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Pune man to cycle from Kashmir to Kkanyakumari to testify Valley as ‘safe tourist destination’

Srinagar, In a bid to refurbish the Valley’s image as a safe tourist destination, a Maharashtra native began Tuesday a 4,000 km-long, Kashmir to Kanyakumari cycling expedition from here. Tourism Kashmir Director Tasaduq Jeelani flagged off cyclist Vivek Lokur’s expedition at Tourist Reception Centre here, hailing him as “ambassador of Kashmir tourism”. Lokur, a Pune […]

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Militants recruits from eastern India headed to Kashmir, says intel sources

  Newdelhi;-central intelligence agencies have revealed a worrying trend of indoctrinated youth from West Bengal and other parts of eastern India who are heading to Kashmir to swell the rank of home-grown militants. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) have already given a warning to states like Bihar, Assam and Jharkhand in this regard. Central intelligence agencies […]

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Petrol, diesel rates scale new highs

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices Friday scaled new highs as rates were increased on account of rupee depreciation and rise in international oil rates. While petrol price was increased by 28 paise a litre, diesel rates went up by 22 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned oil marketing companies. Petrol in Delhi now […]

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Ranjan Gogoi appointed as next chief justice, to take charge on October 3

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the second senior-most judge in the Supreme Court, as the next Chief Justice of India. Justice Gogoi will assume office on October 3, 2018, after the retirement of the current Chief Justice of India, Justice Dipak Misra. CJI Dipak Misra retires a day before, but […]

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52 people, including 4 children, die as bus falls into valley in Telangana

Hyderabad: At least 52 people were killed and more than 34 others injured when a state-owned Road Transport Corporation (RTC) bus fell off a ghat road of a hill into a gorge in Telangana’s Jagtial district on Tuesday. Among those dead, 4 were children, 32 women and 15 men. The Jagtial depot bus had 60 passengers […]

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Gay sex not a crime in India: SC

New Delhi: The gay community has the same right in India as any ordinary citizen, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday ending a draconian British-era law that criminalised gay sex and heralding a new, bright era for gay rights in the country. In a unanimous decision, the five-judge bench — led by Chief Justice of India […]

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Rupee falls to record low of 71.10 against US dollar

The Indian rupee nosedived to a new life-time low of 71.10, shedding 10 paise against the U.S. dollar in late afternoon trade on Monday, tracking weakening trend in emerging market currencies. A surge in global oil prices, concerns over U.S.-China trade war and contagion risks from Turkey and Argentina are the factors impacting forex market […]

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Salahuddin’s Son Sent To NIA Custody Till Sept 10

NEW DELHI — A Delhi court today sent the second son of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin to National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody till September 10.District Judge Poonam A Bamba allowed the plea of the probe agency for the custody of 48-year-old Syed Shakeel Ahmed till September 10. The elder son of Hizb chief Salahuddin, was […]

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Jharkhand: One dead, around 100 sick after eating mid-day meal in school

Ranchi: One student died and around hundred students fell ill allegedly, after consuming mid-day meal at a school in Koderma district of Jharkhand, the police said on Friday. Koderma deputy commissioner Bhuvnesh Pratap Singh has ordered an inquiry into the incident. “All the hundred students have recovered and are back to school,” Koderma Superintendent of Police […]

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Hyderabad: A Class 10 girl was allegedly killed by an engineering student on the outskirts of Hyderabad for rejecting him. According to reports, the youth named Arvind entered the 16-year-old’s residence in Telangana’s Sanga Reddy district and began arguing with her. He also carried a knife and slashed her throat when the girl refused his proposal. […]

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