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Akhilesh meets CRPF martyr's family in Prayagraj

Prayagraj, Feb 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met the family members of Mahesh Kumar Yadav, a CRPF trooper martyred in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14. Express...

Aerobatics by Surya Kiran jets enthrall at air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) Daring aerobatics by the Surya Kiran jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) delighted thousands of people at the Aero India 2019 air show at the Yelahanka air base here on Saturd...

DMK calls for applications from Lok Sabha, assembly bypoll aspirants

Chennai, Feb 23 (IANS) The DMK on Saturday announced application forms for those wanting to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the bypolls to be held for 21 vacant assembly constituencies in Tam...

Government doesn't want to accept employment crisis: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the Central government is not accepting the "employment crisis" in the country, and said that Prime Minister Narendra...

300 cars gutted in fire near Bengaluru air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23 (IANS) A fire in the parking lot in front of the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, where the Aero India show is underway, gutted about 300 cars on Saturday, police said. No casualtie...

Mamata government creates DRI&E to tackle tax evasion, leakage of revenue

Lucknow, Feb 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out at the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) during an event here on Saturday. "Capt...

Chidambaram targets Jaitley over Hooda's appointment

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slammed the Congress over Lt. General (retired) D.S. Hooda's appointment as a member of the committee on national security, se...

Centre extending militaristic approach to northeast: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against Meghalaya Governor Tathagat Roy over h...

Toll in Assam hooch tragedy reaches 80

Guwahati, Feb 23 (IANS) The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy has increased to 80, with the death of two more people, authorities said on Saturday. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Satur...

Punjab Police sets up helpline number for Kashmiris facing threats

Chandigarh, Feb 23: The Punjab Police has set up a helpline number to deal with the complaints lodged by Kashmiris, especially students in the state. The toll-free helpline number 181 will ensure ...

"Our fight is against terrorism not against Kashmiris: PM Modi

FEB 23: PM Narendra Modi condemned the recent attack on Kashmiris in different parts of the country and said India's fight is for Kashmir not against Kashmir. There have been some reports of Kashm...

Amit Shah will visit Jammu on 24 February

Jammu, Feb 23: Amit Shah, the national president of the BJP will visit Jammu on 24 February his one day tour to J&k. He will pay homage to martyrs in Shri G. J. “Tribute House” at 10:30 am in Bh...

Apurvi wins gold at shooting World Cup

New Delhi, Feb 23: Apurvi Chandela won the first gold for India at the ISSF World Cup by finishing on top of the women's 10 metre Air Rifle category here on Saturday. Apurvi also set a new world ...

300 cars gutted in fire near Bengaluru air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23: A fire in the parking lot in front of the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, where the Aero India show is underway, gutted about 300 cars on Saturday, police said. No casualties wer...

Omar thanks PM Modi for speaking against attacks on Kashmiris

Srinagar, Feb 23: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for breaking his silence on attacks against Kashmiris in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and expre...

Modi Govt achieves another 'first' in diplomacy: OIC invites Sushma

New Delhi, Feb 23: India on Saturday accepted the invitation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to attend the 46th session of council of foreign ministers of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC...

Soni Razdan backs Kashmiri students

Mumbai, Feb 23: Veteran actress Soni Razdan, in a tweet, has backed Kashmir students who have been victims of abuse, threat and violence across the country following the February 14 Pulwama attack th...

Only NDA has achieved sustained high growth with low inflation: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 23: Noting that his government had achieved the unprecedented dual objective of sustained high growth combined with low inflation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said innovat...

100 cars gutted in fire near Bengaluru air show

Bengaluru, Feb 23: A fire in the parking lot in front of the Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, where the Aero India show is underway, gutted around 100 cars on Saturday, police said. No casualties we...

Centre to deploy additional forces in J&K

New Delhi,Feb 23: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has ordered to deploy 100 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Pulwama terror attack and prevailin...

Change is clearly visible in the country, says Modi

New Delhi, Feb 23: Enumerating the many achievements of the NDA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the BJP led regime came to serve the people of the country and today, th...

SC directs states, UTs to act against assault on Kashmiris

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Friday directed chief secretaries and DGPs of states and UTs to take "prompt" and "necessary" action to prevent incidents of threat, social boycott and violence against K...

Enough is enough, says Vidya Balan on Pakistani artiste ban

Mumbai, Feb 24: With the Hindi film industry condemning the Pulwana terror attack and not releasing films in Pakistan besides banning all Pakistani artistes from working in India, National award-win...

