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As Pakistan rains mortar shells, 217 kids trapped in schools

As Pakistan rains mortar shells, 217 kids trapped in schools

JAMMU: At least 217 students and 15 teachers+ trapped in three schools close to the LoC during a deadly rain of mortar shells from Pakistan+ were rescued on Tuesday in a daring operation conducted by police and the district administration.  One of the school buildings in the Nowshera sector took direct hits but there were no casualties.   Click here to […]

Assam floods death toll rises to 60

Assam floods death toll rises to 60

The death toll in the Assam flood climbed to 60 on Sunday with the authorities reporting one death in Morigaon district. Though the water-level of the Brahmaputra and most of its tributaries receded considerably on Sunday, a fresh embankment breach in Morigaon district in central Assam caused extensive damage late Saturday night, inundating over a […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan Army Chief ‘analysing’ evidence, to decide on mercy plea soon

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan Army Chief ‘analysing’ evidence, to decide on mercy plea soon

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is “analysing” evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and will decide his appeal on merit, said the Pakistani Army on Sunday. Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters that Gen Bajwa was “analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide on Jadhav’s appeal on merit.” Jadhav […]

Strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection: PM Modi at all-party meet

Strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection: PM Modi at all-party meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that strict action will be taken against ‘cow vigilantes’ indulging in violence, news agency PTI reported. Speaking at an all-party meeting ahead of the Parliament monsoon session, the Prime Minister said, “I have asked states to take strict action against those violating law in name of cow protection.” PM Modi […]

Numbers favour Ram Nath Kovind for presidential election today

Numbers favour Ram Nath Kovind for presidential election today

NEW DELHI: The election for the next president of India will be held on Monday where National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind is pitted against opposition nominee Meira Kumar. The counting of votes will take place on 20 July in New Delhi where all the ballot boxes will be brought from various state capitals. […]

J&K: 16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, several seriously injured in bus accident

J&K: 16 Amarnath pilgrims killed, several seriously injured in bus accident

NEW DELHI: At least sixteen Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 26 seriously injured when the bus in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district on Sunday, police said. “The bus, bearing registration number JK02Y 0594, was heading towards Srinagar when it rolled down into a gorge near an Army camp in […]

Assam flood situation worsens, animals in Kaziranga park at risk

Assam flood situation worsens, animals in Kaziranga park at risk

GUWAHATI: The flood situation in Assam worsened today as five more deaths were reported, taking the toll to 44. The deluge has affected 17.2 lakh people in 24 districts. The mighty Brahmaputra river and its tributaries have submerged 2,500 villages, destroyed 1.06 lakh hectares of crop-land, damaged infrastructure by breaching the embankments and overrunning roads and bridges, […]

WB CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over censorship on Amartya Sen’s documentary

WB CM Mamata Banerjee slams Centre over censorship on Amartya Sen’s documentary

Condemning Central Board of Film Certification’s censorship on the documentary made on Amartya Sen, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has tweeted, “If somebody of his stature cannot express himself freely, what hope does the common citizen have.” She has also criticised the Modi government saying, “Every single voice of the opposition is being muzzled. Now, Dr […]

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Massive search on for alleged mastermind Abu Ismail of Lashkar

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Massive search on for alleged mastermind Abu Ismail of Lashkar

Security agencies have launched a massive search to hunt down the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Mohammed Ismail alias Abu Ismail — the alleged mastermind of the Amarnath Yatra terror attack that left seven dead and over 30 injured on Monday evening. Proactive operations have been launched, mainly in south Kashmir, to nab Ismail as investigations including communication intercepts have […]

Kupwara: Two Army men killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Kupwara: Two Army men killed in LoC ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Two Army jawans were killed on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, an Army official said. The jawans were killed in the Pakistani firing, the official said while refusing to be identified. Earlier, the same official said that an Indian Army patrol party […]

West Bengal communal riots: One arrested for sharing fake image, inciting violence

