Aizawl beat Gokulam in I-league clash

Kozhikode (Kerala), December 31 (IANS): Defending champions Aizawl FC defeated top division newcomers Gokulam Kerala FC 2-0 in an I-League encounter here on Sunday.   An own goal by Gokulam defender Daniel Addo (45th minute) put Aizawl in the lead right at the stroke of half-time.   Andrei Ionescu doubled the lead for the visitors with […]

6 killed in Sydney seaplane crash

Sydney, December 31 (IANS): All six occupants on board a tourist seaplane were killed on Sunday after it crashed into a bay north of Sydney in southeastern Australia. Authorities said they had recovered three bodies from the plane, a DHC-2 Beaver owned by the Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd, believed to be submerged in the sea, the […]

Rajinikanth finally takes the plunge, resets TN politics

Rajinikanth finally takes the plunge, resets TN politics

Actor Rajinikanth greets his supporters after announcing the launch of his political party in Chennai, India, December 31, 2017. (REUTERS)   Chennai, December 31 (IANS): In a decision that could redraw Tamil Nadu’s political landscape, superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday accused political parties of “looting” the people and vowed to form a new outfit to pursue “spiritual […]

206 militants killed in J&K in 2017: DGP

206 militants killed in J&K in 2017: DGP

Srinagar, December 31 (IANS): A total of 206 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu amd Kashmir and 75 others persuaded to shun violence in 2017, state police chief S.P. Vaid said on Sunday. Addressing a media conference here, Director General of Police Vaid said there were many misconceptions about “Operation All Out” started by […]

Over Rs 6.5 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested

Kolkata, December 31 (IANS): personnel seized Fake Indian Currency Notes of the face value of Rs. 6.5 lakh and arrested two smugglers, including a woman, in West Bengal’s Malda district on Sunday, the last day of the year, a BSF official said. Acting on a tip off, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers from Malda district […]

Suicide bomber kills 12 in Afghanistan

Kabul, December 31 (IANS): At least 12 people were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide attacker detonated his explosive device among mourners at a funeral in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city on Sunday. “A terrorist blew himself up at the funeral ceremony of the former Governor of Haska Mina district, killing 12 mourners,” an official who […]

Jackman says quality TV has improved movies

Jackman says quality TV has improved movies

Los Angeles, December 31 (IANS): Actor Hugh Jackman says that the quality of TV shows in the current climate has forced Hollywood movies to improve in order to tempt people out of their homes.   “There’s been now for a while this belief and this commitment to giving people more than they expect, changing things up, […]

Efron almost died biking with Hugh Jackman

Efron almost died biking with Hugh Jackman

London, December 31 (IANS): Actor Zac Efron says he is lucky to be alive after he nearly collided with a bus during a bike ride with his “The Greatest Showman” co-star Hugh Jackman.   Efron appeared on the “The Graham Norton Show” along with “The Greatest Showman” co-stars Jackman and Zendaya.   He said that things […]

JeM claims responsibility for fidayeen attack on CRPF camp

Srinagar, December 31 (UNI): Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the fidayeen attack on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in south Kashmir district of Pulwama in the wee hours of Sunday.   A spokesman of the Pakistan-based outfit told local media that militants of the outfit stormed into the camp at Lehtpora […]

Fog induced low visibility halt operations at IGI airport

New Delhi, December 31 (IANS): Operations at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here came to a halt on Sunday as fog reduced the minimum required visibility to operate flights.   According to an airport official, both landing and take-off of flights have been stopped since 7.30 a.m. Sunday morning.   “Operations are still on hold,” […]

Congress’ Nagaland chief to head state poll committee

Congress’ Nagaland chief to head state poll committee

K. Therie Addresses the Public Meeting at Jalukie Town. (Morung File Photo)   New Delhi, December 31 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appointed Nagaland state unit President K. Therie as chairman of Pradesh Election Committee and Working President Ayangba Aonok as chairman of Election Campaign Committee for the upcoming assembly election in the state. […]

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