Nitish Kumar denies prime ministerial ambitions, says working for Opposition unity | India News

Nitish Kumar denies prime ministerial ambitions, says working for Opposition unity | India News

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who recently broke ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), on Friday said that he had no ambitions to become prime minister and was simply trying to unite the whole opposition. “I say this with folded hands, I have no…

Wildfires rip through France amid new heatwave, see pictures | Photogallery

Wildfires rip through France amid new heatwave, see pictures | Photogallery

01 / 37 /news/world/wildfires-rip-through-france-amid-new-heatwave-see-pictures/eventshow/93513073.cms 01 <p>The ‘monster’ wildfires wreaked havoc in France as it engulfed nearly 7,000 hectares of land in the country – Photogallery The ‘monster’ wildfires wreaked havoc in France as it engulfed nearly 7,000 hectares of land in the country. The French government is taking help of other European nations’ firefighting teams…

Who is Abdul Rauf Azhar that China blocked from being designated a global terrorist? | India News

Who is Abdul Rauf Azhar that China blocked from being designated a global terrorist? | India News

NEW DELHI: China has blocked a proposal by India and US at the UN to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) deputy chief Abdul Rauf Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’. “We need more time to assess the relevant application,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in Beijing. This is the second time in less than two…

Karnataka high court orders abolition of ACB, gives cases to lokayukta | India News

Karnataka high court orders abolition of ACB, gives cases to lokayukta | India News

BENGALURU: In a path-breaking judgment, the Karnataka HC on Thursday ordered abolition of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and strengthening of the institution of lokayukta to fight corruption in the state. All investigations and inquiries conducted by ACB have been saved, and ACB’s pending investigations and inquiries have been transferred to lokayukta police. On March 14,…

China looks to delay sanctioning of another Pakistan based terrorist

China looks to delay sanctioning of another Pakistan based terrorist

NEW DELHI: China has put on hold a joint India-US proposal to sanction a Pakistan based terrorist, Abdul Rauf Asghar, who’s an accused in the 1999 IC 814 hijacking and also Parliament attack. While this is the second time in 2 months that Beijing has sought to delay sanctioning of terrorists operating out of Pakistan,…

jee: Of 2.6 lakh who cleared JEE (Main), just 1.6 lakh register for advanced

jee: Of 2.6 lakh who cleared JEE (Main), just 1.6 lakh register for advanced

MUMBAI: Of the 2.6 lakh candidates who cleared the JEE (Main) exam this year, just about 1.6 lakh have registered for the advanced exam, recording a dropout rate of 38.5%. The entrance test for admission into the 23 IITs, which is to be held on Sunday, August 28, will also be taken by 50 foreigners,…

KL Rahul to lead India vs Zimbabwe after being declared fit by medical team | Cricket News

KL Rahul to lead India vs Zimbabwe after being declared fit by medical team | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Senior opener KL Rahul will be leading the Indian team in the three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe after being declared fit by the BCCI medical team. Shikhar Dhawan, who was named the captain initially, will now be Rahul’s deputy. Rahul was recovering from a sports hernia surgery and was supposed to play the…

French Rafale jets stopover in India on long-range deployment | India News

French Rafale jets stopover in India on long-range deployment | India News

NEW DELHI: India has hosted a French Air and Space Force contingent, including three Rafale fighter jets and support aircraft, for a two-day technical stopover at the IAF airbase at Sulur in Tamil Nadu. The French contingent is on a long-distance deployment mission named Pégase-22 to New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean from August 10…

TMC’s Anubrata Mondal gets 10-day CBI custody in cattle smuggling case | India News

TMC’s Anubrata Mondal gets 10-day CBI custody in cattle smuggling case | India News

NEW DELHI: Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal on Thursday was sent to 10-day CBI custody in connection with a cattle smuggling case. The CBI arrested Mondal from his residence after twice skipping his scheduled appearance before the central probe agency in three days. Earlier in the day, a CBI team comprising at least eight officers…

Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in blast in Kabul: Intelligence official

Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in blast in Kabul: Intelligence official

KABUL: A prominent Taliban cleric, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, was killed in an attack in Kabul on Thursday, according to an intelligence official. Abdul Rahman, the head of intelligence for the district in the Afghan capital where the blast took place, confirmed the death. Four Taliban sources told Reuters the attack had taken place in a…