A Taliban suicide car bomber and five heavily armed gunmen attacked an international aid group's guest house in the Afghan capital on Friday, killing two guards and setting off an hours-long battle with security forces in an upscale Kabul neighborhood, authorities said.
Has the betting-fixing scandal that has rocked the domestic T20 league prised open N Srinivasan’s iron grip on the Board of Control for Cricket in India? Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved Srikanth Srinivasan as the most senior US judge of South Asian descent, amid speculation that he may one day be tapped for the Supreme Court.
Congress V-P Rahul Gandhi sent out an unusually blunt message to his party colleagues yesterday, promising to be tougher than his mother in dealing with factionalism and indiscipline. HT
The police on Thursday claimed to have solved the massacre of an entire family of seven by arresting their former driver.
Three Chennai Super Kings players, one of them quite senior, were in touch with Vindoo Dara Singh during the ongoing T20 season, the actor, arrested in connection with the spot-fixing probe, has told investigators. Debasish Panigrahi
reports. Vindoo puts police on bigger Bollywood trail
N Srinivasan's ultimate genius lies in turning the Indian Board, a conglomerate of powerful businessmen, politicians, and bureaucrats, into a mute spectator of his brazen actions. As the police circle his cricket empire, surely it's time to show him the door, writes Pradeep Magazine.
Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi and ballistic expert PS Manocha were slapped with perjury charges by the Delhi high court on Wednesday, which ordered their prosecution for going back on their statements in the murder trial of model Jessica Lall.
The Cong sought to project a unified front ahead of the 2014 polls, as party chief Sonia Gandhi and V-P Rahul Gandhi expressed confidence in Manmohan Singh and declared the PM, too, will be part of the party campaign next year. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
reports. Economy turning around; GDP to exceed 6%: PM
| UPA's report card
The university had been deliberating on the issue for a long time and a final decision was taken on Wednesday.
Those not sleeping enough or well have one more reason to worry. Sleeping for less than six hours or waking up more than two to three times at night raises your risk of heart attack and stroke threefold, reports the first review of sleep quality and duration in India. Sanchita Sharma
All seven members of the family, including three children, of a wholesaler, who also dabbled in property, were found murdered in their home in a busy trading hub of Ghaziabad on Wednesday morning.
Fixing is so rife in the domestic T20 league that players on opposing sides in one match were on different bookies’ payrolls, a high-level police source said. Pradeep Magazine
reports. Police stay tuned as no respite to betting