9 LeT cadres named in NIA charge sheet in Udhampur attack case

9 LeT cadres named in NIA charge sheet in Udhampur attack case

New Delhi: Nine Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) cadres were on Thursday named in a charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency in last year’s attack case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur. Two Pakistani militants of LeT had on August 5 attacked a BSF convoy in Udhampur. The attack resulted in the death of two BSF personnel while […]

Woman IAS officer allegedly slaps contractor, misbehaves with journalists in Jammu

Woman IAS officer allegedly slaps contractor, misbehaves with journalists in Jammu

JAMMU: An IAS officer has landed into a controversy after she allegedly slapped a protesting contractor, misbehaved with media persons and snatched the camera of a video journalist who was covering the protest here. The Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation and IAS officer Mandeep Kour allegedly slapped Sanjay Kumar who was protesting the “unlawful cancellation” […]

India gets more voting rights as IMF implements quota reforms

India gets more voting rights as IMF implements quota reforms

Washington: Marking a “historic” change at International Monetary Fund (IMF), India, China and other emerging economies will now have more voting rights at the multilateral funding agency with the implementation of long pending quota reforms. For the first time, the four emerging economies — India China, Brazil and Russia — would be among the 10 […]

Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday charged the Narendra Modi-led Indian government with attempting to strip AMU and Jamia Millia Islamia of their minority status and termed the move as “communally and politically motivated”. “The BJP-led government is out to strip these institutions of their minority status which they got after a lot of struggle […]

Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust

WASHINGTON: As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths. Obama spoke Wednesday evening at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, the first sitting president to speak at […]

South Korea cracks down on budget airline safety lapses

South Korea cracks down on budget airline safety lapses

Seoul: South Korea on Thursday clamped down on lax safety protocols at low-cost airlines, warning them to mend their ways or face possible closure. The transport ministry conducted a safety review of the country’s six budget carriers this month, after one aircraft was forced to make an emergency return due to an unsealed door. The […]

Govt to get Rs 726 cr via 2nd tranche of gold bond scheme

Govt to get Rs 726 cr via 2nd tranche of gold bond scheme

NEW DELHI: The government has received subscription for 2,790 kg gold amounting to Rs 726 crore under the second tranche of sovereign gold bond scheme, three times more than what it had received earlier. “Second tranche of Gold Bond Scheme: About 3.16 lakh applications for 2,790 kgs gold involving subscription of Rs 726 crore received,” […]

India-Pakistan to clash in Asia Cup on Feb 27

India-Pakistan to clash in Asia Cup on Feb 27

DHAKA: The Indian cricket team will start its their Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh on February 24 before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a high-voltage encounter on February 27. The 11-match tournament, which will be played in the Twenty20 format this year, will be held in Mirpur from February 24 to […]

Opening Ayodhya temple doors error of judgement by Rajiv: Mukherjee

Opening Ayodhya temple doors error of judgement by Rajiv: Mukherjee

New Delhi: The opening of Ram Janmabhoomi temple site in Ayodhya was an “error of judgement” by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the demolition of Babri Masjid an act of “absolute perfidy” that destroyed India’s image, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in his memoir released today. “The opening of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple site on […]