Islamabad: At least 25 militants, including three key commanders, were killed in clashes with security forces in North Waziristan region of Pakistan on Wednesday. According to sources, the ground operation was carried out in Shawal Tehsil where three militant commanders of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan were also eliminated, Geo News reported. The Pakistan Army launched Zarb-e-Azb, a comprehensive anti-militant operation, in 2014 against foreign and local terrorists who were hiding in sanctuaries in the
Tripoli: The Libyan National Congress, considered the rebel government in Tripoli, has conditionally approved the fourth draft of a peace agreement with the Tobruk-based internationally-recognized government, Efe news agency reported. The draft was presented by UN’s special envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, who was hopeful of a breakthrough. “The draft has some positive points but needs some modifications too. The amendments will be presented to the head of the United Nations mission,”
Washington: As per a physicist, the recently proposed idea that black holes have “firewalls” that destroy all they touch has a loophole, suggesting that they are not necessarily arbiters of doom.In a paper posted online to the arXiv preprint server, The Ohio State University’s Samir Mathur, takes issue with the firewall theory and proves mathematically that black holes are not necessarily arbiters of doom.In fact, he
Johannesburg : The June 30 deadline to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme is not ‘sacred’ and extra time may be necessary, a top negotiator representing Tehran has said. Abbas Araghchi, a deputy foreign minister and key member of the Iranian team, said that the end of June deadline was selected for the end of negotiations but added that the country will not sacrifice a good agreement for the sake of theWashington: If you tend to sleep less during the night’s you may be putting your health at risk as a new study claims that lack in your “shut eye” time could cause long-term health issues.According to Postdoc Alice Jessie Clark at the University of Copenhagen maintaining a good night’s sleep is important for future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors, as when sleep deteriorates people
Jaipur : Advocate Poonam Chand Bhandari on Wednesday claimed that former IPL chief Lalit Modi transferred crores of rupees to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s son Dushyant Singh by using a fictitious company. “Vasundhara Raje’s son Dushyant Singh and his wife Nihalika created a firm by the name Nihant Heritage Hotel Ltd. Rs 10 lakh was the official capital and they invested one lakh rupees, the price of the share was Rs. 10
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday reacted angrily to a tweet suggesting she took favours to get her daughter a seat in a medical college through the northeast quota. “My daughter is a barrister and Oxford graduate. What you say in absolutely false,” she replied to the tweet. The twitter handle ‘Soch @pakoed’ had insinuated that “Sushma is no stranger to taking and giving favours! Her daughter studied through
New Delhi: With the latest revelations in Modigate drawing Vasundhra Raje into the controversy, Congress today demanded that Rajasthan Chief Minister also resign along with External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj should step down and Raje should also resign for “helping Lalit Modi, an economic offender and fugitive,” spokesperson Shobha Ojha told reporters. Ojha also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his silence in the matter so far showed that “there is a mute support
Washington: Expressing deep disappointment over the approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the blackmoney issue, noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani has urged the US in helping India bring back the blackmoney stacked overseas. In a key-note address at an event organised by the US India Business Council and Indian National Bar Association, which has brought a delegation of Indian lawyers to the US, the former law minister congratulated the US for taking strong and
New Delhi: As BJP battled a deepening row involving two of its top leaders Vasundhara Raje and Sushma Swaraj, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today demanded release of all letters written to British authorities on the Lalit Modi case during the UPA rule which he said will answer accusations against Congress and him. The Congress also demanded the resignation of the Rajasthan Chief Minister Raje and External Affairs Minister Swaraj for helping Modi, tainted former IPL
Lucknow: Boxed into a political corner by successive electoral defeats, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati is back to the drawing board, plotting her next political move in Uttar Pradesh, where her writ once was the final word. The shocking defeat by arch rival Samajwadi Party (SP) in the 2012 assembly elections followed by the blankout in the 2014 general elections have forced the Dalit leader to “realign herself to the changed
Melbourne: Australia today signed a landmark Free Trade Agreement with China after more than a decade of negotiations, providing a boon for jobs and growth in the country in coming years. The deal was announced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott who called it “a momentous and historic day” for the two nations. The agreement was signed by Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and his Chinese counterpart Gao Hucheng in Canberra today
New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met sanitation workers who have been protesting here for not been given their wages. He assured them of getting their demands fulfilled. “We will get your demands fulfilled,” he told the workers at Jantar Mantar. “This isn’t a speech for safai karamcharis (sanitation workers) but for the weak, poor, and the underprivileged people of this nation,” he said.
Raipur: A CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide today by shooting himself with his service weapon at a paramilitary camp in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said. Constable Pavitra Yadav (44) belonging to 168th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle early this morning, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Indira Kalyan Elesela said. At the time of the incident, the jawan was on duty at the camp
Caloundra (Australia): Just three points separate two Team MRF drivers, India’s Gaurav Gill and Pontus Tidemand of Sweden in the overall standings as they head into this weekend’s International Rally of Queensland. After the opening two rounds in New Zealand and New Caledonia, Tidemand (co-driver Emil Axelsson), the 2013 Junior World Rally champion, leads Gill (Glenn Macneall) by 70 points to 67.
Srinagar: Normal life in Kashmir was affected today due to strike call by separatists against the killing of civilians in Sopore town of Baramulla district.Shops, business establishments and schools remained closed due to the strike called jointly by JKLF, Hurriyat Conference factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani; and supported by almost all separatist groups in the Valley.
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said letters written to British authorities on Lalit Modi case during UPA rule should be released as they will answer the former IPL Commissioner’s accusations against him and Congress. “The complete answer to Mr Lalit Modi’s accusations against UPA can be found in the letters to the UK Chancellor.Release them,” Chidambaram, a senior Congress leader, tweeted. His reaction came a day after Lalit Modi accused Congress and Chidambaram
New Delhi: Amid weak global trend, silver prices fell by Rs 76 to Rs 36,772 per kg in futures market today as participants trimmed positions. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in July contracts shed Rs 76, or 0.21 per cent, to touch Rs 36,772 per kg in a business turnover of 185 lots. Also, the white metal for delivery in September lost Rs 62, or 0.17 per cent to Rs 37,309 per kg in five lots. Analysts
New Delhi: Gold prices today fell Rs 53 to Rs 26,903 per 10 grams in futures trade amid a weak global trend. At Multi Commodity Exchange, delivery in August contract of gold fell by Rs 53, or 0.20 per cent, to Rs 26,903 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 126 lots. Analysts attributed the fall in gold futures to a weak global trend as investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting this
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is meeting, with the controversy surrounding External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her support to former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in the backdrop.