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Thursday, June 21, 201813 kindergarten students injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, June 21: At least 13 kindergarten students were injured on Thursday when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said.

The students, belonging to a private school in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn near Garli.

Five critically injured

 

Thursday, June 21, 20183 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case

Lucknow, June 21: Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said on Thursday.

The police has constituted a team of the local intelligence unit (LIU) to probe their background and to question their families, an official said.

The youngsters told

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Kids turn Yoga Day into Clean India day

Dehradun, June 21: They may not be yoga experts but a group of children who attended the International Yoga Day here on Thursday, on their own, cleaned up the sprawling ground where the event took place after it resembled a dustbin, with water bottles strewn everywhere.

When people rushed home leaving behind used water bottles, the four children decided to spruce up the Forest Research Institu

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Army celebrates International Yoga Day

Chandigarh, June 21: As many as 400 officers, soldiers and families participated in a mega event organised at Annandale, under the aegis of Army Training Command Shimla on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday.

The event, organised from 0800 hrs to 0930 hrs, was initiated by Lieutenant General Rajeev Sirohi, Chief of Staff, Army Training Command.

The yoga session, lasting over

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Four people injured in clash over land dispute in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Jun 21: Four people were injured in a clash between two groups over a land dispute at Barnabi village in Shamli district, police said today.

Circle Officer Rajesh Tiwari said the trouble started yesterday when revenue official Lekhpal reached to resolve a dispute over a piece of land between Lakhminder and Irshad.

An argument between the parties soon turned heated and they f

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, June 21: Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here.

Informed sources described the meeting that took place at the residence of Sonia Gandhi as a "courtesy call".

Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the situation in Tamil Nadu.

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Chandimal appeals against one-Test ban

New Delhi, June 21: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal has appealed against the one-match ban handed to him, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed on Thursday.

On-field umpires Aleem Dar, Ian Gould and third umpire Richard Kettleborough had charged Chandimal after the third day's play between Sri Lanka and West Indies on Saturday with changing the condition of the ball in breach of

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018BJP, National Conference trade charges on horse trading, political drama

New Delhi, June 21: The BJP and National Conference on Thursday indulged in fresh exchange of words with the saffron party alleging that it is Omar Abdullah's party that has indulged in horse trading in the past.

"Why is he (Omar Abdullah) so scared? I am sure his party men are loyal to him. There is no question of horse-trading from our side," BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said here.

R

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Support for India on Kashmir at UN, Pakistan isolated

United Nations, June 21: Six countries have joined India in rejecting the report prepared by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

They are: Two from Asia (Bhutan, Afghanistan), one from Africa (Mauritius), one from Eurasia (Belarus), and two from Latin America (Cuba, Venezuela).

During the 'General debate on the overall update of the High Commissioner on the situ

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Specially-abled minor girl raped in Barabanki

Barabanki, June 21: A four-year-old specially-abled girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Dewa area here, police said on Thursday.

According to Superintendent of police VP Srivastava, a man abducted the girl late on Wednesday night from his neighbourhood in Goriya village and taken her to the farms where he raped her. Hearing screams of victim, villagers rushed to the spot following tha

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Tripura celebrates Yoga Day with zeal

Agartala, June 21: Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners, on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in Tripura by practising yoga across the state -- both in rural areas and cities.

The main function was held at Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) headquarters in Khumulwng, 30 kms north of here.

Prominent among those who per

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Bring back 21 fishermen from Iran: Palaniswami

Chennai, June 21: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct the Indian Embassy in Iran to take steps to repatriate 21 Indian fishermen stranded there.

In a letter to Modi, which was released to the media here, Palaniswami said the 21 were left stranded in Iran by their employers by withholding their passports.

"I request you to dir

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Central team to identify source of Nipah virus

Kozhikode (Kerala), June 21: A central team is expected to arrive here to identify the source of the deadly Nipah virus that struck this Kerala district last month and claimed 13 lives.

According to official sources, the team led by the Central Animal Husbandry Commissioner will visit various areas. All previous attempts to analyse the samples from bats and other animals from places near here

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Udaan scheme getting good response in J&K: Hegde

Kolkata, Jun 21: The Udaan scheme for skill training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir has been getting very good response, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde said.

Udaan is being implemented in collaboration with the state administration, his own department and Union Home Ministry for quite some time in Jammu and Kashmir, H

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Situation in J&K will improve under Governor's rule: Mahesh Sharma

Kolkata, Jun 21: The situation in Jammu and Kashmir will improve under Governor's rule, Union minister Mahesh Sharma said today.

In 2014, the BJP had made arrangements to form a government with the PDP because of the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir and for the benefit of the state, he said.

The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Delhi celebrates Yoga Day at Rajpath

New Delhi, June 21: Hundreds of people gathered here on Rajpath and surrounding parks to perform 'asanas' on the "International Day of Yoga" on Thursday morning.

Union Minister Jayant Sinha, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi and Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal were among the VIPs who followed yoga practitioners in performing yoga poses along with the others.

