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Footballer turned Lashkar militant surrenders in Kashmir


Srinagar, November 17 : 20-year-old footballer turned Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Majid Khan has “surrendered” before security forces in South Kashmir. He was whisked away to an undisclosed destination early this morning. Top police officers are tight lipped about the surrender. A senior police officer, however, said that Khan had contacted his family on Thursday evening first time after he joined militant ...

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Australian diplomat dies after falling from New York balcony


New York : An Australian diplomat accidentally fell five floors to his death on Wednesday from the deck of his New York City home during a social gathering with his wife and friends, police and local media said.Julian Simpson, 30, plummeted from a seventh-floor balcony to a second-floor landing shortly after 1 a.m. (0600 GMT) at the 19-story apartment building ...

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Delhi govt to deliver 40 public services at doorstep from next year


New Delhi, November 16 : The Delhi government on Thursday announced that it would roll out a scheme within three to four months to enable citizens to get 40 public services, including caste certificates and driving licence, at their doorstep.The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.This is “home delivery of governance”, which is ...

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Delhi air pollution: Ban on trucks, construction lifted; parking fee hike rolled back


New Delhi, November 16 : Despite Delhi’s air quality continuing to be “very poor”, the ban on the entry of trucks and on construction activities was lifted on Thursday by the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), which also rolled back the hike in parking fees. The measures, part of the Graded Response Action Plan, were enforced on November ...

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Banga youth shot in US, another in Manila


Phagwara/Mansa : Dharampreet Singh, 21, hailing from Khotran village in Banga, was shot dead by robbers who struck at a gas station near San Francisco, US, on Tuesday. He was studying law. A day earlier, on November 13, young Buta Singh of Mal Singh Wala village in Budhlada, Mansa, was waylaid and murdered on the outskirts of the Philippines capital, ...

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