Nirbhaya: 4 convicts executed in Tihar Jail

New Delhi: The four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a Delhi woman on December 16, 2012 were hanged in the darkness of pre-dawn on Friday, ending a horrific chapter in India’s long history of sexual assault that had seared the country’s soul. Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) […]

‘Dark stain’ on human rights record: Amnesty

NEW DELHI: Death penalty is never the solution towards ending violence against women, rights group Amnesty International India said on Friday, calling the execution of the four Nirbhaya case convicts a “dark stain” on India’s human rights record. The four men – Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh […]

Justice prevailed, says Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said justice has prevailed as his senior cabinet colleagues and women groups welcomed the hanging of the four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case. “Justice has prevailed. It is of utmost importance to ensure dignity and safety of women,” he said in a tweet, though there […]

Restore 4G internet in Kashmir: Hurriyat

SRINAGAR: The Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday demanded the restoration of 4G internet facilities in Kashmir to fight the coronavirus epidemic. “In view of this global health crisis (coronavirus) that has spread to the valley, 4G internet facility should be immediately restored,” the Hurriyat said in a statement. The separatist conglomerate […]

Modi calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors

Announces task force for economic rescue package

Modi calls for Janta Curfew, urges people to stay indoors

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a fervent appeal to all Indians to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting infected by coronavirus, saying the world has never seen a danger as grave as this. He called for ‘Janta curfew’ on March 22 from 7 am-9 pm, saying no citizen, […]

Restore 4G net: Amnesty

New Delhi: Amnesty International India (AII) on Thursday urged the government of India to immediately restore high-speed 4G internet services in Jammu and Kashmir to help people in preparing against the spread of coronavirus. AII executive director Avinash Kumar, in a statement, said the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving and to ensure its full communication […]

Army reports its first case in Ladakh

Total cases in India rise to 151

New Delhi/Leh: The Indian Army reported its first case of coronavirus after a 34-year-old soldier of Ladakh Scout regiment tested positive, prompting the force to strengthen its check and prevention mechanism and suspend war games and training activities, as the total number of cases rose to 151 in the country on Wednesday. Meanwhile, in a […]

PDS beneficiaries can lift 6-month ration in advance: Paswan

PDS beneficiaries can lift 6-month ration in advance: Paswan

New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday said 75 crore beneficiaries under the public distribution system will be allowed to lift their quota of subsidised foodgrains for six months in one go, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, beneficiaries are lifting grains in advance for maximum two months, while the Punjab government is already […]

Corruption ended in J&K post abrogation of Article 370: Sitharaman

Corruption ended in J&K post abrogation of Article 370: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said corruption has ended and things have become more transparent in Jammu and Kashmir post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year. Replying to the debate on budgetary proposals and demand for grants for the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the […]