Another FIR registered on alleged gangrapes by Jat agitators

CHANDIGARH: Another FIR was registered today against unknown persons following a complaint by a Delhi-based resident on the alleged gangrape by Jat agitators in Sonipat district of Haryana in February. An FIR was registered against unknown persons on the complaint of a Delhi-based man by the all-women Special Investigation Team (SIT) which was constituted to […]

SC junks compensation plea of Delhi cop

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of a Delhi Police head constable seeking compensation for his “wrong” portrayal in a video that went viral on social media last year showing him swaying and collapsing in a metro coach in an alleged drunken state. A bench of Justices J S Khehar […]

Hurriyat says willing to help in Indo-Pak peace

Srinagar: A day after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi advocated peaceful resolution of problems with Pakistan, moderate Hurriyat Conference on Friday said it is willing to extend cooperation in all such endeavours that would be aimed at the resolution of Kashmir issue. “The leadership of India and Pakistan need to devise a mechanism to initiate […]

Deoband issues fatwa against chanting ‘Bharat mata ki jai’

Saharanpur: Joining the debate over chanting ‘Bharat mata ki jai’, prominent Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued an edict asking Muslims to refrain from raising the slogan as it is “akin to idol-worship” which is against the tenets of Islam. “We received thousands of queries on the issue so Darul Uloom Deoband has issued […]

China defends blocking India’s UN bid to ban JeM chief Azhar

Beijing: China on Saturday defended its decision to once again block India’s bid at the UN to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, saying that it acts on such issues based on facts and rules in an “objective and just manner”. Asked about China’s reported last minute move putting a technical hold on India’s submission which […]

PDP poised for restructuring

Srinagar: Nearly three months after the demise of its founder and patron Mufti Sayeed, PDP is poised for restructuring, for which the office bearers resigned from their posts on Saturday, ahead of the party forming the government in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The office bearers resigned to pave the way for restructuring of the […]

Jaitley justifies action against JNU, HCU students

Melbourne: Justifying action against JNU and Hyderabad University students, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said if slogans are openly raised for persons who bombed Mumbai or attacked Parliament then one must expect some “ideological reaction” from those who do not agree with this. “India is a very strong democracy. Only time we came close […]

Asia may face severe water shortage by 2050: study

Washington: Countries in Asia, including India, may face severe water shortage by 2050 due to rising economic activity, growing populations and climate change, MIT scientists have warned. There is a “high risk of severe water stress” in much of an area that is home to roughly half the world’s population, scientists said. Having run a […]