A group of CISF women commands demonstrated

 

Thursday, June 21, 201812 killed as tractor-trolley hits jeep in Morena

Morena, June 21: At least 12 people were killed and eight others injured when a sand-laden tractor-trolley hit a jeep in this district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

All occupants of the jeep, who were on Ghurgan village, here to attend a family function, were killed, police said.

Police and administrative officer reached the spot. The injured have been rushed to district hospital.

The v

 

Thursday, June 21, 201810 godowns destroyed in fire at Mumbra

Thane, Jun 21: At least ten godowns near Rahimiyah Masjid on Khardi road in Mumbra of the district were totally destroyed in a major fire at wee hours on Thursday.

The godowns housed tyres and clothes and other materials which were destroyed in the fire which spread to the adjoining area in which three two-wheelers were also charred, Chief of RDMC of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), San

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Yoga very important for police as stress buster: DCP

New Delhi, Jun 21: Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, along with 2000 Delhi Police personnel including the top brass, performed yoga on the occasion of World Yoga Day here in the capital.

Mr Patnaik led the 2,000 Delhi Police personnel in the yoga session organised at the Thyagaraj Stadium here between 0700 to 0800 hrs and was joined by all the Special CPs, Joint CPs of the force, and p

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Can yoga make the cut for Olympics?

June 21: On a day when yoga is having to jostle for mind space with a hugely popular sporting event like the FIFA World Cup, many fans of the ancient regimen are seriously dreaming up for a world cup of their own. Are they getting too carried away by the euphoria around of the 4th International Day of Yoga? Or is it a case of trusting yoga's extreme versatility to adapt itself to the demands of t

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Hope Azad will retract statement on civilian killings: Rathore

New Delhi, Jun 21: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said he hoped that senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would retract his reported statement that government actions killed 20 civilians for every four terrorists in Kashmir.

"I would have understood, if these were the words from some terrorist sympathiser but coming from the leader of opposition in RS is sad; Sir, it's the

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Key Indian equity indices open in green

Mumbai, June 21: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,547.33 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 35,644.05 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 35,631.42 points, up by 84.09 points, or 0.24 per cent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51

 

Thursday, June 21, 201812 killed in MP road accident

Bhopal, June 21: Twelve persons, including seven women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said.

The accident occurred when the jeep carrying members of a family to a funeral collided with the sand-carrying truck on Ambah road. Eight others were injured, two of whom were said to be in critical condition.

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Yoga has nothing to do with religion: Vice President

Mumbai, June 21: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that yoga adopts a holistic approach towards health and well-being and it has "nothing to do with religion".

"Yoga adopts a holistic approach towards health and well-being," Naidu said while participating in the Fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here.

"Yoga has nothing to do with religion and it is a holistic scien

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018Rajnath, Naik, Yogi lead Yoga Day celebrations in UP

Lucknow, June 21: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday led hundreds of yoga enthusiasts as they practiced 'asanas' on the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day here.

Hundreds had flocked to the sprawling Raj Bhawan that opened its gates to commoners to participate on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering b

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Governor's rule won't affect operations in Jammu & Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

New Delhi: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the imposition of Governor's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not interrupt the operations against terrorists.
General Rawat's response came after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the imposition of Governor's Rule in the state with immediate effect earlier in the day. He told ANI, "We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But,

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Man kills girl for spurning his love; later ends life

Eluru, Jun 20: In a gruesome incident, a man killed a girl by slitting her throat for spurning his love at Bapuji colony in Polavaram village of West Godavari district on Tuesday night.

The man later committed suicide by consuming pesticide.

Police said the deceased D Lahari (23) was working as a sales girl in a cloth showroom in Jangareddygudem.

The accused, Alla Kiran (26) was a autori

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Sitharaman visits rifleman Aurangzeb's family in J&K

Jammu, June 20: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir on June 15.


Sitharaman arrived here earlier in the day and flew to the Mendhar area of Rajouri district where she met the bereaved family.

"I have come to spend some time with the family of the martyr and the message I am c

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Toll rises to 3 in Jhajjar flash flood

JAMMU: In a tragic incident which took place at Jhajjar Nullah on Monday, the death toll has swelled to three as the rescue workers fished out the body of the missing girl on Tuesday while the three others have been hospitalized. "Three children were drowned on Monday," police sources said adding, "rescue team recovered two bodies while the body of third girl who also went missing on Monday was f

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018Jawan injured in mine blast

JAMMU: An Army jawan was injured in a mine blast along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector.

An anti-personnel mine exploded in the forward belt of Pallan Wala area last evening in which one jawan suffered injuries, Army sources said.

The injured jawan was hospitalised, they said.

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018DM may meet Aurangzeb’s family today

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to meet family of martyred soldier Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district. "The Defence Minister may visit the family of Sepoy Aurangzeb on Wednesday in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district," defence sources here said.

They said that Ms Sitharaman besides meeting his family, will also review security situation of Jammu and Kashmir. On Monday, Chi

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today slammed the BJP over its decision to pull out of its alliance with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and alleged that the party had "ruined" the state.

The chief minister also brought up the issue of demonetisation in a series of tweets following the BJP's announcement.

