Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir

New Delhi: An avalanche warning for Jammu and Kashmir has been issued by the Centre and people in several districts of the state have been asked not to venture out tonight and tomorrow. The avalanche warning has been issued for 24 hours beginning 1700 hours of January 29 to 1700 hours of January 30, a Home […]

Pak shuts 230 edu institutions due to inadequate security

Islamabad: Amidst Taliban threats, over 230 educational institutions, most of them government-run, in Pakistan’s Punjab province have been shut, with authorities asking them to step up security by Sunday or face action. The institutions, 138 of them run by government, in Punjab’s Rawalpindi division have been asked by authorities to boost their security. As many […]

Zika virus can spread to countries having Aedes mosquito: WHO

Geneva: The Zika virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas and can infect upto four million people, the WHO warned today as it issued a warning to all countries, including India, who have the vector of Aedes mosquito that also causes Dengue and Chikungunya. The Zika virus is caused by the aggressive Aedes aegypti mosquito […]

Youth’s arrest again shows Pak’s hatred for India: Sena

Mumbai, Jan 29 (PTI) Lashing out at Pakistan, Shiv Sena today said that by arresting a fan of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli for hoisting Indian tricolour atop his home while terrorists are “roaming free” on its soil, the neighbouring country has once again displayed its hatred for India The ruling coalition partner also sought to […]

Indo-Pak agreement on rail link extended for three years

New Delhi, Jan 29 (PTI) India and Pakistan have extended their agreement relating to rail communication by mutual consent through diplomatic channels for next three years. The agreement has been extended from January 19, 2016 to January 18, 2019, a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs said here today. The Agreement, signed on […]

PDP, BJP let down J&K, says Omar on Smart Cities

PDP, BJP let down J&K, says Omar on Smart Cities

SRINAGAR: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said PDP and BJP had let down the state as no city figures in the first list of 20 identified for development as Smart Cities even though the alliance partners had agreed to have Srinagar and Jammu in it. “So much for the ‘Agenda […]

9 LeT cadres named in NIA charge sheet in Udhampur attack case

9 LeT cadres named in NIA charge sheet in Udhampur attack case

New Delhi: Nine Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) cadres were on Thursday named in a charge sheet filed by National Investigation Agency in last year’s attack case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur. Two Pakistani militants of LeT had on August 5 attacked a BSF convoy in Udhampur. The attack resulted in the death of two BSF personnel while […]

Woman IAS officer allegedly slaps contractor, misbehaves with journalists in Jammu

Woman IAS officer allegedly slaps contractor, misbehaves with journalists in Jammu

JAMMU: An IAS officer has landed into a controversy after she allegedly slapped a protesting contractor, misbehaved with media persons and snatched the camera of a video journalist who was covering the protest here. The Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation and IAS officer Mandeep Kour allegedly slapped Sanjay Kumar who was protesting the “unlawful cancellation” […]

India gets more voting rights as IMF implements quota reforms

India gets more voting rights as IMF implements quota reforms

Washington: Marking a “historic” change at International Monetary Fund (IMF), India, China and other emerging economies will now have more voting rights at the multilateral funding agency with the implementation of long pending quota reforms. For the first time, the four emerging economies — India China, Brazil and Russia — would be among the 10 […]