Day: February 26, 2019

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Justice Sanjiv Khanna recuses from hearing Sajjan Kumar’s appeal

New Delhi, Feb 25: Supreme Court judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna on Monday recused himself from hearing the appeal of former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that sentenced him to life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The apex court on January 14 had […]

Pakistan accuses India of launching strike across Kashmir border

Pakistan said Tuesday that Indian warplanes crossed into its airspace over the ceasefire line in Kashmir and dropped payloads, after tensions spiked between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the disputed region. “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control,” Pakistan military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, referring to the […]

India warplane incursion sends Pakistan tensions surging

Indian warplanes breached Pakistani airspace Tuesday in a move that sent tensions over disputed Kashmir spiralling, but Islamabad furiously denied claims the strike destroyed a militant camp and inflicted heavy casualties. The incursion across the ceasefire line that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours came after India threatened […]

London equities take a pounding as Britain may delay Brexit

Global stock markets retreated Tuesday as China-US trade talk euphoria faded, with London equities also hurt by a rally in the British pound on speculation over a possible Brexit delay. Markets had hurtled higher Monday after US President Donald Trump said he would delay a hike in tariffs […]

New web portal to provide real-time data on WB schools

Kolkata, Feb 26: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee Tuesday inaugurated a web portal, which is set to provide real-time data on state-run and aided schools. The portal, ‘Banglar Shiksha’ (, will be up and running in two months’ time, he said. The minister also urged his department […]

India says struck biggest Jaish camp in Pakistan, killed many militants

NEW DELHI – India said its air strikes inside Pakistan on Tuesday killed a large number of militants from Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group that claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack on a Indian paramilitary convoy in the disputed Kashmir region earlier this month. “In an intelligence led […]

India air strike in Pakistan territory killed 300 militants: government source

NEW DELHI ) – An Indian airstrike in Pakistani territory killed 300 suspected militants, a senior Indian government source said on Tuesday. The strikes on a training camp run by a Pakistani-based militant group have dramatically escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours, who have fought three wars against […]

India launches airstrike inside Pakistan; Islamabad denies militant camp hit

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI – India said its warplanes struck a militant training camp inside Pakistan on Tuesday, killing “a very large number” of fighters, raising risk of conflict between the nuclear armed neighbours, though Pakistan officials denied there had been any casualties. The airstrike near the town of Balakot, […]

Indian journalist gets bail in ex-minister’s defamation suit

NEW DELHI — A journalist who was sued for defamation after accusing former Indian minister and veteran news editor M.J. Akbar of sexual harassment was granted bail in a New Delhi court on Monday. The court set the next hearing in Akbar’s criminal case against Priya Ramani for […]

The Latest: China urges restraint from both Pakistan, India

ISLAMABAD — The Latest on India-Pakistan tensions after New Delhi launches airstrike in Kashmir (all times local): 3:10 p.m. China, a close Pakistani ally, is calling for restraint from both Islamabad and New Delhi to prevent a larger crisis. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters that it […]