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10 PL from March 19 10 23 at Sharjah

Dubai, Jan 21: The organisers of the world’s biggest tournament for tennis ball cricket, 10PL, on Sunday announced the new schedule for the event.

The tournament will now be played from 19-23 March 2018, at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The tournament will be staged under the aegis of the Sharjah Cricket Council, thanks to the able...

AAP terms Prez order disqualifying MLAs 'unconstitutional, dangerous'

New Delhi, Jan 21: Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday described President Ram Nath Kovind's order disqualifying 20 of its MLAs for holding offices of profit as "unconstitutional" and "dangerous for democracy".

The President on Sunday accepted the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify the 20 AAP MLAs.

Madanlal, one of the 20 disqualified MLAs, said that...

Dubai: Littering with a cigarette stub can cost you Dh500

Littering cigarette butts can now invite a fine of Dh 500 in Dubai. According to the Dubai Municipality, based on Local Order No.11 of 2003, fine shall be imposed on the person throwing cigarette butts on Dubai roads, streets, parks or other locations.

The fine has been imposed as a part of the Dubai Municipality's efforts to keep the...

At least five dead in terror attack on Kabul hotel

Kabul, Jan 21: Gunmen have killed at least five people and wounded eight others in an ongoing attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, an official said Sunday, as panicked guests were seen climbing over balconies to escape.

More than eleven hours after the assault began Afghan security forces were still clearing the hotel, with at least one of the four...

As Trump begins second year, women stage protests across US

Washington, Jan 21: Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against US President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities featured speakers who...

UP govt to withdraw communal violence cases against BJP leaders

Muzaffarnagar, Jan 21: The Uttar Pradesh government has sought information on the possibility of withdrawing nine criminal cases pending in a court here against BJP leaders in connection with 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, according to a letter to the district magistrate by a senior state official.

The cases were filed against UP Minister Suresh Rana, former Union minister Sanjiv Balyan,...


Class XII student barges into principal’s office, shoots her dead

Gurugram, Jan 21: In a shocking incident, a woman principal of a private school was shot dead by a Class XII student inside her office in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar on Saturday.

The boy was caught by the public as he tried to escape and was handed over to the police. The student of Swami Vivekanand Public School walked into...

6 ‘upper caste’ men get death for killing three Dalit youths

Five years after the deaths of three Dalit youths in a case of ‘honour’ killing in Ahmednagar’s Sonai village, the Nashik sessions court on Saturday sentenced six people to death.

The court had last week convicted six of the seven accused for the murder of Sachin Gharu (24), Sandeep Thanvar (25) and Rahul Kandare (20) on January 1, 2013....

Rohingya leader shot dead in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 20: A Rohingya leader has been shot dead by unknown assailants at a refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhiya.

According to the Dhaka Tribune, a gang of miscreants opened fire on a 35-year-old Mohammad Yusuf, leaving him critically injured on Friday night.

Yusuf was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Another leader...

Mangaluru is a peaceful city; media focusing only on negative things: Top cop

Mangaluru, Jan 20: Though the crime rate in Mangaluru is very less compared to other prominent cities of India, the coastal Karnataka’s port city is being defamed by certain vested interests through mass media and social media for reasons better known to themselves, said T R Suresh, the Commissioner of Mangaluru City Police.

Speaking at an...