Irom Sharmila ordered to be released from judicial custody

Imphal: A court here today ordered the release of Manipuri rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who is on a fast for 15 years demanding repealing of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), from judicial custody. The CJM, Imphal East, ordered release of Sharmila, who had been charged under Section 309 of IPC (attempt to commit […]

Cars, air travel, movies & eating out to be costlier

New Delhi: Cars, locally made mobiles, branded garments, air travel, aerated drinks, cigarettes and smart watches are the among items that will be costlier while footwear, solar lamps and routers are slated to cost less following changes in tax structure in the Budget 2016-17. As a result of a new levy, Krishi Kalyan cess, on […]

Germany down Indian eves in hard fought encounter

Stellenbosch: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting 2-3 to slump to their second consecutive defeat against Germany in the tour to South Africa, here on Monday. The first period started with the Indian eves looking to make up for the 0-3 loss in the previous tie against Germany. They began on an attacking […]

Jaitley has “cleverly” made Opp’s job difficult: Omar

Srinagar: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has “cleverly” made opposition parties’ job difficult by not making Corporate sector the focus of the Union budget, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday. “By not focusing the benefits of #UnionBudget2016 on the #suitboot (reference to corporate) people, @arunjaitley has cleverly made the opposition’s job […]

Teachers baton charged during protest, several injured

Srinagar: Several teachers sustained injuries while few of them were detained on Monday after police resort to baton charge against the teachers protest, blaming Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK) for anti-teacher policies. The teachers, under Employees’ Joint Action Committee (EJAC), were shouting slogans demanding Faisal’s immediate resignation.

State VO books 2 police officials in Jammu

Jammu: Vigilance Organization (VO) Jammu on Monday booked two police officials for wrongful confinement of complainant & his family, and demanding hefty amount in exchange of their release. In a statement issued here, VO said that on the basis of verification conducted into the allegations of wrongful confinement of complainant Gopal Singh and his family […]

Pak team to complete Pathankot probe this week: official

Islamabad: The Pakistani team investigating the Pathankot terror attack will complete its probe this week, a top official said on Monday , days after three suspects in the high-profile case were remanded to police custody. “The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will complete probe into Pathankot incident this week,” Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs […]

Budget is pro-village, pro-poor, pro-farmers: Modi

New Delhi: (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the Budget is pro-village, poor and farmers with focus on bringing about qualitative change in the country and alleviate poverty through a slew of time-bound programmes. Commenting on the Budget 2016-17, he said special attention has been paid to agriculture, village infrastructure, healthcare, employment generation […]

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