Rawat set to return as CM following SC’s nod

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Harish Rawat is all set to be reinstated as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, over six weeks after he was ousted by the Centre, with the Supreme Court today putting its stamp of approv¬al on the floor test in the Assembly yesterday. “Rawat gets 33 votes out of 61 in the floor […]

Cong attacks Modi govt

NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the restoration of its govern¬ment in Uttarakhand, Congress today targeted the Modi dispensation in the Lok Sabha, saying it now hopes that the opposition governments will not be toppled anymore and the “murder of democracy” will stop. Soon after Supreme Court made public today the result of the confidence vote held […]

No plans to lift AFSPA from J-K, Northeast: Govt

No plans to lift AFSPA from J-K, Northeast: Govt

New Delhi: The government has no plans to revoke AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. “No, sir,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in reply to a written question on whether government has plans to revoke Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts from […]

Jamaat calls Bangladesh strike protesting Nizami’s execution

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s biggest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami on Wednesday called a nationwide general strike tomorrow to protest the execution of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, the senior-most Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. In a statement, Jamaat, which was opposed to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, described 73-year-old […]

Cop injured in grenade attack

Srinagar: A policeman was injured on Wednesday in a grenade attack by militants in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, police said. Militants hurled a grenade towards a stationary vehicle of a senior police officer outside the court complex in Anantnag town around 1 PM, a police official said. He said the grenade exploded on the […]

Man arrested trying to smuggle gold

Jammu: Police has foiled a bid by a man to smuggle gold biscuits and ornaments into Jammu and Kashmir and handed him over to the Commercial Taxes Department. A police team conducted surprise checking at TapyalMorh in Kathua district and nabbed Bodh Raj, a resident of Jammu, from a bus coming from Delhi and seized […]

Sad that Platini’s ban remains: FIFA president Infantino

Sad that Platini’s ban remains: FIFA president Infantino

MEXICO CITY: Gianni Infantino expressed sadness that Michel Platini failed to overturn his ban, despite the new FIFA president gaining soccer’s top job after charges of financial wrongdoing knocked his former boss out of the race. Platini saw the FIFA presidency as his destiny, but the UEFA leader was prevented from running in February’s election […]

Ex-Pak PM Gilani’s kidnapped son recovered from Afghanistan

Ex-Pak PM Gilani’s kidnapped son recovered from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s kidnapped son was on Tuesday recovered from Afghanistan in a joint operation carried out by the US and Afghan forces, three years after he was abducted by suspected Taliban militants. Ali Haider Gilani, son of ex-premier Gilani, has been recovered from Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, Pakistan’s Foreign Office […]

ISIS claims female Russian spy infiltrated terror network

WASHINGTON: A Russian woman spy infiltrated ISIS ranks and before being executed passed on key information due to which many jihadists lost their lives, the terror group has claimed. An article titled “Elvira Karaeva — Agent of the Russian Special Services” in Istok, the Islamic State’s Russian- language online magazine, focuses on the woman whom […]