Security heightened up in Kashmir ahead of R-Day

Srinagar: Security has been stepped up across Kashmir ahead of the Republic Day especially in view of the Pathankot terror attack and reported threat by the Islamic State. Police personnel have been deployed in strength in the city, particularly around Bakshi Stadium — the venue for the main Republic Day parade in the Valley, to […]

Intolerance levels remain high, Ashok Vajpeyi

Jaipur: Noted writer and poet Ashok Vajpeyi today refused to take back the Sahitya Akademi award that he had returned stating that “intolerance levels remain high” in the country. “…Intolerance levels remain high and widespread. Look at what happened to a Dalit student driven to suicide. This is also intolerance,” Vajpeyi said on the sidelines […]

Dense fog in Jammu hits rail and air traffic

Jammu: Dense fog disrupted air and rail traffic in the city with a Jammu-bound flight diverted to Amritsar whereas another one was delayed due to poor visibility. All trains to the city were also running late. “A Jammu-bound flight had to be diverted to Amritsar whereas another flight was delayed by more than three hours […]

Minimum temperature dips in Delhi

New Delhi: It was a foggy morning in the national capital today with Delhiites experiencing chilly conditions as the minimum temperature settled three notches below normal at 4.6 degrees Celsius. “Moderate to dense fog enveloped many parts of the city while some isolated pockets also witnessed very dense fog,” said MeT official. Rail services were […]

China base in Pak would push India towards US:expert

Washington: Describing Chinese assertiveness in the region as an opportunity for the US, an expert from an advisory group has said that China’s move to build a base in Pakistan would bring India more closer to America. “A more assertive China with expeditionary capability could lead nations in the region to be more receptive to […]

Bomb scare on Mumbai-bound flight

New Delhi: A Mumbai-bound GoAir flight carrying 150 passengers on board was diverted to Nagpur due to a hoax bomb call. The flight, which took off from Bhubhaneswar at 0820 hours landed at Nagpur at 0929 hours safely, the airline said. “GoAir flight G8 243 took off from Bhubaneshwar for Mumbai at 8.20 AM and […]

13 of 14 detained terror suspects arrested

New Delhi: In a crackdown ahead of Republic Day, the NIA has arrested 13 suspected ISIS sympathisers for plotting attacks in different parts of the country. Of the 14 suspects detained yesterday, 13 have been arrested, according to a Home Ministry spokesman. The arrests were made following simultaneous searches and raids conducted at 12 locations […]

Life-threatening blizzard hits US, 120K left without power

Washington: A life-threatening blizzard which is expected to pound a record 30 inches of snow has hit most part of the US’ east coast including Capital Washington DC, leaving more than 120,000 homes without electricity and paralysing lives of millions of people in the region. The States most effected by the blizzard are North Carolina, […]

SC refuses to exempt Arundhati Roy from appearing in contempt case

SC refuses to exempt Arundhati Roy from appearing in contempt case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay a criminal contempt notice issued by the Bombay High Court against author Arundhati Roy for her article in a weekly magazine questioning the continued incarceration of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba. The apex court also did not give her any relief from personal exemption from […]

Dalit suicide case: HRD ministry to set up judicial panel

Dalit suicide case: HRD ministry to set up judicial panel

NEW DELHI: Based on the report by a fact- finding team, the HRD Ministry on Friday decided to set up a Judicial Commission to look into the sequence of events leading to the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar at the Hyderabad Central University. The Judicial Commission will submit its report within three months, […]