Kerala celebrates Eid
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26: Devout Muslims in Kerala came together Friday morning to offer prayers as part of the Eid-ul-Azha celebrations. Sacrificial meat was distributed after the Eid prayers. Crowds swelled in Muslim dominated Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kochi districts, as also in More

Krishna resigns ahead of Cabinet reshuffle

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Oct 26: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna resigned today ahead of the reshuffle of the Union Cabinet scheduled on Sunday. The 80-year-old leader from Karnataka is believed to have sent his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the afternoon, sources said.  More

Infiltration from Pak continuing: Shinde

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Oct 26: Infiltration from Pakistan into the Indian side is continuing and the security forces are "very alert" in dealing with it, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today. "There is some sort of infiltration from Pakistan side. But we are very alert on this," Shinde told reporters More

Curfew relaxed in Dhubri town of Assam

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Dhubri, Oct 26: Curfew imposed in Assam's Dhubri town following clashes was today relaxed for seven hours with authorities describing the situation as being under control.With no fresh incident being reported following violence on Wednesday and in view of Eid-ul-Zoha tomorrow, the Dhubri district More

Government proposes education framework for seamless recognition

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Oct 26: The government has proposed a National Higher Education Qualification Framework (NHEQF) to address the issue of compatibility and seamless recognition of qualification across all higher education institutions. With the present system being unique to the country with range More

Haryana officials give clean chit to Vadra on land deals
Chandigarh, Oct 26: Four Haryana bureaucrats have given Robert Vadra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law, a clean chit in land purchases over the last few years and said the deals were transparent.Official sources here confirmed that the deputy commissioners (DCs) of Gurgaon, Faridabad More

Govt issues fresh guidelines

ADMISSION UNDER RTE

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Oct 26: Amid reports of discrimination against students admitted under RTE, the government today issued fresh guidelines prohibiting schools from announcing community, castes or tribes of students and labelling students as reserved category in classes. School shall prescribe procedures More

Microsoft opens Windows 8 in India

INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE

Bangalore, Oct 26: Global software major Microsoft late Thursday unveiled its Windows 8 version of the operation system in India as part of its worldwide launch. "Retail and enterprise users worldwide will be able to experience from Friday all that Windows has to offer with a new user interface More

India unhappy with Ferrari over marines issue

INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE

New Delhi, Oct 26: The Indian government Friday hit back at Italian Formula 1 team Ferrari's decision to pay tribute to two Italian Navy Marines, who are facing trial in Kerala for shooting two Indian fishermen in India's territorial waters. Ferrari will be sporting the logos of the Italian More

IGNOU revises masters programme in economics
New Delhi, Oct 26: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has revised the course material of its masters programme in economics, an official statement said. "Keeping in view the fact that a lot of developments have taken place on the Indian economic policy front the course material More

President,PM greet people on Eid-ul-Azha
New Delhi, Oct 26: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, wishing the festival would resolve to build a peaceful, harmonious, fraternal and progressive society. In his message, the More

  • Kashmir

7 houses damaged in Zanskar

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, Oct 26: Members of minority community in Zanskar area on Friday alleged that members of the majority community have damaged seven houses in the area.  Talking to Greater Kashmir over phone More




  • Jammu

Offenders escape prosecution in absence of testing facilities

ANTI-ADULTERATION DRIVE

ARUN SINGH

Jammu, Oct 26: With inadequate facility of testing laboratories in the city, the anti-adulteration drive launched by Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) is proving a futile exercise as it is unable to get More



  • South Asia

SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 35 IN AFGHANISTAN

Kabul, Oct 26: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan today, killing 35 people and wounding at least 70, government and hospital officials said. The attack in the More



  • World

Eid-ul-Azha celebrated in S Arabia, Gulf

AGENCIES

Jeddah/Dubai, Oct 26: Eid-ul-Azha was celebrated on Friday in Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries with millions offering Qurbani (sacrificial slaughter).  Saudi Arabia’s largest congregation was held More



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