India’s 70th Republic Day: INA veterans, M777 howitzers, women power hog limelight at Rajpath

India’s 70th Republic Day: INA veterans, M777 howitzers, women power hog limelight at Rajpath

NEW DELHI: India Saturday celebrated the 70th Republic Day with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath — the city’s centrepiece boulevard — in presence of thousands of spectators including foreign dignitaries and the country’s top political and military brass. South African President Ramaphosa was […]

We must strive to protect and preserve foundational ethics of Constitution: Pranab Mukherjee 70th Republic Day

NEW DELHI: A day after his name was announced for the Bharat Ratna award, former President Pranab Mukherjee called upon countrymen to strive to protect and preserve the foundational ethics of justice, liberty, equality and fraternity as enshrined in the Constitution. Wishing fellow citizens on the 70th Republic Day, he urged them to strengthen their […]

Six kids, cop hurt in Republic Day parade motorcycle stunt mishap

PALANPUR: Six children and a woman constable riding a stunt motorcycle were Saturday injured when the two-wheeler slipped at a state-level Republic Day parade organised here. The stunt-motorcycle slipped after it lost balance and hit a group of children in the 11-12 age group who were part of the audience, said Banaskantha Superintendent of Police […]

100 per cent chances for hacking EVMs, says Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati: Claiming that there were 100 per cent chances for hacking Electronic Voting Machines, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Saturday warned that democracy could not be sacrificed to hackers. He demanded that the Election Commission of India either ensure VVPAT receipts were issued 100 per cent or revert to the old ballot paper […]

Trump accepts deal to temporarily end longest government shutdown in US history

Trump accepts deal to temporarily end longest government shutdown in US history

WASHINGTON: Succumbing to political pressure, President Donald Trump has backed a deal to temporarily end the record-breaking government shutdown in America’s history despite getting no funding for his controversial plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border. The deal resolved the crippling 35-day closure but not the fight over his proposed border wall. Trump […]

Accidental blast kills 5 in Afghanistan

Accidental blast kills 5 in Afghanistan

KABUL: Afghan officials say an accidental explosion killed four insurgents and a civilian near a sporting event in an area controlled by the Taliban. Major Hanif Rezaie, an army spokesman, says one of the fighters killed in the northern Baghlan province was a local commander. A provincial official says another 20 people, including Taliban fighters […]

Atya Patya championship: Selection trials to be held on Jan 29

Atya Patya championship: Selection trials to be held on Jan 29

SRINAGAR: J&K Atya Patya Association is going to conduct selection trails at Indoor Sports on January 29 to select the team for the 4th Federation Cup National Atya Patya championship. The championship is scheduled be held at Mata Vaishnu Devi Shrine Board Sports Complex, Katra Jammu starting from 22nd to 24th February. All the interested […]

Yadav stars as India go 2-0 up against New Zealand

MOUNT MAUNGANUI: Wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal continued to torment New Zealand batsmen after a collective batting effort, guiding India to an emphatic 90-run win in the second ODI here Saturday. India now lead the five-match series 2-0. Opting to bat, India piled up a challenging 324 for 4 riding on Rohit Sharma […]

Bomb blast near BRTF camp in Manipur, none hurt

Bomb blast near BRTF camp in Manipur, none hurt

Imphal: A low intensity blast occurred on Saturday afternoon near a security camp of Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) at Lamphel area in Imphal West district, police said. The blast, which occurred at around 1 pm near an officers’ mess, did not lead to any casualty or damages, they said. Several proscribed outfits had called […]

Mehbooba hits out at J&K guv for reversing decision taken by her govt

Mehbooba hits out at J&K guv for reversing decision taken by her govt

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik’s move to reverse the previous state government’s decision, exempting women from paying stamp duty on property registration, had negated her efforts toward women empowerment. Mehbooba led the previous PDP-BJP government in the state. “As far as empowering women is concerned, […]