All passengers survive in Russia aircraft crash

Moscow, Dec 19 : All passengers aboard the Russian aircraft that crashed in Sakha Republic of the country on Monday, have survived, Defence Ministry said. At least sixteen persons aboard an Il-18 plane were critically injured, but all passengers and crew have survived, the ministry said. “Helicopters have evacuated all of them to health centres […]

Puerto Rican wins Miss World 2016 title

Maryland (US), Dec 19 : Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016 here, with representatives from Dominican Republic and Indonesia the runners-up. India’s Priyadarshini Chatterjee only made it to the top 20. Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo crowned the 19-year-old Stephanie, the second Puerto Rican to hold the title after […]

22 vehicles torched near Imphal, violence spreads, curfew imposed

Imphal, Dec 18 : At least 22 cars, buses and other vehicles were torched in Manipur’s Imphal East district on Sunday by residents protesting against the Naga economic blockade and violence spread to more areas, leading to authorities imposing curfew throughout the district as well as in neighbouring Imphal West. Authorities have also suspended internet […]

Government justifies Lt. Gen. Rawat as next army chief

New Delhi, Dec 18 : The Defence Ministry on Sunday maintained that Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat, named the next Army Chief ingoring the generally followed seniority norm, was “best suited” for the job. The appointment has ignored seniority of Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi and Southern Army Commander Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz who […]

Congress attacks Modi over new Army Chief

New Delhi, Dec 18 : The Congress on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain the circumstances behind the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bipin Rawat as the new Army Chief superseding seniors. “We would like to ask the Prime Minister what was the compelling reason why this supersession has taken place. Why the principle […]

49 die in Yemen suicide attack

Aden, Dec 18 : At least 49 persons were killed and 39 injured in a suicide bombing that targeted government forces in Yemen’s Aden city on Sunday, an official said. According to an intelligence source, a suicide attacker detonated his explosive belt near the soldiers gathered to receive their salaries in KhorMaksar area, Xinhua news […]