17 new IRB battalions for J&K, LWE-hit states

New Delhi: Government today cleared the creation of over a dozen special police battalions which will provide jobs to about 17,000 youth in Jammu and Kashmir and Naxal-violence-hit Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Jharkhand. The decision to create 17 new Indian Reserve Battalions (IRBs) was cleared at a meeting of the Union Cabinet held here under the […]

Mehbooba convenes PDP meetings on govt formation

Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, who has maintained suspense over government formation for nearly three weeks, will meet senior party leaders in Srinagar and Jammu over the next one week to seek their views on the issue. “The PDP president has convened a meeting of senior party workers and zonal presidents on January 31 in Srinagar […]

SC seeks response from Centre on sacking of Governors

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued notice and sought response from the BJP-led government on the issue of sacking of UPA-appointed Governors of Uttarakhand and Pudducherry in 2014 when it came to power, terming it as “a serious matter”. A five-judge constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice T S Thakur, which was hearing a […]

Alert at IGI airport after caller reports big balloon over it

New Delhi: An alert was sounded at Indira Gandhi International airport here today after authorities received a call about a “big balloon” hovering over it. Police said the call centre of the Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) received a call about spotting of the big balloon following which the airport was put on alert. DCP […]

Pakistan arrests 45 Indian fishermen

Karachi: Pakistan has arrested 45 Indian fishermen and seized their five boats for allegedly violating its territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, officials said today. The arrests were made yesterday after Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) took action against the intruders in the southern province. “The fishermen were arrested in the Arabian Sea […]

India is doing great, says Trump

Washington: Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has commented on India for the first time after he entered the presidential race, saying that the country is doing great and no one is talking about it. “India is doing great,” Trump told the CNN in an interview on Monday. After hitting the presidential campaign trial, this […]

Pak court refuses voice samples of suspects in 26/11 case

Islamabad, Jan 27 , In a fresh setback to the Mumbai attack trial, a Pakistani court has dismissed the government’s petition seeking voices samples of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects in the case. The prosecution had filed an application in the Islamabad High Court seeking voice samples of the suspects to […]

Four mysterious men go missing; alert sounded in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A high alert has been sounded in Odisha after four men, presenting themselves as Iraqi nationals, disappeared when asked to produce their identity proof at a hotel here last night, with police suspecting them to be terrorists. The four men, with an estimated height of over 6 feet and speaking in Hindi or English, […]

Ghulam Ali in Mumbai this week; hosts seek security

Mumbai: Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali will be in the city this week to attend an event and his hosts have sought adequate security for him from Maharashtra Government, months after his concert here was cancelled due to Shiv Sena’s opposition. Ali, scheduled to arrive here on Thursday, will attend the music launch of “Ghar […]

Pakistan plans its first mega nuclear power plant

Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will set up a mega nuclear power plant with power generation capacity of 2,000 megawatts, the first in the country’s history. “It will be the first time in the history of the country that a mega nuclear power plant would be set up with power generation capacity of 2,000 megawatts,” Minister for […]