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State issues overpower demonetisation among polls

On last day of Modi’s 50-day grace period, cash woes continue

Demonetisation New Delhi:  On the last day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 50-day grace period to set right the demonetisation woes. The same set of problems continues to trouble people across the country over access to cash on Friday. Many ATM kiosks remained shut, while those that did open their shutters had long queues outside,

Good if Indo-US relations continue in strength: WH

Washington: The White House has said that the India-US relations have gained strength during President Barack Obama’s regime and hoped it would continue with the same momentum in the Donald Trump Administration. “I know that President Obama speaks to his counterparts as heads of state frequently. Prime Minister (of India) Modi is one that he

Temperatures dip in J&K, dry spell to continue

Srinagar:Temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dipped on Thursday due to clear night sky as the weather office forecast a dry spell till Saturday.An official of the MET department told IANS: “Minimum temperatures throughout the state dropped due to clear night sky.” Minimum night temperature in Srinagar was 0.3 degrees Celsius, while it was minus 0.3

On Twitter, images of children continue to be exploited

New York: Some Twitter users have been indulging in swapping of illegal images of children to sexualise them, the media reported. According to a report in BBC on Monday, images of young girls in their school uniform or swimsuit and which are actually innocuous, are swapped on Twitter to promote them as child pornography. “Some

Anti-Trump protests continue for 5th day

New York: Anti-Donald Trump protests continued for the fifth day across the US opposing the Republican’s shocking victory in last week’s presidential election. In Manhattan, a group gathered on Sunday to demonstrate against the President-elect’s immigration policies, CNN reported. “The main purpose is to tell Donald Trump he can’t just deport 11 million undocumented people,”

A train ride to picturesque location: Sidharth’s New Zealand diaries continue

Christchurch: Actor Sidharth Malhotra is making the most of his New Zealand trip. The recent addition to his adventurous TranzAlpine train journey, where he not only enjoyed the beautiful landscapes from the farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the mighty Southern Alps, but also took some driving tips from the driver. The 31-year-old, who is

Indo-US relationship will continue to grow under Trump: US Envoy

New Delhi: The US has exuded confidence that while there have been “gains over the years in the relationship” between India and the US over the past two decades, the trend will continue under the new dispensation headed by President-elect Donald Trump. “As you look at the gains over the years in the relationship, particularly

Will continue to serve humanity: Dalai Lama

Dharamsala: Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said he will continue to serve all human beings and hoped to live another 25 years to this end. “… there have been certain revelations that I will live for more than a hundred years,” he told a gathering of Tibetans and devotees who had come

Disability pension to continue in old format for now

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Saturday ordered implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on pensions but added that the disability pension component will be paid as per the old system until the pay panel’s Anomaly Committee comes out with a solution. An ministry order, issued a day ahead of Diwali, announced implementation of

Would love Samantha to continue acting after our marriage: Naga Chaitanya

Mumbai: There’s no tradition of female actors in their family. But Telugu superstar Nagarajuna’s elder son Naga Chaitanya, who is awaiting the release of the Telugu remake of “Premam”, says he won’t mind breaking that tradition when he marries actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Disarmingly candid about his feelings and plans with Samantha, Chaitanya said: “We’ve

Mizoram to continue peace talks with terror outfit

Aizawl: The Mizoram government would continue to hold peace talks with the Manipur-based terror outfit — Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) and the second round of the bi-partite talks is scheduled on October 5, an official said here on Thursday. The first round of talks between the government and the HPC-D was held on August 10.

Counter-infiltration operations along LoC continue

Srinagar: The two counter-infiltration operations along the Line of Control in Kashmir today entered the second day, the Army said here. “The operations along the LoC in Uri and Naugam sectors continue,” an Army spokesman said. One soldier was killed yesterday as Army foiled two infiltration bids in Uri and Naugam sectors of

Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Srinagar: Curfew and restrictions continued in Kashmir today to maintain law and order, a day after two youths died in clashes in the Valley taking the toll in the unrest to 78. “Curfew continues in Baramullah, Tangmarg, Pattan and Handwara towns of Kashmir as a precautionary measure,” a police officer said. Yesterday, authorities had clamped

Cases against AAP leaders will continue till polls end: Jain

Panaji: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said the frequent police cases against its legislators and leaders will not end until Assembly elections are over in Goa and Punjab. “Merely police case(s) do not prove anything. Do you think police cases are sacrosanct? Why are they coming before Goa and Punjab election where AAP has decided

Hope India will continue to prioritise low inflation: Rajan

New York: Raghuram Rajan, whose tenure as the RBI Governor ended this week, hopes the process of cleaning up Indian banks will be finished and the government will continue to prioritise “low inflation”. Rajan, 53, who stepped down on September 4 as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, said in an interview with

Dengue fever claims another life in Chandigarh

Chandigarh:  A 22 year old man died in Chandigarh  today of dengue. Young man (Anil) was a resident of sector 42, Chandigarh. He was hospitalised for past 2 days in PGI. The number of dengue death cases in the city has touched 24.

Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir for 51st day

Srinagar:  Authorities on Sunday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 51st consecutive day. Police said curfew will remain imposed only in Anantnag town while restrictions under section 144 of the CrPc (criminal procedure code) will continue in the rest of the Valley including Srinagar. Despite restrictions in Srinagar city, private vehicles and three-wheelers

Curfew, restrictions continue in Kashmir

Srinagar:  Curfew and restrictions continued for the 58th day across Kashmir on Saturday, as the death toll rose to 72 in the ongoing unrest. Militants killed a police constable identified as Khurshid Ahmad Ganai in Koil village of Pulwama district on Saturday morning when he was leaving for duty. The body of another youth who

Kashmir unrest: Curfew, shutdown continue to cripple life

Srinagar: There was no let up in the government-imposed curfew and separatist-called shutdown on Friday, the 49th day of Kashmir unrest that has brought life to a standstill in the troubled valley. Police said the strict curfew will continue without any relaxation in Anantnag, Pulwama, Badgam, Shopian and Srinagar city while restrictions on the assembly

Curfew, restrictions continue for 48th day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday continued curfew and restrictions in Kashmir for the 48th consecutive day as the separatists extended the protest shutdown till September 1. “Curfew will remain in force in Anantnag, Pulwama and Srinagar districts while restrictions will continue in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Baramulla, Shopian, Kulgam and Badgam districts,” a senior police official said.