Iran’s powerful general killed in US airstrike

The Pentagon said Thursday that the US military has killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump. An airstrike killed Soleimani, architect of Iran’s regional security apparatus, at Baghdad‘s international airport Friday, Iranian state television and three Iraqi officials said, […]

‘Why have non-BJP states not seen violence?’

NEW DELHI: Asserting that BJP has launched a countrywide campaign to convince people about the new citizenship law, BJP president and home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said protests were politically driven and asked Congress why violence did not take place in states where opposition parties are in office. “Today […]

Political row as Bengal, Maha tableaux rejected

NEW DELHI: A day after the defence ministry had rejected Bengal’s tableau proposal for the Republic Day parade, it further fuelled a political row by turning down Maharashtra’s presentations on Thursday. Three opposition parties — NCP, Shiv Sena and Trinamool — have accused the Centre of prejudice even as the […]

Arts, commerce students may get to do BSc nursing

MUMBAI: In a marriage of the sciences and liberal arts as well as accounting, the Indian Nursing Council (INC)—the umbrella decision-making body for all nursing courses and registered nurses—plans to alter entry norms for this professional programme. It has framed draft rules permitting students from the arts and commerce streams […]

Maha plans C’garh-like security act to curb Reds

MUMBAI: Maharashtra is considering enacting a special Public Security Act on the lines of Chhattisgarh, said state home minister Eknath Shinde on Thursday. Shinde had conveyed a meeting to discuss security issues in Maharashtra’s Naxalite-affected areas. Chhattisgarh’s Special Public Security Act was passed by that state’s assembly in 2005. The […]

‘New map in no way revises boundary with Nepal’

NEW DELHI: Despite Nepal itching to start a dialogue with India on the Kalapani border dispute, the government insisted on Thursday that India’s new political map, released after reorganisation of the J&K state, depicted the country’s borders accurately. It, however, added that the boundary delineation process is still going on. […]

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