Eight Killed, Schools Closed as Heavy Rains Cause Havoc in Himachal, Punjab

Eight people were killed and hundreds, including school students, remained stranded across Himachal Pradesh on Monday after incessant rainfall for the third consecutive day triggered landslides and snapped over 200 road links, officials said, adding that a ‘high alert’ had been issued for Kullu. Three people were washed away near Manali late on Sunday night […]

Army jawan among the two arrested in Rewari gang-rape case

Army jawan Pankaj and his friend Manish were arrested by the Special Investigation Team on Sunday in connection with the gang-rape of a teenager in Haryana’s Rewari earlier this month. The two were on the run since September 12. Prime accused Nishu, quack Sanjeev and tube-well room owner Deen Dayal have already been arrested in […]

Police stations to get special kits to probe rape cases

New Delhi, Sep 23: Police stations in the country will soon have special kits to collect blood and semen samples, besides other evidence, to carry out immediate investigation into sexual assault cases, officials said Sunday. The Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits (SAECK) or ‘rape investigation kits’ are designed to carry out immediate medico-legal investigation and […]

Sushma arrives in New York for UN General Assembly session

  New York, Sep 23: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has arrived here to represent India at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and hold several bilateral and multilateral meetings with her global counterparts. She will address the General Debate in the morning of September 29. Swaraj, who arrived here on Saturday, will […]

Surgical strike is something India should be proud of: Jaitley

Surgical strike is something India should be proud of: Jaitley

New Delhi: Amid an ongoing row over India-France Rafale deal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday launched an attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his ‘surgical strike on the Indian defence forces’ remark. Calling it an highly objectionable statement, Jaitley said, “Surgical strike is something India should be proud of. Your patriotism is questionable […]

India, Egypt decides to boost defence cooperation

New Delhi, Sep 23: India and Egypt have decided to ramp up their defence and security ties which will include boosting counter-terror cooperation and carrying out joint exercises by their militaries, officials said. The decisions were taken during talks between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Egyptian counterpart General Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed in Cairo. […]