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18 August, 2017 2:35 AM Barcelona attack: Police kill 5 suspected terrorists, foil 'bomb plot'

Spanish police five attackers were killed on Thursday night in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona, to thwart a "terrorist attack" using explosive belts. Police said the Cambrils plot was linked to the Barcelona van attack. Also, one person was killed in an explosion in a house in a town southwest of Barcelona. Residents there were preparing explosives 18

18 August, 2017 2:05 AM Terror In Barcelona Leaves At Least A Dozen Dead And Scores Injured

Spain came under repeated attack starting Thursday in what authorities called linked terrorist incidents, when a driver swerved a van into crowds in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing more than a dozen people and injuring scores of others. Early Friday, an attempted attack unfolded in a town down the coast. The Islamic State claimed responsibility 22

18 August, 2017 1:11 AM 17 Oppn parties get together to attack PM Modi

A total of 17 Opposition parties came together on Thursday against what they termed a "divisive rule" of the Narendra Modi government, prompting the ruling BJP to call the grouping an "alliance of losers, facing corruption charges". Rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav's initiative Sanjhi Virasat Bachao (save composite heritage) is being seen as a desperate 25

18 August, 2017 1:06 AM At least 13 people dead, over 100 injured in Barcelona terror attack

BARCELONA: A van driver ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street in broad daylight on Thursday, killing 13 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Police announced the arrest of two suspects, identified as a Spaniard and a Moroccan, but said the driver was still on the run. Hours later in Cambrils 32

17 August, 2017 6:59 PM Cabinet expansion likely next week

Sources in the Congress here told The Hindu that Mr. Siddaramaiah discussed the issue with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other senior Congress leaders in New Delhi on Wednesday. The party high command has told the Chief Minister to go ahead with the expansion, sources said. Sources added that Mr. Siddaramaiah would also shuffle portfolios of some Ministers 19

17 August, 2017 4:58 PM Govt mulls Housing Challenge to select cost-effective technology for affordable housing

First it was the Smart City Challenge, then a Swachh Bharat Challenge, then came a new Liveability Index to make cities fight to rank themselves high and now you have a Housing Challenge to select the most cost-effective technology for affordable housing. The Housing and Urban Development ministry is definitely in competitive mood. On CNBC-TV18's special 23

17 August, 2017 2:20 PM Sabarimala witnesses heavy rush

Laksharchana performed at the Ayyappa Temple Sabarimala witnessed heavy rush as large number of devotees turned up to worship the deity at the Lord Ayyappa Temple on the new year day of the Malayalam month of Chingom on Thursday. The rituals began with the chief priest (Tantri) performing the Ashtadravya Ganapati homom in the morning. The Travancore 17

17 August, 2017 10:13 AM Anti-Muslim Australian senator wears burqa in Parliament

Pauline Hanson explain that she wanted the burqa outfits banned on national security grounds. An Australian senator has provoked an angry backlash from lawmakers by wearing a burqa in Parliament as part of her campaign for a national ban on Islamic face coverings. Pauline Hanson, leader of the anti-Muslim, anti-immigration One Nation minor party, sat wearing 23

17 August, 2017 10:00 AM TMC sweeps Bengal civic polls, BJP emerges as main challenger

KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress swept on Thursday the municipal polls in West Bengal capturing all the seven civic bodies while the BJP finished second in most places relegating the Left to the third position. The BJP won six seats in three municipalities which included four in Dhupguri in north Bengal and one each in Buniyadpur (north Bengal) and Panskura 25

17 August, 2017 9:15 AM PM Modi talks about 'Swachch Bharat', but people want a 'sach Bharat': Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the government for not being able to keep its promises and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to create a 'Swachch Bharat' but people wanted a 'sach Bharat'. "Modiji says he wants to create a Swachch Bharat but we want Sach Bharat. Wherever he goes he lies," Rahul charged 21