Day: January 8, 2019

24-yr-old man arrested for attacking girlfriend with hammer

24-yr-old man arrested for attacking girlfriend with hammer

January 8, 2019 11:48 pm

New Delhi: A 24-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly hitting his girlfriend on her head with a hammer for ending their relationship, police said. The accused has been identified as Nishant Saini, a resident of Sarojini Nagar in Delhi, they said. The two were in relationship for last eight years. In her statement […]

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USA Cricket becomes ICC's 105th member

USA Cricket becomes ICC’s 105th member

January 8, 2019 11:40 pm

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Tuesday announced USA Cricket as its 105th member. The development is a historical milestone for the governing body established in 2017 to unify and develop the cricket community in the United States following the expulsion of USACA, the ICC said. USA Cricket’s application to become the 93rd Associate Member in accordance with the ICC Constitution was approved […]

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Akhilesh tweets photo with family, says not worried over reports of questioning by CBI

Akhilesh tweets photo with family, says not worried over reports of questioning by CBI

January 8, 2019 11:34 pm

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday went poetic to show he is unconcerned with reports suggesting that he might be quizzed by the CBI in the mining scam. After spending the entire day at party office meeting workers and RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary, Akhilesh Yadav tweeted his photo with wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav, two daughters and son watching a television channel related to a news on […]

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BJP takes Sabarimala fight to President, accuses Kerala govt of appeasement

Sabarimala meant for devotees, says Kerala HC

January 8, 2019 11:28 pm

Kochi: The Kerala High Court Tuesday observed that Sabarimala was meant for devotees and that the state government should identify those who have an agenda to spoil the peaceful atmosphere at the Lord Ayyappa shrine. Expressing concern over the situation prevailing in Sabarimala, the court said if the government was not able to control the […]

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Khelo India: Delhi dominate judo mat; win 3 gold medals

Khelo India begins Wednesday, young stars in fray

January 8, 2019 11:21 pm

Pune: The Khelo India Youth Games 2019, which will see a host of athletes in action, is set to officially kick off here Wednesday. Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend a virtual torch ceremony at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Wednesday evening, a media release said […]

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EU sanctions Russia military intel chief over Skripal

US sanctions Venezuelans including TV owner over currency scheme

January 8, 2019 11:16 pm

Washington: The United States imposed sanctions Tuesday on seven Venezuelans including the owner of news network Globovision for allegedly plundering billions of dollars from the crisis-hit country through black-market currency exchanges. Days before President Nicolas Maduro is to be sworn in for a new term after a controversial re-election, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin vowed to target methods employed by the government “to steal from its […]

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Owaisi slams move to introduce plastic bullets in J&K

Owaisi opposes constitutional amendment bill

January 8, 2019 11:11 pm

New Delhi: AIMIM member Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday opposed the constitutional amendment bill in the Lok Sabha saying the bill is fraud on the constitution. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 seeks to amend the Constitution by introducing provisions for reservation for economically weaker sections, he said, adding it presently mentions only social and educational backwardness as the criteria […]

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Myntra narrows consolidated losses to Rs 178.7 cr for 2017-18

Myntra narrows consolidated losses to Rs 178.7 cr for 2017-18

January 8, 2019 11:06 pm

New Delhi: Online fashion retailer Myntra has narrowed its consolidated losses to Rs 178.7 crore for 2017-18, compared with a loss of Rs 655.8 crore in the previous fiscal, according to documents filed with the corporate affairs ministry. The Flipkart-owned company saw its total income growing nearly threefold to Rs 427.4 crore in 2017-18 as against Rs […]

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India, Norway to closely collaborate on SDGs, ocean economy, combating terror

India, Norway to closely collaborate on SDGs, ocean economy, combating terror

January 8, 2019 10:49 pm

New Delhi: India and Norway on Tuesday agreed to closely collaborate on ocean economy and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, while also vowing to step up cooperation in combating terrorism, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg. Modi and Solberg held delegation-level talks and discussed ways to give “new energy and direction” to bilateral ties. The two countries also signed an MoU […]

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Nazi looted painting returned to Jewish heirs in Germany

Nazi looted painting returned to Jewish heirs in Germany

January 8, 2019 10:33 pm

Berlin: Officials have returned a painting looted by the Nazis to heirs of a Jewish French politician and resistance figure who was executed during World War II. “Portrait of a Seated Young Woman” by Thomas Couture, which belonged to Georges Mandel, was discovered in late collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s art trove while German authorities were investigating a tax case in 2012. […]

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