Criminal, police constable injured in encounter

Greater Noida: A criminal and a police constable were injured Tuesday in a police encounter carried out in Habibpur village area. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Deepak Bhati, resident of Jehangirabad and his brother-in-law Lavish resident of Haryana, SP(rural) Sanjay Singh said The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital, he added. Bhati, […]

159 persons booked for blocking National Highway-24

Ghaziabad: The Masuri police Tuesday booked 159 persons for blocking National Highway-24 near Dasna Toll plaza on Monday evening while protesting over the death of a mechanic. Masuri police station SHO Shavez Khan said residents of Yasingadhi village blocked the National Highway for nearly an hour. The mob also manhandled some policemen deployed there. An […]

US hikes military spending to counter Russia, China

Washington: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter today announced a major boost in military spending to counter future threats and increase presence in eastern Europe and Asia Pacific to deter America’s “most advanced competitors” Russia and China, while also stepping up the war against ISIS. Preparing ground work for the proposed USD 582.7 billion defence budget […]

J&K official booked for taking Rs 5 lakh bribe

Srinagar, Feb 2 (PTI): The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) of Jammu and Kashmir today booked a government official for allegedly abusing his official position and taking a bribe of around Rs 5 lakh in Baramulla district. The action came in the wake of a complaint by Jahangir Ahmad Bhat, proprietor of M/S Jahangir Steel Industries, […]

Mehbooba meets Governor, wants CBMs from Centre

Jammu, Feb 2 (PTI): PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti maintained suspense over government formation as she met Governor N N Vohra here and set certain conditions to ally BJP, including confidence building measures (CBMs) by the Centre for peace and development of Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to reporters after meeting Vohra who had invited her to […]

Over 67 lakh people issued Aadhaar cards in J&K

Jammu, Feb 2 (PTI): Over 67 lakh people in Jammu and Kashmir have been issued Aadhaar cards while over 84 lakh have been enrolled for the unique identity cards in the state. The J&K government, on the direction of Governor N N Vohra, has set a deadline of March 31 to ensure that all the […]

Omar alleges BJP is claiming credit for MGNREGA

Srinagar, Feb 2 (PTI): Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused BJP of claiming credit for the rural jobs scheme even as he thanked the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during whose tenure MGNREGA was introduced. “BJP never tired of criticising #MNREGA & are now selling it as if it was their […]

Traders observe shutdown in Srinagar

Srinagar, Feb 2: Complete shutdown was observed in and around the main business hub of the Srinagar city on Tuesday, to protest against the ‘government’s failure’ to rehabilitate the traders’ community devastated in 2014-floods.