India

NIA recovers 14 stolen service hand guns in Manipur


Imphal, Aug 24: Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday night recovered nine 9mm pistols from the residence of P. Haokip, the 'commander-in-chief' of the United Kuki Liberation Front, a signatory to the peace pact with the Centre.The UKLF is an insurgent outfit in Manipur whose members came overground after signing Suspension of...

Kerala giving wrong information on Mullaperiyar: Palaniswami


Chennai, Aug 24: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said Kerala government was giving wrong information about Mullaperiyar dam so that the water storage level does not go up to 152 feet.Speaking to reporters at Mukkombu near Tiruchirappalli, about 350 km from the state capital, Palaniswami refuted Kerala government's allegation that opening...

Youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl in Delhi


New Delhi, Aug 24: Delhi Police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in south Delhi.Police identified the accused as Prakash, 24, a resident of JJ Cluster in Rangpuri Pahadi located in Vasant Kunj. Prakash works as a ragpicker and was arrested with the help of local surveillance. During interrogation,...

Militant killed in J&K gunfight


Srinagar, Aug 24: One militant was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.The militant's body was recovered from the gunfight area in Gandole village of Kokernag area. Firing has now stopped, but a search operation is ongoing. Identity of the victim is being ascertained,...

Dharamsala gets highest precipitation in 60 years


Shimla, Aug 24: For the first time in over 60 years, Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, on Friday recorded the highest precipitation on a single day in a month, an official said here.In the last 24 hours, Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded 292.4 mm of rain and this was...

Odisha cabinet approves formation of legislative council


Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: The Odisha Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to bring a resolution for the formation of a state legislative council during the monsoon session of the Assembly.A resolution will be brought for the formation of the Odisha Legislative Council, Parliamentary Affairs Minister B.K.Aarukh informed after the cabinet meeting. The monsoon session is...

Under-trial female convict found dead in Kerala


Kannur (Kerala) Aug 24: A controversial female under-trial convict from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's home village, was found dead in a jail near here on Friday, police said.Soumya, 28, was arrested in April after she confessed to killing her parents and her nine-year-old daughter by poisoning them in a gap of four months...

2 Kerala officials arrested for embezzling relief materials


Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 24: Two Kerala government officials were arrested on Friday in Wayanad district for the embezzlement of relief materials, police said.A senior police official told IANS that the arrests were made based on a complaint received from another senior government official. According to the complaint, the two accused, S. Thomas and M.P. Dinesh, were...

Amarnath Yatra resumes, 137 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley


Jammu, Aug 24: The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Friday after three days' suspension with 137 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the cave shrine in Kashmir Valley.The yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of seven vehicles. This includes yatris going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, a police officer said. The yatra...