Himachal avalanche: Trace of 5 missing soldiers speeds up

Shimla, Feb 23: With the weather clearing up on Saturday following days of snowfall, rescuers sped up their search efforts near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, where an avalanche killed a soldi...

Trump Speaks About Pulwama, Says India "Looking At Something Very Strong"

WASHINGTON: The attack has also been condemned by UNSC in a statement US President Donald Trump on Friday said that the situation between India and Pakistan is "very dangerous" after the terror attac...

Mehbooba congratulates PM for Seoul peace prize

Srinagar: While congratulating the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being conferred with the Seoul peace prize, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday asked him to denounce ...

Mehbooba, Omar welcome SC direction to states to take action against assault on Kashmiris

Srinagar, Feb 22: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's directive to 11 states to take "prompt" action to prevent incidents...

Aero India to celebrate 'Women's Day' in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 22: A 'Women's Day' will be celebrated on Saturday at the biennial Aero India 2019 expo being held at the Yelahanka base of the Indian Air Force (IAF), said an air force official on F...

Take steps to end attacks on Kashmiris: SC

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGPs) in states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threat, assault,...

Modi is Prime Time Minister, not PM: Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 22: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling him 'Prime Time Minister' and said that when people were crying over the deaths in Pul...

JK govt moves SC seeking transfer of 7 Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar

New Delhi, Feb 22: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of seven Pakistani terrorists from Jammu jail to Tihar prison here on grounds that they wer...

Modi donates Seoul Peace Prize money to Namami Gange fund

Seoul, Feb 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Seoul Peace Prize here on Friday. He dedicated the Prize to the people of India and donated its amount to the Namami Gange Fund. Expre...

Telangana announces Rs 25 lakh to kin of Pulwama attack victims

Hyderabad, Feb 22: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday announced Rs 25 lakh financial assistance each to kin of the 40 CRPF troopers killed in the February 14 Pulwama terror att...

Vadra appears before ED in money laundering case

New Delhi, Feb 22: Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Friday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fifth time in connection with a money laund...

Sikh group helps Kashmiri students travel back home

Chandigarh, Feb 22: Sikh non-profit organization Khalsa Aid has sent nearly 300 Kashmiri students from various places back to their home state following fear among them in the aftermath of the Pulwam...

Himachal avalanche: 5 soldiers still missing, bad weather hampers efforts

Shimla, Feb 22: Rescuers on Friday failed to resume a search operation owing to inclement weather near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh, where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five othe...

Act against terrorism: Modi tells global community

Seoul, Feb 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said here that the time has come for the global community to "come together" and "go beyond words" to act against terrorism, as he expressed his ...

UNSC statement on Pulwama mounts further pressure on Pakistan, says India

New Delhi/United Nations, Feb 22: India welcomed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) statement on Pulwama terror attack and said that Pakistan has come "under international pressure to act aga...

J&K: Militant killed in Sopore encounter

Srinagar, Feb 22: A militant was killed on Friday by security forces in an encounter in apple township of Sopore, where authorities suspended mobile internet and imposed restrictions under Section 14...

Modi unveils Gandhiji's bust at Yonsei Varsity in Seoul

Seoul, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Yonsei University in Seoul. "It is an honour to unveil the bust of Bapu at Yonsei University in Seoul...

Pulwama Attack Aftermath: MHA Approves Air Travel For Security Forces on Srinagar-Jammu And Other Routes

New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday approved the entitlement of air travel for security forces on the Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors w...

Pulwama: Congress questions government over intelligence breach

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Congress on Thursday attacked the Modi government and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval over the suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers and questioned the ...

5 held for assault on Kashmiri trader

Kolkata, Feb 21: Five persons have been arrested for assaulting a Kashmiri shawl trader in West Bengal's Nadia district, police said on Thursday. Jawed Ahmed Khan, 27, was assaulted by a group of ...

Sena questions India's response to Pulwama terror attack

Mumbai, Feb 21: Their rekindled bonhomie notwithstanding, the Shiv Sena Thursday questioned the BJP-led government's response to the Pulwama terror attack, asking it not to wait "till the eve of pol...

SC to consider listing of pleas seeking review of Rafale verdict

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Supreme Court Thursday said it would consider listing of pleas seeking review of its December 14 verdict dismissing the need for an investigation into the deal to procure 36 R...

Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas on Kashmiri students attacked

New Delhi, Feb 21: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, who are bei...

