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Paswans meet Shah, Jaitley over seat sharing amid strained ties

Paswans meet Shah, Jaitley over seat sharing amid strained ties

An hour-long meeting on Thursday between top Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, including its president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag remained inconclusive, sources indicated. On a day former BJP ally Upendra Kushwaha joined the United Progressive Alliance, the saffron party‘s ties with the LJP appeared to be […]

Anti-Sikh riots convict Sajjan Kumar seeks time till Jan 31 to surrender

IMAGE: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar appears at the Patiala House Court in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar approached the Delhi high court on Thursday seeking time till January 30 to surrender after being recently sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. 73-year-old Kumar, […]

When Barack Obama became Santa Claus for ailing children

When Barack Obama became Santa Claus for ailing children

Barack Obama, donning a Santa Claus hat and a bulging sack slung over his shoulder, made a surprise visit to a children‘s hospital in Washington, DC and delivered gifts to young patients ahead of Christmas. The former United States President visited the young patients at the Children‘s National Hospital in Washington, DC on Wednesday. First on his list was a […]

India‘s fastest train pelted with stones during trial run

India‘s fastest train pelted with stones during trial run

Photograph tweeted by GM ICF Sudhanshu Mani. The Railways‘ fastest train — Train 18 — which is scheduled to be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 29, was pelted with stones on Thursday during a trial run between Delhi and Agra, a senior official said. The window of one of the coaches of the Rs 100-crore train […]

‘Now pehle naukri, phir chhokri: Hamid Ansari after returning home

‘Now pehle naukri, phir chhokri: Hamid Ansari after returning home

IMAGE: Hamid Nihal Ansari, who was repatriated by Pakistan after six years in jail, arrives at his residence in Mumbai, on Thursday. Photograph: PTI Photo Back home after six years in a Pakistani jail, software engineer Hamid Nihal Ansari on Thursday said he wants to move on, instead of ‘reopening old wounds‘ about the pain he endured during this period. Ansari, 33, […]

IT firm executive facing sexual harassment probe commits suicide

IT firm executive facing sexual harassment probe commits suicide

An IT firm executive, who was suspended temporarily over allegations of sexual harassment at workplace, was found dead at his home here, with the police registering a case against some of the company‘s employees, including two women who had complained against him, for suicide abetment, officials said on Thursday. The body of Swaroop Raj, 35, was discovered hanging from the […]

US Senate passes bill to avoid shutdown

US Senate passes bill to avoid shutdown

The United States senate has approved a legislation to temporarily fund the government in an effort to avoid a partial shutdown just before Christmas after President Donald Trump backed away from his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico. Senators on Wednesday passed the measure, which would keep government running to 8 February.   The House of Representatives […]