Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley

Curbs to foil protests in Kashmir Valley

Authorities imposed restrictions in some areas in this summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after separatists announced post prayer protests in the Valley. “Restrictions under Section 144 have been imposed to maintain law and order in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safakadal and Maisuma police stations,” a senior […]

Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

Uttarakhand exploring direct bus service to Nepal

The Uttarakhand government is working in the direction of starting a direct bus service from the hill state to Nepal, an official said on Friday. With no such direct bus connecting the state to Nepal, the people here until now have been dependant on the bus service from Delhi to the Himalayan country. There are […]

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during early session

Key Indian equity market indices opened flat on Friday following global cues. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 12 points or 0.04 per cent higher during the early session. The wider 51-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 7.80 points or 0.08 per cent higher at 9,637.80 points. The BSE […]

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

India puts Cartosat, NIUSAT, 29 foreign satellites into orbit

In yet another successful multiple satellite launch mission, India on Friday successfully put into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat, nano satellite NIUSAT and 29 foreign satellites from 14 countries. The rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle’s (PSLV) main cargo was India’s 712 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation with a design life of […]

Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Key Indian equity market indices open higher

Taking cue from global markets the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher. The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 31,283.64 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 31,351.53 points. Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 31,370.11 points, up by 86.47 points, or 0.28 per cent. At the National […]

One dead in Assam flash flood

One dead in Assam flash flood

One person died in Assam here as incessant rains caused havoc in the city on Thursday morning. The deceased was electrocuted as he waded through knee-deep water-logged Zoo Road area around 7 a.m., locals said. “A severed electric wire was lying there unnoticed and unattended. None knew about it as the entire road was submerged,” […]

Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages

Armed men storm Philippine village, take hostages

Islamic State-inspired gunmen briefly seized a village in southern Philippines early on Wednesday and took hostages as human shields while fleeing, police said. Government troops have been sent to repel dozens of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen who occupied Malagakit village, said police Inspector Realan Mamon. A military official said the attackers also seized […]

Kejriwal performs yoga amid light showers

Kejriwal performs yoga amid light showers

Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal did yogic exercises in the rain-soaked capital on Wednesday to mark the third edition of the International Yoga Day. Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu also took part in the event organised at the Central Park in Connaught Place by the New Delhi Municipal […]

Two militants killed in Kashmir

Two militants killed in Kashmir

Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in the Kashmir Valley. Police said the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force surrounded Pazalpora village in Baramulla district on Tuesday evening following intelligence inputs about the presence of the militants. “As the security […]

Modi does ‘asanas’ amid showers, says yoga connecting world

Modi does ‘asanas’ amid showers, says yoga connecting world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did yogic exercises amid rains for some 15 minutes here on Wednesday as he underlined the importance of yoga in connecting the global community and creating jobs. Leading the celebrations of the third edition of the International Yoga Day here at a rain-drenched Ramabai Amedkar Sthal, Modi said yoga was a […]

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