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8 children stabbed to death in Australia, 34yrs mother in serious condition

Cairns(AFP); Eight children aged from 18 months to 15 years have been found stabbed to death inside a house in Manoora suburb of the city of Cairns in far north Queensland, police have confirmed. Authorities were initially called in the scene after reports of a woman with serious injuries around 11.20am local time. “During an […]

No more languages to be declared official languages: Government

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New Delhi(PTI): The government is not inclined to declare any more language as an Official Language under the Constitution as it would have “repercussions”, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday while rejecting a plea for inclusion of Tamil in the list. “We have to amend 346 Official Language chapter of the Constitution for adding […]

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Delhi HC asks CBI to give note on Maulana Abul Kalam Azad-Najma Heptullah photo morphing case

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New Delhi(PTI):The Delhi High Court on Friday asked CBI to submit its self-contained note on the issue of alleged photo morphing of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and Najma Heptullah in a book published on the country’s first education minister. Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the probe agency to give its note after the petitioner’s counsel opposed […]

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BJP workers allegedly beating up Jharkhand Mukti Morcha workers

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New Delhi(PTI): The JMM on Friday accused the BJP of assaulting its workers in Dumka and in some other constituencies in the Santhal Pargana region, hours after the saffron party registered an FIR against Chief Minister Hemant Soren in connection with assaulting its activists. “The RSS goons from across the country have descended in Santhal […]

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AAP criticises BJP ‘silence’ on Nathuram Godse statue demand

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New Delhi(PTI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday criticised the Centre for its “silence” on the issue of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha’s demands for installing busts of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse in different parts of the country. “The silence of the central government and the BJP on the condemnable statement of the Hindu […]

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130 TMC MLAs ready to switch says BJP but Trinamool says “This is nonsense”

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Kolkata(IE): In the face of growing embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress with several of its leaders being arrested in the Saradha scam case, some elected representatives are reportedly on their way to switch over to the BJP. “Around 130 Trinamool MLAs have called us and expressed their willingness to switch over to the BJP,” said […]

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US backed talks with ISIS over American hostage – newspaper

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Washington(AFP): US counter-terrorism officials backed negotiations with two prominent jihadi clerics in a failed attempt to save the life of an American hostage who was later beheaded by Islamic State militants, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday. Citing emails, the Guardian said talks with the spiritual leaders of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, aimed […]

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India taking steps to deal with China’s influence in seas: Government

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New Delhi(PTI): India is taking counter steps to deal with the growing influence of China in neighbouring countries, particularly in their seas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Lok Sabha, noting that modernisation of Navy was going on “quite well”. “We are responding. India is taking counter measures along maritime areas,” he said during Question […]

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BJP MLA in Rajasthan booked for threatening Chief Medical Officer; Rajasthan Home Minister says action will be taken

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Jaipur(PTI): A BJP MLA in Rajasthan was on Friday booked for allegedly threatening a Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) for transfer of a male nurse. An audio clip of their conversation was circulating on Whatsapp. Police registered a first information report (FIR) today evening against MLA Phralad Gunjal under various sections of IPC for […]

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Pakistan detains again Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, to keep him in jail under maintenance of public order

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ISLAMABAD(TNN): A day after a Rawalpindi court granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai, the Pakistan government detained 26/11 plotter under section 16 of maintenance of public order, TV channels reported. A government prosecutor also said on Friday that he will challenge a court order granting bail […]

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