Rain, snowfall predicted in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar: The prevalent dry weather in Kashmir is likely to end as the Meteorological Department here has predicted rain or snowfall for few days in the coming week. There are chances of isolated rains in the Valley over two days from January 26, while there is possibility of scattered to widespread rainfall or snowfall over […]

Terror attacks make headlines but not prevention, says Prabhu

Panaji: Terror attacks grab headlines but their prevention does not get as much attention, feels Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu who wants curbing of the ideology and motivation that lead a person to become a terrorist. “The ideology and motivation that manifests individuals have to be curbed. And the source need not be within the country. […]

Govt mulls Israel-type fencing along Pak border

New Delhi: An Israel-type highly secured fencing may come up along the Indo-Pak border to check infiltration from across the border as the government is exploring the possibility of installing such a barrier in the sensitive frontiers of Punjab and Jammu. In the wake of Pathankot terror attack, which was carried out by the Pakistan-based […]

India to probe dumping of chemical from Pak, other nations

New Delhi: India has started a probe into alleged dumping of a chemical, used as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent, from Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries. Acting on a joint complaint by National Peroxide Ltd and state-owned Hindustan Organic Chemicals, the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) has started a probe into imports […]

Cabinet recommends Prez rule in Arunachal Pradesh

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today recommended imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, which is facing a political turmoil. Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Cabinet met this morning and recommended imposition of President’s rule in the hill state, official sources said. Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 […]

Hollande arrives on 3-day India visit

Chandigarh: French President Francois Hollande arrived here this afternoon commencing his three-day visit to India from the city designed by a French architect, and he will be later joined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hollande was welcomed by Governor of Punjab and Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, among others. […]

No evidence found against Punjab SP: NIA

New Delhi: National Investigation Agency has cleared from suspicion senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, who was being probed by the NIA in connection with the Pathankot terror strike, after lie-detector and other tests found nothing adverse against him. Singh, an SP-rank officer, who has been rigorously examined by the agency at its headquarter for […]

BSF mounts tactical operations along IB to foil infiltration bids

BSF mounts tactical operations along IB to foil infiltration bids

Jammu: Ahead of January 26, BSF has strengthened border domination and mounted ‘tactical operations’ to foil infiltration attempts from across the border with Pakistan in view of fog and extreme cold conditions. “Tactical operations are being mounted to foil attempts of smugglers and anti-national elements during this foggy season,” BSF DIG (Punjab Frontier) R S […]