Militant group says it’s behind deadly bus stop blast in Pakistan

A blast at a bus stop killed 23 people and injured dozens more in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, authorities said. A Sunni militant group has claimed responsibility. The explosion hit the bus stop at a busy market in Parachinar, the capital of Kurram Agency, said Amjad Ali, a local official. At least 50 others were injured. He said the number ... Read More »

Mumbai police probe murder of ‘art genius,’ lawyer found bound in boxes

Police in Mumbai are investigating the suspected murder of an artist and her lawyer, whose bodies were found bound and dumped in cardboardcartons over the weekend, officers said Monday. The boxes carrying the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her legal counsel Harish Bhambhani were recovered from a drain on Saturday, said Mumbai’s police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni. The victims’ hands ... Read More »

Witness: Paris ringleader directed Bataclan theater attackers by phone

The ringleader of the Paris attacks last month appears to have directed the three terrorists inside the Bataclan theater by phone from a few blocks away, according to a French terrorism expert. And, a witness has told French investigators that they saw Abdelhamid Abaaoud standing in a doorway yelling into his phone for about an hour. That night, the witness ... Read More »

French authorities question suspects in connection to attacks 10 months apart

French authorities are questioning three people in connection with terrorist attacks 10 months apart. Two suspects are being held as part of the investigation into January’s deadly siege of a kosher grocery store in the Paris suburb of Vincennes, a representative for French prosecutors told CNN. Separately, a 29-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the series of ... Read More »

Jayalalithaa’s emotional audio message on floods: I have no family. I am with you, for you, forever

In an audio statement released on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has finally spoken out on the tragedy which has hit the state in the past month. Addressing the people of the state in an emotional audio message running to about 2 minutes and 15 seconds, the CM assured that the government is with the people and soon they will ... Read More »

Rajender Kumar Is An Excuse, I Am The Target: Arvind Kejriwal on CBI Raids

Hours after lashing out at the Centre over a controversial raid at the Delhi government’s headquarters, Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP of using the CBI to scare its political opponents. Here are the highlights of his media address: CBI has raided my office and many other places since morning. I was surprised when ... Read More »

Which law says CBI must inform CM before raiding office? Kejriwal should apologise: BJP

: A furious BJP on Tuesday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for his “disgraceful” remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said it was shameful that the CM who came from the “womb of” anti-graft stir was protecting an officer involved in a “textbook case of corruption”. Demanding an apology from the Delhi Chief Minister for calling Modi a “coward ... Read More »

Talks with Pakistan is to try and turn course of history: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said resumption of talks with Pakistan was to “try and turn the course of history” and to bring an end to terrorism but made it clear that the neighbouring country would be judged by its commitment on terrorism. Modi also asserted that India will never drop its guard on security as he admitted that there ... Read More »

Modi is a coward and a psychopath: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that CBI raided his office and described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “a coward and a psychopath”. The CBI, however, said it did not raid Kejriwal’s office but that of his secretary. A senior union minister said that Modi had “nothing to do” with the raid. An incensed Kejriwal promptly took to ... Read More »

Chennai floods: Airlifted pregnant woman delivers healthy twin girls

A nine-month pregnant woman, who was aerially rescued last week from one of the worst rain-affected areas of the city, has given birth to healthy twin girls at a hospital here, bringing some cheer as residents grapple with the aftermath of the unprecedented deluge. The IAF, which had rescued 28-year-old Deepthi Velchamyon December 2, again airlifted her to a hospital ... Read More »