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17-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Murder of youth ? , Srinagar family seeks IGP’s intervention

A family from uptown area of Srinagar city Monday staged a protest demanding the immediate arrest of three cops and a civilian allegedly responsible for the ‘murder’ of their sole bread earner.The body of Muhammad Yasin Sheikh (26), a resident of Madeena...

17-Jul-2017 Rajouri

Border on boil : Child and soldier from South Kahsmir lose life

An Indian soldier and a child was killed as the armies of India and Pakistan traded heavy fire and shelling on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC)in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.An official said that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked...

15-Jul-2017 Kupwara

They Were Not Born Blind, "But They Have Been Blinded"

As everyone is very well awear of the  2016 Kashmir Unrest.Rest of the world also witnessed those hardships  and  worse time in the era of Kashmir Valley till date. While in that unrest a newly introduced Pellet guns were used to  get...

11-Jul-2017 Srinagar

Everyone in Kashmir condemns attack on Amarnath pilgrims

The Kashmir Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (Inc) on Tuesday organized a protest march from Chamber Office to Press enclave in Srinagar to condemn the killings of seven Amarnath pilgrims in last night attack in south Kashmir.Earlier, an emergency meeting...

10-Jul-2017

In 5 years, 277% rise in rape cases reported in Delhi

The number of rapes reported each year in Delhi has more than tripled over the last five years, registering an increase of 277 per cent from 572 in 2011 to 2,155 in 2016, according to data released recently by the Delhi Police.The year after the Nirbhaya...

08-Jul-2017 Kolkata

Bengali chauvinism fuels Darjeeling unrest

It is strange that despite past examples of the incendiary potential of linguistic chauvinism, politicians still pursue the same fateful path.The latest instance of such short-sighted policies is West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's decision to...

07-Jul-2017 Beijing

Border row: China says India has 'ulterior motives'

China on Friday said India was claiming Doklam as part of the tri-junction with Bhutan out of "ulterior motives".Beijing reiterated that New Delhi had violated the 1890 treaty between the British and China.Beijing said the place where Indian troops "trespassed"...

07-Jul-2017 Bhopal

Bhopal's bike sharing sets a new trend

Madhya Pradesh's capital city recently launched India's first fully-automated bicycle-sharing system as part of its second anniversary of the Smart Cities programme. This development comes just three weeks after Mysuru, Karnataka launched the country's first...

07-Jul-2017 New Delhi

India's outdated electricity grid needs major upgrade : Expert

India's power grid needs to be upgraded if the plan to sharply step up power from renewable energy is to be successful, an energy expert has said."The now-outdated grid interface needs to be modernised into a smart grid capable of handling the ever-greater share...

06-Jul-2017 Beijing

Xi, Modi unlikely to meet at G20 due to border row

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are unlikely to have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit due to the worsening border dispute, Beijing on Thursday hinted, saying the "atmosphere was not right".Beijing said...

05-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

Chandigarh's JCBs uproot Punjab minister's 'good luck' road

A new road built for "good luck" by a Punjab minister outside his official bungalow in Chandigarh's high-security zone was uprooted by JCB machines of the Chandigarh Administration as it was constructed illegally on a green belt area.The new road, which,...

05-Jul-2017

India-China : Dangerous brinkmanship

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said very proudly during a visit to Russia last month that not a single bullet had been fired along the border between India and China for 40 years."It is true that we have a border dispute with China. But in the last 40 years,...

05-Jul-2017 Chandigarh

GST shadow on world's largest community kitchen

It is known as the world's largest community kitchen -- feeding freshly cooked food to an estimated 50,000 devotees on weekdays and over 100,000 on weekends and festivals. But the newly-introduced GST is going to put an extra burden of over Rs 10 crore...

04-Jul-2017

Big banks fail to clear climate test

The world's biggest banks are continuing to fuel climate change through the financing of "extreme" fossil fuels at a rate that will push the planet beyond the climate change limit agreed upon at the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, a new report has...

02-Jul-2017 London

World's oldest emergency phone line marks 80th anniversary

The introduction of the world's first emergency call telephone number 80 years ago was celebrated on Saturday by police forces across Britain.Now the 999 number to alert police, fire, ambulance and coast guard in emergencies is the best known phone number...

