Assam: Live wire falls on protesters, 11 dead

Assam: Live wire falls on protesters, 11 dead

TINSUKIA (ASSAM): At least 11 people were killed and 20 injured in Assam on Monday after a high-voltage wire hit by police firing fell on demonstrators protesting over a murder case. Police said a large number of protesters – armed with matchets and sticks – pelted stones at Pangeree police station in Tinsukia district. They […]

UP panchayat asks girls not to wear jeans

BAGHPAT (UP): A village panchayat here has decided to boycott the families of girls who wear “jeans and tight clothes”. “At a panchayat held in Bawli village, it has been decided that girls should not wear jeans and tight clothes. If any girl wears such clothes, her family would be boycotted,” village head’s husband, Omveer […]

Maldives’ security, stability in India’s interest: Modi

NEW DELHI: Referring to India’s Neighbourhood First policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the security and stability of the Maldives are in the interest of India. “The Maldives is among India’s closest partners,” Modi said while addressing the media after holding bilateral delegation-level talks with visiting Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom […]

Drought-hit Latur faces a rise in kidney stone cases

MUMBAI: In drought-hit Latur, battling severe drought for the last three years, a significant rise in kidney stone and urinary tract infection cases due to consumption of bore well water has been witnessed. “The administration is supplying water through tankers. This water is not pure and is contaminated. Due to lack of surface water people […]

GoI asks states to check dishonour of tricolour, anthem

GoI asks states to check dishonour of tricolour, anthem

New Delhi: Amid the raging debate on nationalism and complaints about insult to the national anthem and flag of India, the government of India has asked the states to ensure “strict compliance” of the relevant laws violations of which attract three years’ imprisonment. In a communication to all states and union territories, the Home Ministry […]

India may not get back Kohinoor diamond

NEW DELHI: India may not get back the Kohinoor diamond, the Centre has said, citing a 43-year-old law that does not allow it to bring back antiquities taken out of the country before independence. Under the provisions of the Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972, the Ar¬chaeological Survey of India takes up the issue of […]

Vajpayee failed to solve Bangladesh infiltration issue: Amit Shah

GUWAHATI: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee could not resolve the issue of infiltration happening from the Bangladesh side because of the absence of any agreement with the neighbouring country, BJP president Amit Shah said on Saturday. “We did not have an agreement (Land Boundary Agreement) with Bangladesh at that time. So border fencing could […]

NIA court issues arrest warrant against Masood Azhar

NIA court issues arrest warrant against Masood Azhar

Chandigarh/New Delhi: National Investigation Agency Friday secured non-bailable arrest warrants against Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf and two others for allegedly conspiring to carry out the Pathankot air base attack in January this year. A special NIA court based in Mohali issued the ‘open-ended non-bailable warrant’ against Azhar, his brother, […]