1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Two convicts surrender, Sajjan Kumar likely to surrender later in day

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Two convicts surrender, Sajjan Kumar likely to surrender later in day

New Delhi:  Former MLAs Kishan Khokhar and Mahender Yadav, who were convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, surrendered before a Delhi court Monday to serve a 10-yr jail term. They were convicted in the case in which 73-year-old former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was sentenced to life for the “remainder of his natural life” […]

PM Modi congratulates Sheikh Hasina on electoral victory

PM Modi congratulates Sheikh Hasina on electoral victory

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi telephoned his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Monday and conveyed his heartiest congratulations on her party’s decisive victory in the parliamentary elections. The Ministry of External Affairs said Modi expressed confidence that the partnership between India and Bangladesh will continue to flourish under her “far-sighted” leadership. Hasina also thanked […]

Journalists to lead New Year Eve celebrations at iconic New York’s Times Square

Journalists to lead New Year Eve celebrations at iconic New York’s Times Square

New York:  Honouring journalism and press freedom, leading journalists, mostly from the US, will ring in the New Year Monday at the iconic Times Square’s popular New Year eve celebrations, watched by billions around the world. As the official special guests, the group will appear on stage with the Committee to Protect Journalists just before […]

Pulwama parts shut for 3rd straight day to mourn militant killings

Pulwama parts shut for 3rd straight day to mourn militant killings

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in parts of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district for the third consecutive day today, against the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammad militants. Witnesses said that all shops and business establishments are closed while public transport is off the roads in Pulwama town, Kakapora and other areas of the district. On Saturday […]

Rahul a “shameless liar”, desperate to see Gujarat fail: Rupani

Rahul a “shameless liar”, desperate to see Gujarat fail: Rupani

Ahmedabad: In a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi for his critical remarks on the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani dubbed the Congress president as a “shameless liar” who was desperate to see the state fail. Rupani said people of Gujarat have recognised Gandhi’s “hatred” for the state and have continuously rejected the Congress, […]

Rupee gains 20 paise to 69.75 against dollar in opening trade

Rupee gains 20 paise to 69.75 against dollar in opening trade

Mumbai: The rupee appreciated 20 paise to 69.75 against the US currency in opening trade Monday amid weakening of the American unit and positive opening in the domestic equity market. Forex traders said weakening of the US dollar against some currencies overseas aided the local unit. Meanwhile, the dollar index, which gauges the American currencies strength […]

Kashmir: Cold wave holds grip again after a day’s respite, Srinagar records minus 6.6 Degrees Celsius

Kashmir: Cold wave holds grip again after a day’s respite, Srinagar records minus 6.6 Degrees Celsius

Srinagar: Cold wave gripped Kashmir Valley including Ladakh region again on Monday after a days respite. The minimum temperature plummeted several notches below the freezing point in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar to minus 6.6 while it was minus 2.2 on Sunday. An official of the Met department said the minimum temperature was minus 5.5 degree Celsius in Pahalgam, […]

Bangla PM Hasina registers landslide win in general elections; opposition rejects ‘farcical’ polls

Bangla PM Hasina registers landslide win in general elections; opposition rejects ‘farcical’ polls

Dhaka:  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance has won the parliamentary vote with a thumping majority, officials said Monday, even as the main opposition rejected the “farcical” elections which claimed 18 lives and left over 200 injured, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country. The ruling Awami League-led coalition has won over […]