01-Jul-2017 Beijing

Now China releases 'map' to prove its claim over Donglong

China has released a map showing the Donglong region in the Sikkim sector as its territory and to back its claims of Indian troops "trespassing" the Chinese boundary.The map, released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry late on Friday evening, shows the Chinese...

01-Jul-2017

For Modi, the real test will be taming 'gau rakshaks'

A year ago, the Prime Minister had admonished the gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes) in no uncertain terms. He did so again last Thursday, but even as he was speaking a mob was killing a man suspected of carrying beef in Jharkhand, which is ruled by the Bharatiya...

01-Jul-2017

97% attacks by cow vigilantes happened in Modi's regime

Muslims were the target of 51% of violence centred on bovine issues over nearly eight years (2010 to 2017) and comprised 86% of 28 Indians killed in 63 incidents, according to an IndiaSpend content analysis of the English media.As many of 97 per cent of these...

29-Jun-2017 Beijing

Remember 1962, withdraw troops, China warns India

In a sharp escalation of rhetoric, China on Thursday reminded India about its military defeat in 1962 and asked it to withdraw troops from "Chinese territory," a precondition Beijing has set for resolving the latest border row in the Sikkim region.Beijing...

29-Jun-2017 New Delhi

RBI independent within limits set by government : Y V Reddy

The Reserve Bank of India is independent but within the limits set by the government, says former Governor Y.V. Reddy, who also feels there is no such thing as "blanket independence" for a central bank.His remarks come amidst a raging debate over the independence...

27-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Birth-photography: Framing labour room moments for eternity

Happiness knows no bound for a mother who holds her baby for the first time after battling with the excruciating pain undergone during the labour hours. What if one gets a chance to look back at those moments later? In a new and emerging trend, women photographers...

27-Jun-2017

Saving Bangladesh rivers from dying is a daunting task

Experts and environmentalists have criticised Bangladesh's environment agency for its decision to declare four dying rivers around Dhaka as ecologically critical areas (ECA).The department of environment (DoE), which can declare any area as ecologically critical...

27-Jun-2017 Jammu/Srinagar

Jammu region, Kashmir Valley sharply divided over GST

In Jammu and Kashmir -- the only state in the country that is yet to approve implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime -- opinion is sharply divided between the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region over the issue.Traders, industrialists and...

26-Jun-2017 New Delhi

TDS, TCS provision for government, e-commerce operators postponed

With just five days to go for the roll-out, the government has postponed the provision relating to one per cent Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) and Tax Collection at Source (TCS) for two categories of deductors -- government, including local authorities, and...

25-Jun-2017 New Delhi

As Modi, Trump meet, all eyes on Washington

From Moscow to Tokyo, Beijing to Paris and Islamabad to Kabul, all eyes will be on Washington on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds his first meeting with US President Donald Trump."Look forward to welcoming India's PM Modi to @WhiteHouse on Monday....

24-Jun-2017

Dalit for President : Tokenism wins

It's a no-brainer, for the result is known before the contest. The support which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been able to muster for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the electoral college will give him an easy ride to Rashtrapati Bhavan.Even...

23-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village

Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of...

23-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Ramazan shopping keeps Hyderabad bright and alive at night

Traffic jams are a common sight in parts of Hyderabad, especially in the Old City, during peak hours every single day. But during the holy month Ramazan, the city witnesses traffic snarls throughout the night.It is chock-a-block well past midnight at the famous...

22-Jun-2017 Srinagar

June turns bloody : 42 persons lose life in Kashmir

During the current month 42 persons including 27 militants have been killed in more than 13 militancy related incidents in Kashmir Valley.Police sources reveal that in the first three weeks of the current month June this year, 27 militants, 8 policemen, 6 civilians...

21-Jun-2017 Kupwara

A Female Teacher is absent from past 10 months in Kupwara

Goldy Dhar a  government Teacher by profession hails from Gurgoun India was a faculty member at SSA primary school Khabanad Zangli Area of North Kashmirs District Kupwara.She is absent from her  daily duty from last 10 Months without any  officially...

