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Some signs of normalcy in riot-hit northeast Delhi

Some signs of normalcy returned to riot-hit areas of northeast Delhi on Saturday as people stepped out of their homes to buy groceries and medicines from a few shops that opened amid intensified patrolling by security personnel. IMAGE: A woman sitting with her husband and their child reacts next to damaged property after their house was burnt by a mob […]

Schools in riot-hit Delhi closed till March 7

Schools in the violence-affected areas of northeast Delhi will remain closed till March 7 as the situation is not conducive for conduction of annual examinations, the Directorate of Education (DoE) announced on Saturday. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), however, maintained that classes 10 and 12 examinations will be conducted as per schedule from March 2.   “Due to […]

Nirbhaya convicts seek stay on execution

Two of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Saturday moved a Delhi court seeking stay on the execution of the death warrants, scheduled for March 3. Additional Session Judge Dharmender Rana issued notice to Tihar Jail authorities on the pleas moved of Akshay Singh and Pawan Kumar Gupta, directing the officials to […]

US, Taliban sign peace agreement to end 18-yr war

The United States and the Taliban on Saturday signed a peace deal in Doha, Qatar, after months of negotiations, aimed at ending the 18-year long war in Afghanistan and which will pave the way for Washington to withdraw all its troops from the country within 14 months.   The agreement was signed between the representatives of the US and the […]

Afghan govt, Taliban to hold peace talks by March 10

The intra-Afghan peace talks, involving representatives from the Afghan government, the Taliban and various other groups, will be held in Norway‘s capital Oslo by March 10, officials here said on Saturday, as the United States signed a landmark agreement with the Taliban in Doha to bring peace in the war-torn country.   IMAGE: Afghanistan‘s President Ashraf Ghani, centre, prays before […]