Ultra-light howitzers: exhaustive field trials on in Pokhran

Ultra-light howitzers: exhaustive field trials on in Pokhran

New Delhi: Exhaustive field trials are being carried out on two long-range ultra-light howitzers in Pokhran which the Indian Army received from the US after a gap of 30 years since the Bofors scandal broke out, an official said. The test-firing of the guns is primarily aimed at collating and determining various critical data like […]

A fight against ‘divisive, communal vision’: Sonia

A fight against ‘divisive, communal vision’: Sonia

New Delhi: A day before the presidential election, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday described the electoral contest as a fight against a “narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision”. Addressing opposition leaders in the presence of their presidential and vice presidential nominees – Meira Kumar and Gopal Krishna Gandhi respectively, she said, in these contests, the […]

States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

States should take stringent action: Modi on cow vigilantism

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday asked state governments to take strict action against cow vigilantes as he sought the support of opposition parties in tackling “communal violence” in the name of cow protection. At an all-party meeting a day before the Monsoon Session, he also cautioned against giving political or communal colour to […]

Darjeeling agitation will turn ‘terrible’: Gurung

Darjeeling agitation will turn ‘terrible’: Gurung

DARJEELING (WB): The chief of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung has warned that the agitation for a separate state will turn “terrible” as the indefinite strike called by the outfit entered its 32nd day on Sunday. GJM is spearheading the statehood agitation. “The agitation which has been going on for over one month […]

FIR against ‘Kashmiri man’ for hacking into Rampur municpal board’s website

FIR against ‘Kashmiri man’ for hacking into Rampur municpal board’s website

Rampur: Rampur police today said it has registered an FIR against a Kashmiri man for hacking into the website of the city municipal corporation board and “posting pro-Azadi slogans”. Superintendent of Police Vipin Tada said the FIR has been registered against the “Kashmiri separatist hacker” under Section 66B of the IT Act (punishment for dishonestly […]

Dignity of dead must be given due respect: SC

Dignity of dead must be given due respect: SC

NEW DELHI: Respect the dignity of the dead, the Supreme Court said on Friday while directing state governments to follow the guidelines of the National Human Rights Commission. “It is not as if the dignity of only living persons needs to be respected but even the dignity of the dead must be given due respect. […]

On 31st day of shutdown, Darjeeling tense but violence-free

On 31st day of shutdown, Darjeeling tense but violence-free

DARJEELING (WB): Pro-Gorkhaland activists took out rallies in Darjeeling as security forces maintained tight vigil across the hills on Saturday — the 31st day of the indefinite shutdown for a separate state. No incident of violence or arson was reported by the police this morning, but the hills remained on the edge, a day after […]

Govt briefs opposition parties on Dokalam, Kashmir situation

Govt briefs opposition parties on Dokalam, Kashmir situation

New Delhi: The issue with China and growing unrest in the Kashmir Valley will be raised in the Parliament session beginning next week by opposition parties, who were today briefed by the government about the situation on both the fronts. Emerging from the meeting, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma told reporters that […]

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

Al-Qaeda in Indian subcontinent getting more active

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda is getting more active in the Indian subcontinent and by 2017, it boasted several hundred members, with its cells mostly in Afghanistan and its operatives flourishing in Bangladesh, counter-terrorism experts have told the US lawmakers. “By 2017, Al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent boasted several hundred members and had cells in Afghanistan’s Helmand, Kandahar, […]

Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, House recommends NIA probe

Powerful explosive found in UP Assembly, House recommends NIA probe

LUCKNOW: In a major security breach, a powerful plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday informed the House, which unanimously recommended an NIA probe into it. Uttar Pradesh Police swung into action and registered an FIR against unknown persons after recovery of the explosive. The FIR was […]