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Hope SC takes long, hard look at the order: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed hope that the Supreme Court will take a “long hard look” at the legality of the Government of India’s order which allows government agencies to intercept “any information” contained in any computer system.“Given that the government has now authorised multiple […]

6 terrorists killed in encounter in Pulwama

Six terrorists were killed in an encounter Saturday morning with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, a […]

Newly-elected J&K sarpanches call on Modi

A delegation of 48 newly-elected sarpanches of panchayats from Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought his assistance for the development of the state.Led by chairman Shafiq Mir of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an apex body of panchayat leaders of the […]

Aasiya’s plea against solitary confinement: HC seeks reply from GoI, jail authorities

 The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the Government of India (GoI) and the prison authorities on a plea by Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, challenging her solitary confinement.Besides Andrabi, her associates Sofi Fehmeeda […]

Pak’s Senate passes resolution condemning Pulwama killings

 Pakistan’s Senate or Upper House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the violence in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday that resulted in the death of seven civilians.The resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its “moral and diplomatic support” to the […]

Parliament Schedule for Tuesday, December 18

Lok Sabha Bills to be introduced:  * The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill  2018  Bills for consideration and passing: *The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018 *The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018  – Discussion on natural calamities in various parts of  the country particularly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and  […]

Govt’s intense pressure on RBI could undermine India’s long-term financial stability: S&P

i Indian government’s “sustained and intense” pressure on the RBI could “undermine” the hard-fought improvements in the banking system over the past few years as well as the long-term financial stability in the country, S&P Global Ratings warned on Monday. In particular, S&P Global Ratings views as credit negative the circumstances […]

NC leader exhorts people to unite for peace in J&K

 A senior National Conference (NC) leader on Sunday cautioned the people against the “divisive politics” and said harmony was an imperative for steering Jammu and Kashmir to a new era of peace, prosperity and development. “Polarisation may have short-term gains for opportunistic elements in the political arena, but ultimately it […]

Kerala: India’s first visually impaired woman IAS officer takes charge as Thiruvananthapuram’s Sub-Collector

Pranjal Patil, India’s first visually challenged woman IAS officer on Monday took charge as Sub-Collector of Thiruvananthapuram. A warm reception was arranged to welcome her as she took over from former collector B Gopalakrishnan. She served as an assistant collector in Ernakulam for a year in 2018 before taking charge […]

127 held in connection with ISIS; those arrested say Zakir Naik videos inspired them: NIA

Most of the 127 persons arrested in connection with cases linked to terror organisation ISIS from across 14 states in the country were inspired by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, according to Inspector-General (IG) of National Investigation Agency, Alok Mittal. Addressing a conference of anti-terror agencies here on Monday, Mittal […]

Home Secretary inspects Kartarpur corridor

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Monday visited the Kartarpur corridor here and inspected the route. Bhalla was accompanied by other officials during the visit. The Home Secretary was apprised of the progress done in the corridor so far. Bhalla’s visit comes ahead of the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor […]