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Jammu and Kashmir: Budding cricketer among two killed in Army firing in Handwara

JAMMU: Two youth, including a budding cricketer, were killed on Tuesday in Handwara, about 85 kms from here, when Army opened fire to disperse a stone-pelting mob which was protesting against alleged molestation of a girl by some of its personnel. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the security personnel involved in the killing of the […]

Rongali or Bohag Bihu: the festival of brotherhood and happiness

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Sivasagar, Prangan Duarah: India, the land of many culture and traditions, comprising of twenty- nine states and seven union territories. Every state has its own special way of celebrating their culture and tradition. The Beautiful land of agriculture Assam celebrates major cultural and traditional events as the festival of Bihu. Bihu mainly denotes three different […]

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Modi Government Agrees in Principle to Give the US Military Access to Indian Bases

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New Delhi(PTI): India and the US today agreed “in principle” on a logistics exchange deal to enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and the replenishment of supplies, an issue that did not find favour with the previous UPA government. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and his US Secretary of Defense […]

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Saina Mirza conferred with Padma Bhushan award by President Pranab Mukherjee

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Tennis star Sania Mirza was conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday. Sania won two Grand Slams last year with Swiss great Martina Hingis, and enjoyed an unbeaten streak of 41 games. The exceptional performance meant she reached the top of the WTA doubles rankings. Saina Nehwal (badminton) […]

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50 lakh central employees to file assets, liabilities details of three years by July: Govt

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NEW DELHI: All Central government employees were on Tuesday told to file details of their assets and liabilities, along with that of their spouses and dependent children, as part of mandatory obligations under Lokpal Act by July. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has asked secretaries of all Central government ministries and chief secretaries […]

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India’s MET predicts ‘good’ rainfall; drought-hit Marathwada’s pain set to ease

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NEW DELHI: India’s crucial monsoon rains are expected to be above average in 2016, the weather office said on Tuesday, easing fears over farm and economic growth after two straight droughts hit rural incomes and agricultural output. Rains in 2016 would be 106% of the long-term average, Laxman Singh Rathore, chief of the India Meteorological […]

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Royal Challengers Bangalore v/s Sunrisers Hyderabad, as it happened; IPL 2016

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NEW DELHI: Time for another exciting Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) with renewed zeal, take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. With quite a few changes in both the teams, this is going to be a battle between RCB batsmen and SRH bowlers. The Hyderabad outfit have […]

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How you can protect yourself from heat related ailments

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Guwahati, Shazida Khatun: With temperatures across India soaring , mid-April is only a precursor to what summer has in store for the subcontinent. While sunglasses and head wraps and a coat of sunscreen does provide some shield against the scorching heat, even short periods of exposure to very high temperatures can cause serious health problems. […]

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Jewellers’ strike: Subramanian Swamy asks Modi Govt to withdrawal of excise duty

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CHENNAI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday took on the Centre for proposing excise duty on jewellery, saying that there was no economic basis, and, therefore, this should also be withdrawn just like the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) tax. “I also think it is a wrong thing because if you (government) want […]

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Supreme Court pursues RBI’s big defaulters’ list; mulls revealing names

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is perusing the long list of big defaulters submitted to it by the Reserve Bank of India. After studying the list, the apex court said that the list amounts to “quite a substantial amount” and makes a case. The Supreme Court said that it is also examining if the total […]

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