Policeman held for links with mafia-linked politician

Rome , July 28

An police officer was arrested on Thursday in southern Italy for allegedly passing classified documents from a Naples mafia probe to Nicola Cosentino, a former conservative lawmaker who is under investigation in the same case.

5 killed in PKK attacks in Turkey

Istanbul , July 28

At least five persons were killed and 12 injured in two separate attacks by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey on Thursday.

Indian embassy to appeal to Qatar SC for two on death row

New Delhi , July 28

The Indian embassy in Qatar is making preparations for an appeal to the country's Supreme Court on behalf of two Indians on death row and a third serving a life sentence in Qatar, the government said on Thursday.

Parliament passes bill for compulsory afforestation fund

New Delhi , July 28

Paving the way to unlock Rs 40,000 funds to establish corpus at the national and state levels to pay for afforestation activities, the Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Compensatory Afforestation Bill, 2015.

Burhan may have been spared had government known: Mehbooba

Srinagar , July 28

Militant commander Burhan Wani would have been given a "chance" but the Jammu and Kashmir government didn't know he was one of those in the hideout where he was killed, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday.

Writer returns award, says Dalit suffering won't end

Ahmedabad , July 28

Gujarati writer Amrutlal Makwana has returned a state award he got to protest against the beating of some Dalit youths in the state by cow vigilantes even as he said the age-old discrimination of the community will continue for generations.