Day: February 17, 2019

Stampede-Like Situation in Telangana Mall Over Rs 10 Saree Sale

When a shopping mall in Telangana announced that it would be selling sarees for Rs 10 each, the owners seemed to have least anticipated any chaos. On the day of the sale, over 400 women descended on the store trying to get their hands on the sarees. The chaos led to a stampede-like situation that […]

Rajnath Singh says Pulwama attack outcome of frustration among militants, accuses Pakistan of ‘patronising terrorism’

Bhadrak (Odisha): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. File photo of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Twitter/@rajnathsingh He claimed that the neighbouring country backed the attack after finding out that the terrorists have become frustrated in […]

Rocking the Blues: German Town Breaks World Record for Largest Smurf Meeting

Dressed as Papa Smurf, Smurfette, and other beloved characters from the beloved Belgian comic franchise, blue people danced and cheered to the Smurfs theme song. Reuters Updated:February 17, 2019, 8:27 PM IST (Image: Reuters) Loading… There were blue faces all round as a small town in southern German broke the world record for the largest […]

Amid Tensions Over Pulwama, Saudi Crown Prince Arrives in Pakistan

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose visit to Pakistan was delayed by a day, arrived in Islamabad on Sunday, 17 February. He is on a two-day visit to the country, on the invitation of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, reported ANI. Khan along with cabinet members, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa reportedly […]

Ram Nath Kovind condemns Pulwama terror attack, says nation has faced such challenges with courage

Ganaur: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday described as a cowardly act the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 paramilitary personnel were killed and said the nation has faced such challenges with courage and patience. File image of President Ram Nath Kovind. PTI “Three days ago, many of our brave jawans were martyred in a […]

After Pulwama, CRPF Pushes for Peace Online Even as Trolls Fuel Hatred on Social Media

Despite having suffered a devastating suicide bomber attack in Kashmir, which killed and injured scores of their personnel, just days ago, the Central Reserve Police Force has soldiered on with the kind of grace and courage that one always hopes to associate with India’s armed forces. From immediately swinging into search and rescue operations, whch […]

Will Not Allow Assam to Become Kashmir, Hence NRC: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday, 17 February, said that the sacrifices of the 40 CRPF personnel in Pulwama will not go in vain as there is a BJP government at the Centre now and it, unlike the erstwhile Congress dispensation, will not “compromise” on any security issue. Addressing a public rally organised by the […]

Manish Tewari claims JeM has close ties with Imran Khan’s PTI, calls for strict action against Pakistan

Mumbai: Congress leader Manish Tewari has urged the Centre to take stringent action against Pakistan with regard to the Pulwama terror attack, asserting that Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for the attack, enjoys “close ties” with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). File image of Congress leader Manish Tewari. PTI Speaking on the sidelines of a book launch in […]

Olive’s Branch: People are Adopting Trees to Help Breathe New Life into Dying Village

“They’re over 500 years old,” says Sira Plana proudly as she points to Oliete’s olive groves, many of which are thriving now thanks to an adoption scheme that has prevented this northeastern Spanish village from dying out. For an annual fee of 50 euros ($57), some 2,500 sponsors receive photos of their olive tree by […]

Trump’s Unofficial Nominee to UN Heather Nauert Drops Out

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next US ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said on Saturday, 16 February. Quoting Nauert, a State Department statement said that “the past two months have been gruelling for my family and therefore it is […]