Phogat, shooters climb podium as Indians shine in rowing, hockey, wushu

Jakarta, Aug 20 : Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold while the shooters bagged two silver medals on the second day of competitions here on Monday. Vinesh defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final. This was India’s second gold after wrestler Bajrang Punia […]

Happy to be back in party, now I can visit my constituency: Aiyar

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, whose suspension has been revoked by the party, said the suspension had prevented him from visiting his Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu for the past eight-nine months and now he can go to his constituency and nurture it ahead of the general elections in […]

Kharge again refuses to attend Lokpal selection panel meet

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday again refused to attend the Tuesday meeting of a committee to select the Lokpal, saying he wouldn’t do so until he gets the status of a full-fledged member instead of a ‘Special Invitee’. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, […]

Silver linings for Deepak, Lakshay

Jakarta, Aug 20 : Deepak Kumar and Lakshay Sheoran won silver medals in the men’s 10m Air Rifle and Trap events respectively as Indian shooters continued their impressive performance at the 18th Asian Games here on Monday. Deepak finished second with a score of 247.7, while compatriot Ravi Kumar finished fourth scoring 205.2 in the […]

Rains abate, flood waters recede as relief pours into Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 : With the rains that battered Kerala for a week finally abating on Monday, water levels dropped in the swollen rivers even as the number of people who have taken shelter in relief camps crossed the one million mark. A total of 10,28,000 people were now housed in 3,274 camps in the […]