Undergrad programmes in IITs to be costlier

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 7: The IITs today approved a hike in tuition fee for undergraduate students from Rs 50,000 to Rs 90,000 per year with effect from this year. HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju said the Group of Directors of IITs and Empowered Task Force had recommended revision of fee and the revised More

Guns not a solution: Ex-army chief

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jaipur, Jan 7: Former Army chief V K Singh today blamed successive governments at the Centre and states for the rise of Naxalism in the country, noting that a host of issues like lack of development and violation of people's rights helped strengthening base of the ultras in the country. " More

Owaisi returns home amid speech row

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Hyderabad, Jan 7: Akbaruddin Owaisi returned home from London today amid the row over his "hate speech" and swiftly sought four days time from the police to appear before it even as the BJP mounted a fresh offensive against Andhra Pradesh government accusing it of going soft on the MIM MLA.  More

Kasab pleaded for 'daya' in a four-line plea

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Jan 7: Ajmal Kasab, the face of 26/11 strike on Mumbai who was hanged, had begged for "daya" (mercy) from the President through his four-line clemency plea written in elementary Urdu. The hand written petition dated September 12, 2012, which has been made public more than a month More

GANGRAPED GIRL EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE: ASARAM BAPU

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi/Faridabad, Jan 7: Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu was at the centre of a controversy sparking outrage after he suggested that the Delhi gangrape victim was equally responsible for the crime and said the girl could have called her assailants brothers and begged them to stop. Asaram More

  • Kashmir

PDD to outsource power distribution in JK

Move Aimed To ‘Arrest T&D Losses, Curb Power Theft’

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar, Jan 7: After failing to bring down Transmission and Distribution (T&D) losses in the State, the Power Development Department has decided to outsource distribution of electricity across Jammu More



  • Srinagar City

Drainage system breaks down at Bonpora Batamaloo

Inhabitants suffer, authorities in slumber

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Jan 7: Inhabitants of Bonpora Batamaloo here are facing immense inconvenience due to defunct drainage system and dilapidated roads.    The aggrieved inhabitants said the lanes More




  • Jammu

More deaths due to road mishaps than militancy in JK: DGP

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, Jan 7: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed more deaths in traffic accidents than due to militancy in the last one decade, state Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad said Monday. “Traffic More



  • South Asia

Pak lodges protest with Indian HC

LOC FIRING

REZAUL H LASKAR\PTI

Islamabad, Jan 7: Pakistan today lodged a protest over what it described as an "unprovoked Indian attack" on one of its military posts along the Line of Control, a claim which the Indian Army has rejected More



  • World

China asks India-Pak to talk

AGENCIES

Beijing, Jan 7: China on Monday said it hopes India and Pakistan will hold talks and solve their differences in a calm and proper manner following a firing incident in Kashmir. As a neighbour and More



  • Baramulla

Baramulla demands traffic signals, dividers

‘OPEN COURT ROAD FOR VEHICULAR MOVEMENT’

Baramulla, Jan 7: Residents of this north Kashmir town have urged the authorities to install traffic signals and road dividers to curb the frequent traffic jams in the area. "The need of the hour More



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