Jaitley calls Rahul Gandhi ‘clown prince’, accuses of spreading falsehood

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of spreading falsehood in connection with Rafale deal, and waiving loans given to 15 industrial houses. In a facebook post titled: Falsehood of a ‘Clown Prince’, Jaitley said in mature democracies those who rely on falsehood are considered unfit for public life. “You […]

Govt should fulfill at least one promise to Hindus, follow triple talaq route for Ram temple: Shiv Sena

MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena Thursday welcomed the Centre’s ordinance banning instant triple talaq and asked the government to take a similar route for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The government should take steps to fulfil “at least one promise” made to Hindus of the country, keeping their sentiments in mind, […]

Arthur blames under pressure batsmen for heavy loss against India

Arthur blames under pressure batsmen for heavy loss against India

Dubai: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has blamed his team’s batsmen for the heavy loss against India in an Asia Cup match, saying they could not handle the pressure and played well “outside” of their roles. Pakistan made a disastrous start, losing two wickets for three runs before getting all out for 162. India chased down […]

UGC asks varsities to celebrate Sep 29 as ‘Surgical Strike Day’

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday directed varsities and higher education institutions across India to observe September 29 as “Surgical strike day”. Talk-sessions by ex-servicemen about the killings of armed forces, special parades, visiting exhibitions and sending greeting cards to pledge their support for armed forces, are among the activities prescribed by […]

Pandya ruled out due to injury

DUBAI: Hardik Pandya has been ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup after suffering an acute back injury during the group league encounter against Pakistan on Wednesday. He will be replaced most likely by Deepak Chahar. Chahar will reportedly join the team on Thursday. Earlier, rumours of Pandya not taking part kept swirling after he […]

CBSE plans to introduce sign language, braille as subjects for students with special needs

NEW DELHI: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is mulling introducing sign language as a subject, computer-based tests, attendance waivers and flexible subject selection options for students with special needs. The board which is in the process of formulating comprehensive guidelines for students with special needs has proposed such children may also be given […]

Senior PDP leader joins JKNPP in Jammu

Jammu:  A senior leader of the PDP on Thursday joined the JKNPP here, third such instance after the previous ruling party decided to boycott the upcoming local urban bodies and panchayat polls in the state. Capt (retd.) Anil Gour, chairman of the Ex-Serviceman Wing of the PDP, along with other members joined the JKNPP and […]

Five arrested in UP for betting on India-Pak match

Muzaffarnagar (UP):Five persons have been arrested for allegedly betting on the India-Pakistan match of the ongoing Asia Cup tournament, police said Thursday. Besides, Rs 9,50,000 in cash, a laptop and 20 mobile phones were seized from their possession after raiding a house in the Newmandi police station area Wednesday night, SP (City) Ombir Singh said. […]

Pak anti-graft body to challenge release of Sharif, kin

Pak anti-graft body to challenge release of Sharif, kin

Islamabad: Pakistan’s anti-graft body Thursday decided to challenge in the Supreme Court the suspension of the jail sentences of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case, according to a media report. The Islamabad High Court Wednesday suspended the jail sentences of Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) […]