"After ruining it, BJP pulls out of Kashmir. Didn't BJP tell us

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Def Min Nirmala Sitharaman likely to meet Aurangzeb's family in Poonch tomorrow

Jammu, Jun 19: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is likely to meet family of martyred soldier Sepoy Aurangzeb in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"The Defence Minister may visit the family of Sepoy Aurangzeb on Wednesday in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district," defence sources here said.

They said that Ms Sitharaman besides meeting his family, will also review security situation of Jam

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018India repatriates six Pakistani prisoners

New Delhi, June 19: India on Tuesday repatriated six Pakistani prisoners back to their country, the External Affairs Ministry said.

"Six Pakistan prisoners were repatriated today via Attari/Wagah border," the ministry said in a statement.

"In addition, four Pakistan prisoners have already been released and repatriated in 2018, so far," it stated.

"India attaches high priority to address

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018BJP may have pulled out to avoid uneasy questions: Sena

Mumbai, Jun 19: The Shiv Sena today wondered if the BJP's decision to part ways with alliance partner PDP in

Jammu and Kashmir was taken to avoid "uneasy questions" over violence in the state ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Dubbing the saffron party's decision as a "political move", Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the coming together of the PDP-BJP to form the government in the state was "u

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018J&K unlikely to see normalcy: Owaisi

Hyderabad, June 19: The BJP's decision to pull out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government and the expected imposition of Governor's rule won't bring normalcy in the state, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Tuesday.

"There will not be normalcy after Governor's rule is imposed... There will be further repression. The BJP's ... actual agenda is to scrap Article 370. No Kashmiri will appro

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018BJP breaks alliance with PDP. Complete timeline of the events

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today announced the end of alliance with People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir government. The BJP ministers have submitted their resignations to Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and MLAs have submitted their resignations to the Governor.



The decision came after BJP President met with party's J&K ministers and top leaders in Delhi

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Five killed in fire at two Lucknow hotels

Lucknow, June 19: Five persons were killed as fire broke out in two hotels here on Tuesday, police said.

The fire broke out at the Hotel Virat international on Tuesday morning and soon engulfed the adjacent SSJ International Hotel, gutting both buildings.

Fire tenders were rushed to contain the blaze. It took more than two hours for the fire fighters to douse the raging flames.

Senior S

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Chandigarh bans private coaching classes during school hours

Chandigarh, June 19: Authorities in Chandigarh on Tuesday announced a ban on private coaching classes during school hours.

The ban will be effective from July 1, District Magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi said.

"It has come to the notice... that most of the private coaching centres in the city of Chandigarh remain open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. These coaching centres are involved in the business of

 

Tuesday, June 19, 20183 children die of suspected food poisoning; 40 hospitalised

Mumbai, June 19: Three children died and at least 40 people were hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning after they had a meal at a function in Maharashtra's Raigad district, the police said today.

A person, identified as Subhash Mane, had organised a house-warming party at Mahad village in Khalapur area last evening, Raigad Superintendent of Police Anil Paraskar told TNN.

After having

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Security forces in J&K have been given a free hand against militants: Rajnath

New Delhi, June 19: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been give a free hand to fight militants. His comments come just two days after the Centre decided not to extend the ceasefire that was in place during the month of Ramzan.

Singh told that he was hurt by the murders of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari and Army rifleman Aurangzeb.

“A p

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Sisodia, Jain discharged from hospital

New Delhi, June 19: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were hospitalised during their hunger strike over the AAP government's logjam with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, were discharged on Tuesday.

Sisodia announced his recovery on Twitter before getting discharged.

"With doctor's care and your blessings, I am recovering fast," he tweeted.

"Yest

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018SC refuses urgent hearing on PIL over Kejriwal's protest

New Delhi, June 19: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hold an urgent hearing of a PIL seeking a direction to the Delhi High Court to expeditiously hear a plea for declaring the sit-in protest at Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's office by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others unconstitutional and illegal.

The vacation bench comprising of Justice S. Abdul Nazeer and Justice Indu Malho

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Mehbooba, Omar wishes Rahul Gandhi on his birthday

Srinagar, Jun 19: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and vice-president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah on Tuesday wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi a good health and success and happiness on his birthday.

Rahul, born on June 19, 1970, turned 48 on Tuesday.

Taking to micro blogging site twitter, Ms Mufti said, “ Warm birthday wishes to @RahulGandhi. Wishing h

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Rahul Gandhi’s birthday celebrated in Pondy

Puducherry, June 19: All religious prayers, common feast and blood donations marked the 48th birthday celebration of AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the union territory of Puducherry on Tuesday.

Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee cut a 48 kg cake at the PCC office, organised special 'poojas' at the famous Manakkula Vinayagar temple and pulled the golden chariot , while the youth Congress org

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018China pitches trilateral co-op; Purely bilateral, India dismisses

NEW DELHI: India today said matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and that there is no scope for involvement of any third country, reacting to Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui's comments endorsing trilateral cooperation among India, China and Pakistan to resolve such issues.

The opposition Congress party also condemned the Chinese ambassador's statement.

