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Himachal tragedy: Search on for 20 missing persons

Rescue teams along with divers and rafters today scoured the Beas River for signs of the missing 19 students of a Hyderabad-based engineering college and a tour guide who were washed away due to sudden discharge of water from the reservoir of Larji Hydropower Project. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams yesterday recovered bodies of only five students including three ...

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Telangana Home Minister, Police Team Leave for Himachal Pradesh

Hyderabad: Telangana Home Minister Naini Narsimha Reddy and government officials along with a police team today left for Himachal Pradesh in the wake of 25 engineering students from the city being washed away in the Beas river in the hill state. Two teams of NDRF comprising of 45 members each have been dispatched to the mishap site to help local ...

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Economic revival ‘paramount’ goal of Modi govt, President says

NEW DELHI: Seeking to heal the fractured and contentious politics of the previous years, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the new government at the Centre will work for development in a resurgent India in which corruption will have no place. “They (people of India) have voted for a united, strong and modern India — ‘Ek Bharat-Shreshta Bharat’—. My government ...

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India raises fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

India raises fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

India today raised with Sri Lanka the arrest of 73 Indian fishermen by Lankan forces for allegedly poaching in its waters. The Indian High Commissioner in Colombo has been instructed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of arrest with Sri Lankan authorities, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said. “And our High Commissioner has ...

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8 children die in West Bengal hospital

8 children die in West Bengal hospital

At least eight children died and 17 others were hospitalised after suffering from an unidentified illness at Malda Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal. “The children, aged between 1-6 years, were admitted here with high fever, vomiting and convulsion on Thursday night. The children died in the past couple of days,” Superintendent-cum-Vice Principal of the medical college M A ...

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Court rejects interim bail plea of BSP MLA, 2 brothers

Court rejects interim bail plea of BSP MLA, 2 brothers

A local court today rejected interim bail plea of BSP MLA B L Kushwaha and his two brothers in a murder case. Additional District and Sessions Judge Satish Chand rejected the application of Kushwaha and his brothers – Shivram and Jitendra. Naresh Kushwaha was allegedly murdered on December 27, 2012, and the legislator and his two brothers were named in ...

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Jaunpur Dalit girl raped, killed days before marriage

Jaunpur Dalit girl raped, killed days before marriage

A 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Badhauna village under Baksha police station area two days before her marriage, police said on Thursday. to help us personalise your reading experience. The girl, who was to get married on Thursday, was found murdered with her throat slit open near her house on Wednesday morning. Later, the body was ...

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Techie murder: four more arrested, BJP MP in a row

Techie murder: four more arrested, BJP MP in a row

Four more activists of a right wing Hindu outfit were arrested by police in the brutal murder of a young IT professional in a Pune suburb taking the total arrests in the case to 17 even as authorities mulled invoking a law that would make it difficult to get bail. Mohasin Shaikh, 28, a resident of Bankar Colony in Hadapsar, ...

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Horrified at reports of violence against women in India: US

The United States has said it is “horrified” at reports of sexual violence and murders in India and it also applauded the role of individuals, government officials and civil society groups working to protect the survivors. “Like so many in India, we were horrified to learn of these violent sexual assaults and murders. Our thoughts are with the victims families ...

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18 Indians killed, 53 hurt in Nepal bus mishap

18 Indians killed, 53 hurt in Nepal bus mishap

At least 18 Indian pilgrims were killed and 53 others injured when an overloaded bus carrying them veered off a mountain road and rolled about 100 meters before plunging into a river in western Nepal, officials said on Tuesday. “All 18 people who died in the accident were Indian nationals, mostly from Uttar Pradesh,” Chief District Administrator Ram Bahadur Purumbang ...

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