MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot missing
MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal's Kangra, pilot missing


MiG-21 jet crashes in Himachal’s Kangra, pilot missing. MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district. The aircraft was coming from Punjab’s Pathankot when it crashed in Patta Jattiyan in Kangra’s Jawali subdivision. The pilot of the aircraft is currently missing. A rescue team is en route

Centre 'keeping an eye' on terror recruitment in Kashmir Centre ‘keeping an eye’ on terror recruitment in Kashmir

Centre ‘keeping an eye’ on terror recruitment in Kashmir. The Central government is keeping a tab on the growing number of youth joining terrorism in Kashmir, said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “We are keeping an eye on recruitment. We are also focusing on what is motivating them to join terrorism and who is behind influencing

Heavy rain in Punjab, Himachal, Delhi Heavy rain in Punjab, Himachal, Delhi

Ending a week-long dry spell, rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana today. Chandigarh received heavy downpour and the mercury dropped by a few notches, a Meteorological Department official said here. In Haryana, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Sirsa and Narnaul were among other places that received rains. Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana and Gurdaspur in Punjab

Fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra. A fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims on Friday left Jammu to perform the Amarnath Yatra. They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 110 vehicles and headed to the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps, police said.Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N.Vohra, who heads

Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck

Amarnath Yatra: 13 pilgrims injured as tempo rams into truck. As many as 13 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims were injured on Thursday after the tempo they were travelling in crashed into a parked truck near Birma Bridge in Udhampur. Three of the 13 passengers were seriously injured while the rest sustained minor injuries. The injured passengers

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal Pradesh’s heaviest rainfall

Paonta Sahib gets Himachal Pradesh’s heaviest rainfall. The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday experienced moderate to heavy rainfall, causing landslides and road blocks in some areas, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were once again in spate, officials said. While Paonta Sahib town, known for a Sikh shrine, recorded the highest rainfall

Karan Singh urges Modi to rename Jammu airport

Karan Singh urges Modi to rename Jammu airport. Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rename Jammu airport after Maharaja Hari Singh. In a letter to Modi, Singh said there has been a long-standing demand from the people of Jammu to rename the airport after Maharaja Hari Singh during

2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in J&K road accident
2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in J&K accident

2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab were killed and six others injured in a road accident on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle they were travelling in lost control and it rolled down from the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Qazigund area. The police identified the

Himachal: Local traders welcome ban on disposable thermocol plates

Himachal: Local traders welcome ban on disposable thermocol plates. The local traders have welcomed the Himachal Pradesh government’s recent notification of banning the use and sale of thermocol cutlery across the state. To save the environment from degradation, Governor, Acharya Devvrat, on Saturday banned the use of thermocol cutlery, including cups, plates, glasses and spoons

Majithia, Sirsa take up issue of forceful conversion of Sikh girl with J&K DGP
Majithia, Sirsa take up issue of forceful conversion of Sikh girl with J&K DGP

Chandigarh – Former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Saturday took serious notice of the incident occurred at Tral in Jammu and Kashmir where a sikh girl was pressurized to convert into Islam and was seriously injured in attack by Islamic fundamentalists

Minor rape victim gives birth in Shimla
Minor rape victim gives birth in Shimla

A minor rape victim has given birth to a baby here, the police said today. A FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and under section 376 (rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), Shimla superintendent of police Omapati Jamwal said.The rape victim was

4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine
4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine

4821 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath shrine. Despite inclement weather conditions, 4821 pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir. The Baltal route still remains inaccessible due to bad weather; however, pilgrims are continuing the yatra through the Pahalgam route. Helicopter services are operational on both routes, the CEO

Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death toll rises to 11
Amarnath Yatra: 3 killed in landslide, death toll rises to 11

SRINAGAR: The Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas was suspended on Wednesday from both Pahalgam and Baltal routes due to landslides even as the death toll during this year’s yatra rose to 11 , an official spokesperson said. “The yatra via both Baltal as well as Pahalgam routes remained suspended because of landslides and shooting

Srinagar: College students remain seated during national anthem

Srinagar: College students remain seated during national anthem. A video from Srinagar has surfaced wherein some college students can be seen seated while the national anthem was being played. The video was shot at the convocation ceremony of Central University of Kashmir, which took place on July 4.While majority of those present at the ceremony

Shimla: Successful trial of Diesel-run coach on heritage railway extension
Shimla: Successful trial of Diesel-run coach on heritage railway extension

Shimla: Successful trial of Diesel-run coach on heritage railway extension. The Shimla railway station officials conducted a successful trial of Diesel run coach between the Heritage Museum and Shimla railway station. A railways official said, “The trial has been successful on this 900 meters long heritage track here. This trial has been conducted nearly after

Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated
Nearly 150 stranded Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated

Kathmandu – Nearly 150 Indian pilgrims were evacuated safely on Tuesday as rescue work intensified to bring back over 1,500 Indians who have been stranded in Nepal’s mountainous region due to heavy rain while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet. Two pilgrims – Leela Narayanan Mandredath, 56, of Kerala and Satya Laxmi of

Yoga in India attracting foreign tourists
Yoga in India attracting foreign tourists

Yoga in India attracting foreign tourists. The enchanting surroundings and hymns of the mantras! This provides an ideal location to practice yoga – a way of life which harmonizes the body, mind and spirit. In recent years, yoga has become popular in the West, inspiring an increasing number of people to come and study it

2 Amarnath pilgrims from Punjab killed in J&K road accident
Amarnath Yatra: 5 dead, 3 injured in landslide on Baltal route

Amarnath Yatra: 5 dead, 3 injured in landslide on Baltal route. Five people were killed and three injured after a landslide hit Brarimarg on the Baltal route. The group was travelling along the 14-kilometre Baltal route to visit the Amarnath shrine. Rescue teams were immediately pressed into action.The first batch of pilgrims undertaking the Amarnath

Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP
Sikh girl attacked in Kashmir: BJP

Jammu (PTI) – The BJP today claimed that a young girl, belonging to the minority Sikh community, was attacked by two masked men riding a motorcycle at the Tral bus stand in Kashmir, and appealed to Governor N N Vohra to ensure that the miscreants were apprehended immediately and punished severely. A BJP spokesperson said

Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath
Fifth batch of pilgrims leaves from Jammu for Amarnath

JAMMU: The fifth batch of 4,047 pilgrims, including 808 women, on Monday left from here for the Kashmir Valley to pay obeisance at the 3,880-metre high cave shrine of Amarnath, a police official said. So far, 13,816 pilgrims had visited the cave shrine from the twin routes traditional 36-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and