‘J&K may have new Governor after yatra’

‘J&K may have new Governor after yatra’

New Delhi: New Delhi may appoint a new Governor in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath yatra, which starts June 28 and will continue for two months, a senior BJP leader said on Tuesday. He said the central government would like incumbent NN Vohra to be in charge of the annual pilgrimage given his vast […]

AK bullets with ”hard steel” find way into militant arsenal

AK bullets with ”hard steel” find way into militant arsenal

Srinagar: Bullets with steel core — It’s a new addition into the ammunition of militant groups especially Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed that has triggered an alarm within the security establishment as it has the capability to pierce a static bullet proof bunker used during counter-insurgency operations, officials said. The first such incident noticed had happened on the […]

Hope muscular, militaristic policy doesn’t return under guise of Governor’s rule in JK: Chidambaram

Hope muscular, militaristic policy doesn’t return under guise of Governor’s rule in JK: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said it was “a relief” that the “opportunistic” PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir collapsed on Tuesday, and expressed hope that “the muscular, militaristic policy does not come back under the guise of Governor’s Rule”. Chidambaram, a senior Congress leader, said in a series of tweets, “The […]

Owaisi sees ‘more greater repression’ in Kashmir

Owaisi sees ‘more greater repression’ in Kashmir

Hyderabad: Describing as “very unfortunate” the end of the alliance between BJP and PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi Tuesday said it would lead to imposition of governor’s rule and it is a prelude to “more repression”. “This is a very unfortunate step which will lead to imposition of Governor’s rule. I […]

Distressed farmers’ group knock Supreme Court’s doors for relief

Distressed farmers’ group knock Supreme Court’s doors for relief

MUMBAI: A farmers’ group has taken its fight for higher remuneration and other issues to the Supreme Court, where it has filed a petition challenging an Article in the Constitution which it claims is against cultivators. The Kisaan Putra Andolan (KPA), a movement started in Maharashtra by farmers’ activist Amar Habib, filed the petition in […]

Nothing wrong in 4 CMs rallying behind Kejriwal: CPI(M)

KOLKATA: The CPI(M) Tuesday said there was nothing wrong in Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan joining his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee to rally behind Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and said any “attack on democratic rights” should be defended at any cost. The two chief ministers from opposing political camps — the CPI(M) and […]

India committed to broad-based trade agreement with EU: Prez

India committed to broad-based trade agreement with EU: Prez

ATHENS: India is committed to a broad-based trade and investment agreement with the EU to be achieved in a generous spirit of mutual accommodation and of pragmatism, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday. The 28-member European Union is among India’s largest trading partners. Kovind, who arrived in Greece on Saturday on the first leg […]

Chemical from Indonesia in antidumping net; probe begins

NEW DELHI: India has initiated an antidumping probe into import of a chemical – used in food, beverages and pharma industry – from Indonesia. The probe by DGAD – the investigating arm of the commerce ministry – would recommend imposition of antidumping duty if it is established that import of ‘Saccharin’ from Indonesia has caused […]

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