President dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

President dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday dissolved the 16th Lok Sabha with immediate effect on recommendation of the Union cabinet, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement. A communique issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said the President dissolved the Lok Sabha after a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made such a […]

The fall of Amethi – why Rahul Gandhi lost?

The fall of Amethi – why Rahul Gandhi lost?

Amethi (UP): Lack of organisational network and a strong disconnect with the rural population led to the fall of the Congress stronghold Amethi, which has remained loyal to the Gandhi family since 1980. BJP’s Smriti Irani defeated the Congress chief and sitting MP Rahul Gandhi by a margin of 55,120 votes. Though the grand old […]

Kashmir expert Yusuf Buch passes away in New York, Mirwaiz condoles

Kashmir expert Yusuf Buch passes away in New York, Mirwaiz condoles

Srinagar: Muhammad Yousuf Buch, a former Pakistani minister and diplomat and also a Kashmir expert passed away in the United States on Friday. Buch (98), who was best known as an eminent expert on the Kashmir dispute, also ran a Free-Kashmir Centre in New York from 1957 to 1972. Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq […]

Congress Working Committee meets to review Lok Sabha poll debacle, Rahul may offer to quit

Congress Working Committee meets to review Lok Sabha poll debacle, Rahul may offer to quit

New Delhi: Top Congress leaders from across the country Saturday got together to review the party’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls, as the Congress Working Committee meeting got underway here. The CWC meeting, chaired by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is being attended by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Uttar Pradesh […]

At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail

At least 29 inmates killed in clashes at Venezuela jail

Caracas: At least 29 prisoners were killed and 19 police wounded in clashes at a jail in western Venezuela Friday, authorities said. The incident at the police station jail in the town of Acarigua, in Portuguesa state, occurred when police special forces (FAES) tried to stop a “massive prison break” which resulted in the deaths of […]

Educational institutions shut, train services suspended for second consecutive day in Kashmir

Educational institutions shut, train services suspended for second consecutive day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Educational institutions remained closed as a precautionary measure for the second day on Saturday in the Kashmir valley, where Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa was killed in an encounter by government forces in Pulwama district on Thursday. The Kashmir University (KU) and Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora in Pulwama have […]

More than a dozen wounded in package bomb explosion in France

More than a dozen wounded in package bomb explosion in France

Lyon: President Emmanuel Macron called a package blast on a pedestrian street in the heart of France’s city of Lyon on Friday an “attack” after the device wounded more than a dozen people just two days ahead of the country’s hotly contested European Parliament elections. Police were hunting a man believed to be in his early […]

Massive landslide blocks Kashmir highway

Massive landslide blocks Kashmir highway

Banihal: A massive landslide hit the Kashmir Highway in Ramban district in the wee hours of Saturday, leading to suspension of traffic on the road, officials said. The landslide, triggered by incessant rains over the past two days, occurred near Battery Cheshma, completely blocking the 270-km arterial road, said Suresh Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic), […]