70 dead in massive Dhaka fire

Dhaka, Feb 21: Seventy people have lost their lives and 56 are injured in a massive fire in Bangladesh that has engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of Old Dhaka. Accordi...

Modi in Seoul: To accept peace award, unveil Gandhi bust

Seoul, Feb 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the South Korean capital on Thursday for a two-day state visit where he will unveil a Mahatma Gandhi bust, besides accepting the Seoul Peace Prize...

J&K to avail benefits of 10% reservation quota

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir will also draw benefits of 10 per cent quota for the general category poor and the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion in government jobs as approved by the Union ca...

Amit Shah in Jammu on Sunday

JAMMU: BJP president Amit Shah will be in Jammu this Sunday to address a convention of the party’s booth-level workers ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, a party spokesperson said. All arr...

Cabinet approves 10% quota provision for J&K

New Delhi, Feb 21: Union cabinet has given its nod to 10 per cent quota for poor among the general categories in Jammu and Kashmir and also approved the provision for SC/ST reservation in promotion i...

Himachal avalanche: 5 soldiers still missing, rescue operations on

Shimla, Feb 21: Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search operation despite inclement weather near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five more have gon...

5.7 Cr Indians Dependent On Alcohol says study

New Delhi, Feb 20: In what constitutes an alarming news, a government survey has found that a whopping 5.7 crore people in the country require treatment for alcohol dependency while 72 lakh people n...

6-Year-Old Boy Trapped In 200-Feet Borewell, Rescued In Maharashtra

NEW DELHI: A six-year-old boy who was trapped in a 200-feet-deep borewell at a village in Maharashtra was rescued this morning after a 16-hour operation, news agency reported. The boy, whose fathe...

Hasty GST Council aimed to facilitate real estate: Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday opposed what he called "rushing through" of important decisions in the GST Council meeting via video-conferencing, alleging...

Congress to approach Lok Sabha polls as polls in 29 states

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Congress will be approaching the coming Lok Sabha elections not as one election but as polls in 29 different states while also attacking the BJP-led government at the Cen...

BJP will regret fooling people of Delhi: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here on Wednesday questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stand on full statehood for Delhi and said the BJP will regret fooling the people of...

Governor lauds Haryana's "transparent, graft-free governance"

Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Wednesday lavished fulsome praise on the Manohar Lal Khattar government in his budget address to the state Assembly, and said it had...

IL&FS probe: ED registers case, carries out raids at 6 places

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday carried out searches at six places in different cities in connection with a case of money laundering it registered against the f...

Grand alliance in Bihar to finalise seat sharing by Feb 25

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) With barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha elections, the "Mahagatbandhan" (grand alliance) in Bihar is all set to finalise the seat sharing formula in the state by Feb...

India to emerge a key player in global defence arena: Sitharaman

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India is set to emerge as a key player in the global defence arena, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday. "With the policy initiatives and procedural refo...

States, Centre should work together as Team India: Venkaiah Naidu

Tirupati, Feb 20 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that state governments and the Centre should work together to develop the country, keeping aside politics. The Vice Presi...

Influencers manipulating social media in India, IT Act silent

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) If the Cobrapost investigation which exposed that several Bollywood celebrities were willing to pass views of political parties as personal opinion for money shook your consc...

NDA asks HAM's Manjhi to return

Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Wednesday asked Jitan Ram Manjhi, a former ally and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) president, to rejoin it ahead of the Lok Sabha...

LCA Tejas gets FOC for induction into IAF

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas got the final operational clearance (FOC) from military aviation regulator Cemilac for induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as ...

No scandal in Rafale deal: Dassault CEO

Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Dassault Aviation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Trappier on Wednesday said that there was "no scandal" in the 36 Rafale fighter aircraft deal between India and France an...

Pakistan government spokesperson's personal Twitter account suspended

Islamabad, Feb 20: Twitter has suspended the personal account of Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal. According to the Pakistan media, the account was blocked late on Tuesday a...

We are with you: Rahul, Priyanka tell CRPF trooper's family

Shamli (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday met the family of Amit Kumar who was among the 49 CRPF troopers killed by a suicide...

Pulwama attack: Indian envoys to Pakistan, US meet Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 20: India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria and Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here. The meetings come in ...

Aero India: IAF honours slain Surya Kiran pilot with 'missing man' formation

Bengaluru, Feb 20: Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets flew in a "missing man" formation at the inauguration of the Aero India 2019 here on Wednesday as a mark of respect to Surya Kiran aerobatics t...

