• Sun, Jan 22, 2017
  • 23 killed as 9 coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derail

    Updated: Jan, 22, 201709:12 AM

    At least 23 people were killed and over 100 were believed to be injured after nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derailed in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh, officials said today.
    23 killed as 9 coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express derail
    The incident took place around 11 pm yesterday when the train was on its way to Bhubaneswar from Jagdalpur.The engine and nine coaches of train no - 18448 Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express went off the track near Kuneru station, Chief PRO of East Coast Railway JP Mishra told PTI.So far, 23 passengers have been confirmed dead by a team of doctors that rushed to the spot, said Mishra.Rayagada Sub-collector Muralidhar Swain said that the number of injured could be around 100. The casualty figure may go up as many people are trapped, he added.District administration of both Vizianagaram and Rayagada are taking active part in rescue operations, said Mishra.The train had 22 coaches.Services were affected on Rayagada and Vijayanagaram route, with at least 3 trains cancelled and 8 others diverted.13 unaffected coaches including luggage-cum-guard van...
  • Six CPM workers held for BJP worker’s murder Six CPM workers held for BJP worker’s murder
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201710:55 PM

    Six CPM workers were arrested on Saturday in connection with hacking to death of a BJP worker at Andaloor in nearby Dharmadam a few days ago.

  • Pakistan hands over Indian soldier who strayed across LoC Pakistan hands over Indian soldier who strayed across LoC
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201706:38 PM

    Pakistan today handed over to India its soldier who had inadvertently crossed the LoC hours after the army's surgical strike in September last year.

  • Election Commission censures Kejriwal for bribe remarks at Goa poll rally Election Commission censures Kejriwal for bribe remarks at Goa poll rally
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201705:15 PM

    Cracking the whip, the Election Commission has censured Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his bribe remarks made at a poll rally in Goa and said if he continues to violate the model code, stern...

  • Pakistan asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in Jammu and Kashmir
    Updated: Jan, 21, 201704:28 PM

    Pakistan's two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an arbitration...

  • No 'positive response' from Cong on alliance: SP No 'positive response' from Cong on alliance: SP
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201708:54 PM

    A day after ruling out tie-up with Rashtriya Lok Dal, Samajwadi Party today said it has not got any positive response from Congress on alliance and that it could give the party only 85 of 403...

  • Shivpal finds place in Akhilesh Yadav's first list Shivpal finds place in Akhilesh Yadav's first list
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201703:36 PM

    Shivpal Yadav, the warring uncle of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, along with controversial UP minister Azam Khan has made it to the first list of 191 Samajwadi Party candidates released for the...

  • UK puts export ban on rare jewelled flask given to Robert Clive in 1757 UK puts export ban on rare jewelled flask given to Robert Clive in 1757
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201707:00 AM

    The UK government has put a temporary export ban on an extremely rare jewelled flask worth over 6 million pounds given to former commander-in-chief of India Robert Clive after the Battle of Plassey in...

  • Tax evasion up to Rs 2 crore a bailable offence Tax evasion up to Rs 2 crore a bailable offence
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201710:27 PM

    To make GST regime less onerous, the Centre and states have decided to water down the penal provisions to ensure a trader gets immediate bail if the alleged tax evasion is up to Rs 2 crore.

  • ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission ‘Mangalyaan’ ISRO realigns orbit of Mars mission ‘Mangalyaan’
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201710:26 PM

    Indian Space Research Organisation has successfully realigned the orbit of its Mars Orbiter Mission ‘Mangalyaan’ so it is not affected by long-duration eclipse, ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said.