Shutdown affects normal life in Tamil Nadu

Shutdown affects normal life in Tamil Nadu

Normal life was affected in Tamil Nadu due to the shutdown strike called by opposition parties in the state on Tuesday. While shops, hotels downed their shutters across the state, government buses were seen plying on the roads. Offices — central/state government, public and private sector undertakings remained open. Police were deployed in large numbers […]

Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP

Setback for Vijayan as SC reinstates Kerala DGP

In a huge setback to the Pinarayi Vijayan government, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Kerala to reinstate T.P. Senkumar as the state police chief. Senkumar was removed as Director General of Police on the day that Vijayan assumed office on May 25, 2016. The DGP has won a moral victory as he is set […]

Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K

Clashes erupted as educational institutions re-opened in J&K

As colleges and universities opened on Monday after a week in the Kashmir Valley, students again clashed with security forces and resorted to stone pelting, officials said. Students of the S. P. College assembled on the Maulana Azad Road and started pelting stones on security forces causing blockade of one of the busiest roads in […]

50 students hospitalised in Himachal

50 students hospitalised in Himachal

Over 50 students of the Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) near here have been hospitalised following suspected food poisoning, a senior doctor said on Friday. “The students were admitted late last (Thursday) night…,” Shimla’s Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) Senior Medical Superintendent Ramesh Chand told IANS. After taking meals the students had […]

Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

Congress expels Barkha Singh for anti-party activities

The Congress on Friday expelled Barkha Singh from the party, a day after she resigned from all party posts raising questions over the leadership of Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken. The action was taken by state unit’s Disciplinary Committee headed by former Minister Narendra Nath. The committee found Singh undertaking […]

Navy rescues 4 from tugboat off Mumbai coast

Navy rescues 4 from tugboat off Mumbai coast

Indian Navy has rescued four crew members of a tugboat off the Mumbai coast, after the boat ran aground on rocks during low tide, a statement said. The tugboat Sonika, with four on board had run aground on rocks in the waters off Raj Bhavan during low tide late on Monday night and had begun […]

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K’s Poonch

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in J&K’s Poonch

An Indian Army soldier was killed in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said on Tuesday. The soldier was killed in Mendhar sector of the LoC in a sniper fire from the Pakistani side late on Monday evening, police sources told IANS here. Pakistan Army had […]

Telangana to guide Tripura to improve Ease of Doing Business index

Telangana to guide Tripura to improve Ease of Doing Business index

The Telangana government will train Tripura government officials to improve its ranking in the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index, official said here on Tuesday. “A group of officials from Telangana government’s Industries Department would soon arrive here to teach the officials of Tripura Industries and Commerce Department and other industry related department,” an official […]

Nepal President accorded ceremonial welcome

Nepal President accorded ceremonial welcome

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari was accorded a ceremonial welcome on Tuesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Bhandari. She was then accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Special honours for a close neighbour,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted while […]

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu’s Rajouri

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu’s Rajouri

Pakistan Army on Monday resorted to firing and mortar shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. “Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in the Naushera sector,” Defence Ministry spokesman Manish Mehta told IANS. They are using small arms, automatics […]

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