NASA launches online tools to let users explore Mars

Washington: On the third anniversary of the Mars landing of Curiosity rover, NASA has unveiled two online tools that provide detailed visualisations of the red planet and allow netizens to journey along with the rover on its Martian expeditions. NASA hopes the new online tools will open the mysterious terrain of the red planet to […]

BJP leader chased, shot dead by assailants in Patna

Patna: Local BJP leader Avinash Kumar was chased and shot dead from close quarters by three assailants when he was out for a morning walk near his house in the heart of Bihar capital today, with the incident being caught on CCTV. According to police, assailants pumped bullets into Kumar, general secretary of BJP’s Patna […]

Udhampur attack carried out by Pakistani militants: Rajnath

New Delhi: The two militants who attacked a BSF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, killing two troopers, belong to Pakistan, Government said in Rajya Sabha today. In a suo motu statement on yesterday’s attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh also strongly condemned “the persistent attempts by militants from across the border to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere […]

Man slips to death in Kangan

Mohammad Imran Ganderbal: A 38-year-old man drowned while crossing a bridge in Kangan area here, police said today. Showkat Ahmad Shera of Thune Kangan slipped and got drowned while crossing a bridge. His body was retrieved after an hour by police with the help of locals. Meanwhile, police has registered a case in this regard.

BJP portraying secret bomb makers as victims: CPI (M)

New Delhi: CPI (M) has accused BJP of using photographs of persons killed inside bomb-making units in Kerala for portraying them as victims of violence allegedly by the Left party in the southern state during an exhibition held here. BJP president Amit Shah had on Tuesday inaugurated the exhibition titled ‘An Untold Story of Intolerance: […]

Fresh batch of 235 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

Jammu: Amid tight security, a batch of 235 pilgrims today left for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas. As many as 3, 31,352 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine till yesterday during this year’s pilgrimage. The batch of 175 men, 59 women and one child left in a motorcade of […]

Another boy injured in Manasbal blast dies, toll reaches two

Mohammad Imran Ganderbal: Another minor boy, who was injured in a mysterious explosion in Manasbal area here, has succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, taking the death toll to two. 11-year-old Shakir succumbed to injuries, hours after he was removed to the SKIMS hospital here for treatment, officials told Kashmir Reader. Another boy Muzamil […]

BJP to launch massive campaign against cow slaughter in WB

Kolkata: After enforcing beef ban in Maharashtra, the BJP in West Bengal has decided to launch a ‘massive’ campaign against cow slaughter in the state. The party unit has already informed its district and local level leaders to make preparation for the month-long agitation from September, BJP leader and head of party’s cow development cell […]

1984 riots: Witnesses not examined due to lawyers strike

New Delhi: A Delhi court today could not record the statements of prosecution witnesses in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is facing trial along with others due to lawyers strike. District judge Kamlesh Kumar, who had fixed the case for today for recording of evidence, deferred the matter […]