Nineteen killed in blast targeting Sikh minority in Afghanistan

Jalalabad: An explosion hit the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including several members of the small Sikh minority, provincial government officials said. The blast, hours after President Ashraf Ghani had opened a hospital in Jalalabad, damaged shops, and buildings around Mukhaberat square in the city, […]

Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election

Mexico City: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leftist former mayor of Mexico City, won Mexico’s presidential election by a large margin on Sunday, upsetting the nation’s political establishment. His party, Morena, did not exist during the last presidential election, and he defeated two other candidates from parties that have ruled Mexico for the past century. […]

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 […]

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 […]