Madrassas should be barred from teaching in Urdu, Arabic:

Mumbai: Asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take a cue from UK government’s warning that migrants on spousal visas who fail to speak English may face deportation, Shiv Sena today said madrassas in India should be barred from using Urdu and Arabic as medium of instruction and they should be replaced with English and Hindi. […]

Terror attack on Pak university: Death toll rises to 25, operation ends

Terror attack on Pak university: Death toll rises to 25, operation ends

Peshawar: At least 25 people were killed and about 50 others injured today after heavily-armed Taliban militants stormed a prestigious university and opened indiscriminate fire on students and teachers in Pakistan’s restive northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The gunmen entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of the province, some 50 kms southwest of Peshawar, and […]

Armed gunmen storm varsity in northwest Pakistan

Peshawar: Armed gunmen today stormed a university in Pakistan’s restive northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and opened indiscriminate fire, injuring at least three persons. Heavy firing is taking place inside the Bacha Khan University in the province’s Charsadda town, some 50 kilometres from here, local media reports said. “Armed men stormed into the university premises early this […]

Kerry warns Saudi Arabia of consequences if they get Nukes

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned both Saudi Arabia and Pakistan against indulging in trade of nuclear weapons, saying there will be “all kinds of NPT consequences” if Riyadh went ahead with any such plan. Such a strong warning from Kerry comes amidst media reports that Saudi Arabia is trying to buy […]

3 Muslims, Sikh kicked off flight; appearance made pilot uneasy

New York: A Sikh man along with his four friends, who were kicked out from an American Airlines flight because their appearance made the captain uneasy has filed a USD 9 million lawsuit against the airline. Shan Anand, a Sikh, along with three other friends – Faimul Alam besides a Bangladeshi Muslim and an Arab […]

HRD sent 5 letters to Hyd Univ, says only followed procedure

HRD sent 5 letters to Hyd Univ, says only followed procedure

New Delhi: The HRD ministry had written as many as five letters to Hyderabad University on Labour Minister Bandaru Dattareya’s complaint regarding “anti national activities” on the campus and the “violent attack” on an ABVP leader but maintained it was standard procedure on such “VIP references”. Questions have been raised about the HRD ministry’s five […]

Much was expected from BJP govt, says Omar

Much was expected from BJP govt, says Omar

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday accused the Central government of not doing much for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley. “Much was expected of the current government where all others were accused of paying only lip service but nothing changed,” Omar wrote on Twitter on the 26th anniversary […]

BJP hits back at Rahul and Kejriwal, says ‘don’t politicise student’s suicide’

BJP hits back at Rahul and Kejriwal, says ‘don’t politicise student’s suicide’

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of politicising the suicide of a Dalit student at Hyderabad Central University and insisted that the issue had nothing to do with the victim being from the backward community. BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao attacked Rahul Gandhi […]

Bowlers need to learn from mistakes to stop 0-5: Shastri

Bowlers need to learn from mistakes to stop 0-5: Shastri

Canberra: Putting the onus on Indian bowlers to stop Australia’s winning juggernaut in the five-match ODI series, Team Director Ravi Shastri Tuesday said the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side can certainly arrest the slide if the inexperienced bowling line-up learns from its mistakes. Having already lost the series after three successive defeats, the visitors will be […]