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Stop blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Gen Bajwa to US

Stop blaming Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: Gen Bajwa to US

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa has claimed that there are no safe havens for terrorists in his country and asked the US to stop blaming Islamabad for its failure in Afghanistan. Gen Bajwa asked the American leadership to instead search for the reasons for its failures in the war-torn country. Speaking at the […]

Army chief Bipin Rawat, NSA made secret visit to Bhutan, discussed China and Doklam issue

Army chief Bipin Rawat, NSA made secret visit to Bhutan, discussed China and Doklam issue

NEW DELHI: In a first such trip of a high-level Indian delegation to Bhutan post the Doklam standoff, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval held a secret meeting with officials of the neighbouring country regarding the increasing flexing of China’s military muscle at the eastern border. […]

Tripura assembly elections: Over 78 per cent voter turnout till 9 pm, no untoward incident reported, says EC

Tripura assembly elections: Over 78 per cent voter turnout till 9 pm, no untoward incident reported, says EC

Over 78 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 9 pm in the single-phase Tripura Assembly polls on Sunday, according to Election Commission. The turnout is likely to increase as a large number of people were still standing in queues even after the voting hours were over. The polling will continue till 9-10 pm as it […]

Family Quiz Show to Premiere on Zee TV this Month

Family Quiz Show to Premiere on Zee TV this Month

HOUSTON: On Saturday, February 24, media and entertainment mega-giant ZEE Entertainment will debut “America’s Smartest Family” – a brand new television game show where 16 families will compete for a $10,000 cash prize. Airing exclusively on ZEE TV, the highly-anticipated series is the first-ever English-language quiz show of its kind, placing some of the globe’s brightest South Asian […]

Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore

Renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore on Sunday, DawnNews reported. She is survived by a son and two daughters. The family told DawnNews that Jahangir had suffered from a cardiac arrest and was subsequently shifted to a hospital, where she breathed her last. She was 66. Click here to read more… Credits: […]

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

DHAKA (AFP): A Bangladesh judge convicted opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail on Thursday as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court. The court found the two-time former premier guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically […]

Herein lies a king: A day in the life of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb

Herein lies a king: A day in the life of Alauddin Khilji’s tomb

NEW DELHI: It is a sunny Saturday winter afternoon, and Qutb Complex is teeming with people, including Indian and foreign tourists, photographers and a new breed of Instagrammars, travel bloggers, children, love-struck couples, families, and young boys and girls celebrating their birthdays. Walking past the towering corbelled arched gateways of Quwwat-ul-Islam Masjid, considered North India’s […]

Sunjuwan attack: Five soldiers killed, Army guns down three terrorists

Sunjuwan attack: Five soldiers killed, Army guns down three terrorists

JAMMU: The death toll in Saturday’s terrorists attack inside Sunjuwan military station has risen to six, with army commandos recovering the bodies of three more soldiers and a civilian from inside the residential quarters. Army spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that the martyred soldiers included a JCO and two jawans. The deceased civilian happened […]

International Customs Day 2018

International Customs Day 2018

MUMBAI (INDIA): Mumbai Customs celebrated International Customs Day ‘2018 with great zeal and enthusiasm on January 27. The formal function was organised at Y.B Chavan Centre, Nariman Point, Mumbai at 10.00 AM. Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Governor of Maharashtra was the chief guest on the occasion. Maharashtra Minister for Housing Shri Prakash Mehta, Flag […]

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

Bengaluru: Students sell pakodas in convocation robes to protest PM Modi’s comments on employment

NEW DELHI: In an apparent protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on employment in the country, college students in Bengaluru donning convocation robes sold ‘pakodas’ to passersby on Sunday ahead of the PM’s rally there. They were later taken into custody by the city police. The students were protesting against PM Modi’s recent remarks that selling […]

Budget 2018: It’s all about politics, politics, politics

Budget 2018: It’s all about politics, politics, politics

NEW DELHI: In the end, politics defined the economics of the Union Budget 2018. It was undoubtedly a ‘Big Spend’ budget of Rs24.42 trillion with unambiguous political contours and yet contained sufficient flourishes that continue to nudge India towards a market economy and a rules-based regime—walking the fine line between populism and development, as it […]

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

Holding a Mirror on India’s Education. We Need a Revolution!

By Bhamy V. Shenoy HOUSTON: Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts in India have the maximum number of professional colleges per capita in India. In addition to being the cradle of banking, these districts are a cradle of private professional colleges (17 engineering and 8 medical). However when it comes to standard of education, they cannot […]

Our only aim should be to bring about a good change in Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth tells fans

Our only aim should be to bring about a good change in Tamil Nadu: Rajinikanth tells fans

BANGALORE: Superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday addressed his fans in Tuticorin via video link. Explaining the simple and core principles of his yet-to-be-formed political party, Rajinikanth said the severing the common people without any personal motive will be the primary quality to join hands with him in his political endeavour. “Bringing a huge change in the […]

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

PM Modi bats for Aadhaar, claims it bolstered India’s development and curbed corruption

NEW DELHI: Addressing a National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday threw his weight behind the Aadhaar, claiming that it has added great strength to nation’s development by restraining leakages and ensuring that government money reaches the needful beneficiaries. His acclamation for Aadhaar comes at a time when it’s […]

India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at 69th Republic Day parade where ASEAN leaders are guests

India’s military might, cultural diversity on display at 69th Republic Day parade where ASEAN leaders are guests

NEW DELHI: India celebrated its 69th Republic Day on Friday along with leaders from ten ASEAN countries, who were invited as chief guests to the annual Republic Day parade in Rajpath, New Delhi. In a first, ten Heads of State or Government attended the event which showcased India’s historic, cultural and religious ties with the […]

Direct tax collection jumps 19% to Rs 6.89 lakh crore this fiscal

Direct tax collection jumps 19% to Rs 6.89 lakh crore this fiscal

NEW DELHI: Direct tax collections during the first nine-and-a-half months of the current fiscal have risen by 18.7 per cent to Rs 6.89 lakh crore, the tax department said today. The collections till January 15, 2018 represent over 70 per cent of the Rs 9.8 lakh crore revenue target from direct taxes, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) […]

Is the sari going out of fashion?

Is the sari going out of fashion?

It is just a long piece of material, of around eight metres in length and 1.2 metres in breadth. But when worn around oneself, it will even turn any woman into a lady, the epitome of grace. Yes, the sari is indeed a graceful dress. It has many advantages such as suiting and fitting all […]

On Day 765: Thousands stand up to support a man’s sit-in for justice in Kerala

On Day 765: Thousands stand up to support a man’s sit-in for justice in Kerala

A KERALA youth’s lonely battle seeking a CBI probe into the “custodial death” of his younger brother snowballed into a mass protest on Sunday as his sit-in in front of the state secretariat turned 765 days. Social media helped transform it from Puthenveetil Sreejith’s individual struggle to a people’s struggle, with a campaign begun a […]

Grave concerns: As population increases, space to bury the dead is fast shrinking

Grave concerns: As population increases, space to bury the dead is fast shrinking

A qabristan where graves are stacked on top of each other, a cemetery planning to reuse the same spot every five years — as space runs out in the capital, burying the dead is posing some unforeseen challenges. Indian Express looks at the scale of the problem, and the solutions at hand. Mohammad Rashid does not remember […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu arrives; India, Israel seek to put UN vote behind them

Israeli PM Netanyahu arrives; India, Israel seek to put UN vote behind them

Within hours of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landing at the airport, where he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the visiting leader called him “my good friend” and said that they would together bring relations between the two countries to “new heights”. In bilateral talks to be held on Monday, the two leaders are […]

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