Miami Open: Sania Mirza loses women’s doubles final

Sania Mirza and her Czech team-mate Barbora Strycova lost in the Women’s Doubles final of Miami Open tennis tournament. The third seeded pair was defeated by unseeded Canadaian-Chinese pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan 6-4, 6-3. Mirza and Strycova have been in five finals since they paired up last summer, winning two of them. … Continue reading Miami Open: Sania Mirza loses women’s doubles final

NIA gives clean cheat to Sadhvi Pragya, Indresh Kumar in Ajmer blast case

TIA NEWS The National Investigation Agency, NIA has given cleam cheat to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar and two others in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast. A closure report was submitted in the special NIA court in Jaipur, as the counter-terrorism agency couldn’t find enough evidence to build a case … Continue reading NIA gives clean cheat to Sadhvi Pragya, Indresh Kumar in Ajmer blast case

Trump meets Egypt’s president to talk ISIS

US  President Donald Trump welcomed his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, to the White House today for talks ranging from ways to collaborate in the fight against Islamic extremism to efforts to bolster Egypt’s flailing economy. In an Oval Office meeting, Trump said that el-Sissi has done a “fantastic job” and declared his support for Egypt … Continue reading Trump meets Egypt’s president to talk ISIS

Russia: 10 killed, 50 injured in explosions at underground station in St Petersburg

WEB DESK / A blast on a subway train in the Russian city of St Petersburg has killed at least 10 people and injured about 50 others. The explosion occurred inside a train that was near Sennaya Ploshchad Station today. Video footage and photos from the scene showed a train carriage with a mangled door, … Continue reading Russia: 10 killed, 50 injured in explosions at underground station in St Petersburg

Modi govt trying to subvert RTI Act: Congress

New Delhi / The Congress party today accused the PM Modi led BJP government of attempting to subvert the RTI Act by seeking to tweak its rules and surreptitiously raise the bar to make access to information difficult for ordinary people. The party also called upon all progressive forces believing in transparency to unite and … Continue reading Modi govt trying to subvert RTI Act: Congress

US-Israeli missile interceptor becomes operational against Hezbollah militants

WEB DESK A joint US-Israeli missile interceptor meant to counter the type of medium-range missiles possessed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants became operational today. It completed Israel’s multi-layer defense system amid tensions on its frontiers with Syria and Gaza. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the unveiling ceremony for the David’s Sling system that defending the … Continue reading US-Israeli missile interceptor becomes operational against Hezbollah militants

Delhi HC rejects Swaraj India’s plea on poll symbol

AMN The Delhi High Court today rejected Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India’s plea for allotting a common symbol to its candidates in the upcoming municipal elections in the national capital. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar said, allotting them a common symbol for the MCD elections would tantamount to disturbing the ongoing election … Continue reading Delhi HC rejects Swaraj India’s plea on poll symbol

Palestinian President to visit India aheadf of PM Modi’s visit to Israel ?

WEB DESK Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is likely to visit India in May, a month ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Israel in June, reports Hindustan Times quoting sources. Modi’s will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel and he is set to skip Palestine in … Continue reading Palestinian President to visit India aheadf of PM Modi’s visit to Israel ?

Prez Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flies into Iraq with top US general

WEB DESK  / US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq today with the top US military officer to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against Islamic State from US commanders on the ground and to meet Iraqi officials. For Kushner, who has not been to Iraq before, the trip comes at … Continue reading Prez Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flies into Iraq with top US general

A K Walia threatens to quit Congress

NEW DELHI / Senior Congress leader and former Delhi minister AK Walia has threatened to quit the party, alleging irregularities in ticket distribution for the MCD polls in the national capital. Mr Walia told media that he has written a letter to Delhi Congress President Ajay Maken, complaining against irregularities and violation of party rules … Continue reading A K Walia threatens to quit Congress