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stone chunks hit vande bharat express

Stone chunks hit Vande Bharat Express

The main driver's screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey on Saturday.........

ayodhya terror attack life term for four one acquitted in 2005 case

Ayodhya Terror Attack: Life term for four, one acquitted in 2005 case

A special court in Prayagraj on Tuesday convicted four accused in the conspiracy behind the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case that had caused death of two civilians, and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The fifth accused, Mohammad Aziz, was acquitted in the verdict which took 14 years to come by. All the accused are presently lodged in the Naini Central Jail in Prayagraj.........

india and france to hold largest ever varuna naval exercise off goa coast

India and France to hold largest ever 'Varuna' naval exercise off Goa coast

With the objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR), India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise 'Varuna'. the exercise will be conducted early next month and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters.........

sc quashes plea challenging triple talaq ordinance

SC quashes plea challenging triple talaq ordinance

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition challenging the triple talaq ordinance, promulgated by the government in September. The apex court said it did not find it necessary to interfere in it.........

pakistani fighter jets did not enter indian airspace after balakot indian air force chief bs dhanoa

Pakistani fighter jets did not enter Indian airspace after Balakot: Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa

Indian Air Force (IAF) BS Dhanoa has said Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets did not enter Indian airspace when they attempted to retaliate a day after the Balakot airstrike. He also said while the IAF had achieved its military objectives, the PAF had failed to do so. "Let me tell you on Balakot, they (PAF) didn't come into our airspace," Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said at a press conference on Monday. "The major thing you need to consider is what the objectives were. What was our objective, and what was their objective? Our objective was to ........

will require explanation sc notice to govt on plea blaming inaction for aes deaths

‘Will require explanation’: SC notice to govt on plea blaming inaction for AES deaths

The Centre and Bihar government has been ordered by the Supreme Court to respond to a petition that blamed the death of scores of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome in Muzaffarpur on negligence and inaction by health authorities. “Deaths are serious issue as most who have died are children... Deaths cannot go on,” a Supreme Court bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai said during the hearing on a public interes........

16 year old girl gang raped by 6 including 3 minors for 5 days in andhra pradesh

16-year-old girl gang-raped by 6, including 3 minors, for 5 days in Andhra Pradesh

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped for five days by six persons, including three minors, after being locked up in a room in Ongole town of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Sunday. All those accused of allegedly raping her have been apprehended from different parts of the state and police said they are further investigating the case. The incident also stirred up a row over safety of women in the state with Home Minist........

air india suspends its regional director for allegedly shoplifting wallet at sydney airport

Air India Suspends Its Regional Director for Allegedly Shoplifting Wallet at Sydney Airport

Air India has suspended its Regional Director for East, Rohit Bhasin, for allegedly shoplifting a wallet from a duty-free shop at the Sydney airport, officials said Sunday. Bhasin, who has also been barred from entering Air India premises without permission, was rostered as one of the commanders (pilots) of AI301 flight, which was set to depart at 10.45 am (local time) on June 22 from the Sydney airport for Delhi. "There is an initial report of one of its captains Mr Rohit Bhasin who is also working as a regional director picking up a wa........

punjab on alert after dera man accused of sacrilege killed in patiala jail

Punjab on alert after Dera man accused of sacrilege killed in Patiala jail

The Punjab Police have thrown a tight security cordon around the Kotkapura Dera, 50 km from Patiala. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the fatal assault on the main accused in the Bargari sacrilege case at the New Nabha prison. Additional director of police (ADGP – Prisons) Rohit Chaudhary will head the fact-finding committee, which has been asked to submit the report within three days. The inquiry will be in addition to the mandatory ju........

