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A Los Angeles jury convicted Robert Durst Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 of murdering his best friend 20 years ago in a case that took on new life after the New York real estate heir participated in a documentary that connected him to the slaying linked to his wife’s 1982 disappearance.(AP)

US real estate tycoon Robert Durst guilty of Beverly Hills murder of best friend

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 05:01 AM IST
  • Durst, a multi-millionaire who was the subject of explosive HBO documentary "The Jinx," had always denied that he shot Susan Berman in the back of the head in 2000 at her Beverly Hills home.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan(REUTERS)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan attends the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Dushanbe, Tajikistan(REUTERS)

Afghanistan can’t be ‘controlled from outside’, says Pak PM Imran Khan

PTI | , Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The eight-member SCO grouping of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan is holding its 21st summit at Dushanbe.
The French Embassy is seen after it was announced France decided to recall its ambassadors in the United States and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the US and Britain which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal, in Washington, US(REUTERS)
The French Embassy is seen after it was announced France decided to recall its ambassadors in the United States and Australia for consultations after Australia struck a deal with the US and Britain which ended a $40 billion French-designed submarine deal, in Washington, US(REUTERS)

In a first, France recalls its envoy to US, Australia over submarine deal

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:43 AM IST
It’s also unclear whether more slights are planned and if France is expecting a US overture in order to move on. French officials have already canceled a gala in Washington and Baltimore this week meant to celebrate Franco-American ties.
Mehbooba Mufti was addressing party workers during her visit to Rajouri district. (HT file photo)
Mehbooba Mufti was addressing party workers during her visit to Rajouri district. (HT file photo)

Don’t know why PM gets angry when I talk about holding dialogue with Pak: Mehbooba

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:20 AM IST
PDP president Mehbooba asks was Vajpayee an anti-national when he went to Pak and extended a hand of friendship
BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh addressing the media. He visited RS Pura and Arnia sectors to review security scenario on Indo-Pak border on Friday. (HT Photo)
BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh addressing the media. He visited RS Pura and Arnia sectors to review security scenario on Indo-Pak border on Friday. (HT Photo)

BSF DG reviews security scenario on Indo-Pak border

PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:10 AM IST
BSF DG Pankaj Kumar Singh had on Thursday visited Basantar river, Tarnah nullah, Bain nullah, Chhap nullah and other areas prone to infiltration in Samba and Kathua districts in J&K
On Wednesday a former militant, who was absconding for the past 12 years in Kishtwar district, was arrested. (Image for representational purpose)
On Wednesday a former militant, who was absconding for the past 12 years in Kishtwar district, was arrested. (Image for representational purpose)

In brief: Kishtwar police arrest another former militant

By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:06 AM IST
The former militant, Abdul, was wanted in case registered under sections 302 and 364 of the IPC and 7/27 of the Arms Act, said Kishtwar police
The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, also set in motion a major shake-up by recommending the transfer of five chief justices, besides reshuffling 28 other judges of the high courts. (PTI)
The collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, also set in motion a major shake-up by recommending the transfer of five chief justices, besides reshuffling 28 other judges of the high courts. (PTI)

Appointment of CJs to 8 HCs gets collegium’s nod

By Utkarsh Anand, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:47 AM IST
The collegium’s latest decision comes a fortnight after the elevation of nine judges to the Supreme Court. 
The DGP told the officers to continue to put in their best efforts not only to maintain peace and order in J&K. (Image for representational purpose)
The DGP told the officers to continue to put in their best efforts not only to maintain peace and order in J&K. (Image for representational purpose)

Won’t allow enemies of peace to disturb it: J&K DGP

By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 04:02 AM IST
For the past many days, J&K DGP Dilbag Singh has been reviewing the security situation in the UT and held several review meetings in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir region
Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (above) in his letter to PM Modi also thanked the government and people of India for the warm and generous hospitality they have received. (HT file photo)
Tibetan spiritual leader The Dalai Lama (above) in his letter to PM Modi also thanked the government and people of India for the warm and generous hospitality they have received. (HT file photo)

Dalai Lama wishes PM Modi on his 71st birthday

By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 03:57 AM IST
The Dalai Lama wrote to PM Modi that India’s success benefits not only the people of the country, but also contributes to the development of the world as a whole
No case of Covid was reported from Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti and Sirmaur (Aqil Khan /HT file photo)
No case of Covid was reported from Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba, Lahaul-Spiti and Sirmaur (Aqil Khan /HT file photo)

Himachal logs 209 Covid cases

By HT Correspondents, Dharamshala/srinagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2021 03:48 AM IST
Of the new Covid cases, 58 were reported in Kangra, 47 in Hamirpur, 43 in Mandi, 27 in Bilaspur, 14 in Una, 11 in Shimla, four in Solan, three in Kinnaur and two in Kullu district of Himachal
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