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 […]

UK: Rs 250 crore declared in Uttarakhand under IDS

Dehradun: Unaccounted wealth and income of Rs 250 crore has been declared by 400 people in Uttarakhand under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS), an Income Tax official said on Monday. Of this about Rs 112 crore would go to the income tax (IT) department, he said. The official told IANS that while the amount was […]

Delhi: Man held with fake coins in Delhi

New Delhi: A man was arrested here and fake Indian coins of the face value of Rs. 40,000 seized from his possession, an officer said. Police nabbed Naresh Kumar near Rohini, while he was carrying two plastic bags having 20 packets each of counterfeit coins in his car. Following Kumar’s interrogation, the police raided a […]

J&K: Uneasy calm prevails on International Border in Jammu

Jammu: An uneasy calm prevailed on Sunday on the International Border (IB) in Jammu districts as authorities said that there were no cross-border firing or shelling during the last 24 hours. Although majority of border residents continued to live in their homes despite the heightened tension, over 12,000 people living in villages of Akhnoor and […]

Delhi: Prashant Bhushan to lead Swaraj Abhiyan

New Delhi: Prashant Bhushan will formally lead Swaraj Abhiyan which will continue to exist as a non-electoral campaign even after formation of a new political party, its spokesperson said on Saturday. “We will announce a new political party, an instrument for electoral intervention on the auspicious day of Gandhi Jyanti on Sunday. We will announce […]