India

Father-son killed in dynamite blast in UP


Lucknow, Aug 29: A man and his son were killed in a dynamite blast set off by unidentified assailants in a Varanasi village in Uttar Pradesh early on Wednesday, police said.The heads of the victims, who were sleeping in the courtyard of their house, were blown to pieces, a police officer told IANS. The...

Trump warns Google, Facebook & Twitter over fake news


San Francisco, Aug 29: US President Donald Trump issued another veiled threat to Google and social media giants Facebook and Twitter over fake news, stating that these companies are treading on very, very troubled territory.These tech platforms should better be careful, because you can't do that to people, the US President said during an...

Landslide kills three in Uttarakhand, five still trapped


Dehradun, Aug 29: Three people were killed and five others are suspected to be trapped under rubble in Uttarakhand's Tehri district following a landslide on Wednesday, police said.Heavy rains are lashing most parts of the hill state, triggering a spate of landslides. The landslide damaged a house and five shops, burying eight people under it....

More rains likely in Delhi-NCR


New Delhi, Aug 29: It was a cloudy, humid morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.3 degrees Celsius, the season's average.The National Capital Region recieved heavy rain fall on Tuesday. There was 12mm of rainfall recorded at Safdarjung Obsevatory in the last 24 hours as the weather...

Rohingya situation one of worst human rights crises: Guterres


United Nations, Aug 29: Describing the Rohingya refugee situation as one of the worst humanitarian and human rights crises of the past year, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for international action to ensure Myanmar is held to account for the crimes of its security forces.Speaking at a Security Council session convened on Tuesday for...

One-way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway


Srinagar, Aug 29: Heavy vehicular traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway will be allowed only from Srinagar to Jammu on Wednesday, officials said.Keeping the condition of the road in consideration, as it has narrowed down at a number of places because of the widening process going on, especially in the Ramban district, no...

Man with fake currency arrested in UP


Lucknow, Aug 29: A man with fake Indian currency totalling Rs 22,000 in Rs 2,000 denomination was arrested here on Wednesday, police said.Ram Babu Shakya, 68, was arrested from the Rewari wali gali near the Charbagh railway station on a tip off, an official told IANS. He hails from Mainpuri but has been living in...

Guru is viewed as god in India: Naidu


Mysuru (Karnataka), Aug 28: Hailing 'gurukula' (traditional school) as an ancient and a unique system of education in India, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said guru (teacher) is considered god in human form in the country.The gurukula system symbolises the extraordinary relationship between a guru and student, and no other culture accords...

Stalin elected as DMK President unopposed


Chennai, Aug 28: M.K.Stalin on Tuesday was elected as the DMK President unopposed at the party's General Council meeting held here.Stalin, 65, becomes the second President of one of the oldest political party in the country, a post held by his late father and five times Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi for 49 years. The...