India to go for the kill in Ranchi

India to go for the kill in Ranchi

RANCHI: It would have been a dead rubber but with valuable World Test Championship points on offer, India would be eyeing victory while South Africa would be desperate for some consolation in a wretched tour when the third and final Test starts here on Saturday. There are 40 points on offer and a 3-0 series […]

Govt focussed on eliminating nepotism in sports: Modi

GOHANA (HARYANA): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government was focussed on identification of merit and eliminating nepotism in sports, whereas the previous Congress-led regimes only “harvested the produce of scams”. Addressing a rally here in Sonipat district in the run-up to the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls, he said, “Our jawans and […]

Shutdown continues in Kashmir

Srinagar: (PTI) Normal life remained impacted in Kashmir on Thursday even as shops opened for few hours early in the morning in some areas including the commercial hub of Lal Chowk but main markets and other business establishments remained shut, officials said. Few vendors had set up stalls on the TRC Chowk-Polo View road, they […]

History will take note of those who mocked Art 370 removal: PM

Beed: (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at the opposition, saying history will have a mention of those who ridiculed the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing an election rally at Parli in Maharashtra’s Beed district, he said the next week’s state Assembly polls were a battle between BJP’s […]

Cong backed scrapping of Art 370, but not BJP’s high-handed way: Manmohan

Mumbai: (PTI) The Congress does not need a certificate of patriotism from anyone, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday, pointing out that it voted in favour of the abrogation of Article 370, but opposed the high-handed way in which it was done. The economist-turned-politician also said that agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate […]

Any attempt by India to divert water flow would be considered ‘act of aggression’: Pak

Islamabad: (PTI) Pakistan said on Thursday that it has “exclusive rights” over three Western rivers and any attempt by India to divert the flow of these rivers would be considered an “act of aggression”. Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal made the remarks during his weekly media briefing here in response to a question regarding Prime […]

Indian ambassador briefs US lawmakers on Kashmir situation

Washington: (PTI) India’s ambassador to the US, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, has briefed lawmakers on the situation in Kashmir and the steps taken by the government to maintain peace after Jammu and Kashmir’s special status was revoked in August. The briefing held on Wednesday, the first such by the top Indian diplomat here for members of […]

SC pulls up J&K for not filing restriction orders

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SC pulls up J&K for not filing restriction orders

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana questioned Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the administration, as to […]

Farooq’s Sister, daughter among women protestors released from central jail

Farooq’s Sister, daughter among women protestors released from central jail

Srinagar: Women protestors, including National Conference President Farooq Abdullah’s sister and daughter, who were arrested on Tuesday after they took out a protest march, were released on bail by a court here on Wednesday evening, officials said. Abdullah’s sister Suraiya, his daughter Safiya and 11 other women furnished a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and […]