JNU’s culture under threat: 400 global academicians to VC

JNU’s culture under threat: 400 global academicians to VC

NEW DELHI: Over 400 academicians from international varsities, including Harvard, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Yale and New York University, have written to JNU Vice Chancellor Jagadesh Kumar voicing concerns over recent events unfolding at the university. The scholars from across the globe have signed an open letter to Kumar saying the “academic culture and […]

BJP asks Congress, SP, BSP to clarify stand on triple talaq

BJP asks Congress, SP, BSP to clarify stand on triple talaq

A LLAHABAD: Triple talaq is a ‘pernicious social practice’ that has been ‘banned or restricted’ in many Islamic countries, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Sunday and demanded that the Congress, SP and BSP clarify their stand on the issue. “There has been a lot of controversy over the stand of the BJP and […]

‘Empowering youth will secure their future’

‘Empowering youth will secure their future’

JAMMU: Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh while inaugurating the 9th Tribal Youth Exchange Programme being organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Jammu and Kashmir under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and sponsored by the Ministry of Home Affairs, here on Sunday said such youth exchange programmes […]

BJP defends army chief’s statment, says Cong speaking in separatists’ voice

BJP defends army chief’s statment, says Cong speaking in separatists’ voice

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday defended Army Chief Bipin Rawat’s statement on tough action against locals hampering counter-militancy operations in Kashmir and accused the Congress of speaking in the voice of separatists and politicising the Army for “lowly political gains”. Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, attacked Congress leaders for […]

Govt yet to set up election commission, state may lose Rs 4,000-crore

Govt yet to set up election commission, state may lose Rs 4,000-crore

Srinagar: Elections are long overdue for Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies (ULB) but the government is showing no interest in setting up a state election commission, whose mandate it is to conduct the polls. Though elections for panchayats have been announced for March, sources say it is unlikely they will be held at that time. […]

Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of 3 months

Modi asks ministers to give details of tours of 3 months

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministerial colleagues to give details of tours, if any, undertaken by them during the last three months, an exercise aimed at ascertaining whether they promoted demonetisation and other initiatives, sources said. The Prime Minister is learnt to have given the directive at a recent Cabinet meeting, […]

BJP observes RSS ideologue’s death anniversary

BJP observes RSS ideologue’s death anniversary

SRINAGAR: While Kashmir was commemorating the death anniversary of pro-freedom leader Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, ruling BJP organised an event to observe the 48th death anniversary of Sangh parivar ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya on Saturday. Attended by a few dozen people the BJP claims are its active members, who had come from different parts of valley, the […]

Khakis make visitors uncomfortable at JK Airports: BJP

Khakis make visitors uncomfortable at JK Airports: BJP

SRINAGAR: The BJP believes that the presence of khaki-clad policemen at JK’s two airports is making passengers uncomfortable and wants a change in their dress code. Making an appeal to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds the home portfolio, the BJP spokesperson Khalid Jehangir urged the government to deploy “smartly dressed” security personnel inside […]

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