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    Government unlikely to allow India-Pakistan cricket in Dubai

    New Delhi : The Centre is unlikely to grant permission to the Indian cricket team to play against Pakistan in Dubai due to the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir. "The Home Minister and the Home Ministry will take call on this but I don't think the atmosphere is right given the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir told...

    • 20 min ago
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    Govt admits Aadhaar was 'great initiative' of Cong regime

    New Delhi : Admitting that Aadhaar was a "great initiative" of the previous UPA government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said it was being expanded by making it mandatory for direct benefit transfer of subsidy. Replying to a debate on the Finance Bill in the Rajya Sabha, he made it clear that while hacking could not be prevented, this threat could not be used as...

    • 27 min ago
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    UK: Baby girl attacked by Indian-origin father, loses eyesight

    London: A one-year-old baby girl allegedly attacked with a hammer by her Indian-origin father in London recently has lost her eyesight and can hear only partially. Bidhya Sagar Das was charged with the brutal murder of her twin brother, Gabriel, and her own attempted murder at a court in London earlier this month. The 33-year-old was arrested after Scotland Yard launched a manhunt...

    • 46 min ago
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    Surya Namaskar similar to 'namaz', nothing communal about it: UP CM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said 'Surya Namaskar' was similar to 'namaz' (prayers) offered by Muslims and those opposing the yogic exercise wanted to divide the society on religious lines. Aditynath, who had in the past has lashed out at a section of Muslims for terming the practice of 'Surya Namaskar' as...

    • 48 min ago
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    Jaitley vs Oppn: RS passes Finance Bill with 5 amendments

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday faced a major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the Opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure. Of the five opposition amendments, three were moved by the Congress member Digvijaya Singh and two by Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M). The amendments were adopted with a significant margin,...

    • 55 min ago
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    'Pentagon was hacked, why not Aadhaar': Chidambaram slams Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and former FM P Chidambaram battled it out in the Parliament on Wednesday over the controversial biometric identification Aadhaar, which has been in the eye of the storm over data security. According to an NDTV report, Chidambaram cited the example of Sakshi Dhoni, wife of former Indian team captain, MS Dhoni, who alleged that her...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    India takes up US visa fee hike in WTO dispute settlement body

    New Delhi: The Centre has said that India has taken up the U.S. visa fee hike matter in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation ( WTO). This was said by Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. She further said that the Indian Government continues to engage with the U.S. administration for better access of...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    British PM Theresa may says 'no turning back' after Brexit trigger

    London: Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said there could be "no turning back" and called for national unity, after notifying the EU of Britain's intention to end its 44-year membership of the bloc. "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," she told a raucous session of parliament in an address that was frequently...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Indian engineer killed, wife injured in hit-and-run in US

    Washington: A 30-year-old Indian engineer has been killed and his wife critically injured when an intoxicated minivan driver rammed them from behind in a hit-and-run accident in the US city of Columbus. Anshul Sharma died on the spot while his wife Samira Bharadwaj, 28, was critically injured when the driver hit the couple, both walking in the buffered bike lane, from behind in Columbus...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Video: Peruvian flight catches fire; passengers escape miraculously

    Lima: Almost 141 passengers on board Peruvian Airlines flights miraculously escaped after the plane caught fire mid-air and skid off the runway in the Andes. A video of the incident, showing how all onboard passengers from Peruvian Airlines Boeing 737 were taken out of the plane that was on fire, went viral on social media, according to a report in Daily Mail. The fire fighters...

    • 2 hrs ago

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