Delhi court allows ED to quiz Geelani’s son-in-law

Delhi court allows ED to quiz Geelani’s son-in-law

New Delhi: A Delhi court Wednesday allowed ED to quiz Altaf Shah, son-in-law of resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani, and others in connection with a “terror-funding case” involving LeT chief and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Special judge Rakesh Syal allowed the agency to question Shah, Zahoor Watali, an influential businessman who has allegedly friendship […]

State elections deferred as J&K sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

State elections deferred as J&K sought 70,000 troops for simultaneous polls: Officials

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections were deferred as the state administration asked for over 70,000 paramilitary troops for conducting simultaneous polls, a demand which could not be acceded to, officials said Wednesday. A home ministry official said the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s demand of about 717 companies of paramilitary personnel could not be […]

Nirav Modi arrested, to appear in UK court

Nirav Modi arrested, to appear in UK court

London: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, was arrested on Wednesday by Scotland Yard in London. The arrest came days after a London court issued an arrest warrant against him in response to a request by the Enforcement Directorate for his extradition in a money laundering […]

24 suffer eye infection after ‘botched’ cataract surgeries at Haryana hospital

24 suffer eye infection after ‘botched’ cataract surgeries at Haryana hospital

Kurukshetra: At least 24 patients, including some women, suffered severe eye infection allegedly due to botched cataract surgeries at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Civil Hospital here. The Kurukshetra district health authorities have suspended eye surgeries at the hospital till Friday. The patients who were operated upon at the hospital over the past three weeks […]

In whose custody was Awantipora youth, clarify: NC to J&K Govt

In whose custody was Awantipora youth, clarify: NC to J&K Govt

Srinagar: The National Conference said Wednesday that the Jammu and Kashmir government should clarify whether the Awantipora youth was in the custody of NIA or state police at the time of his death. NC said an FIR should be registered in the matter against the officials concerned. A 28-year-old school teacher, who was arrested in connection […]

India expresses concern over widening trade deficit with China

India expresses concern over widening trade deficit with China

Beijing: India on Wednesday expressed concern over the widening trade deficit with China which has ballooned to over USD 58 billion, with the country’s new envoy here saying that addressing the issue would be his top priority. India’s Ambassador to China Vikram Misri, who assumed charge on January 8 at a time when the two Asian […]

NC-Congress alliance: Cong to contest on Jammu, Udhampur seats; ‘Friendly contest in Ang, Bla’

NC-Congress alliance: Cong to contest on Jammu, Udhampur seats; ‘Friendly contest in Ang, Bla’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday while announcing the pre-poll alliance with the Indian National Congress said that Jammu and Udhampur parliamentary seats will be contested by Congress. “I will contest from Srinagar and there will be a friendly contest between NC and Congress in Anantnag and Baramulla,” he said, […]

India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time

India signals to boycott China’s Belt and Road Forum for 2nd time

Beijing: India on Wednesday signalled that it will boycott China’s second Belt and Road Forum for a second time, saying no country can participate in an initiative that ignores its core concerns on sovereignty and territorial integrity. India boycotted the first Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in 2017 after protesting to Beijing over the controversial China-Pakistan […]

Christchurch terror attacks: NZ to observe 2-minute silence on Friday, ‘Azaan to be broadcast nationally’

Christchurch terror attacks: NZ to observe 2-minute silence on Friday, ‘Azaan to be broadcast nationally’

A two-minute silence will be held on Friday to commemorate the one-week anniversary of last week’s massacre. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement during a visit to Christchurch today. In a separate event, state broadcasters Radio NZ and TVNZ will also play the Islamic call to prayer. Two minutes’ silence was chosen over the […]

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