Bombay HC reserves order on alleged ISIS recruit

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has reserved order on the bail plea of alleged ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed who was arrested on the charge of waging war against the country. The order was reserved yesterday by a bench headed by Justice Ranjit More who heard arguments of the accused and the prosecution. Areeb, along with […]

Suggest names for panel on free books, uniform to EWS kids: HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked the AAP government and private schools to submit names of experts for selecting the head of a panel to work out modalities of providing free study material and uniforms to poor children in private and government schools. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul […]

10 killed in fire in Pakistan’s Sindh

Karachi: At least 10 people, including women and children, were on Sunday killed in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province when a fire broke out at a tent, police said. The fire broke out in the morning in a tent located in Keti Bandar area in Thatta city which engulfed several makeshift houses, local media reported. Three […]

Pakistan apprehends 12 fishermen, 2 boats off Gujarat coast

Ahmedabad : Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Sunday apprehended twelve fishermen and seized two boats offGujarat coast, National Fishworkers’ Forum said. The fishermen had sailed off the coastal town of Okha in Gujarat’s Dwarka district five to six days back and were apprehended by the PMSA near the International Maritime Border Line today, NFF […]

Lack of sleep? Blame Facebook for it

NEW DELHI: In a recent study by the University of California, Irvine, researchers found that a lack of sleep is linked to a higher level of online browsing, including checking social media websites such as Facebook. Wanting to look at how sleep duration could affect internet use, rather than how internet use affects sleep, the […]

Simple blood test may spot 5 types of cancers

NEW DELHI: A simple blood test may be used to diagnose five types of cancers – colon, lung, breast, stomach and womb – at early stages, scientists say. Researchers from National Institute of Health (NIH) in US have identified a striking signature in tumour DNA that occurs in these types of cancers. They also found […]

ISIS sympathiser sent to 10 days NIA custody

ISIS sympathiser sent to 10 days NIA custody

New Delhi: Suspected ISIS sympathiser Abdus Sami Qasmi, arrested for allegedly motivating youths to join the dreaded terror outfit, was Saturday remanded in 10 days NIA custody by a Delhi court. Qasmi was produced before District Judge Amar Nath during in-camera proceedings and according to sources, the NIA sought his custodial interrogation for unearthing the […]

Prisoners deserve to be treated with dignity: SC

NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over the surging numbers of those incarcerated in prisons across the country, the Supreme court on Saturday said overcrowding of jails has gone up even after a slew of directions to check it. The apex court also said there was no noticeable change in the condition of prisoners and observed that […]

Coast Guard intercepts Pak fishing boat in Kutch, 11 held

Ahmedabad: Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Saturday intercepted a Pakistani fishing boat which illegally entered into Indian maritime boundary off Jakhau coast in Kutch district and arrested 11 fishermen onboard, officials said. “A fishing boat from Pakistan measuring 40 feet in length was intercepted by Indian Coast Guard off Jakhau coast, five nautical miles into […]

Kejriwal made defamatory remarks to score political points: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday told Delhi High Court that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders had launched a “calculated” defamatory campaign against him and his family with “ulterior motives” to get political mileage. Jaitley said the right to freedom of speech and expression was “not absolute” and […]