2017

 

India rout Pakistan 4-0 to enter Asia Cup hockey final

India, Pakistan, Asia Cup hockey, final, 4-0

Dhaka: India entered the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship after a thumping 4-0 win over arch-foes Pakistan in their final second-round clash here on Saturday. After the teams were deadlocked goalless at the half-time, India ran rampage with goals from Satbir Singh (39th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (51st) Lalit Upadhyay (52nd) and Gurjant Singh (57th). India now have seven points from three games, while Pakistan are eliminated as they have one point. Second-placed Malaysia (three points) and third-placed South Korea (two points) will vie for the other final spot. ComingRead More


Cab driver, who masturbated while driving a woman passenger to Hyderabad airport, arrested

Cab driver, masturbated, woman passenger, Hyderabad airport, arrested

Hyderabad: Cyberabad Police has arrested a cab driver who allegedly behaved indecently during the ride of a woman passenger. The woman, a resident of Kondapur of Gachibowli area here, took the cab in the morning of October 19 for airport to catch a flight to Delhi, a police release said. “The driver started behaving strangely as soon as the car entered the Outer Ring Road. He slowed down the car and drove in a odd manner. He started staring at her through the rear view mirror and to her shockRead More


54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

Egyptian police, ambush, 54 killed

Cairo: At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said on Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years. The officials said the exchange of fire began late on Friday in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo. The firefight began when security forces acting on intelligence moved against a militants’ hideout in the area. BackedRead More


Do not ‘demon-etise’ Tamil pride: Rahul Gandhi to PM Narendra Modi on Mersal row

‘Demon-etise’, Tamil pride, Rahul Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi, Mersal row

New Delhi: In a direct attack aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked him not to “demon-etise” Tamil pride by interfering in what is shown in theatres. Reacting to the Mersal row, Gandhi said cinema is a deep expression of Tamil culture and language, said media reports. His comments come a day after the Tamil Nadu BJP unit objected to Tamil superstar Vijay’s Diwali release, Mersal, for “criticising” the Centre’s flagship schemes, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Digital India. “Mr. Modi, CinemaRead More


Another RSS worker shot dead, this time bike-borne assailants strike in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh

RSS worker, shot dead, bike-borne assailants, Ghazipur district, Uttar Pradesh

Ghazipur: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker and local journalist working with Dainik Jagran, Rajesh Mishra, was on Saturday shot dead by bike-borne assailants at his shop in Karanda area of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district, news agency ANI reported. Mishra’s brother, who was with him at the shop, is also critically injured. “We have marked the suspects and believe they will be arrested today”, ANI quoted ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar as saying. The shooting comes just four days after a senior RSS leader Ravinder Gosain was shot deadRead More


BJP fumes over GST references in Vijay starrer Tamil film

BJP, GST references, Vijay, starrer, Tamil, film

Chennai: References to the GST in the just-released Tamil film “Mersal” starring popular actor Vijay have not gone down well with the BJP which on Friday objected to what it termed as “untruths” about the central taxation in the flick and demanded their deletion. Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan demanded removal of the “untruths” about the Goods and Services Tax, rolled out by the BJP-led NDA government on July 1, while his party colleague H Raja claimed the film exposed Vijay’s “anti-Modi hatred”. The CPI (M) and superstar Rajinikanth starrer “Kabali” director Pa. RanjithRead More


CIA chief says hostages held in Pakistan for 5 years; Contradicts Pak Army

CIA chief, hostages, Pakistan, Pak Army

Washington: CIA chief Mike Pompeo has said a US-Canadian couple kidnapped by militants in Afghanistan had been held for five years inside Pakistan before being freed, contradicting the Pakistan Army’s claim that the hostages were rescued shortly after entering the country from Afghanistan. “The couple had been held for five years inside Pakistan,” Pompeo said on Thursday during a wide-ranging discussion at the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, a Washington-based think-tank. His remarks contradicts the Pakistan Army which had said in a statement that the hostages “were captured by terrorists from AfghanistanRead More


Post-Diwali, rise in number of heart, lung patients at AIIMS in Delhi

Post-Diwali, heart, lung patients, AIIMS, Delhi

New Delhi: Smoke from bursting of crackers has not only affected the air quality but also the lungs and hearts of many people in Delhi with a 15 per cent rise in the number of patients visiting AIIMS due to cardio-pulmonary problems. Night-long Diwali revelries left the capital city polluted this morning, as the air quality took a sharp plunge and entered the ‘severe’ zone, triggering health complications. At the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), there was a rush of patients, complaining of heart and breathing problems, asRead More


Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30

Afghan, suicide bombing, Kabul mosque, kills 30

Kabul: An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45. Major General Alimast Momand says the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday in the city’s Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives. The head of the area’s Isteqlal Hospital, Mohammad Sabir Nassib, says it has received the bodies of two people slain in the attack as well as two wounded. No group immediately claimed responsibility forRead More


Upset over ‘small’ quantity of crackers, boy hangs himself in Chhattisgarh

Upset, small quantity of crackers, boy, hangs himself, Chhattisgarh

Raipur: A 15-year-old boy committed suicide in Chhattisgarh’s Surguja district after his parents refused to buy more firecrackers for Diwali, police said. Abhijeet, a class 10th student, hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his house in Ambikapur town on Thursday, said station house officer Vinay Singh Baghel. Preliminary investigation revealed that Abhijeet was unhappy with the quantity of crackers and decorative lights his father had bought; he wanted him to buy more. His parents tried to mollify him by promising to buy more crackers and lights next year, but heRead More