Azam Khan kicks up row over Bulandshahr gangrape, suggests pol plot

Azam Khan kicks up row over Bulandshahr gangrape, suggests pol plot

Lucknow/New Delhi: Senior SP leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has kicked up a controversy by suggesting that the Bulandshahr highway gangrape could be an outcome of a political conspiracy against the ruling party, drawing condemnation from rival parties. Khan termed the gangrape of a 13-year-old girl and her mother by a group of […]

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Japan warns China over territorial aggression

Tokyo: Beijing risks triggering unintended conflict with Asian rivals through its aggressive stance in maritime disputes, Japan warned today in an annual security assessment. China’s sweeping claims over the strategic South China Sea, where it has built a series of artificial islands capable of supporting military operations despite overlapping claims from other nations, have stoked […]

Sohrabuddin case: SC upholds clean chit to BJP chief Amit Shah

Sohrabuddin case: SC upholds clean chit to BJP chief Amit Shah

New Delhi: In a huge relief to BJP president Amit Shah, the Supreme Court today upheld the clean chit given by the subordinate courts to him in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and rejected the plea for its revival. “Rejected,” said a bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and Ashok Bhushan while questioning the […]

Narsingh cleared of doping charges, set for Rio Olympics

Narsingh cleared of doping charges, set for Rio Olympics

New Delhi: In a sensational turnaround, Narsingh Yadav was today exonerated of doping charges by the National Anti-doping Agency (NADA), which concluded that he was a victim of sabotage, paving the way for the wrestler’s participation in Rio Olympics. After more than a week of drama which began with Narsingh testing positive for a banned […]

Dalit protests claim 1st victim, rally held

Dalit protests claim 1st victim, rally held

Ahmedabad: The ongoing agitation by Dalits in Gujarat claimed its first victim from the community when one of the over 20 youths who had attempted suicide died today even as thousands of protesters converged at a rally here where the state’s BJP government came under attack. The state dalit leaders while asking their community to […]

Petrol price cut by 1.42/litre, diesel by Rs 2.01 a litre

Petrol price cut by 1.42/litre, diesel by Rs 2.01 a litre

New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 1.42 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.01 per litre, the third reduction in rates this month on global cues. Petrol will cost Rs 61.09 a litre in Delhi from midnight tonight as compared to Rs 62.51 a litre currently, said Indian Oil Corp, the nation’s […]

National-level athlete drowns while clicking selfie

National-level athlete drowns while clicking selfie

Bhopal: National steeplechase athlete Pooja Kumari has drowned after she accidentally fell in a pond while clicking selfies with her friends on the campus of the Sports Authority of India near here, police said today. “After regular practice session, three girls, including national steeplechase athlete Pooja, went near pond to take selfie on Saturday evening,” […]

Trump attacks slain Muslim US soldier’s parents; triggers row

Trump attacks slain Muslim US soldier’s parents; triggers row

Washington: Donald Trump today hit out at the father of a fallen Pakistani-origin Muslim American soldier over remarks that he has “sacrificed nothing” for the country as the Republican presidential nominee mocked the mother for keeping silent, triggering a bipartisan backlash. The reality TV star said he “created thousands of jobs and “made a lot […]

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