Administration begins lobbying for Syria plan

Administration begins lobbying for Syria plan

Washington: The Obama administration launched a full-press campaign on Sunday for congressional approval of its plan to carry out a punitive strike against the Syrian government.The lobbying blitz stretched from Capitol Hill, where the administration held its first classified briefing on Syria open to all lawmakers, to Cairo, where Secretary of State John Kerry reached Arab […]

Chaos near Parliament as home ministry car catches fire, nobody injured

Chaos near Parliament as home ministry car catches fire, nobody injured

There was chaos outside Parliament as a car caught fire on Monday afternoon. The incident took place at Vijay Chowk, near the highly secured North Block. According to sources, the car belonged to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Though nobody was reported injured in the incident, it still remained a mystery what led to […]

Moily-says-no-decision-on-shutting-petrol-pumps-at-night

Moily-says-no-decision-on-shutting-petrol-pumps-at-night

Amidst a storm over proposal to shut petrol pumps during night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Monday said the government had not made any such proposal and the idea had come from public. “It is not our idea. It is an idea which is coming from public and others. No […]

Yasin Bhatkal, one of India’s most wanted men, arrested

Yasin Bhatkal, one of India’s most wanted men, arrested

New Delhi: Yasin Bhatkal, one of India’s most wanted men and the head of the terror group Indian Mujahideen, has been arrested near the border with Nepal.Bhatkal, 30, was caught near north Bihar, reportedly after a tip-off from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). He is being brought to Delhi. […]

I just want to study: Haryana gang-rape teen survivor

I just want to study: Haryana gang-rape teen survivor

Karnal: The 17-year-old sits in the courtyard of the small home where she lives with her father and four younger siblings. On a wall nearby, a date is etched. It appeared on the day her mother went missing in 2012; she was found dead in a canal nearby two days later. Doctors confirmed she had been […]

Nine dead after buildings collapse in Vadodara, Gujarat

Nine dead after buildings collapse in Vadodara, Gujarat

 Nine people were killed after two buildings collapsed in the Atladara area in the outskirts of Vadodara in Gujarat early this morning.The three-storey buildings came crashing down at around 4:30 am, when the occupants were sleeping. Some 13-14 families were staying there, said HJ Tapariya, Chief Fire officer. Five people have been pulled out of […]

Gold futures hit record high of Rs. 34,500 per 10 gram

Gold futures hit record high of Rs. 34,500 per 10 gram

Continuing its rising streak, gold prices climbed to Rs. 34,500 per 10 gram level for the first time ever in futures trade today as the rupee tumbled to hit an all-time low of Rs. 68.75 amid a firming trend overseas.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in October went up by Rs. 780 to […]

Mumbai gang-rape: new embarrassment for police, a suspect is a minor

Mumbai gang-rape: new embarrassment for police, a suspect is a minor

 The Mumbai Police has been credited with locating and arresting in less than 70 hours the five suspects accused of gang-raping a young photographer in the heart of Mumbai last week.To help recreate the crime scene for the police, the men were taken today to Shakti Mills, the deserted area where they allegedly took turns […]

Four BSF men killed in Naxal attack in Odisha

Four BSF men killed in Naxal attack in Odisha

Koraput: At least four Border Security Force personnel were killed today when Maoists blew up their vehicle with a landmine in Odisha’s Koraput district, over 360 km from capital Bhubaneswar. A convoy of three BSF vehicles with 18 personnel was on its way from Malkangiri to Vishakhapatnam on administrative work, when it was ambushed in the […]