Endors

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018HM Rajnath to visit Mongolia on June 21

NEW DELHI: In a bid to improve the bilateral relation with the strategic eastern Asian country Mongolia, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting the country from June 21 to June 24. Singh will hold bilateral discussion with the Mongolian President, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and his counterpart during his stay in Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. Home Minister will also attend

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Domestic equity indices decline, auto stocks fall

Mumbai, June 19: The key Indian equity indices traded in the red during the morning session on Tuesday as heavy selling took place in automobile, IT and banking stocks.

At 9.40 a.m., the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), traded lower by 110.61 points or 0.31 per cent.

Similarly, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded in the red. It was down 42.85 points or 0.4

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018PM Modi greets Rahul Gandhi on birthday

New Delhi, June 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his birthday.

"Birthday greetings to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. I pray for his long and healthy life," the Prime Minister tweeted in the morning.

Born on June 19, 1970, the son of UPA chairperson Sonia and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Amethi MP took over as the president o

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018Govt rejects Chinese envoy suggestion for trilateral talks between China, India and Pakistan

New Delhi, June 19: India on Monday rejected suggestion for a trilateral summit between India, China and Pakistan and asserted that India-Pakistan relations are "purely bilateral in nature".

"Matters related to India-Pakistan relations are purely bilateral in nature and have no scope for involvement of any third country," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response to a question.

"We ha

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018BJP J&K Cadre in Delhi to meet Amit Shah

Jammu, June 19: Days after the Centre announced it would not extend the Ramzan ceasefire in the Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called its cabinet ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to New Delhi for consultation with the party leadership.


State BJP president Ravinder Raina and other ministers are expected to meet party leaders, including national president Amit Shah and general sec

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Rahul Gandhi conveyed condolences to the family of Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar June 18. The President All India Congress Committee Shri. Rahul Gandhi has conveyed his deepest condolences to the family of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

The full text of the condolence message of Mr. Rahul Gandhi to Prof. Rafi Uddin Bukhari, father of Shujaat Bukhari, is as under: -

“I am shocked at the cold-blooded killing of Mr. Shujaat Bukhari outside his office. One of

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Rahul slams both Kejriwal, BJP for Delhi crisis

New Delhi, June 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the BJP for their protests leading to a stalemate in the city, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring the criris.

"Delhi CM, sitting in Dharna at LG office. BJP sitting in Dharna at CM residence. Delhi bureaucrats addressing press conferences. PM turns a blind eye

 

Monday, June 18, 2018National 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. We are giving it the final shape," said Javadekar, who was briefing the media over the achievements of his ministry in the last four years.

"Bilkul

 

Monday, June 18, 2018IAS 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.

“Manish Sisodia being shifted to hospital,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.

He was shifted to LNJP Hospital here this afterno

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Gujarat 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, which was carrying tourists, met with an accident at Mattan in Anantnag on Monday morning. ''Four people were injured in the accident,'' they said.

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Shiv 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 Sitharaman, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally attacked her as "a very weak and ineffective, faceless personality, who is at the helm, which is de

 

Monday, June 18, 2018J&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 his department had made considerable progress in thwarting this menace.

"There are some cyber-terrorists who have been feeding propaganda here, the

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Silver 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 industrial units and coin makers at the local spot market.

However, gold ruled flat at Rs 31,800 per ten gram in scattered deals despite slightly

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Using 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 by Congress legislator K.S. Sabarinath.

Vijayan pointed out that this practise first began during the British Raj and still prevailed seven decade

 

Monday, June 18, 2018PDP, 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, welcoming the decision by the Centre, said, ''it is the only way to counter militancy.''

“The decision to suspend 'Ramzan ceasefire' is unfortunate.

 

Monday, June 18, 2018108 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 migrant-turned-Indian citizens were teary eyed when they got the certificates.

The surroundings of the Town Hall where they were given the certificates

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Three 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 gunfight between the Tillu and Gogi gangs, believed to be involved in cases of extortion and murder in the city.

According to a senior police officer, th

 

Monday, June 18, 2018India 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 question from media that that this gesture would be reciprocated by armed groups and their supporters with complete cessation of terrorist violence.

"We

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Kejriwal 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 signal to end it now (strike)", Kejriwal tweeted.

The tweet came a day after he assured the officers that he would ensure their safety and security, a

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Udaipur 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, Secretary of Udaipur Press Club on Sunday at Evening here.

All the members of Udaipur Press Club and educated persons of the city have joined in the condo

 

Monday, June 18, 20187 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 youngsters celebrating Eid. It is learnt that a low intensity explosion occurred this evening inside a park at Mansabal in district Ganderbal, in central Kashm

 

Monday, June 18, 2018AMARNATHJI YATRA-2018 | As Centre vows iron fist, Guv reviews admin plans

Meets 35 Camp Directors; seeks alertness, synergy

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 Kashmir Police, the Governor N N Vohra on Sunday took stock of administrative arrangements as he met around 3 dozen Officers appointed Camp Directors to

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Modi 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 economic growth as well as the idea to link MNREGA employment with agriculture, among other things as he chaired the fourth annual meeting of the NIT

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Aided by Chinese tech, terrorists' AK bullets piercing into BP shields

JeM leads terror outfits replacing 'lead core' with 'steel core'

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 proof bunker used during counter-terrorism operations, officials said.

