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Modi to have a busy Diwali visit to Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit here Thursday to express solidarity with the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir will be packed with meetings, government sources said. The prime minister is expected to land at the airport here around 1 p.m. Thursday. He will then go to the Raj Bhawan where he will meet members of flood-affected families, includi...

3 days ago
Flood-ravaged Srinagar traders hold protest

Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Traders hit by the floods in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday held a peaceful protest march here against the alleged apathy of the state and central governments to provide relief to them. Dozens of local traders shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly not allowing international relief to the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley. The local econ...

10 days ago
Pakistani shelling makes life hell for border people

Jammu, Oct 11 (IANS) Life for nearly 30,000 people living in relief camps has been turned upside down after they were forced to abandon their homes because of indiscriminate shelling from across the India-Pakistan boder on civilian habitations in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts. Local residents say the hostilities were nothing short of a war, save for the movement of tanks and fighter planes. <...

12 days ago
Veteran journalist Kamath dead; hundreds bid adieu

Udupi (Karnataka), Oct 9 (IANS) Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal near here. He was 93. Hundreds of people, including officials, academicians, faculty, students and local journalists bid a tearful adieu when his mortal remains were consigned to flames a...

12 days ago
Veteran journalist Kamath dead; hundreds bid adieu

Udupi (Karnataka), Oct 9 (IANS) Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died early Thursday at Manipal, 5 km from this coastal town. He was 93. Hundreds of people, including officials, academicians, faculty, students and local journalists bid a tearful adieu when his mortal remains were co...

12 days ago
Journalist M.V. Kamath who scripted Modi biography is dead

Bangalore/Mumbai, Oct 9 (IANS) Veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati M.V. Kamath, who was one of the earliest biographers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died Thursday morning in his native place Manipal in Karnataka, said a relative. He was 94. Kamath was the Washington correspondent of The Times of India for a decade. He had been hospitalised for the past f...

17 days ago
Eid-eve has never been so subdued in Srinagar

Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) While the ghosts of last month's devastating floods continue to haunt the major commercial hubs of Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar, almost a month after they were submerged, Eid-eve has perhaps never been so subdued in the city in living memory. The worst-hit by the devastation of businesses and homes in Srinagar is the once booming sacrificial animal m...

22 days ago
Jammu & Kashmir to submit list of losses to Centre

Srinagar, Sep 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir will submit a memorandum of losses amounting to Rs.1,00,000 crore to the central government as the recent devastating floods have caused colossal damage to property besides claiming more than 280 lives, a top official said here Monday. In its first media interaction after the Sep 7 floods, the state government said the memorandum of losses would ...

24 days ago
Court to hear Phoolka's complaint against Tytler Oct 15

New Delhi, September 27 (IANS) A criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by senior lawyer H.S. Phoolka representing the victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots was Saturday posted for Oct 15 as the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gaurav Rao was on leave. Phoolka had filed the complaint against Tytler in 2006, alleging that the Congress leader had p...

24 days ago
Survivors recall horror of Kashmir floods

Srinagar, Sep 27 (IANS) After surviving 12 agonizing days and nights on the attic of his nearly submerged house here with his family, Sheikh Muzaffar Ahmad is convinced he is leading a new lease of life. A senior prosecuting officer in Jammu and Kashmir's anti-corruption unit, the 45-year-old was confined with his 70-year-old mother, wife and two children in Shivpora, the first locality ...

24 days ago
Rajasthan's BJP government in dock over alleged malnutrition deaths

Jaipur, Sep 27 (IANS) The death of two children this month in the Sahariya-dominated areas of the northeastern Baran district, allegedly due to malnutrition, has kicked up a political furore in the desert state of Rajasthan. The Sahariyas are an indigenous people numbering around 125,000 and live in primitive conditions with little access to modern healthcare. The death of one-year-old K...

27 days ago
Indian-origin cabbie to be tried for molestation in Australia

Sydney, Sep 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin taxi driver in Australia will face trial for sexually assaulting a woman, media reports said Wednesday. A West Australian taxi driver, identified as Suni Kumar Saharan, 28, molested the woman, who is also 28 years old, after picking her up along with her four friends from Victoria Park in Perth Sep 7. He will face trial on charges of assaul...

29 days ago
Kashmir secretariat resumes functioning after 16 days

Srinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) The flood-inundated Jammu and Kashmir secretariat, which houses offices of the chief minister, his ministerial colleagues and all the top bureaucrats, Monday resumed functioning after 16 days. The civil secretariat, the state legislature complex and the high court complex were inundated Sep 7 causing damage to the records kept in these institutions. Chief ...

29 days ago
Bangladesh empowers parliament to sack SC judges

Dhaka, Sep 22 (IANS) Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid has given his consent to the 16th Constitution Amendment bill, empowering parliament to sack Supreme Court judges. The president endorsed the bill five days after it was passed in the House, Parliament Secretariat officials said Monday. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), holding a dawn-to-dusk strike against the const...

1 month ago
CBI director alleges perjury by Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) CBI Director Ranjit Sinha Saturday moved the Supreme Court over the conflicting positions taken by NGO CPIL's counsel Prashant Bhushan and Kamini Jaiswal on the identity of the source that provided them the alleged original copy of the entry register maintained at the gate of his official residence. Sinha in his application said that when Bhushan handed over Sep ...

1 month ago
Radio Kashmir Srinagar resumes routine broadcasts after 14 days

Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Akashvani's Srinagar radio station popularly known as Radio Kashmir Srinagar resumed its routine broadcasts Saturday. The radio station had to suspend operations Sep 7 when flood waters submerged its installations in Srinagar city trapping 12 staff members inside. After two days, Radio Kashmir authorities had started an emergency FM broadcast service from ...

1 month ago
Hungary football coach fired

Budapest, Sep 18 (IANS) Hungarian national football team head coach Attila Pinter was fired Thursday. Pinter's spot will be filled temporarily by Pal Dardai, Hungary football federation president Sandor Csanyi said adding that the 38-year-old will coach the team in three European championship qualifiers -- against Romania Oct 11, Faroe Islands Oct 14 and Finland Nov 14, reports Xinhua.

1 month ago
SC to hear plea against procedure for appointing CVC

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear Thursday a plea by an NGO which has sought that the Centre be restrained from going ahead with the empaneling and appointment of chief vigilance commission (CVC) and vigilance commissioner (VC) as the existing procedure for it is restricted and non-transparent. The apex court bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and...

1 month ago
Nithari convict Koli shifted to Dasna jail

Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Nithari killing convict Surender Koli was Wednesday shifted back from the Meerut jail to the Dasna jail here. The decision to shift him back from Meerut jail to Dasna jail in Ghaziabad was taken after the Supreme Court put his execution on hold till Oct 29. The next hearing in the case is scheduled Oct 28. Meerut Jail superintendent S.M. Rizvi whi...

1 month ago
Paradise on Earth becomes horror for its residents

Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) As historical records confirm that the recent floods in Kashmir have been worse than the worst ever - that in 1893 - the human suffering and devastation caused have few parallels in the Valley's recent history. Walter Lawrence, who documented the 1893 floods in his famous book, The Vale of Kashmir, says the water level in the Jhelum river in Srinagar reached 27 fe...

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