NIA officer shot dead, wife injured by unknown killers

NIA officer shot dead, wife injured by unknown killers

BIJNOR/NEW DELHI: Two unidentified motorcycle -borne assailants shot dead a National Investigation Agency (NIA) official, who was part of several terror probe cases related to Indian Mujahideen, and critically wounded his wife in the wee hours on Sunday when they were returning home from a wedding near this Uttar Pradesh town. The killers pumped as […]

Mamata will suffer same fate as Indira in 1977: Sushma Swaraj

Durgapur: Equating the situation prevailing in West Bengal with that of Delhi in 1977, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday predicted a resounding defeat for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in upcoming assembly polls, saying she would suffer the same fate as then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Swaraj also said TMC government in West Bengal […]

Govt removes travel ban imposed on many overseas Sikhs

New Delhi: Apparently bowing to pressure from ally Akali Dal ahead of next year’s Punjab polls, the Modi government has lifted travel bans imposed on a number of overseas Sikhs, who were allegedly involved in subversive activities in 1980s and 1990s and kept in watch list. The blacklist, which was prepared at different levels by […]

Need to delink religion from terrorism: Modi

RIYADH: Terming terrorism as the enemy of humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was a need to “delink” religion from it and asserted that “segmented and partial” approaches to counter the menace will not be effective. Pressing for united global efforts to deal with the scourge, Modi said there can be no […]

IAF to take part in Red Flag exercise in US with NATO members

New Delhi: Amid growing bonhomie between India and the US, 12 IAF aircraft, including the Russian origin Su30 MKI, will fly to Alaska this month to take part in the prestigious ‘Red Flag’ air exercise that will see them in action alongside NATO forces during war games. The aircraft four each of Sukhoi and deep […]

SP govt has no right to continue: Rajnath

LUCKNOW: In a veiled attack on the Akhilesh Yadav dispensation in Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that a government which cannot redress problems of the people has no right to continue in power on moral grounds. “I am of the opinion that a government, which cannot redress the problems of its people, […]

Darul Uloom issues fatwa against chanting ‘Bharat mata ki jai’

Darul Uloom 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 […]

Pathankot attack: Pak JIT winds up probe in India

Pathankot attack: Pak JIT winds up probe in India

New Delhi: The Pakistani JIT on Thursday concluded its six-day discussions with NIA on the probe into the Pathankot attack, even as the visiting officials recorded statements of witnesses and collected DNA report of slain terrorists. On the proposal for an NIA team’s visit to Pakistan, the Joint Investigating Team (JIT) has welcomed it, saying […]

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 […]