JNU cancels students’ protest against Afzal Guru hanging

New Delhi: A plan of few JNU students to hold a protest march against the hanging of Afzal guru was foiled by the university authorities, who ordered cancellation of it as they “feared” that the march might “disrupt” peace on campus. The student organisers had pasted posters across the campus inviting them to gather for […]

Indo-Pak relations remain tense after Pathankot attack: Clapper

Washington: Indo-Pak relations “remain tense” after the Pathankot attack and India’s engagement with Pakistan this year may depend on Islamabad’s willingness to take action against those linked to the incident, US intelligence chief has said. “Relations between Pakistan and India remain tense despite the resumption of a bilateral dialogue in December,” James Clapper, Director of […]

Slight respite from cold conditions in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 10 (PTI): The minimum temperature rose above the freezing point at most places in Kashmir due to cloud cover, even as rain or snowfall is expected over the next few days. The minimum temperature in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, rose over three notches from the previous night’s low of […]

Death toll due to swine flu rises to 31 in Punjab

Chandigarh: Seven more people have succumbed to swine flu virus in Punjab in the last four days taking the death toll from the disease to 31. “The death toll due to swine flu in Punjab during the current season has risen to 31,” State Nodal Officer for Swine Flu (Punjab) Gagandeep Singh Grover said today. […]

Security beefed up at IGI after threat call

New Delhi: Security agencies today went into a tizzy after the call centre at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here received an anonymous call about the presence of a “terrorist”. The call was later declared as “non-specific” by the Bomb Threat Assessment Committee (BTAC), airport sources said. Flight operations during this period were unaffected, they […]

Kerosene rates to rise 17 paise a litre

New Delhi: Kerosene prices will rise by 17 paisa after the government raised commission paid to wholesale dealers. Commission paid to wholesale dealers, who are given licence under Form XV, has been raised from Rs 536.09 per kilolitre (KL) to Rs 714.18 per kl, an increase of Rs 178.09 per kl or Rs 0.17 per […]

Restrictions in commercial hub of Srinagar

Srinagar: Normal life was disrupted in and around Lal Chowk, the commercial hub of Srinagar, today as police imposed restrictions in some police station areas ahead of a protest march by separatists. Restrictions were imposed in some areas in and around the business center of Lal Chowk to stop the proposed protest programme of JKLF […]

ISI provides financial, military support to Lashkar, Jaish, Hizb: Headley

ISI provides financial, military support to Lashkar, Jaish, Hizb: Headley

Mumbai: Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI provides “financial, military and moral support” to outfits LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad and, Hizbul Mujahideen, Pakistan- born David Coleman Headley said on Tuesday as he revealed more startling details about 26/11 attacks and his role in it. Headley, while testifying before a court here for the second day via video-link from the […]

Govt to spent Rs 399 cr for Jhelum restoration

Govt to spent Rs 399 cr for Jhelum restoration

SRINAGAR: Embankments along Jhelum, which swollen river breached in 2014, causing devastating floods, will be restored and other measures taken at a cost of Rs 399 crore over the next two years, a senior government official said. “Rs 140 crore will be set aside for land and structure acquisition, Rs 40 crore for building two […]