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Seeking damages, Sikh body preserves ‘scars’ of Op Bluestar


Amritsar : To keep a ‘live evidence’ of the Operation Bluestar, as many as 147 bullet marks on the façade and sidewalls of the historic Teja Singh Samundri Hall at the Golden Temple complex have been preserved by the SGPC. Besides, a decrepit ‘Darshani Deodi’ (entrance of the sanctum sanctorum), leading to Atta Mandi near the Akal Takht, has also ...

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Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turns 95; wife Saira plans get-together


Mumbai, December 11 : Legendary actor Dilip Kumar turned 95 on Monday, and to celebrate this day, a restricted get-together of family members and close friends would be organised, said wife and veteran actress Saira Banu. The ailing actor has just been treated for mild pneumonia. “On Dilip Saab’s birthday, as we get together as a family with Saab’s brothers, ...

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‘Pak interference’: Apologise to Manmohan, Ansari, Cong tells Modi


New Delhi, December 11 : The Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to former Vice-President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for “insinuating” that they were colluding with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in the Gujarat Assembly elections. Perceiving a “clear defeat” in Gujarat, the Prime Minister was “frustrated and using foul language” to ...

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Rahul Gandhi elected Congress president


New Delhi, December 11 : Rahul Gandhi has been elected unopposed to the position of Congress president, the party’s Central Election Authority announced after Monday’s deadline for withdrawal of nominations. Central Election Authority Chairman Mullapally Ramchandran said the committee had received 89 nomination papers, all proposing Gandhi’s name for the position. “Eighty-nine nomination papers proposing the name of Rahul Gandhi ...

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Three militants, woman killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounter


Srinagar, December 11 : Three militants and a woman were killed during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir on Monday, police said here. Director General of Police SP Vaid said the slain militants were apparently Pakistanis. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the early hours at Unisoo village of Handwara following intelligence ...

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