4 militants killed in encounter with security forces in jammu and kashmir s shopian

4 militants killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian

Four militants were Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Daramdora area of Shopian, following information about the presence of militants there, an Army official said. He said as the forces were conducting searches, the hiding militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated the firing, triggering off a gunbattle, the official said. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being asc........

human bones skulls found near hospital in bihar s muzaffarpur

Human bones, skulls found near hospital in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Human skeletal remains were found adjacent to the campus of Muzaffarpur-based Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), where over 100 children have already died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES).On Saturday, a patient’s attendant stumbled upon two bundles of skeletons and skulls that were dumped in sacks. Crowds flocked at the government-run hospital as news spread about the discovery of skeletal remains. ........

mob attacks by extremist hindu groups against minorities continues in india says us report

Mob Attacks by Extremist Hindu Groups Against Minorities Continues in India, Says US Report

Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against the minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef, said by an official US report.........

bihar encephalitis deaths see no fullstop toll rises to 128 in muzaffarpur

Bihar Encephalitis Deaths See no Fullstop, Toll Rises to 128 in Muzaffarpur

The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has mounted to 128 in Muzaffarpur. At least 108 deaths were reported from Sri Krishna Medical College & Hospital (SKMCH) while 19 from Kejriwal hospital. Meanwhile, in view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, state Health Minister Prem Kumar has ordered a probe to investigate if consumption of the litchi fruit is leading to the deaths. ........

fire breaks out at under construction navy warship

Fire breaks out at under-construction Navy warship

A major fire broke out at an under-construction warship of the Navy at Mazgaon Dockyard here Friday evening and one person was suspected to be trapped inside, a senior city fire brigade official said. “Under-construction warship ‘Visakhapatnam’ caught fire at 5.44 pm. The blaze erupted on the second deck of the ship,” said P S Rahangdale, the chief of city fire brigade.........

telangana world s largest lift irrigation project inaugurated

Telangana: World's largest lift irrigation project inaugurated

World's largest multi-stage, multi-purpose lift irrigation project Kaleshwaram was on Friday dedicated to the nation by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) was inaugurated in the presence of Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy.........

no doubt there ll be mid term polls says deve gowda upset with ally cong

‘No doubt there’ll be mid-term polls’, says Deve Gowda upset with ally Cong

Just a day after he ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls in the state, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda on Friday went on an offensive against the Congress for the way the party had treated its coalition partner. Gowda, the Janata Dal Secular leader, also predicted that he had no doubts that the polls were inevitable.........

j and k use of steel bullets by terrorists worries forces

J&K: Use of steel bullets by terrorists worries forces

The investigation into the terror attack on CRPF on June 12 has revealed that made-in-China steel bullets were used by the terrorists to cause severe injuries to the security personnel. The steel bullets pierced through the bulletproof jackets of the jawans, thereby causing injuries to them. Jaish-e-Mohammad has been using the same bullets in all major anti-India operations in Jammu and Kashmir.........

toll in himachal crash rises to 44 overloading negligent driving may have caused accident

Toll in Himachal crash rises to 44; overloading, negligent driving may have caused accident

Additional SP of Kullu Rajkumar Chandel said the toll in the Himachal bus accident has touched 44 and added that the injured were undergoing treatment at the Banjar Civil Hospital and the Kullu district hospital. It seems that overloading and negligent driving may have caused the accident. The chief minister has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. The Kullu district administration announced an immediate relief of Rs 50,000 to the kin of each of the deceased and the injured.........

number of people in india s cities will overtake rural population in next three decades says report

Number of People in India's Cities Will Overtake Rural Population in Next Three Decades, Says Report

The report has taken cognizance of many aspects of the population such as population growth, aging, migration, and urbanization. If we take a look at the trends of urbanization and migration, it seems like the urban population will exceed the rural population by the end of 2050. The report speculates that by 2050, the urban population will have increased to 87.7 million and the rural population will account for 78.3 million people.........

jewar airport may have eight runways twice the size of delhi airport

Jewar airport may have eight runways, twice the size of Delhi airport

The upcoming Jewar airport in Greater Noida is likely to have eight runways and it will be double the size of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is likely to reach a saturation point by 2024. The proposal, if approved and once completed, will make the Jewar airport one of the biggest in the world. It will be counted along with O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, US, which is spread over 7,200 acres and has seven active runways.........