Delhi: CBI arrests Delhi government’s GST Assistant Commissioner

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested an Assistant Commissioner of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department of the Delhi government while accepting a bribe of Rs 6 lakh, officials said on Tuesday. The arrested officer has been identified as Jitender Joon while another person who was also arrested was named […]

HP: Himachal seeks separate battalion in Indian Army

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday sought a separate battalion in the Indian Army for the state in view of a large number of people serving the armed force. This demand was raised at a meeting here between Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Chief of Staff Headquarters (Western Command) Lt Gen P.K. Bali. Several issues […]

UK: Army chief visits ITBP troopers in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Army chief Bipin Rawat on Tuesday visited the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troopers in Uttarakhand’s Nelang border and offered them Diwali greetings. He reached Nelang on the Indo-China border at around 8.30 a.m. in a chopper and spent more than two hours with the troopers. Uttarakhand shares a 345-km border with China of which […]

UP: Adityanath inaugurates international cricket stadium in Lucknow

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the ‘Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium’ here on Tuesday. Accompanied by Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, Sports Minister Chetan Chauhan and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, Adityanath was presented with a memento by Uday Sinha, the Managing Director of Ekana […]

J&K: Autumn in Kashmir: Nature in bloom but where are the tourists?

Srinagar: Kashmir’s season of pleasure and plenty, the autumn, is here, but alas, the tragedy of the beleaguered valley this year has overshadowed everything that is good about the golden-brown season. For anyone coming to Kashmir in autumn, nature could just not have been more rewarding. A verdant countryside, crystal-clear waters in rivers and streams, […]

Delhi: Radioactive leak at Delhi airport, NDRF says nothing to panic

New Delhi: A radioactive substance leaked at the international airport here on Sunday from a medical shipment flown from France but authorities later said there was nothing to panic. Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Bhatia quoted the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as saying that the radioactivity following the leak was within permissible limits. No […]

J&K: Curfew in parts of Srinagar after boy’s death in pellet-firing

Srinagar: Authorities imposed curfew in parts of Srinagar on Saturday following clashes during the funeral of a 13-year-old boy who died of pellet injuries. Junaid Ahmad Bhat of Saidpora area here was admitted to a hospital with pellet injuries on Friday. He died on Saturday morning. Hundreds of protesters, carrying Bhat’s body, clashed with the […]

J&K: Three militants killed in Langate attack in J&K

Srinagar: Three separatist militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight that erupted after they attacked a counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) camp in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “Three terrorists were killed in the resulting encounter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the Indian Army’s Srinagar-headquartered 15 Corps confirmed to IANS. “Heavily armed terrorists dressed in army […]

J&K: Pakistan resorts to heavy shelling on LoC in Rajouri district

Jammu: Pakistan army on Tuesday resorted to heavy mortar shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu region. Police said Pakistan used 120mm and 82mm mortar shells to target Indian positions in Kalsian (Nowshera) sector of the LoC in Rajouri district on Tuesday morning. “The Indian army effectively retaliated Pakistan shelling […]

Rajasthan: IAF Jaguar crashes in Rajasthan, pilots safe

Jaipur: An Indian Air Force Jaguar fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan’s Pokhran area on Monday, but both pilots managed to eject safely, said a defense official here. The aircraft, which was on a routine training sortie, had taken off from Jaisalmer IAF base but crashed around 13.45 p.m., said the official, adding that a Court […]

Delhi: SC imposes Rs 25,000 penalty on Delhi Health Minister

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on Delhi government Health Minister Satyendra Jain for failing to file an affidavit naming the officials allegedly not co-operating in the efforts to contain the chikungunya and dengue virus. Apparently unhappy over the plea by Delhi government’s lawyer seeking time to file […]

Delhi: Delhi continues to top world’s most polluted megacities list: WHO

Delhi: Delhi’s air is the worst among world megacities, the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed recently, even as IndiaSpend‘s #breathe network of air-quality sensors reported fine-particulate-matter (PM2.5) levels were almost four times above daily safe levels, on average, for the seven-day period from September 22 to 28, 2016. For long-term exposure, these 24-hour levels are […]

J&K: Pakistan army resorts to mortar shelling in Poonch

Jammu: The Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday by resorting to indiscriminate firing and mortar shelling at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Police said the Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling at Indian positions on the LoC in Shahpur area of Poonch district. […]

Punjab: Search operation on in Gurdaspur border belt; BSF foils infiltration

Gurdaspur: A search operation was launched in the border belt of Gurdaspur district of north Punjab on Monday morning following an unsuccessful infiltration bid along the international border with Pakistan. Punjab Police sources said the search operation was being conducted in villages around Chakri border out post (BoP), 30 km from here, following the movement […]

J&K: Search operation called off after Baramulla attack, militants escape

Srinagar: The over six-hour long search operation against militants was called off on Monday morning as the security forces said the attackers had failed to breach the security parameters of the army camp in north Kashmir’s Baramulla town. One Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured late Sunday night when a group […]