMK MLA slipped away from Sasikala’s camp and joined Panneerselvam

How this AIADMK MLA slipped away from Sasikala’s camp and joined Panneerselvam

Tamil Nadu’s political crisis resembles a Bollywood potboiler more every day. And, the latest episode in the saga has been scripted by SP Shamuganathan, the AIADMK legislator from Sivaikuntam near Tuticorin. On Wednesday afternoon, Shamuganathan attended a party MLAs meet to show support to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala — who paraded 130-plus lawmakers in […]

Sasikala’s MLAs: ‘Locked up’ in luxury, ‘without’ their freedom

Sasikala’s MLAs: ‘Locked up’ in luxury, ‘without’ their freedom

More than a hundred AIADMK legislators corralled into a leisure retreat to stop them from running away to the rival camp are in the lap of luxury — swimming, sauna, massage and fine dining at a floating restaurant. The only luxury they are not allowed is freedom; not even the simple liberty of using their […]

UP elections: 64.2% voting in first phase, Mayawati talks of pro-BSP wave

UP elections: 64.2% voting in first phase, Mayawati talks of pro-BSP wave

An estimated 64.2% voter turnout was recorded in 73 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday in the first phase of polling considered crucial in determining results in the country’s most populous state.  The Election Commission said the figure was calculated at 5pm. Click here to read more… Credit: hindustantimes.com

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

All members of UNSC should follow rules: China on Masood Azhar’s ban

BEIJING: Reacting guardedly to India’s diplomatic protests over its move to block US resolution to list Pakistan-based JeM leader Masood Azhar as a terrorist, China on Friday hoped all members of the UN Security Council who are part of the anti-terrorism committee will follow rules. “Will check on reports of India’s diplomatic protest,” Chinese foreign […]

In Sasikala Vs Panneerselvam, Party Number 2 Sacked: 10 Updates

In Sasikala Vs Panneerselvam, Party Number 2 Sacked: 10 Updates

CHENNAI:  AIADMK chief VK Sasikala today sacked her party’s number two E Madhusudhanan, who joined the rival camp of O Panneerselvam yesterday, in what is being compared to the Yadav father-son struggle in Uttar Padesh for control of the ruling Samajwadi Party. The move comes as the two sides wait for the Governor’s decision on […]

Narendra Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

Narendra Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party’s campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while. “At a time of elections, one has to forget every other aspect and just focus on victory,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, […]

Virat Kohli’s 204, Wriddhiman Saha’s ton puts India in command vs Bangladesh

Virat Kohli’s 204, Wriddhiman Saha’s ton puts India in command vs Bangladesh

India skipper Virat Kohli created a record on Friday by becoming the first batsman to notch up four double centuries in four successive series. His 204-run effort helped him surpass the record of Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who made three doubles in three series. It also powered India to 687/6 on the second day […]

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