SC acquits Pak national of murder charge

Allows Him To Return Home

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 12: Pakistani microbiologist Muhammad Khalil Chishti was today acquitted by the Supreme Court of the murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case and was allowed to return home without any restriction.However, the apex court declined to interfere with his conviction for voluntarily More

Digvijay for execution of death sentence to Guru

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Raghogarh (MP), Dec 12: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here today that he favoured execution of death penalty awarded to Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru."I am in favour of the execution of capital punishment to Afzal Guru," he told reporters at his ancestral town, Raghoharh More

Mayawati ups the ante on Reservation Bill

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 12: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati took the Rajya Sabha by storm on Wednesday as she confronted chairman Hamid Ansari.She attributed this provocation to the failure of the Government to take up the Bill on reservation in promotions in Government jobs.An unrelenting Mayawati More

‘Rising trend noticed in rape cases across India’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 12: The number of rape cases registered in India has indicated a "rising trend" during 2009-11, the government said today.Minister of State for Home Affairs, R P N Singh informed Rajya Sabha that a total of 21,397, 22,172 and 24,206 cases of rape has been registered during 2009 More

Suggestion on handing over Sir Creek to Pak ridiculous: Chidambaram

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Ahmedabad, Dec 12: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today termed as "ridiculous" the suggestion that India was handing over Sir Creek to Pakistan and asserted that nobody was going to give it to the neighbouring country."Nobody is giving away Sir Creek to Pakistan. But I don't know anything about More

'Suicide risk test developed to identify vulnerable soldiers’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 12: A DRDO lab has developed a suicide risk assessment test which will help in identifying security personnel "at risk" so that preventive measures can be taken in advance, Defence Minister A K Antony said today. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Antony also said the Defence Institute More

  • Kashmir

Lolab girl loses life in littered explosive blast

2 Siblings Also Injured; SOP Nowhere In Sight

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Dec 12: A girl died while two of her siblings were injured in a littered explosive blast in Lolab area of frontier district of Kupwara on Wednesday evening.  Police sources said Nuzhat Akhter More



  • Srinagar City

CITY TO ATTRACT TREKKERS

JKSMA holds symbolic trek from Faqeer Gujri to Asthan Marg in Dara stretch of Harwan area in the heels of mount Mahadev

GK CITY REPORTER

Srinagar, Dec 12: Adventure tourism lovers Wednesday joined hands to promote hills in Srinagar for trekking by holding a symbolic trek in the picturesque Harwan area.  In continuation to the celebration More




  • Jammu

Govt sets up panel to probe Assembly Complex damage

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Dec 12: A portion of the Assembly complex here collapsed reportedly due to construction work going on nearby, prompting the Jammu and Kashmir government to set up a three-member panel to probe the More



  • World

Pt Ravi Shankar passes away

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Dec 12: Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians like The Beatles, died today in San More



  • Court Watch

Court directs State to relocate 3 foreign under-trials

Counsel seeks lodging of accused at lock-ups nearer to their trial court

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 12: A local court Wednesday directed the State to lodge two foreign ‘militants’ at Central Jail Srinagar and district jail Baramulla while sending the third ‘militant’ back to district jail More



  • GKeducation&Careers

‘Allow kids to think critically’

BETTER EDUCATION

 Since 2008, Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), a volunteer-driven philanthropic organization with a focus on education in Kashmir, has been quietly supporting education of talented and deserving More



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