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Kashmir gunfight injures 3 troops
SRINAGAR: A gunbattle broke out at the Delhi Public School (DPS) in Srinagar in the early hours of Sunday as security forces launched an offensive to flush out the militants who took refuge inside the campus after killing Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel Sahab Shukla in Pantha Chowk area on Saturday. Three army personnel, including a captain, have been injured in the encounter. However, their condition was stable,
Shutdown to be partially relaxed during Eid: GJM
DARJEELING: Amid the ongoing indefinite shutdown in the West Bengal hills, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) leadership on Sunday said there will be “partial relaxation for 12 hours” on Monday for the Muslim community to observe Eid al Fitr. However, the GJM maintained that the relaxation in plying of vehicles would be only for the Muslim community, nor for the general public. “There will be partial relaxation of the bandh for
President, VP and speaker wish people on Eid
NEW DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday wished the countrymen on Eid Al Fitr, hoping the festival brings prosperity to all and also strengthens “faith in our unity and common destiny” that characterises India’s composite culture. Greeting fellow citizens, “particularly my Muslim brothers and sisters,” he said: “May this joyous occasion, which marks the culmination of the period of fasting and prayer during the Holy Month
Meira Kumar appeals for conscience vote
NEW DELHI: Meira Kumar, the opposition’s presidential candidate, on Sunday appealed to members of the electoral college to “heed the inner voice of conscience” while casting their vote in the July 17 election as the president’s office “cannot function to serve narrow political interests.” In a letter to all members of the electoral college -- comprising members of the two houses of parliament and elected members of the various
Toddler found dead in borewell after 3 days of operation
HYDERABAD: After three days of operation to rescue an 18-month-old girl from a borewell in Telangana’s Rangareddy district, she was found dead at a depth of 60m. Rescue workers pulled out the body early on Sunday, dashing all hopes of her parents, relatives and hundreds of people who had been waiting at the site, many fervently praying for her safety. Chinnari fell into the 450-feet deep borewell in a field on Thursday evening
India needs ‘Delhi-size landfills for waste by 2050’
NEW DELHI: With India littering its waste without sufficient treatment, it needs to set aside about 88sq km of precious land -- the size of New Delhi -- for landfills by 2050, industry association Assocham said on Sunday, citing its study. “Considering that most of the waste in India is dumped without treatment, it would require an estimated 88 sq km of precious land to be brought under waste disposal through landfilling by
Centre claims aiding 91% of scavengers
NEW DELHI: The central government has claimed that 91 per cent of manual scavengers have been provided a one-time cash payment of Rs40,000 and 108 per cent of identified scavengers and their dependants have been selected for skill training under the rehabilitation programme for manual scavengers. Of 12,742 manual scavengers identified in India after the promulgation of The Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their
Modi recalls Emergency, urges vigilance
NEW DELHI: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday as he talked to the people monthly radio programme “Mann ki Baat.” The prime minister, who arrived in the US on Sunday for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, recalled that June 25 is the 42nd anniversary of the Emergency imposed on the country by then prime minister Indira Gandhi. He greeted people on Eid. He
SRK completes 25 years in Bollywood
MUMBAI: He ventured into Bollywood in 1992 with the film “Deewana and ever since has given several cinematic jewels like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham” among many others. Supestar Shah Rukh Khan, who is fondly called the “Baadhshah” of Bollywood by his fans, has completed 25 years in the Hindi film industry. Shah Rukh began his career with appearances in several TV shows like
Cable car accident kills 7 in Gulmarg
SRINAGAR: A family of four from Delhi and three locals were killed on Sunday when a gondola car cabin crashed hundreds of metres down to the ground after its cable snapped in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police sources said the cable may have snapped after a giant tree fell on it, sending several cabin cars hurtling down a valley in the otherwise tourist paradise. “A couple and two children were among the dead,” a
40 chained mentally ill patients rescued
BHOPAL: At least 40 mentally ill patients, kept bound in chains, have been rescued from hotels and lodges in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam district, police said on Sunday. The mentally ill patients were ostensibly brought to the Hussain Tekri shrine in the district by their relatives seeking a cure. “There is a shrine here by the name of Hussain Tekri. It is believed that the mentally ill can be cured here by using frankincense,”
Kudumbasree to set up training school
KOCHI: Kerala’s successful all-women self-help group, Kudumbasree, which boasts of 4.3 million members, has decided to set up a school to impart training for members aimed at development of their socio-cultural and educational capabilities leading to improvement of their overall personality. The comprehensive training scheme will provide the members, majority of them ordinary homemakers, knowledge and information in various
Chennai flyover opens after 20-year wait
CHENNAI: A newly opened flyover at the Porur residential locality in Chennai metropolitan area was on Sunday opened by Chief Minister Edpappadi K. Palaniswami and named “Bharat Ratna Puratchi Thalaivar MGR,” after Tamil Nadu’s former actor-chief minister. This is the birth centenary year of the ruling Anna DMK founder. He used to live in a Ramapuram, which is close to the flyover. The bridge, aimed at bringing down traffic
Myanmar and Thailand torch $1 billion of seized drugs
Yangon: Myanmar and Thailand started torching nearly $1 billion worth ..
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Villagers begin to mourn dead after deadly China landslide
XINMO (China): Villagers in China visited what used to be their relati..
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VP visits refugees fleeing fighting, Duterte unseen in days
BALO-I: The vice president of the Philippines expressed hope on Monday..
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Govt websites in US hacked with pro-Daesh messages
CHICAGO: Several government websites in the US states of Ohio and Mary..
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Seven killed in Indian Himachal Pradesh road accident
SHIMLA (India): Seven pilgrims, including six of a family, were killed..
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Pakistan marks sombre Eid after tanker blaze, terror attacks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday began Eid celebrations on a grim note am..
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Abducted priest seen alive as militants hold out in Philippines
MARAWI (Philippines): A Roman Catholic priest abducted by militants wh..
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US-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district
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5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan
KABUL: Afghanistan has been hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake, accordi..
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Six police officers injured in London protest
LONDON: Six police officers were injured and four people arrested in a..
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