Asia Cup: Fancied India wary of unpredictable Pakistan

Dubai: Favourites India have no grounds for complacency as they wait to see ‘which’ Pakistan turns up in the Asia Cup here Sunday, well aware of the unpredictable arch-rivals’ penchant for surprising not just opponents but themselves, too. India are eyeing a place in the final after three wins in as many matches, while Pakistan […]

Gunmen attack Iranian military parade killing at least eight

Tehran: Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. The state-run IRNA news agency reported that the wounded included a woman and a child but did not elaborate. Earlier reports described the […]

Rs 18 lakh withdrawn from ATM in UP, bank manager’s role suspected

Muzaffarnagar: Uttar Pradesh police said Saturday they have arrested a man for illegally withdrawing more than Rs 18 lakh from an ATM in Shamli district with help from the bank manager. Chetan Kumar illegally removed Rs 18,37,300 from the ATM of the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Banti Khera area, Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar […]

US Senate committee postpones Kavanaugh hearing

Washington: A key US Senate committee has postponed its high-stakes hearing on sexual assault allegation against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after his accuser Christine Blasey Ford declined the committee’s request to testify before it. Senator Chuck Grassley, who heads the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Friday that both Kavanaugh and accuser Ford […]

4 killed, 7 injured in Doda road accident

Jammu: Four persons were killed and seven injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Saturday, police said. A passenger vehicle went out of the driver’s control and rolled down a deep gorge on Gangal-Bhalessa road in the hilly district. Rescue operation has been launched in the area. (Agencies)

China cancels trade talks with US: Report

Beijing: China has scrapped the trade talks with the US due next week by deciding not to send its Vice Premier Liu He for the negotiations, the Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper cited sources saying China was also not sending a mid-level delegation to the US ahead of Liu’s planned visit. The Chinese government […]

Modi, Ambani jointly carried out surgical strike on defence forces: Rahul on Rafale issue

New Delhi: Upping the ante on the Rafale issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Anil Ambani jointly carried out a “surgical strike” on the defence forces. His renewed attack on Modi came a day after a French media report quoted former French president Francois Hollande as purportedly saying that […]

10 dead, 3 injured in Shimla road accident

Shimla: Ten people, including four women, died and three others were injured after a vehicle veered off a road in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district Saturday, a police official said. The accident happened at Snail, three kilometres from Kuddu on Tiyuni Road. The three injured, including a child, have been admitted to Rohru hospital, Shimla Superintendent […]

Bandipora shuts to mourn killing of five militants

Srinagar: A complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town for the second consecutive day Saturday to mourn the killings of five militants by government forces at Shogbaba village during a gunfight. Besides authorities closing all the educational institutions including schools and colleges, all the shops and business establishments are shut and the […]