2 women Naxals dead in encounter

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Raipur, Jan 19: Two women Naxals were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in the Kanker district of Chhattisgarh this afternoon, police said. Kanker Superintendent of Police Rahul Bhagat told phone that the shoot-out took place in the forest near Tekameta village. A team More

7 hostages, 11 militants dead after raid in Algeria
Ain Amenas (Algeria), Jan 19: Algeria's special forces stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a final assault today, killing 11 militants, but not before they in turn killed seven hostages, the state news agency reported. The report, quoting a security source More

Delhi witnessed over 700 rape cases in 2012

CAPITAL SHAME!

New Delhi, Jan 19: Delhi witnessed a 23.43 per cent increase in rape cases in the last one year, revealed figures released by the Delhi Police on Friday. While 572 rapes were reported in the national capital in 2011, the number rose to 706 in 2012. According to National Crime Records Bureau More

A rude awakening for Cong on social media power?

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 19: Rahul Gandhi was literally left awestruck today when a Congress MP showed him hundreds of negative comments on social media on Sonia Gandhi's speech within hours of her address at the Chintan Shivir. As concerns over the party's lack of presence on social media was expressed More

Chautala pleads to be admitted to Medanta, son wants home food

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 19: Convicted in teachers recruitment scam case, former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala today urged a Delhi court that he be admitted to a private Gurgaon hospital for treatment while his son wants home food and clothes, besides permission to wear a gold chain in jail. In More

‘Sarabjit a victim of cross-border politics’

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Chandigarh, Jan 19: Seeking immediate release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row in Pakistan, his lawyer Awais Sheikh has said that Singh is a "victim of politics on both sides of the border." "Sarabjit has been unjustifiably jailed for over 22 years for a crime that he did not More

Youth icon Rahul faces daunting task to galvanise Congress

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 19: Catapulted to the top rung of Congress leadership, the party's youth icon Rahul Gandhi, touted as the future prime minister, faces the daunting task of reversing the slide in its support base and harvest the soaring young population into its voters. A fourth-generation scion More

  • Kashmir

Snowfall exposes R&B

Potholes Reappear On Valley Roads

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 19: The recent snowfall has brought to fore the substandard material used by the Road and Buildings Department and improper techniques adopted for the construction of roads in the Valley More



  • Srinagar City

Jehangir Chowk–Natipora flyover construction hits roadblock

HSHS traders accuse authorities of breach of trust in rehabilitation

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 19: Traders of commercial hub Hari Singh High Street (HSHS) here on Saturday accused the state government of “breach of trust” in their rehabilitation for the proposed construction of flyover More




  • Jammu

TARA ACTS TOUGH

Commences inspection of schools

ATTACHMENT OF STAFF IN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 19:  To have firsthand experience of working in government schools and as part of his initiative to detach staff in education department, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, who is Minister More



  • South Asia

‘All-inclusive dialogue needed to settle Kashmir issue peacefully’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Jan 19: While stressing the need for de-escalating tensions across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, the speakers at the All Parties Kashmir Conference (APKC) urged the international community to More



  • World

Controversial full body scanners to be removed from US airports

Washington, Jan 19: Those airport scanners with their all-too revealing body images will soon be going away. The Transportation Security Administration says the scanners that used a low-dose X-ray More



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