Govt against granting bail to Shalu Menon

Govt against granting bail to Shalu Menon

Kochi: The govt argued in the High Court that actress Shalu Menon, who is lodged in Attakulangara jail in connection with the solar case, should not be granted bail. However, the govt reiterated its earlier stand of granting bail to Tenny Joppan, former PA to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. The govt said that further probe […]

Former Pak Prez Musharraf indicted in ex-premier Benazir’s assassination case

Former Pak Prez Musharraf indicted in ex-premier Benazir’s assassination case

Islamabad: Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been indicted by an anti-terrorism court in the 2007 assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto. State prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammad Azhar said, Musharraf was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and facilitation of murder. The 70-year-old former president, who has been under house arrest for last four months, […]

Pak troops again violate ceasefire this morning in Poonch district of J & K

Pak troops again violate ceasefire this morning in Poonch district of J & K

Jammu: In Jammu and Kashmir Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again this morning in Hamirpur and Mendhar areas of Poonch district when they started unprovoked firing, targeting Indian forward posts. According to Defence Spokesperson Col. R.K. Palta, the firing by Pak troops started at 8.30 am tthis morning with Pak troops using automatic weapons […]

Disruption in Parl over several issues including reported missing files of coal block allocations

Disruption in Parl over several issues including reported missing files of coal block allocations

Both Houses of Parliament witnessed brief adjournments on several issues including the reported missing files relating to coal block allocations. Members from Andhra Pradesh raised slogans in favour of United Andhra Pradesh. The Lok Sabha was adjourned first for 15 minutes and later till noon with AIADMK and Left Front members raising slogans on the […]

Nation pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary

Nation pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on 69th birth anniversary

The nation fondly remembers former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 69th birth anniversary today. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes at his memorial at Veer Bhoomi in the national capital this morning. Lok Sabha Speaker […]

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

Boat carrying over 100 asylum seekers capsizes near Christmas Island, Australia

A boat carrying 105 asylum seekers capsized north of the Australian territory of Christmas Island today. The boat sank about 220 kilometres north of Christmas Island, where Australia operates a detention camp for asylum seekers. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokeswoman, a Navy vessel is now conducting a rescue operation with support from […]

Bodh Gaya blasts: 2 suspects handed over to NIA team

Bodh Gaya blasts: 2 suspects handed over to NIA team

Patna: Bihar Police has picked up two persons as suspects of Bodh Gaya blasts from Brahmapura village in Darbhanga district. The suspects have been handed over to a NIA team for questioning. Superintendent of Police Upendra Kumar Sharma said the suspects, Mohammad Farooq and Shashi Ranjan Sahu were picked up on the NIA’s directive. Serial […]

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

38 Muslim Brotherhood prisoners killed in Egypt, while attempting to escape

Cairo: In Egypt, at least 38 detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed when they tried to escape during their transfer to a prison outside Cairo. Initially, the interior ministry said they died in an exchange of fire after some of them took a military officer hostage and the convoy of prison vehicles, transporting […]