CRPF's 'Madadgaar' helps 250 Kashmiri students reach home

NEW DELHI: The CRPF's Srinagar-based helpline 'Madadgaar' has helped 250 students studying and working in various cities of the country to safely reach their homes in the Kashmir Valley, in the wake ...

Walk the talk: Mehbooba dares Imran

SRINAGAR: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday said Pakistan was not being blamed for the Pulawama terror attack without any evidence and asked its Prime Minister Imran Khan to walk the talk. Howe...

NIA may take over Pulwama attack case

NEW DELHI: National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to take over the Pulwama terror attack case soon, a top government sources said here on Tuesday. The Jammu and Kashmir Police is investigat...

Centre hikes DA by 3 pc

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet Tuesday increased the dearness allowance by 3 per cent effective from January 1, 2019, a move which will benefit 1.1 crore central government employees and pensioners. ...

JNU Professor Alleges Mehbooba Mufti Ordered Removal of Checkpoints in Jammu-Srinagar Highway

New Delhi: The official twitter handle of People’s Democratic Party (Jammu & Kashmir) complained to Delhi police against Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Amita Singh for allegedly claiming that ...

Trump describes Pulwama attack as 'horrible', State Dept asks Pak to punish those responsible

Washington, Feb 20: US President Donald Trump has described as "horrible" the deadly terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama, as his administration offered full support to India ...

India, Spain express support for rules-based free trade, multilateralism

Madrid, Feb 20: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Spanish counterpart Josep Borrell on Tuesday agreed, following a bilateral meeting in the Spanish capital, that both countries support...

Meghalaya Congress women chief demands recall of Governor Roy

Shillong, Feb 20: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday supported a call for boycott of "everything Kashmiri" following the terror attack at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed the lives ...

UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice

United Nations, Feb 20: UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet has called for bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, to justice. Her ...

NDA seat allocation in Bihar to be finalised in a week

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Seat allocation among Bihar's ruling NDA constituents is likely to be finalised by next week and would be announced ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state...

Will expose anti-Delhi character of BJP in Lok Sabha elections: AAP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said that it will expose the "real anti-Delhi face of the BJP" in the coming Lok Sabha elections by presenting the facts and lies of the ...

AIADMK, BJP sign electoral pact; BJP gets 5 seats

Chennai, Feb 19 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK signed a pact with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday to contest the Lok Sabha elections together, with the BJP allocated five of the 39 seats in the...

2 Delhi officials suspended after forest land found encroached

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Tuesday ordered suspension of two Forest Department officials after finding large scale encroachment on forest land during an insp...

Show your anger at those who joked about Vande Bharat snag: Modi

Varanasi, Feb 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed all the people, from politicians to common people, who had joked about the recent technical glitch in the Vande Bharat Express ...

MHA urged to train women cops to be sensitive

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday urged female police officers posted with the One Stop Centres (OSC) must be given training in psychology to enable them to help women ...

Scribe bodies complain to Rajnath about trolling of journalists

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A number of journalists' bodies on Tuesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh complaining about trolling of some journalists on the social media in the wake of the Pu...

Arpit Palace Hotel licencee Shardendu Goel arrested

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A couple of days after the arrest of Rakesh Goel, owner of Arpit Palace Hotel, Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested his elder brother Shardendu Goel, licencee of the hotel here. ...

Congress launches bus yatra in Andhra, promises special category status

Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress party in Andhra Pradesh launched its statewide bus yatra on Tuesday with the promise that if voted to power at the Centre it would accord Specia...

WhatsApp's solutions to tackle fake news inadequate: Poll consultant

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Narrating the impact of fake news and propaganda disseminated through WhatsApp, election consultant Shivam Shankar Singh in his new book, says the solutions proposed by the p...

Go, pick Jaish chief in Bahawalpur: Amarinder tells Imran

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Chiding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over his comments demanding proof of Pakistan's role in the Pulwama attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked...

Not just launch, effective implementation of schemes should be priority: Rajnath

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that merely launching of schemes and initiatives is not sufficient, rather how to make them effective should be t...

Israeli airline to launch two non-stop India routes

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Israel's second largest airline will launch two non-stop routes to India - Goa and Kochi, Kerala - starting from September 28, an official said on Tuesday. In s statement, Ha...

TCS partners Nanoheal to provide self-healing device management solutions

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday announced its partnership with Bengaluru-based predictive workspace automation provider Nanoheal to facilitate...

