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Navelim Villagers Union in quarters

Benaulim: Navelim Villagers Union entered the quarterfinals of 30th Super Soccer defeating United Boys of Dando,Colva 7-6 via the tie breaker  played at St.John,the Baptist grounds,Benaulim on Monday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. Both the teams dished out a good brand of soccer, displaying good football skills in all the departments of the game. Initially, …

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Bowlers and crunching finale save rain-hit cricket tourney

London: A tournament that appeared predictable and at the mercy of the rain god in its first half got a fresh lease of life in the second and Sunday’s heart-stopping finale was the proverbial icing on the cake at this year’s World Cup. A wet World Cup seemed on the cards after a record four matches were either abandoned or …

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India’s 2nd moon mission called off due to technical snag

Sriharikota (AP): India’s second mission to the Moon– Chandrayaan-2–was called off due to a “technical snag” in its most powerful rocket a little less than an hour before launch from a spaceport here in the early hours of Monday. Scientists of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) were assessing the seriousness of the problem with the heavylift rocket GSLV Mk-III …

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Police seeks adjournment of Kathua trial

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police’s crime branch Monday moved a plea before a juvenile justice board hearing the case of an accused in the gangrape and murder of a young girl in Kathua, seeking deferment of the trial as the state high court is yet to decide whether he is a minor or not. Appearing before the board, the special …

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Death toll in Himachal building collapse climbs to 14

Shimla: Six more bodies were retrieved on Monday from the debris of a building collapse in Himachal Pradesh’ Solan district, taking the death toll to 14, officials said. Twenty-eight people, including 17 Army personnel and 11 civilians, were injured after the four-storey building, which housed a restaurant, collapsed on the Nahan-Kumarhatti Road on Sunday evening following heavy rains, they said. …

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Supreme court urged to decriminalise abortion

New Delhi: Reproduction and abortion was a basic fundamental right and a matter of choice for every women, stated a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court challenging the existing laws that criminalise abortion. The current legal framework imposed immense financial and social hardship on women. Also, the time taken in adjudication was also detrimental to the health …

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India not excluded from peace process in Afghanistan: China

Beijing: India has not been excluded from the efforts to bring peace in Afghanistan, China said Monday, days after it hosted a key meeting with the US, Russia and Pakistan on facilitating peace process in the war-torn country. Representatives of China, Russia, and the US held their 3rd consultation on the Afghan peace process in Beijing on July 10-11 following …

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JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, his 3 aides get interim bail: Pak

Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and his three aides were granted pre-arrest bail on Monday by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in a case pertaining to the banned outfit’s illegal use of land for its seminary. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore granted interim bail to Saeed and his aides – Hafiz Masood, Ameer Hamza, …

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Pakistani mafia using bribe, blackmailing to put pressure on judiciary: PM

Islamabad: Taking a dig at former premier Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday that the Pakistani mafia uses tactics of bribe, threat, blackmail and begging to put pressure on state institutions and judiciary to protect their billions of money laundering stashed abroad, according to a media report. Khan’s statement came after a video surrounding the trial of …

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8th plane carrying Russian S-400 components reach Turkey

Ankara: Delivery of the Russian S-400 defence missile system to Turkey continued on Monday, as an eighth Russian plane carrying equipment of the system landed at an airbase near capital Ankara, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. “Delivery of parts of the S-400 Long Range Air and Missile Defence Systems is continuing. In this context, the eighth plane landed at Mürted …

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