Middle East

Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza, dozens killed

Gaza: The Hamas-run Health Ministry said that Israel has launched new airstrikes on various areas in the war-torn Gaza Strip, resulting in dozens killed and wounded. Rescue workers and medics said that Israeli airstrikes on Sunday targeted a “populated residential building belonging to the Abu Aita family in the Jabalia Camp in the northern Strip. Thirty-seven people were killed and were transferred to the hospital over the past few hours”,

‘Mama’ emerges hero of BJP’s victory in Madhya Pradesh assembly polls

Bhopal: The longest-serving BJP chief minister and popularly known as mama (maternal uncle) and ‘paon-paon wale bhaiya’ (foot soldier), Shivraj Singh Chouhan has emerged as the hero of his party’s stunning victory in the state assembly elections. The 64-year-old politician sought to turn the tables in BJP’s favour in Madhya Pradesh by launching a game-changer scheme like ‘Ladli Behna’ to beat anti-incumbency, though his party had refrained from projecting him

Telangana results indicate continued dominance of Congress in south: Shivakumar

Hyderabad: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar on Sunday said that Telangana results are an indication of continued dominance of Congress in South India. Addressing reporters here, he said: “Voters of Telangana and our party workers had made up their mind to bring change in the state and the results reflect that. I would like to thank the people of Telangana and all our party workers for the victory.” Congress

TB, malaria causing pathogens use force to breach immune defences: Study

New York: Researchers have discovered a previously unknown process by which tuberculosis, malaria and chlamydia causing pathogens enter a cell with physical force, breaching the body’s immune defences that prevent infection. These diseases are notoriously difficult to treat because the pathogens are protected inside host cells. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, introduces a potential game-changer in the fight against intracellular pathogens responsible

India beat Australia by 6 runs in 5th T20I, clinch series 4-1

Bengaluru: Shreyas Iyer (53) scored his eighth half-century and Mukesh Kumar took three wickets as India defeated Australia by six runs to win the fifth and final T20I by and take the series 4-1. With Australia needing 10 runs to win in the last six balls, Arshdeep Singh (2/40) produced a terrific final over including the key wicket of the dangerous Matthew Wade (22 off 15 balls, 4x4s) to help

5 candidates who won with highest margins in Telangana polls

Hyderabad: The Telangana elections of 2023 witnessed a decisive victory for the Congress, with the party securing 64 seats in 119-seat state assembly. This marks a significant shift in the political landscape of Telangana, as the incumbent Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) was defeated after almost ten years in power. However, there were also some notable victories for other parties, particularly in the constituencies of Nakrekal (SC), Kukatpally, Chandrayangutta, Siddipet, and

Very little for people to rejoice over election results outside J-K: Omar Abdullah

Jammu: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday said there was very little for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to rejoice over the victory of other parties in elections held in other states. The former chief minister of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state made the remarks on a day the BJP won assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh while the Congress wrested power away from the

India among countries with most reported dengue deaths in 2023: Report

New Delhi: India is among top 20 countries with most reported dengue cases and deaths in the year 2023 — which recorded more than in the last five years annually, according to a report released on Sunday. The report, by aid agency Save the Children, showed that between January and November 2023, a whopping 5 million cases of dengue fever were recorded across 20 of the worst-impacted countries — marking

Outcome of state election results hints at continued uprun in market

New Delhi: The outcome of state election results hints towards continued uprun in the market, Dhiraj Relli, MD & CEO at HDFC Securities, said on Monday. While part of the outcome was discounted in advance, there is a scope for a further upmove, discounting the positive surprises coming out from the results, he said. “Having said that, we could witness some profit taking at higher levels due to end of

BJP victory rejection of hollow promises, proof of people’s faith in Modi, say party CMs

New Delhi: BJP chief ministers on Sunday hailed the party’s victory as a result of people’s “unwavering” faith in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a rejection of Congress’ “hollow promises.” Their remarks came as the BJP stared at an imminent victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, with Congress reduced to consoling itself with Telangana, which it was set to wrest back from KCR-led Bharat Rashtra Samiti. “It is the