20-Jun-2017

Victory for gutsy Pakistan and Kohli's diplomacy

The present crop of Pakistani cricketers may or may not care to know when their team last beat India. All they will now say is that the Indians will not forget the pasting they got in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy final.India otherwise have an envious record...

20-Jun-2017

Is RBI's hawkish stance hurting India's growth prospects?

The role of interest rate in Indias growth is grossly underplayed. The movement of interest rates has been strongly linked to episodes of high growth and slowdowns in the last few decades.There are two major puzzles of the Indian economy that have been surprisingly...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

When RSS loyalist Kovind said Islam, Christianity are alien to India

"Islam and Christianity are alien" to India, NDAs Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind said seven years ago when he was just appointed a BJP spokesperson.Kovind, then a little known BJP leader, addressed a press conference at the BJP headquarters here on...

20-Jun-2017 Beijing

Indians, Chinese perform yoga at Great Wall

About 150 yoga enthusiasts practiced various poses of India's ancient physical discipline at China's iconic Great Wall on the eve of International Yoga Day.It made for a spectacular sight when young yoga lovers, mostly Chinese and wearing red T-shirts which...

20-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

After silence of shock defeat in Punjab, AAP finds its voice again

Although many in the political sphere had written off the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab after it failed to match up to the hype and expectations of winning the assembly elections in Punjab earlier this year, things are turning out to be different.The party,...

20-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Museum with a difference: Tracing 4,500-year history of toilets

Full of strange facts and objects, our museums and history books carry some very interesting stories from bygone times. But one peculiar piece that doesn't find space anywhere is about a French monarch's struggle with constipation that led him to have a commode...

19-Jun-2017 United Nations

UN headquarters lit up with animated yoga asana show

An animated yoga asana show lit up the iconic glass face of the UN headquarters on Sunday ahead of the Third International Yoga Day (IYD) celebrations in New York this week.Actor and activist Anupam Kher, who turned on the light show, said: "It's great,...

18-Jun-2017 Madhubani (Bihar)/New Delhi

Mithila to see revival of 700-year-old way of matchmaking

Marriages are made in heaven, they say. But there is at least one more place where marriages are made in large numbers -- in Saurath village of Madhubani district in north Bihar.A matchmaking festival -- Saurath Sabha -- is held here every year in the Hindu calendar...

17-Jun-2017

India-Pakistan Champions Trophy final should be a cracker

The shock defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka notwithstanding, India are still favourites to win the Champions Trophy whereas Pakistan, despite beating South Africa, Sri Lanka and England, do not seem to inspire the bookies.After outplaying England in the first...

17-Jun-2017

Is a consensus possible on the new President?

For a party known for its hubris, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) decision to consult the opposition for a consensus on the presidential candidate has come as a pleasant surprise.However, it is possible that its majority in the electoral college has enabled...

17-Jun-2017 Kolkata

Glimpses of 1992 World Cup triumph in Pakistan's ICC CT campaign

Pakistan's unexpected journey to the final of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy has more than one similarity to their 1992 World Cup triumph which was also a major upset of sorts.Pummelled by arch-rivals India in their opening game on June 4, a team they will renew...

16-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

AAP MLA uploads video from Punjab Assembly, suspended

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira was on Friday suspended from the Punjab assembly for the remainder of the session after he uploaded a video clip showing the ruckus inside the House.Khaira uploaded the four-minute video clip on Facebook late...

16-Jun-2017 Kochi

Want Kerala to have Light Metro too: Sreedharan

After successfully overseeing completion of work on 13 km of Kerala's first metro -- Kochi Metro -- "Metro man" E. Sreedharan on Friday said he wants the proposed Light Metro project in the state to become a reality.The first phase of the Kochi Metro will...

15-Jun-2017 Lucknow

UP fails to meet Yogi's deadline on pothole-free roads

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seems to have failed in delivering his first big ticket promise after coming to power -- pothole-free roads by June 15 -- with about 40 per cent of the work remaining.With the deadline ending on Thursday night,...

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