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11 days ago
Delhi HC blast victims move court for compensation

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Three victims of the 2011 Delhi High Court blast Tuesday moved court saying they have not received the compensation awarded to them even three years after the incident. The PIL filed by All India Anti Terrorist Front, through advocate Gaurav Bansal, said that despite the high court order, three victims - Aftab Ahmed, Raashid Ali (both injured) and Nizamuddin (dec...

11 days ago
Delhi HC blast victims move court for compensation

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Two victims of the Delhi High Court blast Tuesday moved court saying they have not received the compensation awarded to them even three years after the incident. The PIL filed by All India Anti Terrorist Front, through advocate Gaurav Bansal, said that despite the high court order, two victims - Aftab Ahmed and Raashid Ali - have not got the compensation. ...

15 days ago
Kashmiri advocacy group demands poll postponement

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Arguing that the people of Kashmir were still recovering from the aftermath of the Sep 7 floods, a Kashmir-based advocacy group Friday asked the government to postpone the assembly elections. The Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) criticized both the state and central governments for doing little to provide relief to the people of the state ...

15 days ago
Britain's deadly Monkshood plant claims gardner's life

London, Nov 7 (IANS) A gardner is believed to have died after brushing against a deadly wolfsbane plant, one of the most dangerous plants found in Britain's gardens, a British daily reported Friday. Nathan Greenaway, 33, may have brushed against the flower aconitum, also known as Devil's Helmet and Monkshood, while tending before he collapsed at a millionaire's estate, a coroner heard, T...

15 days ago
Australia reveals Rio 2016 Olympic, Paralympic team base

Canberra, Nov 7 (IANS) The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced the nation's teams competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics will be based at Espaco Rio during the Games. The venue, which will be called The Edge, is just 1.3 kilometres away from the Olympic Village and will provide medical, physio, recovery, sport science and nutrition facilities for the squads, repo...

20 days ago
Hafeez Saeed asks LeT to recruit flood-affected Kashmiri youths

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistani terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafeez Saeed has asked the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant group to recruit youth in Kashmir who have been rendered homeless and jobless by devastating floods in the Valley, sources in the Indian intelligence agencies said. Saeed recently visited Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) and asked the recruiters to motiv...

25 days ago
SC rejects Nithari killer's plea

New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the plea by Nithari killer Surinder Koli seeking recall of the judgment upholding his death sentence in Rimpa Haldar murder case. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice S.A. Bobde, in the first open court hearing of the review petition of death sentence cases, said: We are fully satisfied that this...

29 days ago
Minister resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has quit. I called on the state president of my party Saif-ud-Din Soz yesterday (Friday) evening and handed over my resignation. I have asked him to submit my resignation to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Sharma told IANS Saturday.

1 month ago
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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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. <...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

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