National Education Policy by end of 2018: Javadekar

New Delhi, June 18: Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the much awaited National Education Policy's "zero draft" is ready and will be implemented by the end of 2018. "The draft of the policy is ready. ...

IAS officers ‘strike’ row: Manish Sisodia hospitalised

New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who is on an indefinite fast over the issues of 'strike' of IAS officers and approval of the doorstep delivery of ration, was hospitalised on Monday due to his deteriorating health. ...

Gujarat tourist dead, 3 injured in road accident in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 18: A woman tourist from Gujarat was killed and three others were injured in a road accident on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Monday. Official sources told TNN that a passenger vehicle, w...

All arrangements in place for annual ‘Mela Kheer Bhawani’

Kashmir(Ganderbal), Jun 18: Authorities have made all arrangements for annual 'Mela Kheer Bhawani' -- the most important festival of Kashmiri Pandits, associated with the Hindu Goddess Ragnya Devi -- in Ganderbal while the local Muslims have set up ...

Shiv Sena takes on Nirmala Sitharaman for Jammu and Kashmir violence, calls defence minister 'weak and ineffective personality'

Mumbai, June 18: Launching a fresh salvo at the Central government against the backdrop of the Jammu and Kashmir violence, the Shiv Sena on Monday asked whether "India really has a Defence Minister?" Without naming Defence Minister Nirmala Sithar...

J&K police countering Pak-based cyber terrorists

Srinagar, June 18: The Police are taking all necessary steps to counter the propaganda of Pakistan-based cyber terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, the state's Directorate General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid said on Monday. Speaking to TNN, Vaid said ...

Silver slips on low demand; gold steady

New Delhi, Jun 18: Silver weakened by Rs 160 to Rs 41,190 per kg at the bullion market today owing to reduced offtake by consuming industries, while gold held steady on scattered deals. Traders attributed the slide in silver to easing demand from...

Woman tourist dies in Anantnag road accident

Srinagar, June 18: A woman tourist died and few others were injured in a road accident in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday. Reports said a passenger cab, bearing registration number JK01X 7122 carrying tourists met with an accident in ...

Using policemen for personal work won't be allowed: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 18: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday made it clear that senior police officials won't be allowed to use policemen for their personal work. Vijayan made the remarks in the Assembly in reply to a submission ...

PDP, Oppn terms suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate; BJP welcomes the step

Srinagar, Jun 18: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party and opposition parties, including National Conference and Congress, have termed suspension of 'Ramzan ceasefire' as unfortunate. However, PDP’s coalition partner in the government, the BJP, we...

108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship

Jodhpur, June 18: A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. Jodhpur District collector Ravi Kumar Surpur distributed the citizenship certificates to the former Pakistanis. Most of these migr...

4 terrorists were killed in Bandipora Encounter

Kashmir, Jun 18 : At least four terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora town in an encounter with security forces on Monday. Operations between the terrorists and security forces are underway. Further details are awaited. This...

Three killed as gangs fire at each other in north Delhi

New Delhi, Jun 18: Gunshots rang out in north Delhi's Burari area today as two criminal gangs opened fire at each other, killing three persons, including a woman passer-by, police said. Five persons were injured and hospitalised after the gunfigh...

I enjoy being in front of the camera: Manushi Chillar

New Delhi, June 18: Every beauty pageant winner finds her next move to Bollywood, so will Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar, who is going to give away her Miss India title to her successor on Tuesday night and the Miss World crown later this year, do ...

Army Chief Bipin Rawat pays visit to martyred Sepoy Aurangzeb's family in Poonch

Jammu, Jun 18: Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Monday paid a visit the family to martyred Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Sepoy Aurangzeb was abducted by the militants from Pulwama. His bullet riddled body was reco...

India welcomes Afghanistan extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban

New Delhi, Jun 18: India has welcomed the decision of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to announce extension of 'ceasefire' with Taliban in Afghanistan. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Sunday said in response to a questi...

Kejriwal urges Modi to end IAS officers' 'strike'

New Delhi, June 18: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ask IAS officers to end their 'strike' in the national capital. "I would urge honourable Prime Minister to give them (IAS officers) green sig...

