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    4 feared dead in Shimla flash floods by cloudburst

    Shimla: Four persons including three members of a family were feared dead as flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wrecked havoc in Dharampur area of Mandi district, 250 km from here, this morning, inundating vast areas, washing away vehicles and perishing several heads of cattle.

  • Canadian IT firm inks deal with Kerala’s software company

    Thiruvananthapuram: Cycloides Inc, a Canadian IT consulting and high-end total solutions provider, has signed a partnership agreement with Kerala’s Triassic Solutions Pvt Ltd, a leading enterprise software provider.

  • Terrorist attack

    NIA brings captured Pakistani terrorist to Kashmir

    Srinagar: A Pakistani terrorist captured after the Udhampur terror attack was on Saturday brought to Kashmir Valley by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to gather information on other LeT militants active in the region. “LeT terrorist Usman alias Qasim Khan of Faisalabad, who was arrested after he carried out the terror strike on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on August 5, was brought to the valley today (Saturday) by the NIA,” an intelligence

  • India A vs South Africa A

    India A seek first win in tri-series

    Chennai: After being outplayed by Australia A in their respective matches, both India A and South Africa A will look to register a much-needed win when they face-off in a 50-over tri-series match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. Australia A drubbed India A by 119 runs on Friday, thanks to centurions Joe Burns (154) and Usman Khawaja (100).

  • President Mukherjee’s wife in critical state

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife, who was admitted to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) here, is in critical condition, the authorities said on Saturday. The president’s wife, Suvra Mukherjee, who has been ill for some time, was admitted to the hospital on Friday evening. “She was brought to the hospital with a respiratory problem. She is a heart patient and has been kept in the intensive care unit,” a hospital

  • China pushes India to the wall on Brahmaputra 

    On July 30, the usually combative Uma Bharti, the union minister for water resources, exhibited a diffident demeanor in the Lok Sabha when she gave out that China may construct three more hydropower projects on the Brahmaputra in Tibet (called Yarlung Tsangpo there) under its recently announced 12th Five Year Plan.

  • Landslides

    Three of family buried alive in Himachal landslide

    Shimla: Three members of a family were buried alive on Saturday when boulders fell on their house in a village in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, police said. The house in Dharampur collapsed due to landslides in the area triggered by heavy rainfall, a police official at the site told over phone.

  • kabul afghanistan bomb blast

    NATO says 1 service member killed in attack on Kabul base

    Kabul, Afghanistan: A NATO official says one international service member was killed in an attack on a military base in the Afghan capital. The nationality of the victim has not been released. NATO spokesman Col Brian Tribus says today that the attack on Camp Integrity, on Kabul’s outskirts, left two insurgents dead. He says the yesterday’s attack involved at least two insurgents. Other details were not immediately released. The attack on the camp followed within hours of a suicide attack on a

  • Man arrested with 2 ‘ashtadhatu’ idols worth Rs 1.5 crore

    Bahraich (UP): One person was arrested with two ‘ashtadhatu’ idols, worth around Rs 1.5 crore, from Payagpur area here, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, Rajpal was yesterday arrested with
    the idols which were stolen from a temple in Gosai Purwa in Visheshwarganj last month, Superintendent of Police Neha Pandey said. The estimated price of the two ‘ashtadhatu’ (a combination of eight metals) idols in international market is around Rs 1.5 crore, she said. The accused was planning to smuggle them

  • Rifles seized in Mizoram

    Aizawl: In a joint operation, Mizoram police and Assam Rifles personnel seized two M-3 rifles and three magazines at Mizoram Manipur-Myanmar border Hnahlan village yesterday, police said. Police said that Chingsianpianga (36) of Darkhai village, Myanmar was arrested in this connection and a case was filed against the latter at Champhai police station where he was being detained. Interrogations revealed that the arms were smuggled from Myanmar.

  • Donald Trump

    Donald Trump says he can’t recall using insults, then attacks Kelly

    Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said he can’t recall using words such as “dog,” ”fat” and “disgusting” to insult women he believes have slighted him, but such language litters his Twitter feed and other public comments he’s made for years. The issue took centre stage at the first Republican debate of the 2016 campaign for president, when Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly asked Trump about his use of such language and whether it reflected the “temperament of a man

  • Dhoni begins para-training in Agra

    Agra: Indian ODI skipper and honorary Lieutenant Colonel Mahendra Singh Dhoni has formally begun a fortnight-long session at the Para Training School (PTS) here Defence ministry spokesman Group Captain Basant B. Pandey, who shared this information with the media on Friday evening, also tweeted and posted a photograph of Dhoni during a training session.

  • Internet

    Italy to invest 12 billion euros on internet

    Rome: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the government will spend 12 billion euros (over $13 billion) over 20 years for ultra-speed internet. Renzi told his centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Friday that his objective was the complete coverage of Italy to close a large digital divide with the rest of Europe. The investment will feature seven billion euros in public funding, including 2.1 billion euros in European regional funds, and five billion

  • Gold

    Gold up after US jobs report release

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York mercantile exchange rose after the release of the US jobs report. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $4 (0.37 percent) to settle at $1,094.10 per ounce on Friday, Xinhua reported. Gold was given support as a report released by the US department of labour showed non-farm payrolls increased by 215,000 in July. The report said the unemployment rate remained

  • Wasim Akram

    One held for firing at Wasim Akram’s car

    Karachi: A man has been arrested for a shot being fired at former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Akram’s car here, a media report said. The nabbed suspect is a private security guard, Geo TV reported on Friday. Police is on the lookout for his employer, who is still at large. The owner of the vehicle was also present at the time of the incident, police added.

  • Bhanu_Kriti Bharti

    Bhanu’s Story: India’s Quiet Epidemic Of Housewife Suicides

    On a cold December day in Jodhpur, 2014, Bhanu, 17, suddenly collapsed. Her parents rushed her to the hospital where doctors said their daughter—a married woman—had attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills.

  • Nuclear weapon deal

    Will stop Iran from getting nuke weapons at all costs: Israel

    Jerusalem: In a veiled warning to Iranian nuclear scientists, Israel has said it will act “in any way” to stop Iran from acquiring atomic weapons and considers Tehran an “existential threat”. Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon in an interview to German weekly magazine Der Spiegel said that he bore no responsibility “for the life expectancy of Iranian scientists,” local media reports said.

  • CHINA Typhoon

    Four dead as Typhoon Soudelor batters Taiwan

    Taipei: Typhoon Soudelor battered Taiwan with fierce winds and rain today leaving four people dead and a trail of devastation before heading for mainland China. After making landfall on the east coast in the early hours of the morning it swept across central Taiwan ripping up trees, snapping wind turbines and triggering a landslide in one remote village in the northern region of Taoyuan.