1 pilot dead as 2 IAF aircraft crash in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) An IAF pilot died on Tuesday after two Surya Kiran aircraft collided in the air and crashed while rehearsing near the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru where the 'Aero India 201...

Khayyam donates Rs 5 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' families

Mumbai, Feb 19: Veteran music composer Khayyam, who has turned 92, didn't feel like celebrating his birthday here and said he has donated Rs 500,000 towards relief efforts for the family members of ...

"Make Imran Bhai Understand": Digvijaya Singh Trolls Navjot Singh Sidhu

NEW DELHI: Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been slammed from all quarters over this comments after the Pulwama terror attack that an "entire nation can't be held responsible", got some 'a...

Meghalaya Guv should be sacked for backing 'boycott Kashmiris' call: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Feb 19 : Hitting out at Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy for supporting an appeal to boycott Kashmiris and Kashmiri goods, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday...

'Luka Chuppi', 'Arjun Patiala' won't release in Pakistan

Mumbai, Feb 19: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, Kartik Aaryan's "Luka Chuppi" and Diljit Dosanjh's "Arjun Patiala" will not release in Pakistan. Producer Dinesh Vijan announced on Tuesda...

Army fully prepared to deal with any fallout of US pullout from Afghanistan

Srinagar, Feb 19: The Army said on Tuesday that it is fully prepared to deal with any fallout of the American military pullout and negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan on the security situati...

'Papa Is On Duty In Jammu': Son Of Martyr Jaimal Singh Who Drove CRPF Bus Attacked In Pulwama

Feb 19: Confused seeing his mother and grandmother crying and in a state of shock, five-year-old Gurprakash Singh was clueless about what was going on in his home. The innocent kid only knew that his...

Govt is punishing the corrupt and rewarding the honest: PM

Varanasi, Feb 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government will not hesitate to punish the corrupt and reward the honest citizens of the country. Mr Modi was laying the foundat...

Varanasi: Modi flags off 1st diesel-to-electric converted loco, pays obeisance at Ravidas temple

Varanasi, Feb 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first-ever diesel-to-electric converted locomotive at the Diesel Locomotive Works here on Tuesday. After reaching Varanasi in the mor...

"Pak Will Retaliate If India Attacks": Imran Khan Amid Tension Over Pulwama

NEW DELHI: Denying any role in the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks. ...

Thousands pay homage to Maj Dhoundiyal in Dehradun

Dehradun, Feb 19: Thousands of people on Tuesday paid their last respects to Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who died fighting terrorists in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, at his residence in Dehra...

Two Surya Kiran aircraft crash in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 19: Two Surya Kiran aircraft crashed at the Yelahanka airbase here on Tuesday while rehearsing for the Aero India 2019 air show, an official said. "Two pilots were airlifted soon af...

Time for talks over: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: The Pulwama terror attack has shown that time for talks is over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Monday and said hesitation to take action against terrorism and those who support ...

SC to consider plea for urgent hearing

NEW DELHI: In a move that may not go well with an already livid Kashmir politicians and separatists, the Supreme Court on Monday said that it would look into the plea seeking urgent hearing of a PIL ...

SC declines to interfere with Nageswara Rao's appointment as CBI interim director

New Delhi, Feb 19: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with the earlier appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) interim Director, since a new di...

Fire breaks out in Delhi shoe factory

New Delhi, Feb 19: A fire broke out at a shoe factory here on Tuesday, said an official, adding that there were no reports of any casualty. The blaze, that broke out at 3.15 a.m., spread across t...

Kashmiri doctor alleges threats to leave Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 19: Kashmiri doctor residing in Kolkata alleged that some people turned up at his place post-Pulwama terror attack and threatened him to leave the city, police said on Monday. The mis...

Electric buses to ply in Shimla

Shimla, Feb 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday flagged off an electric bus for Shimla city. He said 50 electrical buses would ply in the city. "This would help i...

Indian forces will give befitting reply to Pulwama attack: Amit Shah

Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah said on Monday that Indian security forces will give a befitting reply to the "cowardly" terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in which 49 CRPF troopers los...

India is cultural treasure of thousands of years: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India is a cultural treasure trove of thousands of years that has faced long periods of slavery and invasions unfazed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, adding tha...

World must take firm steps against terrorism, supporters: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) In an apparent message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the time for talks was over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing and said the globa...

