Delhi gang-rape victim cremated; public kept at bay
New Delhi, Dec 30: Amid outpouring of anger and grief in the country, the body of the 23-year-old gang-rape victim was flown here from Singapore early Sunday morning and cremated within hours. The mortal remains were flown to the capital in a Special Aircraft of Air India and after landing at IGI More

Qazigund-Banihal track to open by March: IRCON

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 30:  Come March, passengers will be able to travel on train between Kashmir and Jammu as Qazigund-Banihal stretch becomes operational."A 114-year-old dream of connecting the Kashmir Valley with the Jammu region by constructing a 17.729 km railway line, including 11.215 km long More

Fog affects 130 flights at IGI

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 30: Dense fog returned to the capital today after a four-day lull, affecting over 130 flights at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and giving a harrowing time to passengers.Fog started to descend at the airport around 3.30 AM, when visibility dropped suddenly from 1200 metres More

13 journalists killed in Pak,5 in India

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 30: Pakistan saw the highest number of journalists losing their lives in South Asia with 13 of them dying in the line of duty, followed by India with five among a total of 25 media persons falling victim to violence. "In 2012, South Asia- the most volatile region- mourned the murder More

Anti-rape draft bill proposes 30 years jail

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Dec 30: Congress in a draft bill for a tougher law to check crimes against women has proposed imprisonment of up to 30 years which could also include chemical castration in rare cases.The final draft of the Congress' bill, which is to be submitted to Justice JS Verma-led committee set More

Top 15% in NET merit list eligible for lectureship: UGC

AGENCIES

New Delhi, Dec 30: Only top 15 percent of the candidates in the National Educational Testing (NET) merit list for each subject and category will be declared qualified and will be eligible for lectureship.The University Grants Commission (UGC) has notified the procedure and criteria for declaration More

NCTC,Kasab, Naxal violence keep Home Ministry busy in 2012

ACHINTA BORAH

New Delhi, Dec 30: Controversy over setting up of NCTC, Ajmal Kasab's hanging and a change of guard were some highlights of 2012 in Home Ministry, whose mandarins were kept busy by strong public protests over the gangrape and death of a 23-year-old student at the fag end of the year.There was More

  • Kashmir

KU ‘reluctant’ to run human rights course

Varsity Authorities Indecisive On Taking Financial Assistance From UGC

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 30:  Kashmir University authorities are indecisive on accepting the financial assistance from the University Grants Commission (UGC) for running a human rights course at the varsity More



  • Srinagar City

Dal gets buffer zones to check heavy nutrient, silt influx

Eco-friendly measure aimed to naturally filter lake’s inflow waters

ARIF SHAFI WANI

Srinagar, Dec 30: Government has created buffer zones around Dal Lake to prevent heavy inflow of obnoxious nutrients, silt and Azolla from its catchment areas.  Excessive siltation and nutrient inflow More




  • Jammu

SS ALI IS NO MORE

Demise Widely Condoled

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Dec 30: Former Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, SS Ali, passed away Sunday morning at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at New Delhi after brief illness. Various More



  • South Asia

21 Pak soldiers gunned down by Taliban

REZAUL H LASKAR

Islamabad, Dec 30: The Pakistani Taliban have gunned down 21 security personnel at a cricket ground after abducting them from check posts near the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said today.The More



  • Bandipora

Electric sub division Watpora defunct

20000 consumers suffer

Watapora (Bandipora), Dec 30: The electric sub division catering to   thousands of consumers in this north Kashmir area is virtually defunct from the past few months owing to the “sub standard More



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