An FIR lodged in Uttarakhand, a day before the assembly poll results were out, naming NHAI officials for alleged irregularities in land acquisition has caused a crisis of sorts for the Centre and the newly elected Trivendra Singh government.
Yasin Malik in custody; peopleâs protest against Hizb chiefâs killing draws tepid response
Top separatist Yasin Malik was arrested on Sunday and taken to Central jail here in five-day judicial remand, a day after he visited the home of Sabzar Bhat, the Hizbul Mujahidden commander killed in an encounter by security forces on Saturday.
Kashmiri youth defy teror threats, Hurriyat call for strike, take Army recruitment test
Nearly 1,300 Kashmiri youth defied terroristsâ threats and the Hurriyat call for a strike on Sunday, and took the Army recruitment test at two centres: Srinagarâs Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre and Baramullaâs Pattan Army camp.
BJP sources,said the situation in troubled parts of the Kashmir Valley was likely to improve and the government was working in that direction. âWe are hopeful that a solution to the problems in Jammu & Kashmir can be found soon,â the leader said.
Dalits âgiven soaps ahead of UP CM visitâ, oppn alleges casteism
Congress spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said videos showed that officials distributed soaps and shampoo sachets to âmusaharsâ (among the most disadvantaged SC group) of Mainpur Deenapatti village with the direction that they should bathe before going for Adityanathâs public meeting on Thursday.
PM Modi to hardsell Indiaâs economic reform initiatives in Germany
PM Modi to embark on 4-nation tour today of Germany, Spain, Russia and France. This tour is aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. In the first leg of his 6-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Confident of winning presidential poll with at least 54% votes, says BJP
The government is confident that the NDA candidate will sail through the presidential poll with sources claiming that the NDA camp has already stitched up 54% of votes in the electoral college. Sources said TRS is likely to support the government while the AIADMK is certain to back it.
Tech-savvy militant is new Hizbul commander in Kashmir
A day after the killing of Sabzar Bhat, Hizbul Mujahideen identified Riyaz Naikoo as its new commander in Kashmir. Tech-savvy Naikoo is considered a moderate among the hardline Hizbul militants, and speaks contrary to the deposed Hizb commander Zakir Musa. He favours a secular society in the valley.
Keep girls home: Azam Khanâs advice after molestation
The SP leader claimed that women in the state were not safe ever since the BJP government took over. Khan advised the parents of the girls to realise the âgravity of the situation.â âFor the safety of your prestige, keep your daughters inside the houses under strict vigil,â he said.
Army fighting dirty war in J&K, need to be innovative: Gen Rawat
âThis is a proxy war. Proxy war is a dirty war. It is played in a dirty way. The rules of engagements are there when the adversary comes face-to-face and fights with you. It is a dirty war... That is where innovation comes in. You fight a dirty war with innovations,â Gen Rawat told the media.
Constructive criticism of govt strengthens democracy: PM Modi
Stating that he believed governments must be accountable in democracy and they must give report cards to the people, Modi said, âAn audit and assessment of the performance of the present government in the last three years is happening all over on newspapers, social media or TV for the last 15 days.
Army kicks off raising of 2nd division under Mountain Strike Corps, plans exercise in Ladakh
The Indian Army may be currently busy with the volatile situation along the 778-km Line of Control with Pakistan, but it is slowly and steadily also building requisite deterrence along the 4,057-km Line of Actual Control with China.
BA flights resume, union ups ante against Indian IT company for London outage
The âBritish Airways had on Saturday cancelled its flights to and from the three Indian metros. While flight schedule may be returning to normal, its employee union has upped the ante against Indian tech major the airline had last year outsourced IT jobs to.