Day: June 20, 2019

Sacked cop Sanjiv Bhatt gets life sentence in 29-year-old custodial death case

Jamnagar, Jun 20: A court in Gujarat on Thursday sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a custodial death case dating back to 1990 when he was posted as additional superintendent of police in this district. Bhatt, who earlier filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court […]

One dead, six injured in house collapse in J-K’s Rajouri

Jammu, Jun 20: A 35-year-old man was killed Thursday and six others, including a child, injured when a house collapsed in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident took place at village Devlian in Kalakote area, police said, adding that the seven family members were trapped […]

BSF recovers heroin worth Rs 25 cr near IB in Jammu

Jammu, Jun 20:  The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday recovered five kilograms of heroin worth Rs 25 crore near the International Border (IB) here, foiling an attempt by the drug traffickers to smuggle the consignment into the country. The consignment, seized about 100 metres ahead of the fence […]

Prez addresses joint sitting of Parliament for second time this year

New Delhi, Jun 20: President Ram Nath Kovind addressed the joint sitting of both houses of Parliament for the second time this year. Dressed in a cream ‘bandgala’, Kovind was on Thursday accorded a ceremonial honour by the President’s Bodyguard (PBG) as he walked down the stairs of the […]

Convicted: the US sex cult leader who attracted the rich and famous

A US jury on Wednesday convicted a “self-help” guru of racketeering, sex trafficking and other crimes for his leadership of a cult-like organization of sex slaves he branded like cattle. Keith Raniere, 58, coerced a string of women into having sex with him as the charismatic leader of […]

Russians to prod Putin on poverty, personal life as ratings fall

Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings. The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to […]

Turkey jails 151 for life in ‘coup ringleaders’ trial

A Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 151 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The judge handed 128 of those convicted between one and 141 aggravated life terms each over […]

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down

DUBAI/WASHINGTON – Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory but Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in “an unprovoked attack”. The incident fanned fears of wider military conflict in the Middle East […]

U.S. work visa caps to squeeze businesses, jobs: Nasscom

BENGALURU – The United States’ plans to cap H1-B work visas, used by Indian IT firms to send employees there, would imply a “further crunch” for businesses to access skilled workforce, industry lobby group Nasscom said on Thursday. The United States told India it is considering caps on […]

Advisor Kumar, CS visit Baltal Base Camp, review Yatra arrangements

open view news desk GANDERBAL, JUNE 20: Advisor to Governor, K. Vijay Kumar, Chief Secretary, BVR Subramanyam along with Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan and Chief Executive Officer SASB, Umang Narula today visited Baltal Base Camp where they chaired a meeting to review the arrangements being put […]

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