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The Supreme Court has dismissed sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur’s plea challenging Election Commission’s decision to scrap his Varanasi nomination for Lok Sabha polls. Tej Bahadur Yadav, who moved the Supreme Court on May 6, termed the decision of the poll panel discriminatory and unreasonable and said it should be set aside. Tej Bahadur Yadav’s …

SC commences hearing on pleas in Rafale case

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the contempt petition filed against him by BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi, insisting that it was the BJP lawmaker who was trying to drag the court into political controversy for personal gains and political mileage. The Congress president said the court should also make Meenakshi Lekhi pay …

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at three places in Kerala on Sunday in connection with its probe on an Islamic State module. The searches were conducted at the houses of three suspects—two in Kasargod and one in Palakkad. The three suspects are being asked by the probe agency. “These persons are suspected to …

The National Investigations Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out raids at three places in Kerala in connection with the Islamic State (IS) Kasaragod case and claimed to have seized diaries with handwritten notes in Arabic and Malayalam, DVDs of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik. The controversial TV evangelist is wanted by Indian agencies and is presently on the run. …

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday affirmed in a public meeting at Sitamarhi that it is the Modi government which has truly secured the borders of the country and made national security as its foremost priority. “The Prime Minister has taken effective steps to secure the borders of the country. In the regime of UPA-I and II, enemy forces …

The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces attacked their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday. Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who was witnessed in a video …

Britain remains optimistic about the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist even as it has been prodding Pakistan to take “irreversible action” against terrorists working from its soil, UK high commissioner Dominic Asquith said on Friday. The Easter Sunday suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, which shot eight British nationals, had brought …

A 30-year-old navy officer died on Friday morning as he valiantly fought a blaze onboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya when India’s largest and most expensive warship was pulling into Karwar harbor in Karnataka, a navy spokesperson said. Lieutenant Commander DS Chauhan courageously led the firefighting efforts in the affected compartment of India’s only aircraft carrier …

Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become. Two brothers who lived at the white house on Mahawela Gardens have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on …

“The strategic-surprise” of the Balakot airstrikes by the Indian Air Force in the Khyber Phaktunwa region of Pakistan on February 26 was “complete and total” despite Pakistan being on high alert, according to a report on “the lessons learnt” from the operation, which also mentions that five of the six designated targets were hit, the …

An explosion occurred in a town east of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, on Thursday but there were no casualties, a police spokesman said. Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said police were investigating the blast on empty land behind the magistrate’s court in Pugoda, 40 km (25 miles). “There was an explosion behind the court, we are …

A CCTV footage reportedly shows two of the suspected suicide bombers inside an elevator of the Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka’s Colombo moments before they blew themselves up on Easter Sunday. The latest footage comes after another suspected suicide bomber was seen entering St Sebastian’s church in Negombo, where 200 people were killed in the …