WhatsApp now has a billion users globally

New York, Feb 2 (PTI) Mobile messaging app WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has crossed the one billion user milestone globally with the addition of 100 million users in last five months. “As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to […]

Kashmir cannot be separated from India: Farooq

Jaipur:  Kashmir cannot be separated from India despite efforts by the neighbouring country in this regard, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said. Abdullah, who was speaking at a programme at Abu Road in Sirohi last evening, said efforts to raise new problems were being made by terror outfits but the day […]

‘Security gaps’ led to attack in Punjab: Rijiju

‘Security gaps’ led to attack in Punjab: Rijiju

Amritsar: India’s Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju, on Monday said “some gaps in security” led to Dina Nagar and Pathankot attacks in Punjab. “There were some gaps in security that led to terror attacks in Punjab,” Rijiju told the media here. He, however, said Punjab government and the government of India were working […]

PDP, BJP violating people’s mandate: Cong

PDP, BJP violating people’s mandate: Cong

New Delhi: Congress on Monday accused PDP and BJP of “violating” the mandate of the people by not forming government in Jammu and Kashmir and expressed the hope that better sense would prevail on them. “I charge PDP and BJP with ignoring, belying, violating fundamental democratic mandate from people in the sensitive border state. They […]

SVC summons director of SKICC in embezzlement cases

SVC summons director of SKICC in embezzlement cases

Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission (SVC) on Monday summoned the Director of SK International Conference Centre in connection with the allegations of covering up embezzlements and maladministration by SKICC officials. The SVC summoned the director SKICC for clarifications regarding a report submitted by him on the cover up of the embezzlements and maladministration by the […]

Delhi police used as RSS and BJP’s private army, Modi govt at war with students: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi police used as RSS and BJP’s private army, Modi govt at war with students: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday hit out at Delhi Police alleging that it was being used as RSS and BJP’s “private army” under a political dispensation that is at “war” with students across the country. He condemned police’s purported assault on protesters, including women, demonstrating over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith […]

Police reinforcements sent to violence-hit East Godavari in AP

Police reinforcements sent to violence-hit East Godavari in AP

Hyderabad: Elaborate security arrangements have been made today and reinforcements sent to East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, where a stir by Kapu community members seeking reservation under Backward Class category turned violent. Senior police officials, who rushed to Tuni in the district where the agitators went on a rampage setting on fire a passenger […]

1,450 militants arrested last year in Assam

Guwahati: Nearly 1,450 cadres of different militant groups were arrested across the state last year and a huge cache of arms and ammunition seized, Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya informed the Assembly. “During 2015, the security forces apprehended 1,449 cadres of different militant groups,” Acharya said in his address to the House on the first day […]

Al-Qaeda seizes southern Yemeni town of Azzan

Al-Qaeda seizes southern Yemeni town of Azzan

SANAA: Al-Qaeda’s Yemeni branch seized another town on Monday, setting up checkpoints at its entrances and besieging government buildings before dawn after days of fighting with southern separatists, officials said. The capture of Azzan marks the latest advance for the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, which has exploited the chaos of Yemen’s civil […]