India Won’t Play in Pakistan And Pakistan won’t Play in India: Amit Shah

Mumbai: A day before India plays arch rival Pakistan in the much awaited final of the Champions Trophy in England, BJP president Amit Shah ruled out that bilateral cricketing ties between the two stations would start again. “India and Pakistan will continue to play at international tournaments but neither India plays in Pakistan nor Pakistan…

‘Human Shield’ Incident Rare, Not Standard Procedure: Army Chief

Hyderabad: Maintaining that the Army has a very good human rights record, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said the incident of a Kashmiri man being used as a ‘human shield’ against stone pelters was circumstances-based and could not be made a standard operating procedure to deal with such situations. He said “misinformation and…

Home Minister Rajnath Meets CM Mamata to Discuss Darjeeling Situation

New Delhi: Amid continuing violence in Darjeeling, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday called up West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discussed with her the situation prevailing. During the telephonic conversation, the chief minister briefed the Union home minister about the steps taken by the state government to maintain law and order and…

‘Masturbating’ Man Held for Sexually Harassing Co-Passenger on Flight

New Delhi: A 56-year-old man was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Saturday for allegedly sexually harassing a woman passenger onboard an IndiGo flight. In her complaint, the woman alleged that shortly after she took her seat in the Hyderabad-Delhi flight, her co-passenger unzipped his pants and started masturbating. The woman immediately…

Mystery Over How BJP’s Kummanam Landed on Maiden Kochi Metro Ride

Thiruvananthapuram: A fresh controversy has erupted over the presence of BJP state president Kummanam Rajasekharan with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the maiden Kochi Metro ride on Saturday morning, with a Kerala minister calling it a “security breach.” In a Facebook post, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran urged authorities to investigate the “lapses” that allowed Rajasekharan…

Death Foretold: Killed J&K Cop Wrote About First Night in Grave 4 Years Ago

Awantipora: More than four years ago, Kashmiri policeman Feroz Ahmed Dar wrote a soul-stirring poem on his Facebook page, “First night in the grave.” “Just imagine…yourself in your grave. Down there in that dark hole…Alone,” he had written. The 32-year-old’s bullet ridden body was buried on Friday night in the family’s ancestral graveyard in Dogripora…

President Flags Off 11.3 km Stretch ‘Metro Green Line’ in Bengaluru

Bengaluru: The first phase of Bangalore Metro on Saturday marked its completion with President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurating the 11.3 km stretch ‘Metro Green Line’ in Bengaluru. The Metro line from Mantri Square Sampige Road Station to Yelachenahalli commissioned today has four km underground and 7.3 km elevated, and consists of 10 metro stations and will…