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Supreme Court rebukes UP govt over Lakhimpur report delay

  The Supreme Court today rebuked the Uttar Pradesh government for what it called its “last minute” submission of a report on the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed. “We waited till 1 AM last night that we will get material,” Chief Justice...

Oct 20 · >

Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet, Almora cut off

New Delhi: Uttarakhand’s Ranikhet and Almora remain cut off from the plains – and the former was today forced to ration fuel for emergency services – for a second consecutive day, as the hilly state battles floods, landslides and other disasters triggered by four days of heavy rainfall. There is...

Oct 20 · >

Amarinder to form party, open to pact with BJP

  New Delhi: Punjab’s former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today declared that he will form a new political party and provided the farmers’ protest is resolved, will consider an alliance with the BJP and breakaway Akali groups ahead of next year’s assembly elections in the state. Mr Singh had...

Oct 20 · >

Videos of YSR supporters attacking TDP office go viral

Hyderabad: Videos of rampaging activists of YSR Congress attacking the central party office of the opposition Telugu Desam Party at Mangalagiri, throwing stones at glasses and breaking furniture have gone viral in Andhra Pradesh. Videos and photos have also been shared widely on social media of the home of...

Oct 20 · >

NIA to probe J&K civilian killings

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency – India’s counter-terrorism force – will take over the probe into the targeted killing of 11 civilians in Jammu and Kashmir this month, sources said Tuesday morning. The NIA has been mandated by the Home Ministry to investigate the larger conspiracy behind the...

Oct 19 · >

Karnataka Cong deletes tweet against Modi

Bengaluru: The Congress in Karnataka has deleted a tweet labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “angootha-chhaap” or illiterate, also expressing regret for what it called an “uncivil tweet” posted by a “novice social media manager”. Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, withdrawing the party’s controversial post, admitted last night...

Oct 19 · >

US court rejects Nirav Modi plea against fraud charge

Washington: A bankruptcy court in New York has dismissed a petition of fugitive of diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his associates, seeking dismissal of fraud allegations against them. The allegations were made by Richard Levin, the court appointed trustee of three US corporations–Firestar Diamond, Fantasy Inc and A Jaffe–indirectly...

Oct 19 · >

Trump files suit to keep Capitol riot files secret

Washington: Donald Trump is suing to block the release of White House records related to the January 6 insurrection that he was impeached for inciting, according to court documents released Monday. The former president is claiming “executive privilege” to stop former aides giving evidence to Congress, in an escalation...

Oct 19 · >

Army tracking Chinese activities along Arunachal border

Tezpur, Assam: Indian Army’s aviation base with its Heron drones is helping troops keep a hawk-eye on the Chinese activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the highly-sensitive Arunachal Pradesh sector. The Army base is also equipped with other important assets, including the ALH Dhruv and its...

Oct 18 · >

Pak army commandos’ hand suspected in Poonch

New Delhi: The ferocity of the fighting between security forces and the group of terrorists holed up in the jungles of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for at least eight days suggests the infiltrators were trained by Pakistani commandos, sources in the army and police have said. Nine soldiers...

Oct 18 · >