Cold wave claims 29 lives in North India


New Delhi, Jan 8: Twentynine people succumbed to the intense cold wave in North India today as temperatures dropped to sub-zero levels at many places in the region.Delhiites froze under chilly winds and biting cold with the minimum temperature plunging to 3.3 degree Celsius. Though today's minimum More

No foreign posting before cooling off period

Govt to Babus


 New Delhi, Jan 8: Faced with frequent requests of back-to-back deputation postings, the Centre has decided not to relax the mandatory 'cooling off' period for any bureaucrat.As per rules, there shall be a mandatory cooling off period of three years after every deputation or foreign service up to More

Police arrest MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi

‘Hate speech’


Hyderabad, Jan 8: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi has been arrested on the charge of not cooperating with the police in connection with the hate speech case against him. Sources say Owaisi was arrested as the police officers were not convinced by the MLA's explanation More

‘Women unwilling to work in night shifts in Delhi’


New Delhi, Jan 8: Women are scared and hesitant to work in night shifts after the gangrape and murder of 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi, according to an Assocham survey. The survey reveals that women are afraid of working in night shifts in Delhi as they feel that there is a lot of risk More

  • Kashmir

Centre okays Mughal Road as alternative power corridor to Kashmir

New Link Will Cater To Future Load Growth, Solve Outage Problems During Winter: DCP


Srinagar, Jan 8: In a significant development, a Government of India panel on transmission planning in northern India has approved construction of alternative power corridor to Kashmir valley from Northern More

  • Srinagar City

Tuition centres take students, parents for a ride

Fail to provide basic facilities, charge exorbitant fees


Srinagar, Jan 8: In a small room having an area of 10 X 20 square feet in Shaher-e-Khaas here, 92 students huddle together to attend class in a tuition centre. In absence of any monitoring by authorities More

  • Jammu

JK: Biting cold takes toll on people’s health, daily chores


Jammu, Jan 8: The extreme cold conditions prevailing across Jammu and Kashmir are not only affecting the daily activities of a common man but are also taking a toll on the health of people. The number More

  • South Asia

8 killed in US drone attacks in Pak tribal region


Islamabad, Jan 8: Stepping up missile attacks in the restive Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan's northwest, US drones targeted a Taliban training camp in the area, killing at least eight militants including More

  • Ganderbal/Tangmarg

3 yrs on, Lala Sahib bridge awaits repair

Locals seek CM’s intervention


Ganderbal, Jan 8: Residents of Duderhama, Warpora, Malapora, Arampora, Chekpora, Arch, Dudhkanth, Babosipora and other adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district are up in arms against the administration More

  • GK Features

‘Ironically, being in Kashmir is most dangerous for Kashmiris’


In May 2010, Chris Giamo, an independent documentary filmmaker with a background in human rights and South Asian Studies, traveled to India with his brother. They decided to visit Kashmir to shoot a documentary More

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