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California wildfire toll matches deadliest ever with 29 victims

The “Camp Fire” in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains is the largest and most destructive of several infernos that have sent 250,000 people fleeing their homes across the tinder-dry state, razing 6,400 homes in the town of Paradise and effectively wiping it off the map. “Today, an additional six ... Read More »

PM Modi to dedicate two National Highways in Varanasi today

The total length of the two highways is 34 kilometers and have been constructed at a cost of around 1572 crore rupees. An official release said, the  16.55 kilometer Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of over 759 crore rupees, while  17.25 kilometer  Babatpur-Varanasi road was ... Read More »

Exchange of fire during Israel operation in Gaza, six dead

“During (Israeli military) operational activity in the Gaza Strip, an exchange of fire evolved. More details to follow,” an Israeli army statement said. Palestinian security sources said the clash occurred east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said six Palestinians were killed. ... Read More »

Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

He was suffering from cancer and had come back from the US in October after treatment at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Kumar, 59, is survived by wife and two daughters. He breathed his last around 4 am, party spokesman Prakash said. Kumar’s wife Tejaswini and his ... Read More »

India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 3rd T20I

Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) scored superb half-centuries to guide the team home in the last ball of the thrilling match. Dhawan hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 62-ball innings and forged a scintillating 130-run partnership with Rishab Pant (58) for the third wicket to take ... Read More »

Chhattisgarh: One Maoist killed; BSF jawan martyred

Inspector General of Police (Raipur range) Dipanshu Kabra has said that a team of the Border Security Force (BSF) was out on an area domination operation in view of the polls on Monday when Naxals blew up the improvised explosive device (IED) in a forest in Kanker district, around 200 ... Read More »

PM Modi to launch landmark projects in Varanasi

The 34 kilometres long highways to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1571.95 crore.  16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore. Work of four-laning & construction of 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56 has cost Rs 812.59 crore.  Prime Minister will also ... Read More »

Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Mizoram

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked parts of Mizoram on last night. The quake occurred at 10.45 pm at a depth of 24 km and the epicentre was Champhai district in India-Myanmar border region. The tremors were also felt in state capital Aizawl, where people rushed out of their houses. No ... Read More »

EC Seeks Names for Mizoram CEO Post

The Election Commission has decided to call for a panel of names for the post of Mizoram Chief Electoral Officer from the State Chief Secretary. This comes in the wake of controversy over current CEO S B Shashank. The Commission held a meeting in New Delhi yesterday over the issue. ... Read More »

U.S.: Massive Wildfires in California Rage On

In United States, at least 11 people have died in the most destructive wildfires ripping through north and south California. More than 2.5 lakh people have been forced to flee their homes to avoid three major blazes in the state. Firefighters were powerless in stopping a wildfire destroying the northern ... Read More »

Women’s World T-20: India Vs. Pak Today

On a high after a resounding 34-run win in their first outing against New Zealand in the ICC Women`s World T20, Indian eves would aim at continuing their domination over arch-rivals Pakistan when they face off at the Providence Stadium, Guyana in West Indies.     India and Pakistan women ... Read More »

20 killed in Somalia car bomb blasts

After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. The suicide bombs detonated near the perimeter wall of the Sahafi Hotel, which is located across the street from the Somali Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department. Earlier Somali security forces ... Read More »

Jordan: Flash flood sweeps through iconic Petra

Rescue teams and helicopters are searching for five people whose car was swept away in Madaba, south-west of the capital, Amman. Downpours also triggered a state of emergency in the port city of Aqaba. It comes two weeks after 21 people, mostly children, drowned in a flash flood in the ... Read More »