Of power, politics and patronage in the Vikas Dubey case

NEW DELHI: The encounter killing of gangsters even in controversial circumstances has not been a new phenomenon in the badlands of Uttar Pradesh but the heat and dust Dubey’s encounter…

Coronavirus news updates: India reports highest single-day spike of 27,114 new Covid-19 cases; tally crosses 8 lakh-mark

NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus cases crosses the 8 lakh-mark and the death toll surpasses 21,700. Recovery Rate further climbs up to 62.42%, 5,15,386 Covid-19 patients have recovered.The nation has reported…

In India-China crisis, an India-US bonanza in view

  WASHINGTON: A border clash has plunged ties between India and China to their lowest point in decades. But one beneficiary looks clear — the US-India relationship. Experts say India…

Record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases in India

NEW DELHI: India saw yet another record single-day jump of 26,506 COVID-19 cases pushing its tally to 7,93,802 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 21,604 with 475 people succumbing…

Hours before Vikas Dubey was shot, PIL filed in SC apprehending his killing

  LUCKNOW: Hours before Uttar Pradesh’s gangster Vikas Dubey was killed in an alleged police encounter on Friday, a plea was filed in the Supreme Court apprehending such an eventuality…

Scientists raced to find Covid-19 drug, then the virus found them

  NEW YORK: In January, as a frightening new virus filled hospital wards in Wuhan, China, Stephanie Giordano, a 25-year-old researcher at the drugmaker Regeneron, in a suburb of New…

China speeds up spreading tentacles in India’s territory occupied by Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Even as its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is now pulling back front-line troops from the face-off scenes along its disputed boundary with India in Ladakh, China has over…

UP gangster Vikas Dubey, accused in the killing of 8 cops, shot dead while attempting to flee

LUCKNOW: Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey, who was involved in the killing of eight Uttar Pradesh cops and was ‘arrested’ under ”dramatic circumstances” from Ujjain town in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday,…

New F-1 visa regulations likely to cause uncertainties, difficulties for some Indian students: Official

  WASHINGTON: The new visa regulations requiring international students in the US with an F-1 visa to take at least one in-person course or face the prospect of deportation is…

Coronavirus news updates: Record single-day spike of 24,879 Covid-19 cases pushes India’s tally over 7.64 lakh

  NEW DELHI: India’s coronavirus cases mounted to 7,64,071 and the death toll surpassed 21,101, on Thursday. However, the rate of recovery among Covid-19 patients continues to increase and touched…

Vikas Dubey, accused of killing 8 policemen in Kanpur, arrested in MP’s Ujjain

BHOPAL: Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted in connection with the killing of eight police officers in Kanpur, was arrested from the famous Mahakal temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain on…

Delhi’s approach: Lower rhetoric, suspend patrols, keep eye on friction points, troops in-depth areas

NEW DELHI:  As it works with Beijing to reduce tensions along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh, New Delhi has decided on a four-pronged disengagement approach: lower the public…

No need for panic over research of coronavirus being airborne, wear mask for longer time, says expert

  HYDERABAD: People need not panic over new research findings that coronavirus is airborne as studies cited by a group of over 200 scientists only convey it can be ‘at…

Govt sets up panel to coordinate probe Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Indira Gandhi Trust

  NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has set up an inter-ministerial committee to coordinate investigations into alleged violation of various laws like money laundering and foreign contributions…

Elderly woman killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR: A 65-year-old lady was killed and another critically injured when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and…

Amar Dubey, close aide of Kanpur encounter accused Vikas Dubey, shot in Uttar Pradesh

  KANPUR: The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Wednesday killed an aide of gangster Vikas Dubey who was involved in an ambush in Kanpur last week in which eight…

Coronavirus news updates: India reports a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths in last 24 hours; tally tops 7.41 lakh

  NEW DELHI: India’s tally has crossed 7 lakh-mark and the death toll has surpassed 20,000. The nation has reported a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths…

As Nepal PM Oli faces calls to step down, China to his rescue?

  NEW DELHI: A flurry of meetings between the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, and top Nepal leaders, including President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, has exacerbated concerns both here and…

Coronavirus Global Updates, July 7: Bolsonaro says ‘lungs clean’; NSW-Victoria border closes for first time in 100 years

  NEW DELHI: Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: Since it was first reported in China, the virus has spread to over 210 countries and territories in the last six months. Coronavirus…

Kerala CM’s principal secy removed for alleged connection to gold smuggling accused

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after a state IT department employee emerged as a key figure in the gold smuggling racket operating through the diplomatic cargo channel, the Kerala government removed senior…