Senior NC leader Ghulam Rasool quits party ahead of J&K Assembly polls

In a major jolt to ruling National Conference ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, senior party leader and MLC Sheikh Ghulam Rasool has quit the party citing deteriorating party affairs in his native Ganderbal constituency.

Taliban-linked Afghan jailed for three years in Bihar

An Afghan national arrested in 2010 from the Purnia railway station in Bihar and charged with waging war against the state was acquitted of terror charges, but convicted under the Foreigners Act.