At Least 248 Killed As Powerful 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Mexico

New Delhi: At least 248 people were killed when a powerful seven point one magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

The destruction revived horrific memories in Mexico on the anniversary of another massive quake in 1985, the disaster-prone country's deadliest ever.

Major Jose Luis Vergara of the Mexican navy said another 30 to 40 people remained trapped inside, while 11 children have been rescued so far.


No Floor Test In Tamil Nadu Assembly Till Further Order: Madras HC

New Delhi: In the case challenging the disqualification of the 18 dissident AIADMK MLAs of Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court adjourned the case to October 4 as more time was sought from the Speaker’s side to file a detailed reply. 

The court also asked not to notify that the constituencies occupied by the disqualified MLAs are vacant. 

The direction has restrained the Election Commission from initiating the process of bye-elections in those constituencies till the court makes any further direction. 

It is also being interpreted by legal professionals as restraining any trust vote till October 4 the date of next hearing. 


India, US to boost their expansive defence ties further with Mattis' visit to Delhi

New Delhi: India and US will boost their expansive ties further when Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets US secretary of defence James Mattis this month.

India and US already have "a robust military connect" established over the last 15 years during the Bush and Obama administrations, but the political one at the defence ministerial level has been missing since Donald Trump became the US President in January.

The two sides will seek to address this when James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, touches down in a special military aircraft at New Delhi on September 25.


Jatiley Accuses Congress Of Keeping Poor In Poverty To Pocket Their Votes

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has alleged that Congress kept poor in steep poverty for their votes.

Jaitley, the BJP's election in charge for Gujarat, also attacked Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his dynasty remarks in the US, saying he felt "ashamed" because of the statement.

"They claim that poor people used to vote for the Congress party. That was the reason the Congress tried to keep the poor in poverty. This was their politics," Jaitley told the executive committee meeting of the BJP's Gujarat unit.


My Government Removed Jungle Raj And No Riot Reported During Six Months: Yogi

New Delhi:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has claimed that his government  removed jungle raj from Uttar Pradesh and pointed out that there has not been a single incident of riot in the state during the last six months he has been in power.

"After March 2017, there has not been a single incident of riot. Prior to that, we had seen cases of riots taking place in the state ... Earlier on an average, two riots took place on a weekly basis," he remarked while releasing a 58-page report card on completion of six months in office.

The BJP had stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh in the Assembly elections with a massive majority following which Adityanath took over on March 19.