Opposition demands Nitish Kumar's resignation over Bihar shelter home rape case

Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) The Opposition on Monday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly demanding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's resignation, two days after a special POCSO court in Muzaffarpur directed ...

Rs 46 cr collected under Bharat Ke Veer: Government

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Government on Monday said that a sum of Rs 46 crore has been collected and dispersed as part of the "Bharat Ke Veer" initiative for CRPF troopers who lost their lives in ...

MLA breaks down in UP Assembly

Lucknow, Feb 18 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA broke down in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday and threatened self-immolation if the money stolen from him a month ago was not recovered within a...

Rahul to launch election campaign in Maharashtra on March 1

Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi will launch the national campaign for the coming Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra with a mega rally in Dhule, a traditional party bastion, on M...

Punjab budget: Petrol, diesel rates slashed

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday slashed the rates of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Re 1, respectively in the annual budget presented for the state. The reduced rates will...

Kejriwal meets protesting Puducherry CM

Puducherry, Feb 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met his Puducherry counterpart V. Narayanasamy and vowed to "fight together for full statehood". Kejriwal and his Deputy Ma...

No real job data available: BJP MP on growth-loss barb

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Reacting to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "job-loss growth" barb at the government, BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Monday said there was no real job data available a...

Remove Sania Mirza as Telangana brand ambassador: BJP MLA

Hyderabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Controversial BJP legislator Raja Singh on Monday called for removing Indian tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, calling her "Pakistan's daughter-in...

BJP MP Kirti Azad joins Congress, flays Modi for 'jumlas'

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad joined the Congress here on Monday and flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making what he said were false prom...

Register case against Cognizant for bribing TN officials: Stalin

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) DMK President M.K. Stalin on Monday demanded the registration of a case against the US-based Cognizant Technology Solutions for bribing Tamil Nadu government officials in an ef...

Goa government scheme promotes goat-breeding for meat

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) A new scheme promoted by the BJP-led coalition government in Goa wants to promote goat breeding in the coastal state because goat-meat or mutton, does not have religious taboo. ...

I-League teams planning court route to stall Srinagar matches

New Delhi, Feb 18: With uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also schedu...

All Indian Cine Workers Association announces ban on Pakistani artistes

Mumbai, Feb 18; The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on Monday announced a ban on Pakistani artistes in the country, saying they will resort to strong action against anyone who collaborate...

World must take firm steps against terrorism, supporters: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18: In an apparent message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that the time for talks was over in the wake of Pulwama suicide bombing and said the global com...

About 280 students from Dehradun reach Mohali, many head for homes in J&K

Chandigarh, Feb 18: Over 300 Kashmiri students have reached Mohali from Uttarakhand and Haryana on their way to their homes, a student body arranging their stay in the Punjab town said Monday, amid r...

Kamal Haasan calls for plebiscite in Kashmir, terms PoK as 'Azad Kashmir'

CHENNAI: Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has batted for a plebiscite in Kashmir and questioned the government as to what they are "afraid of". At an event here on Sunday, the Makkal Needhi Ma...

Akali Dal stalwart Parkash Singh Badal urges Rahul to initiate action against Sidhu

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Feb 18 : Shiramani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday pressed for expulsion of Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu from the Congress party and also from the state cabinet. SAD stalwart a...

Pulwama encounter: AAP pays homage to 4 Army personnel martyred

New Delhi, Feb 18: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) condoled to Army Major and three soldiers who were martyred in a fierce encounter, which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kash...

'Total Dhamaal' team donates Rs 50 lakh for Pulwama martyrs' kin

Mumbai, Feb 18: The team of "Total Dhamaal" has donated Rs 50 lakh to the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack. "In the light of the recent attacks, the make...

Pakistan calls back high commissioner in India ‘for consultations’

New Delhi Feb 18: Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner in India Sohail Mahmood “for consultations”, Dawn News reported. "He left New Delhi this morning," said Dr Mohammad Faisal, the...

Punjab Budget session heats up as Akalis protest against Sidhu

Chandigarh, Feb 18: Angry scenes were witnessed in the Punjab Assembly in a war of words between state cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs, especially Bi...

Pak frustrated, patronising terror; Army will reply: HM

BHADRAK: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. He claimed that t...

ICJ to hold public hearings in Jadhav trial from today

THE HAGUE: Amidst fresh Indo-Pak tensions, top legal eagles of the two countries will present their arguments in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) here from Monday during four days of public hearings. Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 20...

