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Protests across J&K over plea in SC to scrap Article 35A

Protests across J&K over plea in SC to scrap Article 35A

By M Saleem Pandit SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a virtual shutdown on Sunday following a call by separatists, which was endorsed by various trade and government employees’ organisations, to protest against the legal challenge to the validity of Article 35A  of the Constitution in the Supreme Court. Article 35A  bars outsiders from acquiring any immovable property in […]

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Pims hospital after health complications

Nawaz Sharif shifted to Pims hospital after health complications

Incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year jail term after being convicted for owning assets beyond income in the Avenfield reference, was shifted from Adiala Jail to Islamabad’s Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) after developing serious cardiac complications, DawnNewsTV reported on Sunday. TV footage showed a convoy of vehicles, including police vans, […]

‘Transient setback’ in M Karunanidhi’s health condition, Kauvery Hospital says

‘Transient setback’ in M Karunanidhi’s health condition, Kauvery Hospital says

CHENNAI: There was a “transient setback” in the health condition of DMK president and former Tamil Nadu  chief minister , said a medical bulletin issued by Kauvery Hospital  here on Sunday night. The three-sentence bulletin issued by hospital executive director Dr Aravindan Selvaraj said the DMK chief’s “vital signs are normalising.” It said, “He continues to be closely […]

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Imran Khan, Nawaz Sharif face-off as Pakistan goes to polls this week

Pakistan, which goes to polls on 25 July, will see a transfer of power from one civilian government to another, for only the second time in almost 71 years of its existence. For a country, which has seen its powerful military dismiss civilian governments at regular intervals, such a seemingly smooth transition of power can […]

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

Twitterati go crazy over this photo of ‘gold paste’ recovered at Hyderabad airport

The world wide web is a giant repository of information, a source from which people can acquire new information. And sometimes many information can be quite baffling or even amusing. Something similar happened on Twitter on Sunday when desi users came across “gold paste”. News agency ANIreported that the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence recovered around 2kg […]

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam provided ‘B’ class facilities in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi: report

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam provided ‘B’ class facilities in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi: report

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi and the two VIP convicts were provided “B” class facilities, media reports said on Saturday, a day after their arrest. The National Accountability Bureau officials took Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, into custody in […]

Rajinikanth praises 7-year-old boy who returned Rs 50,000, agrees to sponsor his education

Rajinikanth praises 7-year-old boy who returned Rs 50,000, agrees to sponsor his education

CHENNAI: Superstar Rajinikanth today praised 7-year-old boy Yasin who recently found Rs 50,000 and ensured it reached the owners. Showering praise on the boy for his honesty, the Superstar also offered to sponsor his studies. Yasin is studying in Class 2 at the Panchayat Union Primary School in Chinna Semur near Kani Ravuthar Kulam in Erode district. […]

Malaysian PM meets Zakir Naik, ruling party defends decision not to deport him to India

Malaysian PM meets Zakir Naik, ruling party defends decision not to deport him to India

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has met Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, and a ruling party strategist has stoutly defended the government’s decision not to deport the controversial Islamic preacher, Malaysian media reported on Sunday. The meeting, which may not go down well with New Delhi, […]

Sharifs’ trial ends, tribulations begin

Sharifs’ trial ends, tribulations begin

ISLAMABAD: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif was awarded 10 years in prison by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference on Friday, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Mohammad Safdar were sentenced to seven years’ and one-year imprisonment, respectively, for abetment, dealing a severe blow to the PML-N only a few weeks before […]

This Mumbai resident collected uneaten food from a flight to feed the needy

This Mumbai resident collected uneaten food from a flight to feed the needy

NEW DELHI: While many of us (you know who you are) aspire towards doing something for the hungry and the needy, a man aboard a flight from Mumbai to Jaipur decided to go one step ahead. How? A Facebook by Vishab Mehta, in which he recounted how he collected all the food wasted by people on the […]

Delhi: Army major arrested over colleague’s wife murder

Delhi: Army major arrested over colleague’s wife murder

NEW DELHI: THE DELHI Police arrested an Army officer, Major Nikhil Rai Handa (40), from Meerut on Sunday in connection with the murder of another Army Major’s wife in the Capital. Shailza Dwivedi (35), wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, was found dead at Brar Square, near Delhi Cantonment Metro station, on Saturday. Police said her throat […]

Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

Farmers, environmentalists up in arms against Tamil Nadu highway project

CHENNAI: A Rs10,000 crore project under the union government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana— a highway development programme, is facing a severe backlash from farmers and environmentalists in Tamil Nadu. The 900-feet-wide green field express highway with an eight-lane between Chennai and Salem— that already has three existing routes—would cover 277.3 kilometres. In October, the Centre approved the Phase-1 […]

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

Madhya Pradesh: BJP’s ‘cyber warriors’, Congress’ ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ set for duel in digital space ahead of real poll battle

NEW DELHI: The forthcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election is set to witness a high-octane campaign between the BJP and Congress not only in cities and villages but also on social media. Nearly 65,000 ‘cyber warriors’ of the BJP are preparing to take on ‘Rajiv Ke Sipahi’ of the Congress in cyber space in a bid to […]

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

Incessant rains wreak havoc in Manipur

By Jimmy Leivon  IMPHAL: Incessant rains over the past two days are wreaking havoc in many parts of Manipur triggering landslides and inundating low lying areas. The continuous downpour has triggered a landslide in hill districts particularly along the National Highway-37 disrupting traffic. A statement issued by the state government said that heavy to very heavy […]

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

Trump-Kim summit: What the handshake in Singapore means for India

By Adrija Roychowdhury NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un created history on Tuesday by shaking hands and hence signaling the coming together for the first time in more than half a century of their countries. The US-North Korea summit held in Singapore’s Sentosa Island resulted in the signing […]

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

PM Modi, Pak President Mamnoon Hussain shake hands at SCO Summit

  QINGDAO (China): Amid frosty bilateral relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday exchanged pleasantries after a press conference by the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the end of the media briefing which was addressed by Chinese President Xi Jinping. China is the host and […]

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claiming political asylum: Report

  Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweler at the heart of a more than $2 billion fraud case in India, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing Indian and British officials. Britain’s Home Office said it does not provide information on individual cases. Nirav Modi […]

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

Madhya Pradesh: Congress accuses BJP of duplicating voter entries, EC orders probe

NEW DELHI: Hours after a Congress delegation, led by Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath, lodged a complaint with the Election Commission regarding discrepancies in the voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh, the poll watchdog ordered an investigation into the matter. Nath questioned how the number of voters increased by 40 per cent at a time when […]

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

Nipah under control, screening will continue till June 30: Kerala health minister K K Shailaja

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The high level meeting convened by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to continue the screening for Nipah virus till June 30. The meeting was attended by the chief secretary, director general of police and officials from health and other departments. Health minister K K Shailaja joined the meeting through video conferencing from Kozhikode. The health minister said that […]

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

Narendra Modi inaugurates two expressways, says infra key priority

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that infrastructure was a key priority sector and his government spent over Rs3 trillion on national highways alone, besides allocating Rs. 5 trillion for the Bharatmala project, aimed at improving road connectivity across the country. Modi was addressing a rally at Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat after inaugurating two […]