Surat fire tragedy: Hardik Patel detained after stir threat

Surat fire tragedy: Hardik Patel detained after stir threat

Surat: Congress leader Hardik Patel was Monday detained by police after he threatened to sit on a hunger strike if the Gujarat government did not take action against Surat mayor and other officials over with the fire tragedy that claimed lives of 22 students, an official said. The Congress had sought permission from the Sarthana police […]

Taliban attacks kill 10 troops, 4 police officials in northern Afghanistan

Taliban attacks kill 10 troops, 4 police officials in northern Afghanistan

Kabul: A roadside bombing claimed by the Taliban killed 10 Afghan soldiers in the country’s west while insurgent attacks on security checkpoints in northern Afghanistan killed four policemen, local officials said Monday. The soldiers were driving back to base after picking up their salaries in the country’s western Farah province. They were travelling in a […]

Pakistan election commission admits petition challenging Maryam’s PML-N VP appointment

Pakistan election commission admits petition challenging Maryam’s PML-N VP appointment

Islamabad: Pakistan’s election commission on Monday admitted a petition challenging the appointment of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, as a PML-N vice president on grounds that she is ineligible to hold a public office. The petition filed by members of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was heard by a three-member bench […]

Four foreigners arrested with drug cache in Delhi

Four foreigners arrested with drug cache in Delhi

New Delhi: The NCB Monday claimed to have busted a narcotics syndicate operating in the national capital with the arrest of four foreigners, including two women, and recovering more than 7 kg of drugs from them. Officials of the central anti-narcotics agency said two separate operations were conducted over the weekend here. In the first case, […]

PM Modi credits grassroot workers for his victory

PM Modi credits grassroot workers for his victory

Varanasi: Chemistry has triumphed over poll arithmetic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, profusely thanking Varanasi voters for electing him by a huge margin in the Lok Sabha elections. “Political analysts will have to accept that beyond poll arithmetic there is a chemistry,” he told party workers on his first visit to his constituency after […]

Man injured in firing over property dispute in Mumbai

Man injured in firing over property dispute in Mumbai

Mumbai: A 30-year-old man was seriously injured when two persons allegedly fired at him in suburban Mankhurd on Monday over a property dispute, police said. One person was detained in this connection, they said. The incident took place around 5.30 am at Zakir Hussain Nagar when the victim, Abbas Shaikh, a resident of the neighboring […]

Trump says US not ready for China trade deal

Trump says US not ready for China trade deal

Tokyo: President Donald Trump says the US isn’t ready to make a trade deal with China, but he’s leaving open the possibility that the two nations could strike an agreement someday. Speaking in Tokyo Monday, Trump said of China, “they would like to make a deal. We’re not ready to make a deal.”  He added, […]

Zakir Musa killing: Several educational institutions remain closed in Kashmir

Zakir Musa killing: Several educational institutions remain closed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Classes at several educational institutions in Kashmir remained suspended on Monday to thwart student protests following the killing of Zakir Musa, the chief of an Al-Qaeda affiliate, in an encounter in Pulwama district last week, officials said. While many schools conducted normal operations till Class 10, all higher secondary schools and degree colleges in Srinagar, […]

China will always stand by Pakistan’s ‘core interests’: Chinese Vice President

China will always stand by Pakistan’s ‘core interests’: Chinese Vice President

Islamabad: China will always stand by Pakistan’s “core interests” no matter how the international landscape changes, visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan has said as he cited the USD 60 billion CPEC as the manifestation of their all-weather relationship. Addressing a meeting on Sunday organised by the Pakistan-China Institute (PCI), the senior Chinese leader said the […]

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