Hours before Modi’s arrival, winds uproot Ravana effigy

Hours before Modi’s arrival, winds uproot Ravana effigy

New Delhi: The Ravana effigy at Ramlila venue in the Red Fort grounds New Delhi got uprooted hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to make an appearance to celebrate Vijayadashami, officials said. The 80 to 90 feet tall effigy came off its base due to a strong wind, said Ravi Jain, Press Secretary, […]

BSF detects 14-feet-long tunnel in Arnia Sector

BSF detects 14-feet-long tunnel in Arnia Sector

Srinagar: The Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday detected a 14-feet-long tunnel on the international border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said. Reports quoting BSF sources said the tunnel was found in the forest area of Damala nalah in Arnia sector. As per reports some people were inside the tunnel and […]

‘Dozens’ killed as military plane crashes in DR Congo

‘Dozens’ killed as military plane crashes in DR Congo

Kinshasa: A military plane belonging to the Congolese army crashed near Kinshasa Saturday, killing “several dozen” people, military and airport sources told AFP. The Antonov transport plane had just taken off and had “several dozen people” on board, an airport source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity, saying it had crashed into Nsele, which […]

Braid chopping: Protests erupt in Nowgam area of Srinagar

Braid chopping: Protests erupt in Nowgam area of Srinagar

Srinagar: Protests erupted in Nowgam area of Srinagar Saturday against braid chopping, sources said. Scores of protesters, mostly women of the area hit the streets soon after rumours about the presence of hair choppers in the area. They were raising slogans against the braid chopping. Meanwhile, police have arrested two non locals for questioning after […]

Muslims should also drink cow urine: Ramdev

Muslims should also drink cow urine: Ramdev

New Delhi: Yoga guru and Patanjali founder Baba Ramdev has said cow urine should be acceptable to Muslims too as something used for treatment. “Some people are targeting Patanjali by saying that it is a Hindu company. Did I ever target Hamdard (set up by the Hamid brothers)? “I have full support for Hamdard, and […]

Bear mauls elderly man to death in north Kashmir

Bear mauls elderly man to death in north Kashmir

Srinagar: A 75-year-old man was mauled to death on Saturday by a bear in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said. Police said Nazir Ahmad Chauhan was attacked by the wild animal in Chichinar village, injuring him critically. He later succumbed to injuries in a hospital. The human-animal conflict has been on the increase in Kashmir […]

Sharif may regain PML-N’s leadership

Sharif may regain PML-N’s leadership

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif is expected to regain the leadership of his PML-N party next week under a proposed new law that will allow a disqualified legislator to head a political party. Sharif, 67, had to step down as the chief of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after he was disqualified as premier […]

Unidentified body found at Pantha Chowk

Srinagar: An unidentified male dead body was found at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar outskirts on Saturday, police said. Police said the body was found in the Bus Stand area early today. The identity of the body was yet to be ascertained.

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to foil Muharram procession

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar to foil Muharram procession

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession, police said. The police received “intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession” scheduled for later in the day. “Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc to […]

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