The ammunition is being modified from across the border with the help of Ch

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Rohtang 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 completed by 2020. The most ambitious and expensive undertaking of its kind, the excavation of the 8.8-km long horseshoe shaped tunnel under the 3,978

 

Monday, June 18, 201818 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 last day of the ceasefire declared by the Taliban marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Nangarhar Provincial Governor's spokesperson Attaullah K

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Assam 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) officials said that a total of 4,48,495 persons in 673 villages of Hojai, Cachar, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Karimganj, and West Karbi Anglong were severe

 

Monday, June 18, 20187 killed in Punjab accident

Chandigarh, June 18: At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab's Amritsar city, police said.

The victims included one child and three women.

Eight passengers in the SUV were returning to Delhi after a pilgrimage trip from Himachal Pradesh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The accident took pl

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Key Indian equity indices open flat

Mumbai, June 18: The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on a flat note.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 17.56 points or 0.05 per cent lower soon after opening.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 7.60 points or 0.07 per cent lower at 10,810.10 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened atA35,698.43 points, was trading

 

Monday, June 18, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK cancelled in view of Eid

Srinagar, June 18: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) was cancelled on Monday in view of the Eid-ul-Fitr, official sources said.

The weekly bus will not operate today, sources told TNN this morning.

A message was received from POK that bus cannot operate in view of the Eid celebrations, they said adding similarly al

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Central schemes no longer limited to certain people, reaching all: Modi

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon Chief Ministers to contribute their efforts towards 100 per cent implementation of Central schemes for the poor people's welfare as he said these were no longer limited to certain people and reaching everyone without discrimination.

He encouraged states to give fresh ideas to the Finance Commission on outcome-based al

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Light rains in Delhi to improve pollution levels

New Delhi, June 17: Delhi weather had been dusty for almost about a week which had been wreaking havoc over the national capital. Due to a pressure gradient over Rajasthan and Gujarat region, dusty winds were prevailing over Delhi and adjoining areas. These dusty winds had not only caused the sky to look slightly polluted but had also caused the pollution levels to rise to quite an extent.

Now

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Kashmir issue one of Modi govt's biggest failures: Cong

New Delhi, Jun 17: The Congress today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kashmir issue, calling it one of his government's biggest "failures", and wondered what India gained out of his foreign trips when he failed to stall the "pathetic" UN report on the alleged human rights violation there.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera underlined his party's concern over the situation in the

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Government should go when it starts fearing citizens: AAP

New Delhi, June 17: Targeting the Narendra Modi government, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that when a government starts fearing its own people, it is time for it to go.

The observation came just hours before AAP's proposed march towards the Prime Minister's residence for which the Delhi Police has denied permission.

AAP spokesman Saurabh Bhardwaj said that it "felt like everythi

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Diabetes has become epidemic in India, needs urgent attention

Hyderabad, Jun 17: Diabetes has become an epidemic in the country which requires urgent attention, but good news is that the Centre as well as state governments are committed to address the situation, a public health expert has said.

"In India, (there are) 75 million estimated diabetics.

Another 70 million are called pre-diabetics. They would go into diabetes very soon. So, you are looking

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Four arrested in minor girl gangrape case in Bihar

Bihar, Jun 17: All four persons, who allegedly gangraped a minor girl in the district yesterday, have been arrested, police today said.

The four had allegedly gangraped a 14-year-old girl at an abandoned building in Ahiyapur village of Sarmera police station area of the district late last evening, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sudhir Kumar Porika said.

"All the four accused, who have been n

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Ceasefire ends in Jammu and Kashmir: Conducting Amarnath Yatra peacefully priority, says Centre

Jammu, June 17: Minister of State (MoS) in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Sunday hailed the Ministry of Home Affairs' decision to not extend the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, and said the government's next priority is to conduct the Amarnath Yatra peacefully.

There will be no extension of ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Sunday.

"Gov

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Businessman robbed of Rs 35 lakh

Thane, June 17 : A businessman from Mumbai has been duped by two persons, who took Rs 35 lakh from him for the purchase of a restaurant here and fled with the booty, police said.

The Chitalsar police station under Wagle Division registered an offence under Section 420 rw 34 of IPC against the duo on Saturday and investigation into the same was underway. No arrest has been made so far in this c

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Rohtang tunnel to be open for traffic by 2020

Manali, June 17: 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 completed by 2020.

The most ambitious and expensive undertaking of its kind, the excavation of the 8.8-km long horseshoe shaped tunnel under

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Kerala IPS officer accepts PM's fitness challenge

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 17: Thrissur Commissioner ofPolice G H Yatish Chandra has accepted the fitness challenge thrown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In his facebook post, Chandra said he was honoured to accept the fitness challenge of the Prime Minister for IPS officers.

"I am honoured to accept the #FitnessChallenge of Hon'ble PM for #IPSOfficers. #HumFitTohIndiaFit #IPSFitIndiaFit #64

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Delhi LG not present at NITI Aayog meet, Kejriwal told

New Delhi, June 17: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Sunday denied Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwals allegation that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal replaced him at its fourth Governing Council meeting.

