Over 20 killed as Somali forces end siege of restaurant

MOGADISHU: Somalia’s security forces ended a deadly siege of a beachfront restaurant in the capital, with more than 20 people killed in the attack, a police official said Friday. The security forces took control of the restaurant just before dawn, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, speaking from the scene of the attack in Mogadishu. It was […]

Driver of taxi hired from Pathankot found dead; alert issued

New Delhi: Delhi Police today issued an alert after the driver of a taxi hired by three unidentified persons from Pathankot was found dead in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, in the aftermath of the airbase attack. The taxi driver, identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gaggal village in Kangra district, was found dead […]

Youth who joined LeT held from south Kashmir

Srinagar: 17-year-old Aquib Bashir, who had allegedly joined Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), has been arrested from Shopian district in south Kashmir. Acting on a tip-off, a joint party of army and police from Khuadpora area of Shopian arrested Aquib last night, a police official said today. One AK rifle, one magazine and 30 rounds were recovered from […]

Punjab, Haryana under grip of severe cold conditions

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana today remained under the grip of severe cold conditions while dense fog affected normal life in most parts of the two states. With minimum temperatures dropping several notches below normal, the foggy weather disrupted air, rail and road traffic in Punjab and Haryana. Narnaul was the coldest place in both states, […]

Our resolve to fight terror getting stronger every day: Pak PM at World Economic Forum

Davos: Recovering from a major terror attack back home, Pakistan on Thursday said its resolve to fight terrorism is getting stronger every day and is taking very decisive action against terrorists. Speaking here at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government has taken very decisive action against […]

MIM fields Dalit candidate from Muslim-dominated constituency

Faizabad: Asaduddin Owaisi’s MIM has decided to field a Dalit candidate from Muslim-dominated Bikapur constituency of Faizabad for the February 13 Assembly bypoll. Pradeep Kori, a Dalit youth, is the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) candidate from Bikapur constituency. He is also the state president of ‘Kori Society’, an influential group among Dalit community members in the […]

Powerful writing sheds light on darkness: Atwood

Jaipur: Powerful writing has been shedding light on darkness, be it darkness of regimes, poverty, discrimination of certain sections or atrocities against women, according to Man Booker Prize winning Canadian author and poet Margaret Atwood. The 76-year-old prolific author spoke about the “many darkness” in the “very optimistic act of writing” and on other issues […]

GoI amends jail manual after Guru’s hanging

GoI amends jail manual after Guru’s hanging

NEW DELHI:  Government has come out with a new prison manual which will ensure death row convicts get a final meeting with family members before execution and legal aid at all stages even after rejection of mercy petitions. The new rules came three years after the government of India faced flak for not informing the […]

Sensex ends below 24,000 for first time in 20 months

Sensex ends below 24,000 for first time in 20 months

MUMBAI: Market benchmark Sensex on Thursday sinked further to crack below the 24,000-mark after over 20 months by shedding 100 points to 23,962.21, bogged down by persistent selling in Asian shares, following fresh dip in oil prices. The broader NSE Nifty also broke below the 7,300-mark. Profit-booking in blue-chips after early gains, caution ahead of […]