Conspirator in US guilty in India-based tech support scam

New York, March 21 (IANS): A $3 million India-based tech support scam that defrauded hundreds of Americans and dented India’s reputation has been busted with a conspirator in the scheme admitting his role in court, according to US officials. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said on Wednesday that Bishap Mittal, 24, admitted his guilt in […]

Alphons, Rajasekharan among 13 BJP candidates in Kerala

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS): Union Minister K.J. Alphons and new party entrant K.S. Radhakrishnan are among the 13 candidates in Kerala the BJP announced in its first Lok Sabha candidates list released on Thursday. The list was released in Delhi on Thursday evening by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader J.P. Nadda. Out of Kerala’s […]

India: News in brief

Senior Punjab CPI-M leader Balwant Singh dies Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS): Former MLA and ex-state CPI-M Secretary Balwant Singh (82) passed away on Thursday at his residence here after a brief illness. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed grief over the demise of the veteran CPI-M leader. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister described […]

Indian court acquits four men in Samjhauta Express blast case

Indian court acquits four men in Samjhauta Express blast case

A view of a burnt carriage of Samjhauta Express train in Deewana, near Panipat town, February 19, 2007. (REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/File Photo) NEW DELHI, March 21 (Reuters): An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted four Hindu men accused of bombing a train between India and Pakistan in 2007 that killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis, citing a lack […]

Three gunfights underway in Kashmir Valley

Three gunfights underway in Kashmir Valley

(PTI Photo) Srinagar, March 21 (IANS): Two policemen and a civilian were injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said. While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts. Police said security forces started […]

Tractor trolley overturns in MP, 4 killed, 6 injured

Tractor trolley overturns in MP, 4 killed, 6 injured

(Photo: timesofindia.indiatimes.com) Vidisha (Madhya Pradesh), March 21 (IANS): Four persons were killed and six others injured when the tractor-trolley in which they were travelling overturned here on Wednesday night, police said. The injured were referred to the district hospital.  A police officer on Thursday said: “The incident occurred on Wednesday night when the driver lost control […]

Wrong dead body arrives from Saudi Arabia

Wrong dead body arrives from Saudi Arabia

Thiruvananthapuram, March 21 (IANS): In an embarrassing mix up, relatives of 28-year-old Rafeeq, who died of heart attack in Saudi Arabia last month, got a shock of their life when they opened the casket — it had the body of a woman. The family discovered the horror when the casket reached Konni, about 90 km from […]

Two policemen injured in Sopore gunfight

Two policemen injured in Sopore gunfight

Soldiers at the site of a gunfight that started between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town on March 21, 2019. (Photo: IANS) Srinagar, March 21 (IANS): Two policemen were injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town. Police said a Station House […]

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu: 24 year old Yash Paul, who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on March 21, 2019. (File Photo: IANS) Jammu, March 21 (IANS): An Indian soldier was killed on Thursday in Pakistani firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Defence […]

CRPF trooper kills three colleagues, shoots self

CRPF trooper kills three colleagues, shoots self

Jammu, March 21 (IANS): A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot dead three colleagues and then shot and seriously wounded himself in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday. CRPF Constable Ajit Singh fired shot dead the three colleagues inside a camp in Battal Ballian area on Wednesday night after a heated […]

Elections 2019: Social Media Platforms present ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics” to ECI

Elections 2019: Social Media Platforms present ‘Voluntary Code of Ethics” to ECI

The abridged version of the “Voluntary Code of Ethics for the General Election 2019” submitted by the Social Media Platforms and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra on March 20. The contents were released by ECI via PIB Delhi. […]

260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet

260 Jet pilots, grounded planes lessors approach SpiceJet

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Financially troubled Jet Airways seems to be headed towards more turbulence as around 260 of its pilots have applied to join SpiceJet, even as investors like public sector banks struggle to stitch a rescue plan for the airline. The development took place on Wednesday when pilots of the beleaguered airline applied for […]