IED, bombs menace up by 57% in 5 years

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir has seen a steady increase in IED blasts and other bombing incidents over the last five years, with 2018 witnessing a 57 per cent jump in such incidents, a latest report has found. While the state that shares border with both Pakistan and China saw a total of 37 incidents of bombing (improvised explosive device and explosive ordnance triggered) in 2014, these incid...

Fire raging in my heart too: Modi

BEGUSARAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said there was "fire" in his heart over the suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers. "Jo aag aapke dil mein ...

Haven't replaced Sidhu on 'The Kapil Sharma Show', says Archana Puran Singh

New Delhi, Feb 18: Actress Archana Puran Singh has shot for two episodes of "The Kapil Sharma Show", but has denied that she did so as a "permanent" replacement for cricketer-turned-politician Navjot...

Kamal Haasan takes digs at Stalin, Rajinikanth

Chennai, Feb 18 Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday took digs at DMK President M.K. Stalin and Rajinikanth. At the Rotaract Annual District Conference held here, Kamal Haasan said Gram ...

No development in Odisha despite stable government: Rajnath

Bhadrak (Odisha), Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday alleged that Odisha had failed to develop under Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik despite the state having a stable government ...

Sikkim announces Rs 3 lakh each for families of Pulwama martyrs

Gangtok, Feb 17 (IANS) Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling on Sunday announced Rs 3 lakh each for the families of the 49 CRPF personnel who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack last Thursday. ...

CRPF warns against fake photos of Pulwama martyrs

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Sunday said some miscreants were putting up fake photographs of body parts of troopers, killed in the Pulwama attack, to spread "ha...

179 Nepalese trafficking victims sent home

Imphal Feb 17 (IANS) Nepalese human trafficking victims numbering 179, including 147 girls, rescued in the past two weeks, were shifted to their home country from here on Sunday, authorities said. ...

Jobless growth turning into job-loss growth: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Pointing to domestic challenges like agrarian crisis, declining employment opportunities and prevalence of divisive forces, former prime minister Manmohan Singh here on Sunda...

Student held for 'glorifying' Pulwama attack sent to judicial custody

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) A court in Himachal Pradesh's Kasauli on Sunday sent an engineering student from Kashmir to a 14 days judicial custody for allegedly posting a comment "glorifying" the Pulwama t...

Leading European maker of missiles under ED scanner

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) At the height of the Rafale jet controversy, dealings of a leading European manufacturer of missiles MBDA has come under the scanner of Indian investigating agencies. MBDA is...

Sacrifice of CRPF troopers will not go in vain: Rajnath

Bhadrak, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the sacrifice of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers will not go in vain. "The security personnel have been giv...

India's Eastern Frontier best in terms of relations, security: BSF

Agartala, Feb 17 (IANS) India's Eastern Frontier is the best International Border in terms of relations, security and other aspects with the neighbours, a top BSF official said here on Sunday. The...

CRPF pleads people to refrain from posting fake news & pictures

New Delhi, Feb 17: Central Reserve Police Force said on Sunday that people should refrain from posting ''fake pictures of body parts of martyrs to invoke hatred'' and said fake news about harassment ...

Guwahati teacher suspended over Facebook post on Pulwama attack

Guwahati, Feb 17: A college teacher was suspended here for a Facebook post over the February 14 suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 CRPF troopers. In her pos...

Appealing for peace, Omar says attackers of Kashmiris helping enemies

Srinagar, Feb 17: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said those who are attacking and terrorising Kashmiri students in different parts of the country, are helping 'our enemies and those wh...

Colleges to reopen on Feb 21 after vacations, CUK, KU postpone tests, interview

Srinagar, Feb 17: All colleges which were scheduled to reopen on Monday after winter vacation will now reopen on February 21 in the valley, where Central University Kashmir (CUK) and Kashmir Universi...

Situation still tense around educational institutes in Dehradun

Dehradun, Feb 17: In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, the Uttarakhand Police are having to tackle rumour mongering and alleged offensive posts on social media, even as the situation remain...

Amit Shah calls Pulwama attack "cowardice", says martyrs' sacrifice will not go in vain

Guwahati, Feb 17: BJP president Amit Shah has termed the Pulwama attack "cowardice" and said that the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain as there is a BJP government and not a Congress one ...

Kashmiri civil secretariat staff demand protection to send families home

Jammu, Feb 17: Kashmiri state government employees working at the Civil Secretariat here on Sunday demanded protection for sending their families home. The Civil Secretariat, the seat of the Jammu a...