Udaipur Press Club conducts condolence rally in Gomati District for the justice of Shujaat Bukhari shot dead

Udaipur, Jun 18: It is very sad that a Journalist of India Shujaat Bukhari dead by unidentified assailants outside his office in the Press Enclave area of Srinagar and all the members of Udaipur Press Club condemn this case, said Dilip Data, Secreta...

Aurangzeb's killing leaves family traumatised; yet spirit to serve country remains intact

SALANI: Their beloved Aurangzeb did not return home for Eid, abducted and killed as he was by terrorists, but as they struggle to come to terms with their grief, the resolve of the deceased rifleman's family to serve the country's armed forces has o...

MTA ELECTIONS | Prez accuses RO of breaching Const, asks Principal GMC to seize records

JAMMU: The credibility of Medical Teachers Association (MTA) elections in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) has came under suspicion, even before being conducted, as MTA President has accused Returning Officer Dr Zahid Gillani of manip...

Centre revokes Ceasefire in Kashmir

JAMMU: The suspense over the fate of 31-day long unilateral suspension of Counter-Insurgency operations by security forces in the state ended today as the Centre called off the 'Ramazan Ceasefire' and directed the security forces to take "all necess...

Mehbooba silent, Deputy welcomes

JAMMU: Even as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti chose to remain silent on MHA's decision not to extend the conditional ceasefire in the state, her deputy was more forthcoming in his views as he welcomed the decision and maintained that that Security Fo...

Sharma arrives in Valley today

JAMMU: In the aftermath of Centre's decision to not extend the Ramazan Ceasefire in Kashmir, New Delhi's special representative Dineshwar Sharma is all set to arrive in Kashmir on Monday, as he aims to resume talks with stakeholders in Valley, besid...

RAMADAN CEASEFIRE | Jitendra hails; says, focus moves to Amarnath yatra

JAMMU: Hailing the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to not extend the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh lambasted the neighbouring country for sponsoring the terror in the state, ...

Terror strikes: Man shot dead

SRINAGAR: Barely hours after the Ceasefire in Kashmir was revoked by the Union government, terror struck the Valley as terrorists shot dead a government employee late Sunday evening. “A man was killed after attacked by terrorists at Kelam area of...

7 hurt in park blast

SRINAGAR: At least seven persons were injured when a low-intensity bomb exploded in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district. The bomb was kept in a dustbin inside a park near the Manasbal Lake. The park was mostly packed with children and youngster...

AMARNATHJI YATRA-2018 | As Centre vows iron fist, Guv reviews admin plans

SRINAGAR: With the security part of the annual pilgrimage being taken care of by almost 50000 security personnel-- 24,000 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men assisted by over 25,000 personnel of Army, Border Security Force (BSF) and Jammu and Ka...

Modi reiterates simultaneous polls, seeks double digit growth

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his call for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies and called for a widespread debate and consultations over the issue, besides giving the target of achieving double digit...

Aided by Chinese tech, terrorists' AK bullets piercing into BP shields

SRINAGAR: Bullets with steel core -- It's a new addition into the ammunition of terror groups especially Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed that has triggered an alarm within the security establishment as it has the capability to pierce a static bullet...

Martyr given tearful adieu

JAMMU: The Army today bid farewell to rifleman Bikash Gurung, who was killed in a ceasefire violation on Saturday in Rajouri district. Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars on routine Indian Army patrol, 700 metr...

Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

MANALI: Construction of Rohtang tunnel, one of the world's most challenging motorable projects at 3,000 metres above sea level and which will provide an all-season connectivity to the landlocked Lahaul Valley from here in Himachal Pradesh, may be co...

18 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

KABUL: At least 18 people were killed and another 49 injured on Sunday in a suicide attack in the heart of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a security source said. Confirming the attack, which took place on the la...

Assam flood toll 9

GUWAHATI: The flood situation continued to be grim across Assam on Sunday, affecting over four lakh people in six districts as five more persons were killed in last 24 hours, taking the toll to nine. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)...

Security forces resume CASO in Kashmir after Ramazan 'ceasefire' ends

Srinagar, Jun 18: Security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on Monday in Kashmir valley after month-long suspension of counter militancy operation during holy month of Ramazan. The Union Home Ministry announced on Sunday to resu...

Two more militants killed in ongoing Bandipora operation

Srinagar, June 18: Two more militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Panar forest area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Official sources told TNN that today morning a fresh gunfight broke out between the militants and the joint team...