International

US asks Pak to ensure “full prosecution” and “expeditious trial” of Hafiz Saeed

The US has asked Pakistan to ensure a “full prosecution” and “expeditious trial” of Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned Jammat-ud-Dawah (JuD), in line with its international obligations. The US reaction came hours after an anti-terrorism court in Lahore on Wednesday indicted Saeed and three of his top […]

International

Landslide kills 6 Afghans in Taliban-controlled district

A landslide in a remote, Taliban-controlled district in northeastern Afghanistan killed at least six people, all of them poor villagers mining the hillside for gold, officials said Thursday. The landslide took place on Wednesday in the district of Raghistan in Badakhshan province, said provincial council member Abdullah Naji Nazari. The province, nestled in the Hindu […]

National

Guwahati police chief removed, several officers transferred in Assam

In a major reshuffle, the Assam government on Thursday replaced the Guwahati Police commissioner and a senior officer responsible for law and order in the state, amid violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, officials said. City police chief Deepak Kumar was removed and Munna Prasad Gupta was appointed in his place, Commissioner and Secretary […]

National

CPCB Index reveals no reduction pollution levels at SIPCOT in Cuddalore

In February 2011, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) had lifted the ban on setting up new industries in Cuddalore SIPCOT industrial estate, a critically polluted industrial cluster, after the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) submitted an action report promising necessary steps to bring down the pollution level to 54.69%. However, the […]

International

World’s oldest artwork uncovered in Indonesian cave: study

An Indonesian cave painting that depicts a prehistoric hunting scene could be the world’s oldest figurative artwork dating back nearly 44,000 years, pointing to an advanced artistic culture, according to new research. Discovered two years ago on the island of Sulawesi, the 4.5 metre wide painting features wild animals being chased by half-human hunters wielding […]