UN chief shocked by assassination attempt on Sudan’s Prime Minister – spokesman

UN chief shocked by assassination attempt on Sudan’s Prime Minister – spokesman

United Nations, Mar 9: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed shock following an assassination attempt that targeted Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum and stands in full solidarity with the country at this challenging time, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a press briefing on Monday. Earlier in the day, Hamdok’s motorcade was targeted by […]

Blasts rock Kabul as rival candidates take oath

Blasts rock Kabul as rival candidates take oath

Kabul, Mar 9: Two explosions rocked Kabul on Monday when Ashraf Ghani and Dr Abdullah took oath at parallel presidential inaugurations. At least two people were injured as rockets hit the rival inauguration ceremonies. “Two rockets hit the outskirts of Zarangar Park and Serena Hotel which injured two people,” the source said. One rocket fell […]

Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens, only stranded vehicles allowed

Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens, only stranded vehicles allowed

Srinagar: Traffic was resumed on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Monday, a day after remaining suspended owing to landslides and shooting stones. However, only stranded vehicles will be allowed to move towards their respective destinations before allowing fresh traffic from Srinagar or Jammu, a traffic police official told UNI. Meanwhile, massive snow clearance operation […]

IS-linked couple arrested in Delhi

IS-linked couple arrested in Delhi

New Delhi: The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a couple having links with the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP) from Jamia Nagar in Okhla area of South Delhi. Those arrested were identified as Jahanjeb Sami and Hina Bashir Beg, natives of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. Media reports quoted Intelligence officials […]

Prez gives away Nari Shakti Puraskars

Prez gives away Nari Shakti Puraskars

New Delhi:  President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday presented Nari Shakti Puraskars to 15 women who demonstrated exemplary courage and stellar contribution towards empowerment of women on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Among those honoured with the “National Award in recognition of exceptional work for women empowerment” were Indian Air Force’s first women fighter […]

Five more test positive for Coronavirus in Kerala

Five more test positive for Coronavirus in Kerala

New Delhi:  With five more cases of patients testing positive for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing positive — all from Kerala — there were 39 confirmed cases in the country. As five new cases were confirmed on Sunday in Kerala, all having a travel history to Italy, India decided to have dedicated aerobridges of passengers from […]

Coup: Saudi crackdown likely to widen

Coup: Saudi crackdown likely to widen

Dubai:  A roundup of Saudi royals and aides could widen after it was reported that four senior princes including two of the most prominent members of the royal family have been detained in the Saudi capital of Riyadh for allegedly plotting a coup. The Wall Street Journal reported that the sweep is likely to be […]

Saudi Arabia suspends entering or leaving Qatif region against COVID-19

Saudi Arabia suspends entering or leaving Qatif region against COVID-19

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia suspended on Sunday people from entering or leaving Qatif region in the Eastern Province as precautionary measures against COVID-19. An official from the interior ministry highlighted the reason in a statement in the Saudi Press Agency saying “the temporary decision was taken because all the 11 infected cases are from Qatif.” The […]