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  • Who will contest from Hajipur? Paswan’s son or brother?

    Patna, Jan 8 (IANS) With LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan deciding not to contest from Hajipur in Bihar, speculation is rife as to who will succeed him in the constituency: his son or brother. Nearly 42 years after he won the Hajipur Lok Sabha seat for the first time with[Read More…]

  • Custody death: Book police station head and others, orders Ghaziabad court

    Ghaziabad, Jan 8 (IANS) In an alleged custody death case involving a woman last year, a local court on Tuesday ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to book in-charge of a police station and his colleagues. The case is related to the police station of Tronika City in Ghaziabad where the[Read More…]

  • Suicide car bombing kills 2 in Iraq

    Tikrit (Iraq), Jan 8 (IANS) At least two security members were killed and six others were wounded on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack in Iraq’s Tikrit city, officials said. Khalid Mohmoud from Salahudin provincial Health Department confirmed the toll to Xinhua news agency. Earlier, Mohammed al-Bazi from the[Read More…]

  • Supreme Court verdict strong indictment of Narendra Modi, says Opposition (Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress and other opposition parties on Tuesday said the Supreme Court verdict reinstating Alok Verma as the CBI Director was a strong indictment of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government and alleged that he was sent on leave to forestall a probe into[Read More…]

  • 20 injured in Beijing school attack (Lead)

    Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) A disgruntled maintenance worker at a primary school here attacked and injured 20 students with a hammer on Tuesday, according to authorities. The attack took place at the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district just after 11.15 a.m., the police[Read More…]

  • Security beefed up in Sirsa, Rohtak ahead of murder case judgment

    Chandigarh, Jan 8 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Rohtak and Sirsa towns in Haryana ahead of the judgment of a CBI court against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati. The judgment is likely to be pronounced[Read More…]

  • Train engine on Kalka-Shimla track catches fire

    Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) A fire broke on Tuesday in the engine of a Shimla-bound train on the Kalka-Shimla track, a world heritage site, triggering panic among passengers. However, no one was injured in the accident. Engine of Himalayan Queen caught fire near Patta Ka Mor in Solan district. “The[Read More…]

  • US plea to protect Syrian-Kurd militias unacceptable: Turkey

    Ankara, Jan 8 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday strongly rejected Washington’s calls for his country to protect US-backed Kurdish militias in Syria and said statements made by US National Security Adviser John Bolton asking for the same were “unacceptable”. At the start of his visit to Israel[Read More…]

  • Centre to help Solapur emerge hub for making uniforms

    Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) The central government will extend support to Solapur in Maharashtra to become a hub for making uniforms, said a top official on Tuesday. “As Solapur has the potential to become a uniform hub of the country, we will extend all the support in achieving the goal[Read More…]

  • Quota bill in haste after poll losses: Congress

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday said in the Lok Sabha that the government had brought the bill for 10 per cent quota to upper castes “in haste” after its loss in three Hindi heartland states and demanded it should be sent to a joint parliamentary committee[Read More…]

  • SC paves the way for re-opening of Vedanta’s copper plant in TN

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way, for now, for the re-opening of the Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu’s as it put on hold the status quo order passed by the Madurai bench of the Madras High Court. The[Read More…]

  • NESO condemns passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, warns of more agitation

    Shillong, Jan 8 (IANS) Condemning the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha, the North East Students Organisation (NESO) on Tuesday warned of more agitation across the northeastern states due to “another political injustice meted out by the Indian government on the indigenous people of the region”.[Read More…]

  • With Gopinath as IMF chief economist, 4 women now at apex of world economy (Lead)

    By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Jan 8 (IANS) Four women will dominate the global economic policy sphere with eminent academic Gita Gopinath becoming the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) chief economist. In a sign of growing women power, she along with her boss and IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank’s chief[Read More…]

  • SC constitutes 5-judge Constitution bench for Ayodhya (Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) A five-Judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been constituted to hear the title suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya case, which will begin hearing on January 10. The others in the bench will be Justice S.A.[Read More…]

  • Himachal proposes budget session from Feb 4

    Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday proposed to the Governor to convene the budget session of the Assembly from February 4 to 27. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here. It was[Read More…]

  • Nationwide trade strike near total in Kerala (Lead)

    Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day nationwide strike called by trade unions was near total in Kerala on Tuesday and was by and large peaceful, with train services badly hit. Barring the BJP-backed BMS trade union, all other unions are protesting in support of demands including a raise in minimum[Read More…]

  • 48 teams to participate in Asia-Pacific soccer Cup

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) As many as 48 teams will take part in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Soccer Cup 2019 to be hosted by Barca Academy India at Gurugram from January 24- 27. Barca Academy teams representing Australia, Japan, China, Spain, Singapore and India will be participating in the following[Read More…]

  • PBL-4: Hyderabad take on Delhi; Awadhe face North East in last doubleheader (Preview)

    Bengaluru, Jan 8 (IANS) The Premier Badminton League (PBL) has been witnessing some nerve-wracking close matches and with the season 4 reaching the penultimate stages, defending champions Hyderabad Hunters will take on bottom-placed Delhi Dashers in the citys Kanteerava stadium on Wednesday. With a fantastic trump record so far, the[Read More…]

  • Citizenship Bill: 6 tribal youths injured in police firing in Tripura

    Agartala, Jan 8 (IANS) Six tribal youths, agitating against the NDA government’s controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, were injured in police firing in Tripura on Tuesday, police said. “Some tribal youths while demonstrating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill turned violent at Madhab Bari in western Tripura. CRPF troopers after being[Read More…]

  • SC restores Verma as CBI chief with a rider (Third Lead)

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a partial relief to CBI Director Alok Verma, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored him as the agency chief by setting aside the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) and the Centre’s decision to divest him of his powers to function as its head but with[Read More…]

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