Islamic State claims Dhaka's diplomatic quarter attack responsibility

Terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed the responsibility of the attack at a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital late Friday in which a number of gunmen, said to be eight to nine, reportedly took several hostages. Continue Reading ...

All Indian diplomats in Dhaka safe: MEA

All Indian High Commission officials are reported to be safe and the Indian High Commission is monitoring the situation, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday night amid reports of a hostage situation in Dhaka where gunmen have taken 20 people hostage. Continue Reading ...

Gunmen take 60 hostages, kill two in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter

Two persons -- an Italian and an Argentinian -- were killed after a number of gunmen, said to be eight to nine, attacked a restaurant in the diplomatic quarter of the Bangladeshi capital late Friday and reportedly took 60 hostages. Continue Reading ...

Firing underway, hostage situation in Dhaka's diplomatic area

Police and armed attackers exchanged fire in Dhaka's diplomatic zone in Friday, where an unknown number of people have been trapped in different locations. Continue Reading ...

Ramzan row: Clerics don’t scare me, says Irrfan Khan

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan raked controversy on Friday when he said “slaughtering of a ‘Bakra’ does not mean Qurbani.” The actor invited sharp criticism from Muslim clerics who asked him to focus on films instead of commenting on the religious issues. Continue Reading ...

Arunachal Pradesh: 5 people killed in landslide; IB officials feared trapped

At least 5 people were killed while 4 others were injured in a landslide that took place in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. Continue Reading ...

Latest pictures of Uttarakhand cloudburst; NH 58 connecting Rishikesh-Badrinath blocked

Following the torrential rains and cloudburst in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh and Chamoli districts, two teams of a total of 130 men of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were rushed to the affected areas. Continue Reading ...

Sartaj Aziz continues to blame India, says ‘Pathankot’ no excuse to cancel dialogue

Maintaining his assertion that India was reluctant to hold dialogue with Pakistan, Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz on Friday stated that, New Delhi was using excuses like the Pathankot attack to further delay talks with Islamabad on a range of issues crucial to both nations. Continue Reading ...

Wimbledon: Juan Martin Del Potro knocks out Stan Wawrinka to enter third round

Argentina tennis star Juan Martin del Potro announced his return to form in Grand Slams by knocking out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka in the second round of the Wimbledon on Friday. Continue Reading ...

Muzaffarnagar: Theatre owners say no to 'Shorgul'

The filmmakers of 'Shorgul' have decided not to release the movie in Muzaffarnagar as the theatre owners in the district have refused to screen the movie which is based on 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Continue Reading ...

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