Mumbai faces heavy rainfall, water logging; Meteorological Department predicts heavy rain in the next 48 hours

Traffic came to a standstill in several areas owing to the downpour

Mumbai: Mumbai witnessed heavy rain accompanied by strong winds and thunderstorm throughout the Saturday night that continued on Sunday morning. Places like Thane, Ghatkopar, Dadar, Chembur, Kurla, Andheri, Borivali, Bandra and Colaba faced incessant rainfall, media reports said. Traffic came to a standstill in several areas owing to the downpour. Low lying areas of Kurla, Dadar, Thane, Sion faced water-logging which affected the traffic for several hours. Those travelling by local trains on the Central railway line faced a mega block of 6 hours on Sunday between 9:10 am andRead More

At least 140 charred to death, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Someone lit cigarette, after people from nearby localities gathered on the highway to collect petrol, causing explosion

Lahore: At least 140 people were on Sunday charred to death and over 100 others injured after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames as crowds rushed to collect petrol that spilled out to a highway in the Bahawalpur district of Pakistan’s Punjab Province. The oil tanker coming from Karachi to Lahore overturned early this morning on the national highway at the Ahmedpur Sharqia area of the district, some 400 km from Lahore, after its tyre burst. The fire was apparently caused by someone who lit a cigarette afterRead More

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along LoC in Naushera, Indian Army retaliates

Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehra says that the Indian Army is retaliating with the same force

Jammu: Pakistan Army initiated another unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera sector on Sunday, media reports said. They initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars around 6.30 am in Naushera, added the reports. Defence spokesman, Lt Col Manish Mehra told a news agency that the Indian Army is retaliating with the same force. Pakistani troops on Saturday violated ceasefire along the LoC in Kerni area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Defence sources said that Pakistan wants to push armed terrorists to the IndianRead More

Kidambi Srikanth registers first win over Olympic Champ Chen Long to clinch Australian Open Super Series Title

Srikanth outclasses Chen Long 22-20, 21-16 in straight games win the final

Sydney: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth continued his brilliant form as he beat reigning Olympic champion Chen Long in straight games 22-20, 21-16 in the men’s singles final to clinch the Australian Open Super Series title on Sunday. This is Srikanth’s second consecutive Super Series title after he won the Indonesia Open Super Series crown. The Indian badminton star produced one of the best displays of his career to completely outwit and outplay the World No.6. The two players had met five times before the Australian Open final with the ChineseRead More

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches US, will meet Donald Trump on Monday

Indian expats greet Modi at Andrews Base in US

Washington: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Washington’s Joint Base Andrews where the Indian community came in large numbers to welcome the prime minister. “Modi, Modi” reverberates in dusky D.C. Skies,” the Indian Embassy in the US tweeted. Modi arrived in Washington from Portugal on Sunday, on the second leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the Netherlands. Modi will meet with top CEOs later on Sunday. PM Modi was received by Indian ambassador Navtej Sarna and Charge d’Affaires at US Embassy inRead More

Salman Khan not worried about Tubelight’s critical response

The movie, which was released on Friday, has received a mixed response from critics

Mumbai: “Tubelight”, Salman Khan’s latest collaboration with Kabir Khan, has received a mixed response from critics but the superstar says the reviews are better than what he expected. “The critics were really good. I was expecting minus three and minus four but they have given one-and-half rating apparently. I am very pleased with that. Reports are that people can’t see me crying (on screen). So I asked, ‘Are they (audience) laughing and the answer was no, they are crying. So I said, ‘don’t worry about it’,” Salman told reporters lastRead More

Man steals from mosque in Pakistan, says matter between him and god

The matter is between me and the almighty god, says the thief

Islamabad: A man has stolen Rs 50,000 from the donation box of a mosque in Pakistan and left a letter, saying it is between him and the god and no one should poke their nose in the matter. The incident occurred last night in Jamia Masjid Sadiqul Madina in Khanewal district in southern Punjab. The Express Tribune reported the thief took away the two money boxes where worshippers donate funds and a pair of batteries used as backup for power during power outage. He explained that reasons for stealing theRead More

CRPF sub inspector dies in militant attack in Kashmir

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Srinagar: A sub-inspector of the CRPF was killed while another jawan injured when militants attacked their vehicle at Pantha chowk, in the outskirts of the city, the police said. The deceased has been identified as sub inspector Sahib Shukla and the injured as constable-driver Nissar Ahmed, officials said. The CRPF personnel, part of road opening deployment, were sitting inside their vehicle at Pantha chowk bypass along the Srinagar-Jammu national highway when, around 1750 hours, militants carried out the attack. In the melee, a constable of Jammu and Kashmir was injuredRead More

Narottam Mishra to challenge EC’s disqualification order

Mishra was disqualified for 3 years for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure during 2008 assembly polls

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra on Saturday said he will move the high court against the Election Commission order disqualifying him for three years for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure. “I am going to move the Madhya Pradesh High Court against the Election Commission’s order,” Mishra told reporters here. He was disqualified by the Election Commission for three years for filing wrong accounts of election expenditure during the 2008 assembly polls. His election from the Datia Assembly constituency also stands void. Mishra who is Water Resources and LegislativeRead More

Haryana train lynching: I was drunk but did not attack victims, friends did, says accused

17-year-old Junaid was killed on suspicion of carrying beef; his two brothers were also violently attacked by mob

New Delhi: One of the accused in Thursday’s Delhi-Ballabhgarh train lynching on Saturday said that he regretted the violent incident but claimed that he wasn’t the one who made comments accusing the victims of carrying beef. A 15-year-old boy died on Thursday after he and his two brothers were violently attacked by a mob on Thursday evening. The three had boarded an EMU train to Ballabhgarh from Tughlakabad in Delhi and were attacked between the Ballabgarh and Mathura stations. The deceased was identified as Junaid (17) and according to DeputyRead More