"Under which provision of the Constitution does LG have powers to replace the Chief Minister? I have not authorised him to go in my place," Kejriwal tweeted.

Kant replied: "This is totally incor

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Protests Continue Over Implementation of 7CPC in States

New Delhi, June 17: Thousands of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Saturday continued their protest across Kashmir to demand implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC. Even though the state government had announced the 7th Pay Commission benefits for five lakh state government employees and pensioners, JDA employees held a protest in May demanding hike in the wa

 

Sunday, June 17, 20186 killed in Odisha boat capsize; 12 rescued

Bhubaneswar, June 17: At least six persons have been killed after a boat carrying 18 tourists capsized in Odisha's Chilika lake, officials said on Sunday.

The boat capsized on Saturday evening after it was caught in a thunderstorm, accompanied by strong wind and rains. Twelve others were rescued and admitted to a hospital.

While bodies of two persons including a minor girl were recovered o

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Rain brings relief to Punjab, Chandigarh

Chandigarh, June 17: Rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Sunday brought relief from the heat wave and dusty conditions prevailing over the region in the past few days.

At many places, the maximum temperature hovered in the 23-25 degrees mark, making the weather quite pleasant.

Chandigarh and its surrounding areas were lashed by rain since Saturday evening.

The maximum temperature

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Body of man who came from Dubai found in Kashmir

Jammu, June 17: The body of a 50-year-old man who came home from Dubai to celebrate Eid was found on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Police said the body of Muhammad Sadiq of Dhegrote village was found in a stream in Manjkote area.

"He had reportedly come from Dubai to celebrate Eid with his family," a police officer said. "Relatives of the victim said he left his home on Sa

 

Sunday, June 17, 201810 Gurudwaras implement FSSAI food safety guidelines for Langars

New Delhi, Jun 17: Ten Gurudwaras in the national capital including the historical Bangla Sahib Gurudwara have implemented the food safety and hygiene standards set by food regulator FSSAI.

The stricter set of food safety standards and hygiene have been put in place at all the 10 Gurudwaras where around one lakh devotees partake Langar, said Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) pr

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Road accident claimed 3 Eid hoppers, left 19 others injured

Agartala, June 17: Eid celebrations in Tripura was marred following a road accident that killed three Muslim boys and left 19 others injured in Sonamura in West Tripura yesterday.

The vehicle was carrying a team of Eid hoppers to Trishna wildlife sanctuary in South Tripura from Nidaya village of Sepahijala district.

According to police, the mishap took place on Nidaya-Kathalia road under J

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Modi reaches out to states by raking up 'cooperative and competitive federalism'

New Delhi, June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired the fourth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog at Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

The meeting is being held in the backdrop of standoff between Chief Ministers of opposition ruled states and the Centre over the issue of full statehood to Delhi and the sit-in stir by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

In his opening r

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Man who tried entering Kulsoom Nawaz's hospital room arrested

Islamabad, June 17: London police has arrested a man and started interrogating him after he tried entering former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz’s hospital room.

The arrest was made on Saturday and the accused was identified as Naveed Farooq.

According to reports, security personnel posted at the London hospital foiled Farooq's attempt to enter her room, a report

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Drug paddler arrested in Tripura

Agartala, Jun 17: Acting on a tip-off, Dharmanagar police last evening arrested two persons – one drug peddler and one drug user and seized brown sugar worth of Rs 5 lakh from their possession but could not yet ascertain the source of the supply of the contraband.

Police conducted search of Ainul Haque (32), a resident of West Chandrapur of the town when he reached at local market based on sec

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Centre to end J&K ceasefire

New Delhi, June 17: The Centre on Sunday decided not to extend the suspension of anti-terror operations in Jammu and Kashmir as announced in the beginning of Ramadan.

A Ministry of Home Affairs statement said that the operations against terrorists will resume.

"The government took the decision that security forces will not conduct offensive operations in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy mo

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Two killed, seven injured in bus- truck collision

Krishnagar, Jun 17: At least two people were killed and seven injured, four of them seriously, when the bus, they were travelling in, collided with a truck on National Highway 34 in the wee hours today.

The accident took place near Phulia when the bus was returning from Digha. Police said the driver had lost control of the bus.

The injured had been admitted to Shantipur State General Hospit

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Two civilians shot and injured in J&K

Srinagar, June 17: Two civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district were critically injured on Saturday after being shot by unidentified gunmen, police said.

The attack took place on two civilians, identified as Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Shiraz Ahmad Malik, in Trenz village of Shopian.

"Both the injured persons have been referred by attending doctors to Srinagar for specialized treatment," a

 

Sunday, June 17, 2018Mild earthquake in Himachal

Shimla, June 17: Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Sunday, an official said here. There were no reports of casualties or damages.

The earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale was recorded at 3.36 a.m., the meteorological office told TNN.

The epicentre of the quake was Shimla region, bordering Kinnaur district, which shares a border with China.

