2 troopers killed by militants in Assam

2 troopers killed by militants in Assam

GUWAHATI: Militants on Sunday ambushed an Assam Rifles vehicle, killing two security personnel and injuring three others, while two of the ultras were also killed in the ensuing encounter in Tinsukia district of Assam, days ahead of the Republic Day. A defence spokesman said that militants threw several grenades at an Assam Rifles vehicle at […]

Gold imports shrink 32 pc to USD 17.7 bn in Apr-Dec 2016

Gold imports shrink 32 pc to USD 17.7 bn in Apr-Dec 2016

New Delhi: Gold imports witnessed a fall of about 32 per cent to USD 17.7 billion in April-December of the current fiscal, which is expected to keep a lid on the current account deficit. Total imports of the precious metal in the corresponding period of 2015-16 stood at USD 26.4 billion. According to industry experts, […]

39 killed as express train derails in AP

39 killed as express train derails in AP

Kuneru (AP): At least 39 people were killed and over 60 injured as the engine and nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express jumped the tracks in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district overnight with the railways suspecting sabotage behind the derailment, the third in as many months. The East Coast Railway put the death toll at 36 […]

SP, Cong clinch poll alliance in UP

SP, Cong clinch poll alliance in UP

Lucknow: Capping days of feverish parleys, Congress and Samajwadi Party today forged an alliance to contest the UP Assembly polls together. At a joint press conference here, leaders the two parties said SP will contest 298 of the 403 seats and Congress the remaining 105. “SP and Congress have forged an alliance and will contest […]

Saina lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

Saina lifts Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold

SARAWAK (Malaysia): Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal notched up her first title after a career-threatening injury by claiming the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold with a hard-fought victory in the summit clash on Sunday. Up against 18-year-old Thai Pornpawee Chochuwong, the top-seeded London Olympics bronze-medallist triumphed 22-20, 22-20 in a 46-minute clash. This was her […]

R-Day: Police seeks people’s ‘cooperation’

R-Day: Police seeks people’s ‘cooperation’

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police has sought cooperation of the people attending the Republic Day function here to avoid any inconvenience. In a statement issued here, Senior Superintendent of Police, Security, Jammu urged people not to carry items including cameras, arms, ammunition, sharp edged weapons, polythene bags, ladies purses, lunch boxes, transistors, patromax, handy fire […]

Boy killed by Leopard in Doda

Boy killed by Leopard in Doda

BHADERWAH: A 12-year-old boy was killed by a leopard when he had gone out to answer nature’s call in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said Saturday. Sahil Ahmed, son of Ghulam Mohammad, was killed by a leopard when he had gone out of his house to answer nature’s call in Nalwa village late […]

25 killed, 50 injured in market blast in Pak’s Kurram agency

25 killed, 50 injured in market blast in Pak’s Kurram agency

PESHAWAR: A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through a crowded vegetable market in minority Shias dominated Parachinar in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram tribal agency, killing at least 25 people and injuring 50 others. The blast – claimed by Tehrik-i-Taliban – occurred at the market inside Eidgah Bazaar in Parachinar, the administrative headquar-ters of the agency […]

Bihar forms world’s largest human chain against liquor

Bihar forms world’s largest human chain against liquor

PATNA: Bihar on Saturday claimed to have formed the world’s largest human chain with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, political leaders, cutting across party lines, and citizens held each other’s hand to reaffirm commit¬ment towards liquor ban. The 45-minute-long human chain started at 12:15 PM at the historic Gandhi Maidan when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar floated […]

Four tweets, 14 million followers

Four tweets, 14 million followers

WASHINGTON: In less than 12 hours after being inaugurated as the 45th President of the US, Donald Trump, an avid Twitter user, has as many as 14 million followers. In fact, his POTUS account was fast catching up with his personal Twitter handle @RealDonaldTrump where he has 20.9 mil-lion followers that he has earned in […]