India bans journalistic activities on tourist visa

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: India has banned journalistic activities by foreigners visiting the country on tourist visa.The order has been issued by the Home Ministry after noticing that foreigners coming on tourist visa are involved in coverage of events and other journalistic activities.“Tourist visa More

Financial assistance to rape victims from economically poor sections

GOVERNMENT GIVES ITS NOD

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: Rape victims who belong to economically poor sections may soon get financial assistance from government as the Planning Commission has given its nod to the proposal of the Women and Child Development Ministry. While the WCD Ministry had proposed a scheme in which all rape victims More

Army verifying if 6 Sikh officers were killed in 1984

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: The Army is checking the veracity of allegations levelled by a few retired Sikh officers that six officers belonging to their community were killed during the 1984 riots near Tughlakabad and Nangloi areas here. The Adjutant General's branch of the Army is looking into the allegations More

Centre cuts defence budget

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: Government has imposed around five per cent cut in the Rs 1.93 lakh crore defence budget this year in view of economic slowdown. The Ministry of Finance recently conveyed to the Defence Ministry that there would be a cut of around Rs 10,000 crore in the Rs 1.93 lakh crore allocated More

SC upholds appointment of Lokayukta in Gujarat

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Dec 2: In a major setback to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected his plea that the selection of Lokayukta in the state was not properly done by the Governor and had requested for his removal. A Division Bench comprising Justice B S Chauhan More

Delhi gangrape case should be tried speedily: CJI

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: A fast track court to try sexual offence cases against women was today inaugurated here by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir who advocated speedy trial of the case relating to the December 16 gangrape of the 23-year-old girl. The CJI, who justified the public reaction against More

Sec 144 CrPC can lose sanctity without proper procedures: HC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 2: The Delhi High Court today observed that Section 144 of CrPC under which prohibitory orders can be clamped will lose its "sanctity" if it is invoked by authorities "just like that" since there are rights to movement and speech and expression. With this observation, the Court More

  • Kashmir

Food Safety: High Court directs JK Govt to ‘get spices tested’

Makes testing of milk, imported food items mandatory; Seeks compliance report by January 31

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state government to collect samples of spices, manufactured by factories and/or industrial units in the state, on weekly basis for laboratory More



  • Srinagar City

Expedite land acquisition for Bagh-i- Dilawar Khan College: Sagar

Srinagar, Jan 2: Minister for Rural Development, Law, Justice, Parliamentary Affairs and Panchayati Raj, Ali Muhammad Sagar on Wednesday directed the district administration to expedite land acquisition More




  • Jammu

7 hydel power projects put on EPC mode in JK

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 2: The Jammu and Kashmir Government Wednesday said seven hydel power projects in the state with combined installed capacity of 1,036 MW have been put on the public- private partnership route More



  • South Asia

Tahir-ul Qadri's 'long march' puts PPP, PML-N in same boat

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Lahore, Jan 2: Rattled by the sudden re-emergence of Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistan's two main political parties -– PPP and PML-N –- have joined hands to deal with his planned protest in Islamabad on January More



  • Mamoosa

Mamoosa:‘Super Model Village’ sans basic amenities

AHMAD KASHMIRI

Mamoosa (Pattan), Jan 3: This north Kashmir hamlet, just a few kms from Srinagar-Gulmarg highway, which was named as ‘Super Model Village’ by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, four years ago sans basic More



  • GKeducation&Careers

Towards a better education system

Focus on the quality of education at the primary level to achieve better results

REMEDIAL MEASURES

REHANA JABEEN

It is result time, pick up a morning newspaper and you will come across numerous ads carrying photographs of students who have passed their 10th class annual exam with good marks. The scores and names More



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