Chamba

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Shiv Sena accuses Center of bloodbath in Kashmir valley

MUMBAI, JUNE 16: The Shiv Sena on Saturday raised serious concern on the recent incidents of killing in Jammu and Kashmir and accused the ruling National Democratic Party (NDA) of the bloodbath in the valley.

Shiv Sena, through their editorial mouthpiece Saamana, attacked the Centre for their decision to halt operations against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, during the holy month of Ramzan a

 

Saturday, June 16, 201812 killed as bus rams into boulder in Bolivia

La Paz, June 16: At least 12 people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger bus, they were travelling in, crashed into a boulder along a rural highway in southwest Bolivia.

The accident occurred on Friday between Cochabamba and Potosi, Police commander Col Vladimir Lazo was quoted as saying by Chinese state news agency Xinhua.

The injured were rushed to local hospitals, while r

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Amarinder pays homage to Guru Arjan Dev Ji on martyrdom anniv

Chandigarh, Jun 16: Paying his tributes to Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji on the anniversary of his martyrdom, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday called upon the people to follow the 5th Sikh Guru’s ideals of humanity, secularism and universal brotherhood, whose relevance had remained unwavering through the ages.

In a message on the eve of the martyrdom anniversary, Capt Amarinder s

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Petrol prices unchanged after 8 paise fall on Friday

New Delhi, June 16: Petrol prices across the four metros were stable on Saturday. In the national capital, the fuel was sold at an unchanged price of Rs 76.35 per litre.

In Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai too, prices were stable at Rs 79.02, Rs 84.18 and Rs 79.24 per litre respectively.

On Friday, petrol prices fell by eight paise in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and by nine paise in Chennai.

Th

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Celebrities wish peace, prosperity on Eid

Mumbai, June 16: Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Sanjay Dutt have wished for peace, prosperity and love on the festive occasion of Eid on Saturday.

Here's what they tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: Eid Mubarak. Peace and love and affection.

Shah Rukh Khan: Love is always only in the eyes... Here's all of ours to you on Eid. Eid Mubarak to eve

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Maharashtra celebrates Eid with joy and religious fervour

Mumbai, June 16: Lakhs of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the 30-day rigorous fasting during the holy month of Ramadan, with joy and religious fervour in Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra on Saturday.

The faithful, clad in their festival finery, congregated at the 600-plus mosques in the city and other parts of the state to offer the special Eid namaaz, in many areas braving he

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Rajnath attend Eid celebration at Naqvi's residence

New Delhi, June 16: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations at Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi's residence on Saturday.


Besides Rajnath, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar were also present at Naqvi's residence.


On the occasion, when Rajnath was asked about the ceasefire violation by Pakistan, the Home Minister dodged

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018IAS officers' 'strike' being instigated by BJP: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that IAS officers were under pressure and their "strike" was being instigated by the BJP.

Kejriwal, who has garnered support from opposition parties including the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Telugu Desam Party, CPI and CPI-M, also attacked the Congress and said: "Rahul Gandhi should clear his stand if he is with the BJP or t

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Home Minister briefs PM on security situation in J&K

New Delhi, June 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held a crucial and high level meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in view of escalated violence in the militancy-hit state.

At the meeting, the Home Minister is understood to have briefed the Prime Minister on the security situation in Kashmir.

In the presence of t

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Pak violates ceasefire on LoC, jawan martyred

Jammu, Jun 16: An Army jawan was martyred as Pakistan Army on Saturday morning initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars thus violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan Army fired unprovoked on routine Indian Army patrol, around 700 metres inside Indian territory, defence spokesman here said.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Bukhari killing: Not the first or the last

New Delhi, June 16: India this year witnessed the suspected murder of three scribes.Navin Nischal and Vijay Singh of Bihar were hit by a vehicle in the evening hours of 25 March. Both of them died on their way to the hospital.

Next morning, Madhya Pradesh based journalist Sandeep Sharma was deliberately mowed down by a truck.

The year 2017 reported the killing of 12 journalists in the cou

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Dust storm, rain lash parts of HP

Shimla, June 16: Dust storm and rain lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh for the third consecutive day on Saturday, bringing mercury down.

Dust storm and rain affected visibility, disrupting vehicular movement in the areas.

Kangra, Palampur and Dharmshala recorded 35.7 m, 29.2 mm and 21.8 mm rainfall respectively.

Una received 23.8 mm rainfall, Solan 12 mm, Mandi 11.7 mm, tourist resort Ku

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Two Pak nationals arrested on IB in Samba

Jammu, Jun 16: The troops of BSF have arrested two Pakistani nationals along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"The BSF men guarding border, on the intervening night, apprehended two Pakistani nationals in Chak Faqira area of Samba," official sources here said.

They identified the nabbed Pakistan nationals as Sohail (31), son of Mohammad Sharif, resident of Ch

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Kovind, Modi, Rahul greet nation on Eid

New Delhi, June 16: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid, praying that it should usher goodwill and harmony.

