Helicopter crash kills 25 in Afghanistan

Helicopter crash kills 25 in Afghanistan

Kabul: An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 on board. Naser Mehdi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says the helicopter crashed around 9:10 a.m. (0440 GMT), shortly after taking off from the mountainous Anar Dara district heading toward […]

Shopian’s Koul brings laurels to Kashmir in Goa Golf Carnival

Shopian’s Koul brings laurels to Kashmir in Goa Golf Carnival

Shopian: For the first time, a Kashmiri Pandit, Arun Koul, has won two prizes in the golf during the Goa Golf carnival held last week. Hailing from main town of Shopian in this southern Kashmir’s district, Koul belongs to renowned Janki Nath-Prem Nath business family (J.N.P.N); a household name in Shopian for apple and walnut business. […]

Modi unveils Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue in Gujarat

Modi unveils Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s statue in Gujarat

Kevadiya (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, believed to be the tallest in the world, and said it will be a reminder about the courage of a man who thwarted efforts to disintegrate India. Gujarat Governor O P Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and […]

1987 Hashimpura massacre case: Delhi HC gives lifer to 16 cops

1987 Hashimpura massacre case: Delhi HC gives lifer to 16 cops

New Delhi:The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced 16 policemen to life imprisonment for killing 42 people of a minority community in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case in Uttar Pradesh. A bench of Justices S Muralidhar and Vinod Goel reversed the trial court’s verdict which had acquitted the accused. The high court convicted 16 former […]

SC asks Centre to file affidavit on Rafale deal

SC asks Centre to file affidavit on Rafale deal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to file an affidavit within 10 days to say that the pricing in the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France is exclusive and cannot be shared with the court. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K […]

Pakistan Supreme Court acquits Christian woman on death row

Pakistan Supreme Court acquits Christian woman on death row

Srinagar: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman condemned to death on blasphemy charges after accepting her 2015 appeal against her sentence, Pakistani daily Dawn reported. The report said that a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice […]

Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

Possible seabed position of crashed Lion Air jet located

Jakarta: A massive search effort has identified the possible seabed location of the crashed Lion Air jet, Indonesia’s military chief said Wednesday, as experts carried out the grim task of identifying dozens of body parts recovered from a 15 nautical mile search area. The 2-month-old Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea on Monday just […]

Rupee falls 38 paise to 74.06 against the US dollar in early trade

Rupee falls 38 paise to 74.06 against the US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee dropped by 40 paise to 74.08 against the US dollar in early trade Wednesday, amid increased demand of the American currencies from importers and sustained foreign fund outflows. Forex traders said, the US dollar’s strength against some currencies overseas and concerns around the rift between the government and the RBI also weighed […]

Suicide bomber kills 7 outside Kabul prison

Suicide bomber kills 7 outside Kabul prison

Kabul: An Interior Ministry official says a suicide bomber has struck outside the country’s largest prison on the eastern edge of the capital Kabul, killing seven people, including prison workers and security personnel. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says the attacker early Wednesday targeted a bus carrying prison workers. The sprawling Pul-e-Charkhi prison houses hundreds […]

Thousands attend Jaish militant’s funeral in south Kashmir’s Tral

Pulwama: Thousands of people on Wednesday participated in the funeral of a local Jaish-e-Muhammad militant who was killed along with the nephew of outfit’s chief Maulana Masood Azhar in a gun-battle in Tral area of this south Kashmir district. Since early morning, hundreds of people thronged the house of Showkat Ahmad Khan at Handoora Tral, […]