More than 100 killed in Cuba airliner crash

Havana: A Cuban state airways plane with 110 passengers and crew on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana on Friday, killing all but three people on board in a mass of twisted and smoldering fuselage. Cuban state media reported that three women had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in […]

Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium took an in-principle decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court. The collegium decided it will resend its January 10 “unanimous” recommendation for Justice Joseph’s elevation, along with other names from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana and Andhra […]

Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka’s triangular poll contest

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular. “If the Congress is desperate to retain power defying anti-incumbency, the BJP is impatient to return to power in south India after losing badly […]

Modi in Nepal: flags off Nepal-Ayodhya bus

Janakpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the famed 20th century Janaki temple in this Nepalese town and offered special prayers.  Prime minister who arrived here today on a two-day state visit to Nepal, directly went to the Janaki temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, from the airport. Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli welcomed […]

Rahul accuses Modi of decimating Foreign Policy

Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of decimating the Indian Foreign Policy and treated it as an individual exercise. Addressing a press conference here before winding up his campaign in Karnataka, Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister indulged in personal conversations and did not take the Ministry of External Affairs into […]

UP: Minor girl raped in Chandrauli

Chandrauli: In yet another incident of sexual assault against minors, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old neighbour here. The minor was sleeping at her house when her neighbour barged into her house and took her to a farm nearby, where he allegedly raped her. The girl later narrated the ordeal to her […]

PWD scam: Kejriwal’s nephew arrested

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s nephew was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a graft case involving submitting of fake bills to claim money for PWD construction work.  Vinay Bansal, the son of Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Bansal, was a partner in a firm, which was involved in the scam worth over […]

Sanctions on Iran: Oil prices hit highest in years

Singapore:  Oil prices clocked up more multi-year highs as traders adjusted to the prospects of renewed U.S. sanctions against major crude exporter Iran amid an already tightening market. The United States plans to impose new sanctions against Iran, which produces around 4 percent of global oil supplies, after abandoning an agreement reached in late 2015 […]

Indian Economy Growing at 7.4% in 2018: IMF

Washington: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaffirmed that India will be the fastest-growing major economy in 2018, with a growth rate of 7.4 percent that rises to 7.8 percent in 2019 with medium-term prospects remaining positive. The IMF’s Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook report said that India was recovering from the effects of demonetisation […]