A US Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, popularly known as the “Sammy B," was identified on Wednesday broken into two pieces on a slope at a depth of 6,985 meters (22,916 feet). American founder of Dallas-based Caladan Oceanic Expeditions, explorer Victor Vescovo announced the latest find together with U.K.-based EYOS Expeditions.
A total of three Lok Sabha seats and seven assembly constituencies went to polls on Sunday, necessitated over various reasons in the past year. The counting of votes started at 8am for the Lok Sabha seats of Punjab's Sangrur and Uttar Pradesh's Rampur and Azamgarh, and for assembly seats across Tripura, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. In Tripura, the BJP won three out of four bypoll seats.
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday congratulated the state's Ranji Trophy team, shortly after it defeated heavyweights Mumbai to win its historic maiden Ranji Trophy title.
The all-new aggressive England team was reeling at 55-6 on day 2 of the third Test against New Zealand, having lost captain Ben Stokes as he looked to hit his way out of trouble. Centurion in the second Test’s historic chase, Jonny Bairstow, was joined by debutant Jamie Overton, with a partnership the need of the hour. The two delivered, with Bairstow notching up another 150 in quick-time with counter-attacking batting, and Jamie Overton providing 97 runs of his own in a 241-run partnership for the seventh wicket and bringing England close to overtaking the deficit.
"Wanted: Dead or Alive" is the usual demand in the world of crime anywhere. But the living is declared dead in Pakistan's world of criminals and terrorists. This is the curious case of Sajid Mir, one of the masterminds of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, India, in 2008. This is why, and how, Sajid Majeed Mir has surfaced. The now ailing and exiled military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf would ridicule any talk of Pakistan hiding Osama Bin Laden.
Police officials said Bijay Kumar Mania of Balakati area in Khurda district was handed a sentence of 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and ₹1 lakh fine in a case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act by the court of additional session judge-III Bhubaneswar on Saturday. The DCP said Mania will be traced soon. This is the second consecutive day that an accused has escaped from police custody in Bhubaneswar.
In a big setback for the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party, BJP candidate Ghanshyam Lodhi on Sunday won the Rampur parliamentary seat defeating his nearest rival Mohd Asim Raja by more than 42,000 votes in a bypoll. Lodhi defeated Raja, considered close to party leader Mohd Azam Khan, who had won from the constituency in 2019. The bypoll was necessitated by the resignation of Azam Khan following his election to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
In a major blow for the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president and Khalistan ideologue Simranjit Singh Mann defeated AAP nominee Gurmail Singh in the crucial Lok Sabha by-poll from Sangrur—the home turf of chief minister Bhagwant Singh Mann. With this defeat, which is a setback for the three-month-old Mann government, the AAP has lost its representation in the Lok Sabha. Mann won Sangrur in 2014 and 2019.
The Ahmedabad crime branch on Sunday sought 14-day remand of social activist Teesta Setalvad, saying Setalvad is not cooperating with police during investigation. Setalvad was detained from her house in Juhu area of Mumbai on Saturday afternoon after an FIR was registered against her at the Ahmedabad crime branch hours ago based on a complaint lodged by a crime branch inspector DB Barad.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made his second visit in four days to the Silchar town in Barak Valley on Sunday morning and said the Cachar district administration and all other agencies involved in rescue and relief work in the flood-affected areas are doing a tremendous work. On Sunday, Sarma surveyed some flooded areas in Silchar on an inflated boat and also spoke to affected residents.
The number of young people who have died at a makeshift nightclub in a township in South Africa's southern city of East London has risen to 20, a senior safety official said Sunday. "The number has increased to 20, three have died in hospital. But there are still two who are very critical," head of the provincial government safety department Weziwe Tikana-Gxothiwe said on local TV.
The research team studied the benefits of consuming the equivalent of a cup of cranberries a day among 50 to 80-year-olds.They hope that their findings could have implications for the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja on Friday announced a number of new projects for the game in the upcoming year. He also listed his and Pakistan team's achievements since becoming the chairman of the board last year, and spoke further on issues relating to world cricket, as well as relations with the BCCI and Sourav Ganguly. However, former Pakistan cricketer Tanvir Ahmed wasn't pleased with Raja's presser and didn't mince his words as he criticised the PCB chairman.
Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister and leader of the state's ruling BJP, Keshav Prasad Maurya, on Sunday took a dig at Samajwadi Party leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Azam Khan, as Maurya's party edged closer to winning the Azamgarh and Rampur Lok Sabha seats for which byelections were held on Thursday.
German airline Lufthansa has said it is canceling over 2,000 additional flights at its Frankfurt and Munich hubs due to staff shortages. Its low-cost subsidiary, Eurowings, is also expected to cancel flights.