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7 days ago
Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

7 days ago
NCLT, insolvency law must treat home buyers like banks: Assocham

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government, the National Company Law Tribunal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board should treat home buyers at par with banks in view of a situation where thousands of buyers have been unable to get possession owing to stalled projects, industry body Assocham said on Sunday. We request the government to mull over issuing a Presidential Ordinance and amend ...

8 days ago
Home buyers hold candlelight march against Amrapali group

Noida, Aug 19 (IANS) Hundreds of home buyers of Amrapali Group on Saturday held a candlelight march in Noida demanding action against the builder who has failed to deliver their homes years after the promised deadline. Shouting slogans against the realty firm, the protesters held a march from Apeejay School in Sector 16-A to Sector 18 in Noida. One of the home buyers of Amrapali'...

9 days ago
Scientists to capture sunspot images during solar eclipse

New York, Aug 19 (IANS) During the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21, a team of solar physicists are planning to capture high-resolution sunspots -- the visible concentrations of magnetic fields on the Sun's surface -- at microwave radio wavelengths. Sunspots are the primary generator of solar flares, the sudden, powerful blasts of electromagnetic radiation and charged particles ...

9 days ago
CEOs exit tech board ater Trump's Charlottesville remarks

San Francisco, Aug 19 (IANS) Following a series of comments US President Donald Trump made over the violence in Charlottesville, tech leaders have resigned en masse from the President's tech advisory board as a mark of protest. According to a report in Politico on Friday, more than half of the members of the 15-person Digital Economy Board of Advisors have quit. It was during the...

9 days ago
Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh), Aug 18 (IANS) In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after framing her in false charges, the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en masse. Patkar is fighting for those living along the river Narmada and facing inundation due to increased height of the S...

9 days ago
More troops deployed in south Kashmir after Amarnath yatra

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian Army has deployed additional troops in south Kashmir after spurt in terror activities in the area this year, informed sources said. The sources said on Friday that four battalions deployed for the Amarnath yatra, which got over on August 7, have been redeployed in the Kashmir Valley. Two battalions have been deployed along the National Highway ...

9 days ago
Court sends Kashmiri businessman to 10-day NIA custody

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday sent to 10-day NIA custody Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali, arrested on charge of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba remanded Watali in National Investigation Agency's custody till August 28. Arrested on...

10 days ago
Court allows NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman for 10 days

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A court here on Friday allowed the NIA to quiz Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Watali, arrested on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan to sponsor terror activities and stone-pelting in Kashmir, till August 28. During the in-camera proceedings, District Judge Poonam Bamba remanded Watali to the National Investigation Agency's custody for 10 days. He was arrested...

10 days ago
Gaurav Jai Gupta's show, a burst of fabrics

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Designer Gaurav Jai Gupta's show that was supported by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade departments made a strong fashion statement with a variety of fabrics that had its characteristic touches on clothes. Gupta's show for his label 'Akaaro' was an innovative and exciting experience in textile and various weaves. His Irreverence collection ensured th...

10 days ago
Yashwant Sinha-led delegation meets Abdullahs, interacts with students

Srinagar, Aug 17 (IANS) Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha-led delegation on Thursday met former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah in addition to an interaction with some local students. Sinha and his delegation called on both the Abdullahs separately. Sources in the National Conference said the party leaders reiterated their position regarding the Con...

10 days ago
Businessman close to Geelani arrested in terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The NIA on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent businessman close to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of acting as a conduit for passing money received from Pakistan to militants, separatists and stone-pelters in the Kashmir Valley. Wattali, an influential businessman known to be friends with Pakistani leaders and separatists ...

10 days ago
Prominent Kashmiri businessman arrested in terror funding case

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday arrested Zahoor Wattali, a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a close aide of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, on charges of funding terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. Wattali was arrested from Srinagar, a day after the NIA searched multiple locations in the Kashmir Valley, including the businessman's offic...

10 days ago
Modi's I-Day speech reeked of hypocrisy: CPI-M

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech was remarkable for its disconnect with reality and reeked of hypocrisy in certain matters, the CPI-M has said. The most hypocritical was Modi's exhortation that the Kashmir problem will not be solved by gaali (abuse) and goli (bullet) but by embracing Kashmiris, said an editorial in the CPI-M journal People's...

10 days ago
India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Attacking the BJP-led central government, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said that India faces threat from within and not from outside. We don't face any threat from outside, whether it is China and Pakistan. We are capable of handling them but the country faces threat from the people within the country, Abdullah said at the Save Composite...

11 days ago
1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday. The event will see 400 entrepreneurs from India, 400 from the US and 400 from the rest o...

11 days ago
Kashmiris want to be active stakeholders in peace process: Rajnath

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the common Kashmiris want to be active stakeholders in the peace process but had been made victims by certain vested interests. In an article Decoding PM's Speech, the Home Minister hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day address to the nation from Red Fort ramparts and said the country was marchi...

11 days ago
Amid Doklam row, India, China discuss border peace after Ladakh scuffle

Beijing/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) As a tense military standoff in Doklam entered the third month, senior Indian and Chinese army officers discussed another border row on Wednesday, a day after troops of the two countries scuffled and threw stones at each other in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh sector. According to Army sources in Delhi, a pre-scheduled Border Personnel Meeting was held near C...

11 days ago
Doklam standoff enters third month; China asks India to withdraw

Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China on Wednesday again told India to pull back its troops from Doklam where the standoff between their armies entered the third month. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying reiterated Beijing's stance, asking India to withdraw troops from Doklam in the Sikkim sector. On June 16, the Indian Army stopped the Chinese PLA from building a road in ...

11 days ago
NIA widens net in Kashmir terror money trail

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The NIA on Wednesday widened its net in the Kashmir terror money trail and conducted searches at a dozen locations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the houses of a prominent Kashmiri businessman and a lawyer - both said to be close to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The fresh operation was a follow-up search by the National Investigation...

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