Oct 29

BSF jawan dies in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Srinagar: A BSF jawan was today killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 28-year-old Constable Koli Nitin Subhash, hailing from Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred this morning in firing by Pakistani security forces, a BSF official said. Subhash had joined BSF in 2008

IED blast in Manipur, no casualty

Imphal: Unidentified attackers today setoff a medium-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Gandhi Avenue, the main commercial hub of Imphal, police said. Though it damaged glass panes of some buildings, there was no casualty, the police said. The blast occurred at aroud 7.30 AM in a narrow lane at Gandhi Avenue beside an automobile spare

When Vajpayee pulled India back from the brink on Iraq

Hard to believe, but Mosul, currently in the news, would have been ours today had Atal Bihari Vajpayee not played spoilsport. After their invasion of Iraq in April 2003, Americans realized fairly early that a full- fledged occupation for an unspecified period was not possible without allies taking responsibility to administer large swathes of the

Kedarnath post-office washed away in 2013 functional again

Dehradun: The post office at Kedarnath shrine which was washed away in the 2013 flash floods, has been restored and started operations, an official said on Saturday. The post office’s new building has begun operations from the Punjab and Sind dharmsala, he further informed and said that the main priest of the Kedarnath shrine inaugurated

Pakistani troopers start heavy shelling in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistani troopers on Saturday started heavy shelling targeting civilians and Border Security Force (BSF) facilities on the International Border in Hiranagar sector and R.S.Pura in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. “Around 6 a.m., the Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling and automatic gunfire. The BSF has started retaliating effectively,” the police said. Pak

Pakistan says Indian firing killed six civilians

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday claimed that “unprovoked” firing incidents from across the border by Indian forces a day ago killed six civilians including two women. The Foreign Office said it summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh on Friday to protest the Thurday ceasefire violations by the Indian forces on the International Border and the

Goa’s only woman Chief Minister Shashikala Kakodkar passes away

  Panaji:  Goa’s second Chief Minister and the only woman to hold that post so far, Shashikala Kakodkar, died on Friday in Panaji, after a prolonged illness. Kakodkar, 81, was appointed the Chief Minister of Goa, then a Union Territory, in 1973 after the death of her father Dayanand Bandodkar, who was the CM then.

Prime Minister greets nation on Dhanteras

  New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Dhanteras — the festival of wealth. “Greetings on the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras,” the Prime Minister tweeted extending his best wishes to the citizens. One of the most important religious festival of Hindus, Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi, is

3 civilians injured in Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Jammu: Three civilians were injured on Friday morning when Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling on the International Border in Hiranagar sector in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The victims — two girls and a man — were injured due to mortar shell splinters in Lallai Chak village. Heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers continued till

Pak violates ceasefire in Jammu, Rajouri,Kathua; girl injured

Jammu: Pakistani troops continued the ceasefire violations today with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, leaving a girl injured. BSF and Army have responded “appropriately and befittingly” a defence spokesman said. “There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in

NZ PM visits Cochin airport

   Kochi: New Zealand Prime Minister John Keytoday made a brief stopover at the Cochin International Airport near here and inspected various facilities, including hi-tech security systems installed by a company from his country.    Key and a delegation accompanying him inspected the baggage handling system and integrated inline Explosive Detection System installed at the new

India will welcome Pakistan at HoA conference

New Delhi: India today said it will welcome Pakistan’s participation at the Heart of Asia (HoA) conference to be held in Amritsar on December 4 although it has not received any official confirmation from it so far. “We are yet to receive an official confirmation from Pakistan and also the level of participation,” External Affairs

Soldier killed as army foils LoC infiltration bid in Kupwara

Srinagar: An Indian soldier was killed and another injured on Thursday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district during an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), a senior official said. “One soldier was martyred and another injured when alert troops challenged a group of heavily armed terrorists on the LoC in Tangdhar sector,” Army’s

Modi asks diaspora, first develop India
Politics should never override policy: PM to IAS officers

New Delhi: “Politics should never over ride policy.” This was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to IAS officers as a young batch met him here. “The Prime Minister urged the officers to inculcate team spirit, and work towards breaking silos, in whatever capacity they serve,” a PMO statement said. “Stating that politics should

Mukherjee pays tribute to K.R. Narayanan

  New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday paid floral tributes to former President K.R. Narayanan on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Mukherjee, along with officers and staff, paid floral tributes in front of a portrait of Narayanan in the Durbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan here, an official release said. Narayanan, the tenth President

Indian Army’s 70th Infantry Day celebrated

  Mumbai:  Top military officers paid homage to the infantry fraternity who died for the country in Jammu and Kashmir on the 70th Infantry Day celebrations here on Thursday. Major General Anuj Mathur, officiating General Officer Commanding – Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa areas – led all the officers of the Military Station in Colaba to

Two Indians arrested, Pakistan official quizzed over spying

New Delhi:  A Pakistani embassy official was questioned and two Indian nationals were arrested on alleged espionage charges and working for the ISI, a police officer said here on Thursday. Mehmood Akhtar, the Pakistan official in the High Commission, was briefly detained and let off because of diplomatic immunity, the police officer told IANS on

Espionage case: Pak Mission staffer declared persona non grata

New Delhi: India today declared a PakistanHigh Commission staffer as persona non-grata for espionage activities after he was caught red handed by Delhi Police with documents relating to defence deployment. This was conveyed by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who summoned Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit to his office following brief detention of the staffer who was

Pakistan High Commission staffer detained for espionage

New Delhi:  A Pakistan High Commission staffer was today detained after he was found in possession of defence documents while two others were arrested on espionage charges, police said. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has been summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs. On intelligence inputs, Delhi Police Crime Branch took the staffer identified as

Investigate Sahara diaries adresses Delhi CM
Kejriwal hails SC ruling on temporary staff wages

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that he will immediately implement the Supreme Court direction saying wages of temporary staff should be on par with regular ones. He demanded that Punjab government should “immediately” implement the ruling as well.”Landmark judgment by Supreme Court. Will immediately implement it in Delhi and simultaneously