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Suspense over Rahul’s successor ends, Sonia Gandhi named interim Congress chief after CWC meeting

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi was named interim Congress president on Saturday, returning to the helm after almost 20 months. The announcement was made late on Saturday night after the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s topmost body, accepted Rahul Gandhi’s ...

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Manmohan Singh to file nomination for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh will file nomination for the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan. The 86-year-old leader will file his nomination on August 13. The seat has been vacant after the death of state ...

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Section 144 lifted in Jammu, Kashmir coming back to normalcy: Governor Satya Pal Malik

The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is peaceful and the newly formed union territory is gradually coming back to normalcy, said Governor Satya Pal Malik after taking stock of the situation. The BJP-led Narendra Modi government earlier this week scrapped ...

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‘It’s inhuman’, says lawyer on 5-day hearing in Ayodhya land case

A senior advocate in the Ramjanmabhoomi Babri Masjid land dispute case on Friday opposed daily hearing saying, “it is inhuman, hearing can’t be rushed through”. Friday was the fourth day of day-to-day proceeding in the case, as ordered by the ...

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Phone services, internet partially restored in Kashmir ahead of Eid

New Delhi: After five days of security lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, phone services and internet were partly restored this morning and restrictions in movement were eased to facilitate Friday prayers. Thousands of security personnel remain positioned across the Kashmir ...

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Abhinandan Varthaman, Balakot pilots to get top military honours

  The government will, as it was expected to, announce military decorations for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 during a dogfight over the Line of Control on February 27 and the Mirage-2000 pilots involved in ...

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Nine dead after rescue boat capsizes in flood-hit Maharashtra

Nine people were killed after a rescue boat overturned in flood-hit Sangli district of Maharashtra on Thursday. Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the mishap took place near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil when the private rescue boat was carrying ...

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‘Come and collect your Re 1 fee’: Swaraj told Harish Salve moments before she was rushed to AIIMS

New Delhi:Less than an hour before she was rushed to Delhi’s AIIMS in a critical condition, former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had asked Harish Salve, the lawyer who represented India at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the ...

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14-year-old student held for murder of 8-yr-old in Andhra govt hostel

The Andhra Pradesh police have detained a 14-year-old minor in conflict with the law, for allegedly murdering an 8-year-old student at a government-run hostel in the state’s Krishna district. Dasari Aditya, a Class 3 student, was found in a pool ...

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6 dead in fire at building in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal visits site

New Delhi: Six people, including two children, have died and 11 injured in a fire that broke out at a residential building in southeast Delhi late last night. The blaze in the four-storey building in Zakir Nagar, a densely-populated neighborhood ...

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Removal of Kashmir’s special status completely undemocratic: Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Javed

Iltija Javed, daughter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti, has described the government’s decision to remove the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir and to reorganise the State into two Union Territories as “completely undemocratic,” reducing Kashmiris ...

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UP woman, her daughter crushed to death by train while chasing thief

A woman and her daughter were crushed to death on rail tracks in Mathura on Saturday after they fell from the Trivandrum Express while chasing a thief who stole one of their bags, the police said. Meena Devi, 45, and ...

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ISRO releases first set of Earth pictures captured by Chandrayaan-2

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released the first set of pictures of Earth captured by Chandrayaan-2 Vikram Lander. The images were released on Sunday by ISRO on microblogging site Twitter. Earth has been beautifully captured in the pictures ...

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Class 7 student allegedly stabbed to death in Muzaffarpur school

Muzaffarpur: A class 7 student was stabbed to death inside a school in Muzaffarpur allegedly by a man against whom the victim’s mother had registered a complaint for stealing her purse on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Suraj ...

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