Fresh plea in SC favouring deportation of Rohingyas

Fresh plea in SC favouring deportation of Rohingyas

New Delhi: A fresh petition has been filed in the Supreme Court favouring the Centre’s stand to identify and deport to Mayanmar around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims staying here. The plea may be heard along with the PIL filed by two Rohingya Muslim refugees challenging deportation, which is likely to come up for hearing on October […]

Two troops injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Two troops injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Jammu: Two troops were Sunday injured as Pakistan opened fire at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. Troops guarding the border retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides lasted for nearly 30 minutes. A defence spokesman told […]

Over 1 lakh devotees visit Vaishno Devi Shrine in 3 days

Over 1 lakh devotees visit Vaishno Devi Shrine in 3 days

Katra: Over one lakh pilgrims visited the Vaishno Devi shrine during the first three days of the nine-day Navratra festival in the Katra town in Jammu. Located 42 kilometres from the winter capital, Jammu, along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, Katra – base camp for the pilgrims – was decked up to welcome devotees from across […]

Rajnath to visit Sino-Indian border areas

Rajnath to visit Sino-Indian border areas

NEW DELHI: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will this week visit a Sino-Indian border area in Uttarakhand which has witnessed transgression by China’s People’s Liberation Army in the recent past, officials said. During the tour to Barahoti, the home minister will interact with the personnel of the Indo Tibetan Border Police which guards the border outpost […]

Central teams to inspect 5000 anganwadis: Minister

Central teams to inspect 5000 anganwadis: Minister

INDORE: Ministry of Women and Child Development is mulling to conduct surprise checks at least 5,000 anganwadis across India in a bid to improve their functioning. “Central teams will start paying surprise visits to 5,000 anganwadis. These visits are aimed at improving (functioning of) these centres,” Minister of State Veerendra Kumar told reporters on the […]

Power Grid Corp aims to boost energy supply to northern states

Power Grid Corp aims to boost energy supply to northern states

NEW DELHI: State owned Power Grid Corp will soon begin commercial operations of 1,500 MW second pole of Champa-Kurukshetra high voltage direct current line, which is likely to improve power supplies to Northern India, industry sources said. Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and adjoining areas are expected to benefit from operationalisation of the second pole […]

TTK Prestige eyes over 30% sales from festive season in FY18

MUMBAI : Kitchen appliances firm TTK Prestige is eyeing double-digit growth this festive season and expects it to contribute over 30 per cent to the overall sales this fiscal, a top company official said. “We are expecting substantial growth during this year festival season. We had very good Onam sales, which generally sets the momentum […]

ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka cricket

ICC launches probe into Sri Lanka cricket

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner. The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement. “The ICC Anti-Corruption […]

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