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Nicobar: A strong earthquake of magnitude 6 hit the seismologically prone Andaman and Nicobar Islands Thursday, National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said. There was no tsunami alert issued as sea levels around the Andaman Nicobar archipelago showed no major rise, said SPS Shenoi, Director INCOIS. The earthquake hit the region...
New Delhi: A gang of dacoits on Thursday successfully carried out a daring train robbery in the national capital, looting passengers at gunpoint. The train was Delhi bound after departing from Jammu and was stopped in tracks around outer Delhi for close to two hours. The dacoits looted passengers in the...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 4,200 crore for the Kumbh Mela being held in the 'sangam' city of Allahabad, which is over thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013, making the mega pilgrimage perhaps the costliest ever. "The UP government has allocated Rs 4,200 crore...
Low-cost carrier GoAir was directed last week by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs 98,000 to a Vile Parle resident in compensation for cancelling 25 of his tickets “without reason”. Apparently, the man had booked all these tickets for guests in 2015 to travel from Ahmedabad to...
the country earlier this week celebrated Makar Sankranti with much joy and fervour. The festival was celebrated all over by building bonfires, making sweets and also flying kites. Although the festival holds much relevance in our country's culture and is celebrated in many states, it also poses dire threats to...
New Delhi, Jan 16: Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Vishnu Hari Dalmia, one of the three major exponents of the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation, died on Wednesday at his residence here, a statement said. He was 91. A renowned industrialist, Dalmia breathed his last at 9.38 a.m. at his Golf Links...
We have seen so much in the last few months, that nothing surprises us anymore. While we are still not done battling misogyny and the Me Too movement is here to stay, here's another brutal incident related to the Sabarimala Temple row that has just surfaced. One of the...
India defeat Australia by 6 wickets, after being handed a target of 299 in a must-win clash following a century by skipper Virat Kohli, unbeaten 55 by wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni. It was a reminder of yesteryears as MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli combined to take India to a thrilling last-over...
Kabul: An Indian national was among the four killed in the bomb attack in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs said and called for the perpetrators of the assault as well as those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously. A bomb exploded near a heavily-fortified...
Islamabad: Pakistan has arrested a senior member of the Afghan Taliban in a bid to put pressure on the militant group amid talks with the US, the media reported on Tuesday. Hafez Mohibullah, who served as Religious Affairs Minister when the Taliban ruled Afghanistan until 2001, was held in Peshawar,...