West Bengal communal riots: One arrested for sharing fake image, inciting violence

One person was arrested by the Kolkata Police on Saturday for allegedly sharing a still from a Bhojpuri movie, claiming that it was a photograph taken at the violence-hit North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The image shows a man forcibly pulling a woman’s saree in public. According to a report by AltNews, the scene is from […]

Pakistan’s glorification of Burhan Wani is condemnable, says Centre

Pakistan’s glorification of Burhan Wani is condemnable, says Centre

NEW DELHI: The government on Sunday said the international community must come together in condemning Pakistan’s “support and sponsorship” of terror, which was evident in the blatant endorsement of terror outfits and their operatives by top Pakistani officials+ . “First Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson read from banned LeT’s script. Now Pakistan’s COAS glorifies Burhan Wani. Pakistan’s […]

G20 Hamburg Action Plan praises India for promoting ease of doing business, labour reforms

G20 Hamburg Action Plan praises India for promoting ease of doing business, labour reforms

HAMBURG: Acknowledging steps being taken by India for sustainable and inclusive growth as well as support to global economy, the G20 has praised the initiatives in the country for promoting ease of doing business, startup funding and labour reforms. In its Hamburg Action Plan, adopted at the G20 Summit of leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies, the […]

Delegation of US Senators meets Sartaj, highlight Pakistan’s regional importance

Delegation of US Senators meets Sartaj, highlight Pakistan’s regional importance

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday met with a delegation of American Senators in Islamabad. The delegation is headed by Senator John McCain and included senators Lindsey Graham, Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren and David Perdue. Click here to read more… Credit: dawn.com

Air India employees’ union to meet, plan stir against privatisation

Air India employees’ union to meet, plan stir against privatisation

NEW DELHI: Air India’s largest employees’ union will hold its general body meeting in New Delhi this week to “organise its members for a movement” against the government’s decision to privatise the debt-ridden national carrier. The Air Corporations Employees’ Union (ACEU) is also planning to meet a group of ministers to be set up by the […]

Presidential polls: BJP hopeful of cross-voting from opposition ranks

Presidential polls: BJP hopeful of cross-voting from opposition ranks

NEW DELHI: The BJP expects cross-voting from opposition ranks, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, in favour of NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. The internal bickering in the Samajwadi Party, some of whose MLAs owe allegiance to Mulayam Singh Yadav and his brother Shivpal Yadav, coupled with the fact that Kovind is a son of […]

India-China face-off: Army pushes more troops in Doka La in longest impasse since 1962

India-China face-off: Army pushes more troops in Doka La in longest impasse since 1962

India has pushed in more troops in a “non-combative mode” to establish strategic leverage in an area near Sikkim, where the soldiers have been locked in a standoff with Chinese troops for almost a month now. The deadlock has proved to be an unprecedented impasse between the two armies since the 1962 Sino-Indian War. India deployed […]

India’s population to surpass China’s around 2024, earlier than thought: UN

UNITED NATIONS: India’s population could surpass that of China’s around 2024, two years later than previously estimated, and is projected to touch 1.5 billion in 2030, according to a UN forecast. The World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said that currently China with 1.41 billion inhabitants […]

DPS school encounter ends, two terrorists gunned-down; three jawans injured

DPS school encounter ends, two terrorists gunned-down; three jawans injured

Two militants were killed and three soldiers were injured after an encounter broke out at DPS school in Srinagar on Sunday morning. Security forces launched an offensive attack to flush out the militants who were holed up inside the school building. After hours of gunfire, the security forces said both were dead and all firing had […]

Narendra Modi arrives in Washington: Trump administration readies the red carpet

Narendra Modi arrives in Washington: Trump administration readies the red carpet

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Washington on the second leg of his three-nation tour for his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump, as the two leaders are set to hold discussions on a set of “strategically important” issues. Modi arrived in the American capital early on Sunday after a day-long […]

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