Zee News editors sent to 14 days in judicial custody
New Delhi, Nov 30: Top Zee News editors Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia, who have been arrested and charged with trying to extort Rs. 100 crore from Congress MP Naveen Jindal's steel company, were today sent to 14 days in judicial custody. Chaudhary, the channel's Group Editor, and Ahluwalia More

Govt mulling new system for judges selection

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: Government is working on a proposal to change the present mechanism of appointment of judges by a collegium of judges. Law Minister Ashwani Kumar told a press conference today that there was a "large political consensus" to put in place the alternative mechanism.  More

LS nod to bill expanding definition of 'terrorist act'

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Lok Sabha today passed a bill that seeks to expand the definition of "terrorist act" to include offences that threaten the country's economic security amid protests from some members who termed the measures as "draconian". The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment More

SC issues guidelines to curb eve-teasing at public places

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: Terming the consequences of eve-teasing as "disastrous," the Supreme Court today issued a slew of guidelines to curb the menace and asked government to depute women cops in plain clothes at public places. "All the state governments and Union territories are directed to depute More

SC seeks replies from 21 states

CIVIL SERVICE REFORMS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30:  The Supreme Court today took note of 21 state governments' failure to file replies to a plea for setting up a high-powered 'civil service board' to decide transfer and postings of civil servants and rid bureaucracy of political interference, corruption and inaction.  More

IAF Jaguar crashes in Sikkim

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Gangtok, Nov 30: A Jaguar fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force crashed in a forest near Lik in Upper Dzongu in North Sikkim today, with the pilot suffering serious injuries. The fighter jet crashed at 1:15 PM with the pilot, Flight Lieutenant Yogesh Yadav, suffering critical injuries and the More

Vaccine against dengue being developed: Azad

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: A vaccine is being developed against dengue, government announced today hoping that its trials would be successful to enable containment of the deadly disease which is spreading and has claimed 216 lives so far this year. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha More

Supreme Court to examine controversial provision of IT law

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Supreme Court today decided to examine a controversial provision in the IT law under which two girls in Maharashtra were arrested for posting comments on Facebook on the shutdown for  Bal Thackeray's funeral, saying it is very "wide" and can be invoked against anybody.
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INDIA-CHINA HOLD MEETING ON BORDER AFFAIRS

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Nov 30: India and China today held 2nd meeting of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on their Border Affairs here, days within their sparring over territorial sovereignty of Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin. "The discussions took place in a cordial, constructive More

Prez voices concern over states resorting to ordinances

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chennai, Nov 30: Voicing concern over state governments pushing through legislations by bringing ordinances, President Pranab Mukherjee today said re-promulgating them without legislative sanction was in violation of the Constitution and "very disturbing". "A matter of serious concern that I More

Court frames charges against Varun Gandhi

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Bareilly, Nov 30: A court in Pilibhit has framed charges against BJP MP Varun Gandhi for his "provocative" speech during the campaigning preceding the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Varun was booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the People's Representative Act in 2009 for promoting More

  • Kashmir

Amnesty slams JK Government over Danish’s detention

‘State Authorities Must Halt Practice Of Arbitrary Arrests Particularly Of Children’

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Nov 30: Global rights watchdog, Amnesty International (AI) Friday condemned what it calls the arbitrary detention of a minor Danish Farooq in Jammu and Kashmir, noting that J&K Government More



  • Srinagar City

Slow services irk passengers at Srinagar International Airport

Air travel takes less time, collecting luggage takes more

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, Nov 30: Air travel could be saving precious time of passengers but those landing at Srinagar International Airport nowadays curse their decision of taking the flight as luggage collection takes More




  • Jammu

NC-Congress campaign ends in Jammu region

Coalition for empowerment of common man: Rana, Tara

LC POLLS

Nagrota, Nov 30: The coalition candidates ended their election campaign for the Legislative Council polls here on Friday, a NC spokesman in a statement. He said that out of 43 sarpanchs, 39 along with More



  • South Asia

Pak, Afghan talks on Strategic Partnership

AGENCIES

Islamabad, Nov 30: Pakistan and Afghanistan today began negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement even as Kabul called on Islamabad to take more steps, including the release of Taliban detainees More



  • World

PALESTINE WINS HISTORIC UN VOTE

YOSHITA SINGH

United Nations, Nov 30: Palestine overwhelmingly won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to non-member observer state at the world body, a stinging diplomatic setback to the More



  • GK Careers

‘My aim is to retain marginalized children in government schools’

State of Education

INTERVIEW

In an interview with Shabir Ibn Yusuf, Director School Education, Kashmir, M Shafi Rather, while admitting that all is not well with the government schools in Kashmir, says he wants to link marginalized More



  • GK Features

Principal Caretaker

A retired teacher revived a neglected Pandit school in Nawakadal and ensured the temple inside the school was never closed for devotees

DEDICATION

MAJID MAQBOOL

When 76-year-old Ghulam Muhammad Malik retired as a government teacher in 1995, he had looked forward to his post-retirement life. But when the local people from Khankah-Sokhta in Nawakadal approached More



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