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Hope SC takes long, hard look at the order: Omar

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday expressed hope that the Supreme Court will take a “long hard look” at the legality of the Government of India’s order which allows government agencies to intercept “any information” contained in any computer system.“Given that the government has now authorised multiple […]

6 terrorists killed in encounter in Pulwama

Six terrorists were killed in an encounter Saturday morning with security forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, a […]

Newly-elected J&K sarpanches call on Modi

A delegation of 48 newly-elected sarpanches of panchayats from Jammu and Kashmir called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and sought his assistance for the development of the state.Led by chairman Shafiq Mir of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an apex body of panchayat leaders of the […]

Aasiya’s plea against solitary confinement: HC seeks reply from GoI, jail authorities

 The Delhi High Court Tuesday sought response of the Government of India (GoI) and the prison authorities on a plea by Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, challenging her solitary confinement.Besides Andrabi, her associates Sofi Fehmeeda […]

Pak’s Senate passes resolution condemning Pulwama killings

 Pakistan’s Senate or Upper House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the violence in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday that resulted in the death of seven civilians.The resolution moved by Pakistan People’s Party leader Sherry Rehman also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue its “moral and diplomatic support” to the […]

Parliament Schedule for Tuesday, December 18

Lok Sabha Bills to be introduced:  * The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill  2018  Bills for consideration and passing: *The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018 *The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018  – Discussion on natural calamities in various parts of  the country particularly in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and  […]

Govt’s intense pressure on RBI could undermine India’s long-term financial stability: S&P

i Indian government’s “sustained and intense” pressure on the RBI could “undermine” the hard-fought improvements in the banking system over the past few years as well as the long-term financial stability in the country, S&P Global Ratings warned on Monday. In particular, S&P Global Ratings views as credit negative the circumstances […]

NC leader exhorts people to unite for peace in J&K

 A senior National Conference (NC) leader on Sunday cautioned the people against the “divisive politics” and said harmony was an imperative for steering Jammu and Kashmir to a new era of peace, prosperity and development. “Polarisation may have short-term gains for opportunistic elements in the political arena, but ultimately it […]

EC announces bye-election for 3 Assembly Constituencies in Odisha, Kerala, and Uttarakhand on 31st May

The Election Commission has announced schedule for bye-election to three Assembly Constituencies in Odisha, Kerala, and Uttarakhand. The bye-election to Brajarajnagar Constituency in Odisha, Thrikkakara seat in Kerala, and Champawat Constituency in Uttarakhand will be held on 31st of this month. The Election Commission said, counting of votes will take […]

CCEA approves highest bid of Star 9 Mobility Private Limited for sale of entire 51% of government’s shareholding of Pawan Hans Limited

Government has approved the highest bid of Star9 Mobility Private Limited for sale of entire 51 percent of government’s shareholding of Pawan Hans Limited and transfer of management control. The Alternative Mechanism, empowered by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, comprising Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union […]

General Manoj Mukund Naravane to relinquish charge as Chief of the Army Staff today; Lieutenant General Manoj Pande to take over as next Army Chief

General Manoj Mukund Naravane today received a guard of honour at the South Block lawns in New Delhi prior to relinquishing as Chief of the Army Staff. The current Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Manoj Pande is taking over as the next Army Chief. The 29th Army Chief […]

PM Modi lays emphasises of Technology in Judicial System; Says govt is implementing e-courts project in mission mode for time-bound delivery of justice

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for encouraging local languages in courts saying, it will increase the confidence of the common people in the judicial system. Mr. Modi said this while addressing the inaugural session of the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of the States and Chief Justices of High […]

EAM S Jaishankar meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister in Dhaka; To leave for Bhutan today

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar will be leaving shortly for Bhutan after completing his visit to Bangladesh. Dr. Jaishankar arrived in Dhaka yesterday on his second official visit since March last year. During his visit Dr. Jaishankar called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and held meeting with Bangladeshi Foreign […]

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to launch Mandate Document of National Curriculum Framework today

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch the Mandate Document of National Curriculum Framework today. The National Education Policy – 2020 recommends  development of National Curriculum Frameworks, NCF in four areas of School Education, Early Childhood Care and Education, Teacher Education and Adult Education. The Mandate Document describes the development process […]

Union Road Transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari to dedicate two NHAI projects in Telangana to nation today

Union Road Transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will be dedicating two NHAI projects in Telangana to the nation this morning. The Four laning of the National Highway 161, in two stretches, Mangalore to Telangana and Ramsanpalle to Mangalore will be dedicated to the nation. The two stretches have been […]