Kerala bar scam: HC suspends lower court order against minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 : Kerala’s Excise Minister K. Babu, who resigned after a lower court ordered a case against him for allegedly accepting a Rs.50 lakh bribe to permit bars to continue to function, got a reprieve on Thursday when the Kerala High Court put on hold the lower court directive. On Babu’s petition, the […]

Syrian opposition’s Manna demands UN rethink talks invites

By Cecile Mantovani LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jan 28 : A Syrian opposition group has called on the United Nations to rethink its decision about who to invite for peace talks in Geneva and has sent UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura a counter-proposal. Haytham Manna, co-leader of the Syrian Democratic Council, had already said he would […]

FIR against Bihar Congress leader for kidnapping woman

Patna, Jan 28 : An FIR has been lodged against Congress legislator Sidharth Kumar Singh for allegedly kidnapping a young woman, police said on Thursday. “The young woman’s father has lodged a case against the legislator from Bikram assembly,” a police official said. “It seems to be a case of love-affair but investigation is on […]

Will she, won’t she? Kashmir in suspense over Mehbooba

By Sheikh Qayoom Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 28 : What is holding back PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti from taking oath as Jammu and Kashmir’s new chief minister? More and more people are asking this but there seems to be no clear answer. The National Conference is poking fun at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), demanding to know […]

Hyderabad varsity teachers join hunger strike

Hyderabad, Jan 28 : Three faculty members of the University of Hyderabad on Thursday launched a hunger strike even as students continued their protest for the 11th day over the suicide of a Dalit student. A faculty member from Osmania University too joined the students on relay hunger strike demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor […]