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Cloudburst: Rawat announces compensation for kin of victims

New Delhi: Expressing grief over the loss oflives in torrential rains in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today announced a compensation of Rs two lakh each to families of the victims. Rawat said he was personally monitoring the situation and added that disaster management teams and security personnel have already been asked to reach the

World Bank chief meets Modi, discusses nutrition, green power

New Delhi: World Bank Group President JimYong Kim called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today as part of the Bank’s efforts to explore ways to support government initiatives on nutrition and renewable energy. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted a picture of Modi with Kim, but no details are immediately available. Kim, who visited an anganwadi

PM Modi declares emergency in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday said that Indian PM Narendra Modi has declared emergency in

Breaking- Mehbooba wins Anantnag by-election by over 11,000 votes

Kashmir: J-K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti wins the Anantnag assembly bypoll. Mehbooba wins Anantnag by-election by over 11,000

Amarinder’s dream of becoming CM will never be fulfilled: Badal

 Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister ParkashSingh Badal today took a dig at Congress leader Amarinder Singh, saying he was “trying to replicate” him by launching mass outreach campaign in the hope of becoming Chief Minister but his dream will “never be fulfilled.” Badal said Amarinder was “promising moon” to everyone knowing very well that he “could

India is biggest threat to Pakistan: Bajwa

Islamabad: India poses the “biggest threat”to Pakistan which has forced the country to make its defence mechanism ‘India-specific’, a top Pakistan army official has said. Pakistan Army spokesperson Asim Bajwa said that efforts are going on to engage India. However, the long-standing issue of Kashmir is the cause of tensions between the two nations, he

Amarinder hits back at Jaitley over ‘foreign accounts’ charge

Chandigarh: A day after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley attacked him over his family’s alleged foreign accounts, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today hit back at him, accusing him of trying to “avenge his humiliating defeat” in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He also asked the senior BJP leader to “furnish the address with the

Sub-committee formed under chairmanship of Chief Secretary

Chandigarh: The state government has constituted a sub-committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary to constantly monitor the situation of water availability in the state during the summer season. The other members of the sub committee included Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Additional Chief Secretaries, Irrigation and Water Resources

Big Breaking- Punjab CM unwell, leaves Sangat Darshan mid- way

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal feeling unwell left the sangat darshan at Fatehgarh Churian mid way, on Thursday. Dr Fateh Singh, personal physician of Punjab CM confirmed that due to change in weather, elderly Badal felt uncomfortable and little feverish. Taking the precautions he was advised to leave the public meeting immediate and

CS Pharka vows to fill up administrative gaps

Shimla: Newly appointed Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh, Vidya Chander Pharka on Wednesday seemed all prepared for the top administrative job, even as he passed the first day meeting officers and the people, who came to greet him from every corner. Pharka, however, dealt with important files on the first day. “I will try to

Chief of Egypt’s journalists union arrested; to stand trial

Cairo: The head of Egypt’s press syndicate and two board members have been arrested and charged with “publishing false news” and “harbouring” journalists wanted by authorities, officials said. Egypt’s journalists union chief Yehia Qalash, Secretary- General Gamal Abdel-Reheem and Undersecretary Khaled El-Balshy were taken into custody yesterday. Prosecutors referred them to trial after they were

Virbhadra accuses Modi government of misusing central investigating agencies

Shimla: Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh has accused the Modi government of misusing central investigating agencies like CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax Department against its political opponents. He said the Union government had failed to redress the core issues of the country and it was only concerned to harass its political rivals. The Chief Minister

Special court directs CBI to probe assets of Ex-Chief RAW

New Delhi: A special CBI court here hasdirected the agency to inquire into allegations of disproportionate assets amassed by a former Secretary of the country’s elite snooping agency Research and Analysis Wing. An earlier order on February 18, 2013 by Tis Hazari Special court asking CBI to probe the assets of A K Verma, the