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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 […]

President Ram Nath Kovind says, justice gets strengthened if Judiciary, Legislature, and Executive are in harmonious existence

President Ram Nath Kovind today said that justice gets further strengthened if the three institutions of the state namely, judiciary, legislature, and executive are in harmonious existence. He was addressing the valedictory function of the Constitution Day Celebrations organized by the Supreme Court of India. He complimented the Indian Judiciary […]

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu calls for rethinking construction approach of houses to ensure proper air circulation and sunlight

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today called for rethinking the planning and construction approach of houses to ensure proper air circulation and sunlight in indoor spaces. He said, the COVID pandemic gave a timely reminder that the quality of air also determines health and wellbeing. Inaugurating the 2nd Annual International […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says family-based parties are biggest threat to democracy; Warns against colonial mindset that stall India’s development journey

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that family-based parties are the biggest threat to democracy. Addressing a Constitution Day function at the Central Hall of Parliament, PM said, parties run by families are against the spirit of Constitution and called for a national awakening in this regard. At another event […]

National Defence College awards NDC Parchments to 106 officers, including 34 from friendly foreign countries in New Delhi

The National Defence College (NDC) awarded NDC Parchments to106 officers, including 34 from friendly foreign countries, after they successfully completed 61st NDC course, in New Delhi today. The valedictory function was presided over by NDC Commandant Air Marshal D Choudhury. The one-year course enables the officers to qualify for an […]

PM Modi to share thoughts with people in 83rd episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 28th Nov; urges people to share themes and topics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts with the people in the country and abroad in the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on Sunday. It will be the 83rd episode of the monthly radio programme. PM has invited people to share their ideas for this month’s […]

PM Modi says, Noida Airport will become logistical gateway of north India; Uttar Pradesh becomes only state to have five international airports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the Noida International Airport at Jewar in Gautam Buddha Nagar of Uttar Pradesh. Speaking on the occasion, PM said, this new airport will play an instrumental role in development by paving the way for the modern infrastructure. He said the […]