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15 January, 2019 3:30 AM "Felt I Was Reborn," Says Saudi Teen Refugee After Coming To Canada

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun's case has drawn global attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules, including a requirement that women have the permission of a male "guardian" in order to travel Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun plans to pursue an education, get a job and "live a normal life" in Canada - things she said she could not do in her home of Saudi Arabia 304

14 January, 2019 2:20 PM Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha gets one-month extension; named Finance Commission member

Finance Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha has been given one month extension in service and named as the member of the 15th Finance Commission, according to an official order issued Monday. He is a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Manipur cadre. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service of Jha, Finance Secretary 210

14 January, 2019 2:09 PM India Writes To Pak On Attempts To Tail Diplomat, Hack Accounts: Report

The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has strongly raised with Pakistan alleged attempts to hack the social media account of one of its diplomats and incidents of close tailing of the Indian envoy and his deputy, official sources said. The Indian mission, in a note verbale, raised with Pakistan Foreign Office the incident of the Indian High Commissioner 227

14 January, 2019 8:58 AM Woman Accuses Pak High Commission Staff Of 'Inappropriate Touch': Police

A staffer of the Pakistan High Commission was taken to a city police station for reportedly touching a woman inappropriately, the police said today. The woman and the staffer were brought to Sarojini Nagar police station on Sunday, they said. According to the woman, the man touched her inappropriately in the market, a claim rejected by the staffer 175

13 January, 2019 8:19 PM Pakistan High Commission official gets involved in altercation with Indian woman

At the police station, he apologised to the lady and was eventually let off.  An official of the Pakistan High Commission got involved in an altercation with an Indian woman in a market place in the national capital on Sunday. Following the quarrel, the lady complained against him in the police station. He was taken to the police station. At the police 239

12 January, 2019 3:22 AM Man Beats Neighbour To Death With Digging Fork After Argument

The victim was taken to Baba Sahib Ambedkar hospital where he was declared dead, Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer north) Gaurav Sharma said. A 23-year-old man was beaten to death with a digging fork allegedly by his neighbour after a fight broke out between them, police said on Friday. The incident occurred on Thursday, they said, adding the man who died has been identified 164

10 January, 2019 2:45 AM Randeep Surjewala Congress' candidate for Jind bypoll

The Congress on Wednesday announced that its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala will be the party's candidate for the by-election to Haryana's Jind Assembly constituency. After a round of meetings, chaired by senior Congress leader K C Venugopal and attended by top party leaders from Haryana, Rahul Gandhi took a final call on the nominee. The Congress 173

9 January, 2019 3:02 PM NCW to send notice to Rahul Gandhi over remark on Nirmala Sitharaman

Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Jaipur had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a woman to defend him in Parliament on Rafale fighter jet deal.  New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) will be sending notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday over his recent remark on Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman 191

9 January, 2019 12:29 AM Seven political parties seek Election Commission's registration

The Commission had last registered 22 political parties in November 2018.  New Delhi: With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, at least seven political parties have sought registration from the Election Commission (EC) in the recent past, officials said on Tuesday. The organisations are - Bhartiya Vikash Dal United, Loktantrik Jan Swaraj Party 131

8 January, 2019 4:27 PM Facing Anger Over Citizenship Bill, Centre Offers Scheduled Tribe Status To 6 Assam Communities

The decision, if implemented, will benefit the Tai Ahom, Tea, Koch Raj Bongshi, Chutia, Moran and Matak tribes, and turn Assam into a tribal state. With Assam witnessing shutdowns and massive protests against the Citizen (Amendment) Bill tabled in the Lok Sabha today, the Narendra Modi government is trying to push through a major decision aimed at pleasing 230