Sabarimala: No one will be stopped, DGP

Thiruvananthapuram: Tension prevailed on Wednesday morning in Kerala at Nilakkal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine. Acting tough, the police, deployed in large numbers in Nilackal, some 20 kms away from the Sabarimala hilltop, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oil prices above $70 since 2014

Washington: U.S. oil rose above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as traders braced for a re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on the Middle East crude producer Iran. Futures in New York and London jumped as much as 1.4 percent. While President Donald Trump has threatened he’ll pull out of a deal […]

U.S. unemployment falls below 4%

Washington:  U.S. labor market improved somewhat last month, adding a solid 164,000 net jobs while the unemployment rate reached a new milestone, falling below 4% for the first time since 2000, the Labor Department said. But while job growth rebounded from a disappointing March figure that was revised up Friday to 135,000, other aspects of […]

At least 45 dead in UP storms

Agra: At least 45 persons have died following heavy rainfall and storms across Uttar Pradesh. According to reports, Agra registered 36 deaths, Bijnor three and Saharanpur two, while one death each was reported from Bareilly, Moradabad Chitrakoot, and Rampur. The local authorities in each of these areas have issued directions to provide immediate relief and […]

SC collegium defers decision on Justice KM Joseph

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium has defered its decision on the Centre’s request to reconsider name of Uttarakhand high court Chief Justice KM Joseph for elevation to the top court. The collegium, which comprises Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph met today to reconsider […]