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Plan to leave terrorists headless

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Security forces have launched major operations against 21 most-wanted terrorists in Kashmir with the objective of throwing the lower ranks of the militant organisations into disarray by neutralising the top leadership. Some of the top terrorists carrying a reward of more than Rs 12 lakh each and categorised A++ include...

4 militants shot; civilian, cop killed in encounter

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

In a major offensive after the imposition of the Governor’s rule in Jammu & Kashmir, four ultras affiliated with a pan-Islamic group were killed on Friday in an encounter at Nowshahr village of Srigufwara in Anantnag district. A policeman and a civilian also were killed in the encounter. Eight security...

PM’s Fasal Bima under review post Nitish snub

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

After Chief Minister Nitish Kumar scrapped Prime Minister’s crop insurance scheme (known as Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojna —PMFBY) in Bihar and complaints poured in from across the country about insurance companies making huge profits at the cost of farmers, the Union Government has ordered a review of the scheme....

Soz disconcerts Cong; party in sync with ultras, raps BJP

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Political rivals BJP and Congress entered in a bitter war of words over certain controversial remarks by senior Congress leaders Saifuddin Soz and Ghulam Nabi Azad about Jammu & Kashmir. Launching a blistering attack against Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, the BJP said a “New Congress” is in sync with terrorists...

Seychelles reneges on deal for Indian naval base there

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | Agencies | New Delhi

The Parliament of Seychelles, a strategically located archipelago nation in the western Indian Ocean, has blocked India’s plan of building a naval base there following Opposition’s argument that allowing India to build a naval base at the Assumption island would infringe on the country’s sovereignty. Meanwhile, Seychelles President Danny Faure arrived...

Ryan redux in Vadodara: Senior stabs Class IX boy to death in washroom

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Gandhinagar

In a virtual re-run of Gurugram’s Ryan school murder case, a 14-year-old boy studying in Class IX was stabbed to death by his senior at a school in Vadodara on Friday. Identified as Dev Tadvi, the boy had taken admission in Shri Bharati School situated in old Vadodara city around...

6 UP ‘thieves’ hide behind Valley stone pelting to save their hide

Saturday, 23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Six youths from Uttar Pradesh, who had gone to Jammu & Kashmir to eke out a living and claimed that they were made to pelt stones at the security forces, might have cooked up the entire story to evade arrest for stealing. These youths — three each from Baghpat and Saharnpur...

Yoga most unifying force in divided world: Modi

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | Archana Jyoti | Dehradun

As the world joined India in celebrating the fourth edition of International Day of Yoga on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the ancient Indian discipline has emerged as the most powerful unifying force in a strife-torn world. “In yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face,...

Nitish skips celebrations

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Patna/Kolkata

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a key BJP ally, on Thursday stayed away from the International Yoga Day event in Patna, which was a low-key affair in West Bengal where his counterpart Mamata Banerjee too gave it a miss, in moves marked by possible political overtones.

Rajasthan makes Guinness record

Friday, 22 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kota/Jaipur

Rajasthan on Thursday created a world record bringing over a lakh of people together at a yoga session to mark the International Day of Yoga. Two representatives from Guinness World Records watched as yoga guru Ramdev put the gathering — which included Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje — through a...


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‘Assault’ on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP

17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

In a swift move intended at stemming the protests brewing in the State police force against certain top officials’ ‘feudalistic’ practice of persecuting policemen and camp followers by using them as house servants, the Kerala Government on Saturday removed ADGP Sudesh Kumar, whose daughter was the other day booked for assaulting and verbally abusing his official police driver, from the position of head of the Armed Police Battalion. The action against...

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23 Jun 2018 | PNS | Kochi

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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