Friday , 24 May 2019

National News

Cyclone Fani pounds Odisha coast; 8 killed

Bhubaneswar/Kolkata/Visakhapatnam: Eight people were killed in Odisha after a severe tropical cyclone made landfall on the eastern coast of the country on Friday, with wind speed of up to 200 km per hour pounding the state’s coastal region, massively damaging property and disrupting flight operations, communication, rail and road connectivity. Read More »

‘China was given additional evidence of Azhar terror activities’

New Delhi: China was given a set of additional evidence about Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s involvement in terrorist activities, days after it blocked a fresh proposal at the UN on March 13 to designate him as a global terrorist, diplomatic sources said Friday. Read More »

INS Ranjit to be decommissioned on May 6

New Delhi: INS Ranjit, an Indian navy destroyer built by erstwhile USSR, will be decommissioned on May 6, officials said Friday. The third of the five Kashin-class destroyers, it was commissioned in 1983 and has rendered service to the Navy for over 36 years. Read More »

India welcomes UN listing of JeM chief; big success, says PM

New Delhi: India Wednesday welcomed the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN with Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing it as a “big success” for the country’s efforts to root out terrorism. Read More »

Masood Azhar, blue-eyed boy of Pakistan’s ISI

United Nations/New Delhi: Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations, is a blue-eyed boy of Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), which masterminded several audacious attacks on India including the 2001 Parliament strike and the recent Pulwama carnage in February that pushed the two countries to the brink of war. Read More »