Four army jawans were killed on Friday in a gunbattle with suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militants in Pulwama district, 45 km south of Srinagar — an incident that gave a blow to chief minister Omar Abdullah’s efforts to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir.
The British government on Friday defended the country's security services against criticism that they missed signs which might have helped prevent the brutal murder of a soldier on a street of south-east London.
The brutal murder of a soldier by two terrorists on a busy London street numbed and shocked Britons on Thursday as a senior former minister likened it to the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, admitting it was hard to prevent them.
The police on Thursday claimed to have solved the massacre of an entire family of seven by arresting their former driver.
Asad Rauf, the Pakistani umpire whose name has cropped up in the current T20 league spot fixing scandal, has left the country in a hurry. HT
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed concern over repeated disruptions in parliament and state legislatures.
Pushed by the Supreme Court to come out with measures to give greater independence to CBI, the centre is mulling options to bring a balance between the probe agency's autonomy and accountability. HT reports.
The local police claimed to have detained a man of Tibetan origin on suspicion of spying from Norbulingka near Dharamsala town.
A telephone call about a bomb being planted in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB) on Thursday created panic with the staff and the students being evacuated from the building but it turned out to be hoax.
CRPF personnel on Friday allegedly dragged an Assam MLA by the hair in eastern Assam’s Mariani town after he and his supporters protested the abduction of and assault on two tea growers by miscreants from adjoining Nagaland.
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
By giving a miss to the UPA’s ninth anniversary celebrations, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has dropped enough hints that it is distancing itself from the Congress ahead of the next general elections. Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
and Srinand Jha
The national capital on Thursday experienced the hottest day this summer with the mercury touching the 45.7 degree Celsius mark, the highest for the month of May in a decade.