"Eid Mubarak and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad. May this happy occasion bring joy to your families and fos

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Hyderabad, June 16: Rejecting the United Nations report on alleged human rights vioaltions in the Kashmir Valley, the MIM has said that the world body has no right to interfere in the internal matters of India, but also dubbed the report as "diplomatic failure" of the Centre.

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that his party fully supported the government

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC

Jammu, June 16: An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place in Laam area of Nowshera sector.

Saturday's ceasefire violation came on a day Muslims are celebrating Eid on both sides of the LoC and the international border which divides Jammu and Kas

 

Friday, June 15, 2018High Vitamin D levels associated with low colon cancer risk

New York, June 15: Consuming a Vitamin D rich diet is not only beneficial for your bones but can also keep colorectal or colon cancer at bay, a new study shows.

Compared to participants with circulating vitamin D concentrations considered sufficient for bone health, people with deficient concentrations of the vitamin had a 31 per cent higher risk of colon cancer.

Similarly, concentrations a

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Pak's ISI involved in killing of journalist Bukhari: R K Singh

New Delhi, June 15: The Government on Thursday blamed Pakistan's intelligence agency Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) for the killing of Jammu and Kashmir-based senior journalist Shujahat Bukhari and said this is not the first time a voice of sanity and reasoning has been silenced in the militancy-hit state.

Union Minister R K Singh told a television channel that the killing of Bukhari is a cl

 

Friday, June 15, 201817 teachers suspended in Assam district

Guwahati, Jun 15: Altogether 17 teachers have been suspended for negligence of duty under Lala Education Block in Hailakandi district of southern Assam, official sources said here today.

The order was issued to this effect by District Development Commissioner and Incharge District Elementary Education Officer FR Laskar on June 11 last.

During a sudden visit to these schools, Laskar found t

 

Friday, June 15, 20182 policemen, 3 civilians injured in militant attack in Srinagar

Srinagar, June 15: Five people, including two policemen and three civilians were injured, when militants fired at a police checkpoint in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources told UNI that unidentified militants fired at a police checkpoint near Dental College at Kaka Sarai in Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

''Two policemen and three civilians were injured in the attack,

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Rahul clueless about Yoga's benefits: Shivraj

Bhopal, June 15 (UNI) Reacting to Congress President Rahul Gandhi describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fitness video – uploaded on social media three days ago – as "bizarre," Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has lamented that Mr Gandhi is oblivious to the benefits of Yoga.

In a message posted on micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Chouhan said that terming the Premier's vid

 

Friday, June 15, 20184 injured in leopard attack in UP's Balrampur

Balrampur, Jun 15: Four farmers were injured in a leopard attack while working in their agriculture land in Rampur forest range.

DFO R K Mittal said here on Friday that the leopard attacked the farmers at Bharawandeeh village when they were working on their fields.

All the four have been admitted to a hospital. Efforts were on to nab the wild animal and a cage has been put near the village

 

Friday, June 15, 2018BJP begins indefinite hunger strike against AAP stir

New Delhi, June 15: The Delhi unit leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday began an indefinite fast against the sit-in protest by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues at the Lieutenant Governor's residence.

"West Delhi BJP MP Pravesh Singh Saheb Verma, Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, and I have decided to start indefinite

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Law and order situation shameful in Bihar: Tejashwi

Patna, June 15: Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the law and order situation in Bihar was shameful and asked him to break his silence over it.

A day after a 45-year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped by nearly a dozen youths in Gaya district, Tejashwi Yadav said the law and order situation had deteriorat

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Kejriwal's sit-in protest continues

New Delhi, June 15: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his three Cabinet colleagues continued their sit-in protest at the Lt Governor's (LG) office on Friday despite no response from the Centre.

Kejriwal, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Cabinet ministers Satyendar Jain and Gopal Rai, has been camping in the Raj Niwas -- the official accommodation-cum-office of LG Anil

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Seven killed, over 1 5 lakh people displaced due to flood in Manipur

Imphal, Jun 15: Seven people were reported dead, over 1.5 lakh people affected by the flood in the Manipur valley so far.

Over 1000 houses were damaged completely. Preliminary report indicated that about 12,500 were submerged by water even though reports of damages of houses and crops were coming from all parts of the state.

It was estimated that about 25,000 people were living in relief c

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Modi greets nation on Raja Parba

New Delhi, June 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the festival of Raja Parba which is celebrated in Odisha.

"On the special festival of Raja Parba, my greetings to the people of Odisha. May this festival enhance the spirit of joy in our society," Modi tweeted.

Falling in mid-June, the three-day festival is celebrated across the state with great pomp and joy wh

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Key equity indices open flat

Mumbai, June 15: The key Indian equity indices opened on a flat note on Friday.

At 9.30 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,816.90 points, up 8.85 points or 0.08 per cent from the previous close of 10,808.05 points.

Similarly, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had opened at 35,656.26 points, traded at 35,604.63 points (9.

 

Friday, June 15, 2018Delhi continues to remain dusty on Friday

New Delhi, June 15: The national capital continued to remain under the grip of dust on Friday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 33.4 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.

"The dust raising wind which has been showing their effect since Tuesday shall continue for the day as well. There is no chance of rainfall," an India Meteorological Depa