Jammu Violence: ATMs, filling stations go dry, people face crisis of dairy products in view of curfew

Jammu, Feb 17: In view of curfew imposition post-violence on the third consecutive day on Sunday in this winter capital of the state, the Automated Teller Machines and fuel filling stations got dry w...

PM invites ideas for 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited ideas for the 53rd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Modi wrote 'Thi...

Priyanka interacts with martyrs' families in UP: assures all help by Cong

Lucknow, Feb 17: Congress general secretary ( Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has talked to the family members of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack and assured all help to them by the party...

Same fire in my heart as billowing out from yours, PM tells countrymen on Pulwama

Barauni, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured the countrymen of giving befitting reply to Pulwama terror attack, martyring 49 jawans of CRPF, saying there was the same fire in his heart...

Aurangabad youth urges PM to let him 'avenge' CRPF attack

Aurangabad, Feb 17: In the wake of Pulwama attack, which martyred 49CRPF personnel on February 14, a-36-year-old youth from Aurangabad has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give him the opportuni...

Sushma Swaraj discusses issues of mutual interest with Bulgarian counterpart

New Delhi/ (Bulgaria), Feb 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Bulgarian counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva on Saturday and the two leaders discusse...

J&K announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for martyr Naseer Ahmad's family

Srinagar, Feb 17: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the next of the kin of CRPF Head Constable, Naseer Ahmed of district Rajouri, an official sp...

Pulwama Attack: Karnataka Police file FIR against 3 Engineering Students hailing from Kashmir

Bengaluru, Feb 17: Surya City Police in Bengaluru Rural District has filed FIR against three Engineer students arrested for defending suicide bomber attack on a CRPF Bus at Pulwama in Srinagar-Kashmi...

Three Rohingya Muslims detained in Assam

Guwahati, Feb 17: Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam's Hojai district on Sunday morning. Superintendent of Railway Police ...

3 dead, 50 injured as bus falls into drain in Jabalpur

Jabalpur, Feb 17: Three people were killed and 50 injured when a passenger bus fell into a drain here early on Sunday morning. The bus was travelling from Prayagraj to Nagpur when the driver lost co...

President of Argentina Macri arrives India on a three-day state visit

New Delhi, Feb 17: President of Argentina Mauricio Macri arrived here on a three-day state visit to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Bienvenido Senor Presidente. President o...

PM arrives Patna Airport on a day visit to Bihar

Patna, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived by a special IAF aircraft at Jai Prakash Narain International Airport here today on a day-long visit to Bihar to lay foundation stones and also lau...

Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani's Reliance Foundation offers to rehabilitate Pulwama victims' kin

Reliance Foundation further said its hospital is ready to provide treatment to the injured jawans. As many as 40 CRPF jawans were Martyred in the terror attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district on Februa...

46 NHM employees terminated

JAMMU, Feb 16: Government terminated services of 46 NHM employees across the State for their authorized absence from their duties. “The terminated employees include 7 from Bandipora, 6 from Udhampur...

Bandipur National Park beefed up control forest fire during the summer

Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, Feb 17: The Forest Department has taken up precautionary measure with firefighting capabilities to combat forest fires that tend to ravage large swathes of Bandipur nation...

leave for Jammu after remaining stranded for about 2 weeks

Srinagar, Feb 17: Over 4,500 vehicles, stranded for about two weeks on this side of the Jawahar tunnel, was allowed to leave for Jammu on Sunday morning as only one-way traffic will continue to ply o...

CRPF ready to help Kashmiris outside despite losing 49 jawans in JeM attack

Srinagar, Feb 17 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has set up 'CRPF Madadgaar' 24X7 helpline for speedy assistance to Kashmiri students, businessmen and others, in case they face any difficul...

Security for separatist leaders - Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat, 3 others to be withdrawn

New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 17: In a major decision and taking a pro-active step against 'separatist' leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has decided to withdraw "all security and government fac...

Mobile internet blocked in Srinagar, other parts of Valley

Srinagar, Feb 17 : Mobile internet of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), has been blocked in the Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar, as a precautio...

Home Ministry, J&K Guv keeping eyes on security situation of students in various states

New Delhi, Feb 17: Hours after National Conference leader Omar Abdullah met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought adequate steps for protection of students and others from the state in various...

Curfew continues in Jammu

Jammu, Feb 17: A curfew in Jammu continued for a third consecutive day on Sunday with the authorities saying that it will remain in force until the law and order situation improves in the city. “The...