All 11 abducted kin of J&K policemen released after Hizb militant’s father freed

Srinagar, August  31 (IANS):  The three-day face-off between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir ended on Friday as police released a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander’s father and militants freed all 11 relatives of policemen they had abducted in retaliation.   All 11 family members of policemen abducted in three days from south Kashmir […]

NCP leader, rationalists on Hindu right-wing ‘hit-list’: ATS

Mumbai, August 31 (IANS): In shocking revelations, an NCP leader and other leading rationalists were on the hit-list of the recently arrested Hindu right-wing activists in connection with the Palghar arms seizure case, the Maharashtra ATS told a Mumbai court on Friday.   They are — Thane Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Jitendra Awhad, Pune-based […]

Maharashtra Police reiterates rights activists plotted to overthrow government

Mumbai, August 31 (IANS): Justifying the arrest of five rights activists, Maharashtra’s Additional Director-General of Police Parambir Singh on Friday said police have clear evidence to show their links with Maoist organisations and a larger conspiracy to overthrow the central government.   Addressing a special media briefing here, ADG Singh (law and order), exhibited certain […]

Bridging or Dividing:  Denied entry to meet their CMs, Northeast students in JNU protest

Bridging or Dividing:  Denied entry to meet their CMs, Northeast students in JNU protest

Members of North-East Students’ Forum (NESF) during their silent march on August 29 at JNU campus, New Delhi. (Photo: With special arrangement) ABVP’s ‘Ishan Uday – Bridging the Heart’ turns into major row   Morung Express News Dimapur | August 30   The North-East Students’ Forum (NESF) observed a ‘Silent Protest March’ on August 29 […]

Stalin elected as DMK President unopposed

Stalin elected as DMK President unopposed

File photo of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi (L) with his son MK Stalin. (PTI photo)   Chennai, August 28 (IANS): M.K.Stalin on Tuesday was elected as the DMK President unopposed at the party’s General Council meeting held here.   Stalin, 65, becomes the second President of one of the oldest political party in the […]

Major NGO wants NRC in Mizoram

Major NGO wants NRC in Mizoram

  Aizawl, August 27 (IANS): A major NGO wants the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be introduced in Mizoram in order to check the inflow of illegal immigrants in the Christian-dominated state, an official said here on Monday. The official from the Mizoram government’s Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) said that the all […]

Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting

Police search for motive in Florida mass shooting

A man holds a sign in support of gun control outside of The Jacksonville Landing after a shooting in Jacksonville.;on August 26, 2018. (REUTERS/Joey Roulette)   Third mass shooting in Florida in two years left two dead, 11 wounded in Jacksonville, before the gunman killed himself at a video game tournament    Reuters Police searched […]

Facebook removes top Myanmar military official, others from website

Facebook removes top Myanmar military official, others from website

Reuters   Facebook said on Monday it was removing certain Myanmar military officials from the social media website and an instagram account to prevent the spread of “hate and misinformation” after reviewing the content.   “Specifically, we are banning 20 Burmese individuals and organizations from Facebook — including Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, commander-in-chief of […]

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

  Tura (Meghalaya), August 27 (IANS): Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin.   But former Speaker Martin Danggo, who resigned from the Congress and joined the NPP, lost to Pius Marwein of the United Democratic […]