Nov WPI inflation jumps to 3.93% on high onion, veggie prices

NEW DELHI: Inflation based on wholesale price index (WPI) accelerated further to 3.93 per cent in November due to a sharp rise in onion prices and costlier seasonal vegetables, government data showed on Thursday. It was 3.59 per cent in October this year, and 1.82 per cent in November last year. Onion, a kitchen staple, […]

Pak directs its HC in Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s family

Pak directs its HC in Delhi to issue visas to Jadhav’s family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today directed its High Commission in New Delhi to issue visas to the wife and mother of Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, official sources said. The directive was issued by the Foreign Ministry following its decision last week to allow Jadhav’s family to meet him on December 25 in Islamabad, they said. […]

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

Move to allow women to go for Haj sans Mehram giving positive results: Naqvi

NEW DELHI: The government’s decision to lift a ban on Muslim women undertaking Haj pilgrimage without ‘Mehram’ (a male companion) has generated “positive” results, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said today. According to a statement, Naqvi made the comments while referring to a “large number” of applications the Haj Committee of India (HCoI) has received […]

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month: MSF

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month: MSF

Yangon: At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. The figure is the highest estimated death toll yet of violence that erupted on August 25 and triggered a massive refugee crisis, […]

Day-night Test cricket is inevitable: Ganguly

Day-night Test cricket is inevitable: Ganguly

KOLKATA: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today said day-night Test cricket is inevitable as the longer version of the game is fighting for survival because of poor turnouts. Ganguly’s comment came after some reports stated that concerned with poor ticket sales especially during the India- Sri Lanka series opener last month at Eden Gardens, the […]

Avalanche warning

Avalanche warning

Chandigarh: A medium danger avalanche warning was issued on Wednesday for some avalanche-prone districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued medium danger avalanche warning valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5:00 pm on Wednesday. A SASE advisory said medium danger avalanche warning exists for […]

Palestinians have right to Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

Palestinians have right to Jerusalem as capital: Saudi king

Riyadh: Palestinians have the right to Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital, Saudi King Salman said on Wednesday, echoing calls at an Islamic summit in Istanbul from which he had stayed away. “The kingdom has called for a political solution to resolve regional crises, foremost of which is the Palestinian issue and the restoration of […]

Kasuri dismisses Modi’s claim as ‘strange story with no basis’

Kasuri dismisses Modi’s claim as ‘strange story with no basis’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri on Wednesday dismissed as “a strange story with no basis” the claim made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Islamabad was interfering in the Gujarat Assembly polls. “I am astonished. I had gone for dinner and I heard him saying that Pakistan is hatching a conspiracy,” Kasuri, who […]

Situation in Kashmir fast returning to normal: Special DG CRPF

Situation in Kashmir fast returning to normal: Special DG CRPF

JAMMU: A top CRPF officer on Wednesday said the situation in Kashmir was fast returning to normal as the people of the Valley were rejecting “terrorism” and appealing to “misguided youths” to shun the path of violence and return to the mainstream. Responding to a query about the killing of over 200 militants this year, […]

China denies building tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China denies building tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

BEIJING: China Wednesday denied plans to construct a tunnel to divert Brahmaputra river waters amid reports of highly polluted waters from its tributary Siang flowing into India. “I would like to point out that China’s position on the eastern part of the China-India border is consistent and clear,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in […]