Jun 30

In all-time high, over 500 kg heroin seized at Attari

In the biggest seizure of narcotics being smuggled from Pakistan in recent years, the Customs seized over 500 kg heroin, valued at around Rs 2,700 crore, concealed in a consignment of salt, officials said on Sunday. The seizure of 532 kg heroin at the Integrated Check Post at the Attari border, some 30 km from

‘Dangal’ girl Zaira quits Bollywood over ‘damaged peace, imaan’

Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri girl who became famous overnight after her superb debut in Aamir Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster “Dangal” on Sunday said she has decided to say goodbye to her film career as “relationship with my religion threatened”. In a detailed post on her Facebook page the 18-year-old cited religious reasons for her decision to

10 jail inmates injured in clash in Punjab

At least 10 inmates of a jail in Punjab’s Ludhiana city sustained injuries on Thursday in a clash between two groups, police said. Security has been heightened in the Central Jail after the clash, a police officer told, further adding the cause of provocation is yet to be ascertained. The incident in the jail occurred

Every person has right to request parole: Haryana CM on Ram Rahim

The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying it is his right owing to his “good conduct” in jail. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday

Amit Shah on two-day J&K visit from June 26

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir for two days beginning June 26, the sources said. Earlier, Shah was scheduled to visit the Valley for a day on June 30. “The visit has been advanced due to the home minister’s busy schedule connected with the Union Budget. The Home Minister will chair

Punjab CM lambasts Canada for support to Khalistan

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday lambasted Canada for its “overt and covert” support to the Khalistan movement, warning that its failure to check anti-India activities being carried out from its soil would be detrimental to its own security. Citing findings of the John Major Commission into the 1985 Kanishka bombing as a clear

Wheat left to rot in Punjab & Haryana after bumper harvest

Millions of tonnes of food grain are being stored in the open across the northern states of Punjab and Haryana, known as the “granaries of India”, following a bumper wheat crop this season, due to lack of warehouse space.The result: Vast quantities of grain, procured by state agencies for the Central pool, lie rotting.Punjab Chief

Government takes steps to ensure power supply in Srinagar and Jammu

The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the award of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distribution Management System (DMS) under R-APDRP Scheme for Jammu and Srinagar cities to M/S G.E T&D India Limited at a cost of Rs.173 crore. An official statement said today,

Security forces have crippled Kashmir militancy: J&K Governor

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that the security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in Kashmir and whatever is still left of it would be wiped out soon.Speaking to media on the sidelines of an event in here, Malik said: “Security forces have broken the backbone of militancy in

4 soldiers lost in one day, as key Pulwama attack man killed

The Indian Army on Tuesday killed yet another militant linked to the Pulwama attack that took away the lives of 40 CRPF troopers earlier this year. Despite losing 4 soldiers in past 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, the Army was successful in killing the Jaish man whose car was used in the February 14

JKPM demands permanent NTA exam centres in Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir People’s Movement has invoked various central and state government authorities, demanding “urgent relocation” of NET examination centres to the preferred centres of aspirants. JKPM General Secretary Shehla Rashid has written to various authorities, including Prime Minister’s Office, National Testing Agency, Governor’s Office, etc. on behalf of hundreds of aspirants who are demanding

Education minister bans sale of uniforms, books in private schools

DP correspondent Chandigarh Taking strict note of the reports of economic exploitation of parents by the managements of certain private schools, Vijay Inder Singla Education Minister Punjab has issued directions that all the private schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE and Punjab School Education Board across the State shall not direct or compel parents to buy school

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn.  Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered

Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers : Kashmir

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out after Eid prayers in some parts of Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt, they said. Protesters pelted stones on security personnel in some parts of the old city after Eid prayers. Similar incidents were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir

Eid shopping fever grips Kashmiri’s ahead of festival

Eid shopping reached a feverish pitch in Srinagar city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley on Monday as shoppers thronged markets, literally choking most of the traffic arteries in the old city.In a land plagued by violence for over 30 years, Eid is one festival during which Kashmiri’s tend to forget the pain and

Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster release

Supneet Singh came into words after doing a commendable job in motion picture ‘Aashke’. He’s standard for his distinctive sort of Bhangra and now he is turning out with a brand new twist in the singing field. DIG ludhiana Raghbir S. Khattar releases Supneet Singh’s upcoming song Bhangra’s poster. Soon, his new song Bhangra will be

Search on for 8 missing climbers in Nanda Devi

A search is underway for seven climbers — four Britons, two Americans and an Australian — and their Indian liaison officer, who went missing a week ago during an expedition to the Nanda Devi peak in Uttarakhand, CNN reported on Sunday citing local authorities.The group was attempting to scale Nanda Devi East, one of the

Punjab to ban online food without hygiene rating

Punjab is going to ban online delivery of food without hygiene rating, Health Minister Brahm Mohindra announced on Thursday.The decision was taken under the ‘Tandarust Punjab Mission’. Mohindra has issued directions to all online food order and supply companies to display the hygiene rating of the food business operators registered with them. Giving three months

Gunfight breaks out in Shopian village

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces at Dragad Sugan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday wee hours. As per sources , a joint team army’s 44 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search at Dragad Sugan area during pre-dawn hours today. A police officer told us that cordon

State to have Disaster Response Force

DP CORRESPONDENT Shimla Himachal Pradesh will establish State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), on analogy of National Disaster Response Force to generate a prompt and efficient response at the time of disasters. This was revealed by Chief Secretary BK Agarwal while chairing the 9th meeting of State Executive Committee (SEC) held here last evening. He said