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Nabha jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, 3 gangsters nabbed in Punjab
India

Nabha jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, 3 gangsters nabbed in Punjab

Chandigarh: Four gangsters, including the "mastermind" of last year's Nabha jailbreak, were today nabbed from a house in Dhudike village of Moga district in Punjab, police said. "Gurpreet Singh Sekhon, who had escaped from Nabha jail last year, and three gangsters have been arrested," Punjab Police, AIG (Counter Intelligence) Gurmit Singh Chauhan said on Sunday.

Nabha jailbreak: One arrested in UP for orchestrating the escape; Uttarakhand, Haryana on high alert
India

Nabha jailbreak: One arrested in UP for orchestrating the escape; Uttarakhand, Haryana on high alert

Ten armed men reportedly broke into the Nabha jail in Punjab and freed Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo and four other gangsters.

Anandiben Patel resigns as Gujarat CM, state BJP chief Vijay Rupani likely to take over
Politics

Anandiben Patel resigns as Gujarat CM, state BJP chief Vijay Rupani likely to take over

In a surprising move, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Monday offered to resign as CM after she said in a Facebook post that she was old now.

Baton Rouge shooting: Gunman kills 3 police officers, injures at least 5 other cops
World

Baton Rouge shooting: Gunman kills 3 police officers, injures at least 5 other cops

At least three police officers were shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, officials said.

EgyptAir flight lands in Uzbekistan after bomb threat
World

EgyptAir flight lands in Uzbekistan after bomb threat

A bomb threat forced an EgyptAir aircraft en route to Beijing from Cairo to make an emergency landing in Uzbekistan on Wednesday.

Live: 5 detained for Kollam temple fire tragedy in Kerala, death toll climbs to 112
India

Live: 5 detained for Kollam temple fire tragedy in Kerala, death toll climbs to 112

Over 80 people were killed and others injured when an explosion took place at the Puttingal Devi temple during a festival at Paravoor in Kollam, Kerala.

Live: Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Kolkata flyover accident site tomorrow; death toll rises to 24
India

Live: Rahul Gandhi likely to visit Kolkata flyover accident site tomorrow; death toll rises to 24

An under-construction flyover collapsed in Girish Park in north Kolkata on Thursday.

President's Rule in Uttarakhand: BJP is baying for my blood, alleges Rawat as Jaitley blames Congress
Politics

President's Rule in Uttarakhand: BJP is baying for my blood, alleges Rawat as Jaitley blames Congress

Even as Harish Rawat condemned the "threat" by the Centre to the hill state hit by a political crisis, President's rule was imposed in Uttarakhand.

As it happened: Multiple blasts rock Brussels; 26 killed and 130 injured in attacks
World

As it happened: Multiple blasts rock Brussels; 26 killed and 130 injured in attacks

Multiple explosions took place on Tuesday at the Brussels airport in Belgium.

German Bakery blast: Bombay HC commutes Himayat Baig's death sentence to life
India

German Bakery blast: Bombay HC commutes Himayat Baig's death sentence to life

Himayat Baig, who the police said was a member of Indian Mujahideen, was arrested in September 2010 for involvement in the blast at German Bakery.

Pakistan bus explosion: Atleast 10 killed in Peshawar incident
World

Pakistan bus explosion: Atleast 10 killed in Peshawar incident

A blast ripped through a bus carrying government employees on Wednesday killing at least 10 and wounding 27 another in Peshawar.

Dadri lynching: Meat in Akhlaq's fridge was mutton, not beef; report ready for 2 months, police yet to collect it
India

Dadri lynching: Meat in Akhlaq's fridge was mutton, not beef; report ready for 2 months, police yet to collect it

A report in the Dadri lynching case said that the meat found in the house of the victim was, in fact, mutton and not beef.

Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill: 16-year-olds can now be tried as adults for rape and murder
India

Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice Bill: 16-year-olds can now be tried as adults for rape and murder

Putting a close to protracted legislative debate and a widespread public outcry, the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed the Juvenile Justice Bill.

BSF plane with around 10 people onboard crashes in Delhi's Dwarka, two confirmed dead
India

BSF plane with around 10 people onboard crashes in Delhi's Dwarka, two confirmed dead

A Ranchi-bound Border Security Force (BSF) Superking aircraft carrying technicians crashed at Bagdola village in Dwarka, New Delhi on Tuesday.

Salman Khan breaks down as Bombay HC acquits him in 2002 hit-and-run case
Entertainment

Salman Khan breaks down as Bombay HC acquits him in 2002 hit-and-run case

Thirteen years after Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was charged in a hit-and-run case, the Bombay High Court on Thursday has acquitted him of all charges against him, reports said.

Seven dead as helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashes in Katra
Politics

Seven dead as helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashes in Katra

Seven people were killed on Monday when a helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashed near Katra in Jammu region, police said.

Gunmen open fire at Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali
World

Gunmen open fire at Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali

Jihadists launched a shooting rampage in the Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of the Malian capital Bamako on Friday.

Uber driver gets life term in jail for rape, survivor has 'moved on', says father
India

Uber driver gets life term in jail for rape, survivor has 'moved on', says father

A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav to life imprisonment till death for raping a woman executive in his taxi 11 months ago.

Uber rape case: Cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav found guilty on all charges
India

Uber rape case: Cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav found guilty on all charges

A Delhi court on Tuesday convicted Shiv Kumar Yadav, a driver with Uber, in the December 2014 rape case of a woman working with a finance company, reports said.

SC clears path for dance bars to re-open in Maharashtra, but tells cops to ensure 'no obscenity'
India

SC clears path for dance bars to re-open in Maharashtra, but tells cops to ensure 'no obscenity'

The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of Maharashtra Police Act that prohibited dance performances at eating places, beer bars and restaurants.