Thursday, December 31st, 2015


16 killed, 30 injured in Northeast Syria blast

Qamishli: At least 16 people were killed and 30 wounded by explosions in three restaurants in the northeast of Syria, a monitoring group said, in attacks claimed by the militant group. At least one of the blasts in the city of Qamishli was caused by a suicide bomber, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP yesterday. An AFP correspondent in the city said the suicide attack took place in a restaurant in a Christian neighbourhood. Nws agency Amaq, which supports Islamic State jihadists, said the group had claimedRead More

4.3 magnitude quake jolts Central Nepal

Kathmandu: A mild tremor measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale today hit central Nepal in the early hours. The aftershock was recorded at 7:41 am, with its epicenter located at Sindhupalchok district, 75 km northeast of Kathmandu. According to the National Seismological Centre, a total of 422 aftershocks of magnitude 4.0 and above have jolted different parts of the country after the deadly April 25 earthquake in which nearly 9,000 people were killed. On December 27, a 4.2-magnitude aftershock struck Dolakha district, also situated in central Nepal. Share +1 TweetRead More

Pakistan, India cannot live like enemies: Nawaz Sharif

Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited India to hold talks with the country on all issues, saying that the two neighbours cannot live like enemies. Sharif cited that India and Pakistan need to resolve all issues in a comprehensive way. His statement came while he was addressing a foundation stone-laying ceremony for the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project here yesterday. The route will cover Zhob-Mughal Kot (N-50) and Qila Saifullah-Wagum (N-70). Sharif also said that National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua had held meetings withRead More

Kejriwal government suspends two civil service officers; colleagues threaten to go on mass leave

New Delhi: Two senior civil service officers of the Home Department have been suspended by the AAP government for refusing to sign on a Cabinet decision file, following which around 200 DANICS-cadre officers have threatened to go on mass leave in solidarity. Yashpal Garg, special secretary (Prosecution), and Subhash Chandra, special secretary (Prisons), have been suspended,said a Delhi government spokesperson today. The action, threatening to blow into another AAP-Centre confrontation, was taken after Garg and Chandra refused to sign a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to increase salary ofRead More

Sushil Modi dubs Lalu Prasad as Super CM of Bihar

Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi called RJD supremo Lalu Prasad ‘Super CM’ of Bihar claiming that he remote-controlled the grand alliance government, a day after Prasad asked the Nitish Kumar dispensation to take all measures to restore law and order. “The manner in which the RJD supremo counseled the Chief Minister on taking measures to check the deterioration in the law and order situation has left no one in doubt that he is the Super CM of the state”, Modi said in a statement. Prasad has ‘obliquely’ blamedRead More

Let us ring in New Year with renewed vigour and resolve: CM

Bhopal. I extend my heartiest New Year greetings and good wishes to the people of Madhya Pradesh. We have before us new grounds to break, new horizons to scale and new expectations to fulfill. Let us ring in New Year-2016 with renewed vigour and resolves. Let us share our happiness with the less fortunate and help those in need. Year 2015 was spent in fulfilling the resolves to promote welfare of people. The year gone by brought moments of glory as well as adversities. The state faced the challenging situationRead More