New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was in the eye of a storm and the butt of criticism from some Congress leaders for going to the RSS headquarters, attended the Iftar party hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former President Pratibha Patil and former Vice President Hamid …

Jammu: Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were martyred and five others injured on Wednesday in an unprovoked Pakistan ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Pakistan Rangers targeted the Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector where these casualties occurred,” BSF officials said. The victims were identified as Assistant Commandant Jatinder …

Mumbai: At least 90 residents were evacuated safely after a fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the Beaumonte Towers in the posh Prabhadevi area of Dadar here on Wednesday afternoon. Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who also lives in the same building on the 26th floor, tweeted that she was safe and expressed her …

Bengaluru: The Congress on Wednesday snatched the Jayanagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru from the BJP, with its candidate Sowmya Reddy winning by a narrow margin of 2,889 votes. At the end of the vote count, Sowmya Reddy polled 54,457 votes while the Bharatiya Janata Party’s B.N. Prahlad got 51,568 votes, an Election Commission official said. Polling …

New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday said that it has registered four more cases against eight persons in connection with the Srijan scam involving a Bhagalpur NGO that allegedly pilfered funds meant for government welfare schemes. A Central Bureau of Investigation official said that the cases have been registered under the sections of criminal conspiracy, breach …