Rail services resume in Kashmir after 3 months

SRINAGAR: Rail services in the Kashmir Valley resumed fully on Sunday – over three months after being suspended due to security reasons- as the train chugged from Srinagar to Banihal through the restive south Kashmir, officials said. The train passes through Srinagar station and the stations in south Kashmir before […]

‘Sena MPs allotted seats on oppn side in Parl’

NEW DELHI: Shiv Sena MPs are being allotted seats on the opposition side in both houses of Parliament as its minister has resigned and the party is “working out” alliance with the Congress and NCP to form government in Maharashtra, parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi said on Sunday. Arvind Sawant, […]

All-party meet: Oppn raises Abdullah’s detention

NEW DELHI: Ahead of Parliament’s winter session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured at the all-party meeting that the government is ready to discuss all issues, while the opposition strongly raised Lok Sabha MP Farooq Abdullah‘s detention and demanded that he be allowed to attend the House. At the […]

Rajapaksa wins Sri Lankan presidential election

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s controversial wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will lead the country after ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa conceded defeat in the hotly contested presidential poll on Sunday. This marks the return of the powerful Rajapaksa dynasty known for its pro-China tilt, amidst security challenges following the Easter Sunday […]

Rajapaksa claims victory in Sri Lanka election

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate conceded defeat on Sunday to Gotabaya Rajapaksa, marking the return of a family revered by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority for the victory over the Tamil Tiger rebels but feared by Tamil and Muslim minorities. Housing minister Sajith Premadasa said in a […]

Muslim prof: Why can’t I teach Sanskrit?

VARANASI: As a child, Firoz Khan remembers his grandfather Gafur Khan in Rajasthan singing bhajans to swaying Hindu crowds. The tradition continued. His father Ramjan Khan studied Sanskrit and would often preach from a gaushala near their house in Jaipur’s Bagru village on the need to look after cows. “We […]

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