Missiles, rockets, bombs used to cover up N-test preparations: APJ Abdul Kalam
New Delhi, Jan 26: India had launched a series of missiles, rockets and dropped experimental bombs to divert attention of "snoopers" before conducting the 1998 nuclear tests, APJ Abdul Kalam, considered the father of India's missile programmee, has said. These well-planned measures were taken More

S Janaki rejects Padma Bhushan award

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Palakkad (Kerala), Jan 26: Veteran south Indian playback singer S Janaki today rejected the Padma Bhushan award, saying it has come too late in her 55-year-long career. "I refuse the Padma award... I have been singing for the last 55 years. I consider the recognition of my fans in various languages More

Pranab’s R-day 'At Home' with a difference

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 26: President Pranab Mukherjee's first Republic Day 'At Home' at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this evening knew no boundaries as he freely mingled with one and all. Mukherjee came out of the VVIP enclosure and met as many guests as possible individually, a gesture that was widely More

Centre has usurped states' powers: Badal

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Amritsar, Jan 26: Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today alleged the policy of successive Congress governments' at the Centre had undermined the federal structure of India's constitution by usurping powers of states. Addressing a gathering here after unfurling the national flag on the More

New Delhi lacks vision on Kashmir, says author

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur,Jan 26:  Journalist and author Rahul Pandita today lamented the "lack of vision in New Delhi about Kashmir" and the "unwillingness" to discuss the issue of displacement of Kashmiri Pandits at national level. Participating in a panel titled 'Kashmir: Chronicles of Exile' at the Jaipur More

Ashis Nandy says "OBC, SC, ST most corrupt"

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur/New Delhi, Jan 26: Noted author Ashis Nandy today kicked up a storm with his comments that people from OBC, SC and ST communities were the "most corrupt", remarks that came under all round attack. Hours after Nandy made the remarks at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, an FIR More

Pilgrims can avail govt subsidy for Hajj only once

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Muzzafarnagar, Jan 26: The HajJ Committee of India has imposed new norms of once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage via subsidy following central government's decision in this regard, as against the earlier policy of once in five years. "All the faithfuls undertaking the pilgrimage will have to submit More

Counter-insurgency ops have shown results: Assam Governor

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Guwahati, Jan 26: Assam Governor J B Patnaik today said the government's counter insurgency operations have yielded positive results and steps were being taken to bring about overall socio-economic development in the state. In his customary gubernatorial address after unfurling the tri-colour More

  • Kashmir

CBMs, trans LoC trade aimed at maintaining status-quo: Salahuddin

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, Jan 26: The Chairman of United Jihad Council and the supreme commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Syed Salahuddin on Saturday said India on the pretext of Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) and trans More



  • Srinagar City

Notorious narcotic dealer arrested at Nowhatta

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 26: Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a notorious narcotic dealer at Malkah Nowhatta in Shaher-e-Khaas. Superintendent of north City Tahir Saleem Khan said Nowhatta police More




  • Jammu

RDD refutes allegations

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Jan 26: The official spokesperson of the Rural Development Department on Saturday refuted the contents of the news item regarding the implementation of MGNREGA in the state terming it as a fabric More



  • South Asia

Pak PM greets India on R-Day;pitches for friendly ties

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 26: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his commitment to work closely with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for "friendly and cooperative relations" and to settle More



  • World

US defends court verdict on Headley

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Washington, Jan 26: Terming the sentencing David Headley as a "positive example" of Indo-US counter-terrorism cooperation, US virtually ruled out his extradition and defended the verdict saying justice More



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