Author: IANS

Kerala woman killed in Colombo blast

Thiruvananthapuram, April 21 (IANS) A Kerala woman holidaying in Colombo was among those killed in suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, authorities here said. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed condolences over the death of 58-year-old P.S. Razeena, who arrived in the Sri Lankan capital along with her husband[Read More…]

Cricketers condemn Sri Lanka blasts, send condolences

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Indian cricket fraternity has strongly condemned the serial blasts at multiple locations in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which killed 192 people and injured over 470 others. India captain Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, among others, sent their condolences to the victims.[Read More…]

AAP announces three candidates in Haryana

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday announced its Lok Sabha candidates for three seats in Haryana which it will contest in alliance with the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP). Haryana AAP chief Naveen Jaihind will contest for Faridabad, former Director General of Police Prithvi Raj[Read More…]

Islamists blamed for Sri Lanka blasts: Daily

Colombo, April 21 (IANS) Islamist extremists carried out the first six major suicide bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, The Daily Mirror reported. Investigators said that two terrorists had on Saturday checked into Room 616 of The Shangri-La hotel, one of the three Colombo hotels where blasts took place[Read More…]

Lt Gen Hooda laments Pragya’s remark on Karkare

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Lt Gen (retired) D.S. Hooda on Sunday said he was hurt by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sadhvi Pragya Thakur’s remarks on police officer Hemant Karkare, killed in the 26/11 terror attack. Hooda’s statement came at a press conference, organised by the Congress to release[Read More…]

Goa CM asks police to beef up security of churches

Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday asked Director General of Police Pranab Nanda to beef up security of churches to prevent a Sri Lanka-like attack. The neighbouring country was rocked by multiple explosions, mostly in Colombo, that left as many as 185 people dead and[Read More…]

Bypolls to 6 Bengal assembly constituencies on May 19

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Five West Bengal assembly seats – Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST), Nowda and Bhatpara – will go for bypolls on May 19, according to the Election Commission. The bypolls have been necessitated after the sitting MLAs resigned to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Earlier, Additional Chief Electoral[Read More…]

A tough poll battle on cards in picturesque Ladakh

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) The electoral battle in the Ladakh Lok Sabha seat of Jammu and Kashmir has become interesting for poll watchers, but tough for contestants. The constituency, spread over Leh and Kargil districts, is geographically one of the largest and population-wise one of the smallest in the country.[Read More…]

Jaypee Infra buyout race picks up with Adani, NBCC bids

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) As the May 6 deadline approaches to resolve the Jaypee Infratech Ltd (JIL) insolvency case, the battle to acquire the debt-laden company has become more intense with NBCC submitting a fresh bid on April 24 and the Adani Group also entering the fray. According to[Read More…]

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