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Rajnath, Mehbooba discuss security situationHome Minister Rajnath Singh with CM Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. File photo from MHA
Kashmir unrest

Rajnath, Mehbooba discuss security situation

25 Aug 2016 | 1:23 PM

SRINAGAR: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here and held discussions on the prevailing security situation in the state. Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the state in the wake of violent protests triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, took stock of security situation.

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Srinagar, August 25

Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here and held discussion on the prevailing security situation in the state.

Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the state in the wake of violent protests triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, took stock of security situation.

Earlier in the day, the Home Minister also met members of civil society who apprised him about the situation in the state. They also told him about the difficulties faced by the common citizen in the wake of protests and curfew.

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This is the second visit of Singh in a month to the state.

The Home Minister's visit is an effort by the Central Government to restore normalcy in the Valley, which has been reeling under curfew and restrictions since trouble started.

"I shall interact will civil society groups, political parties and other stakeholders," he had said, before leaving for Srinagar, adding that "those who believe in Kashmiriyat, insaniyat and jamhooriyat (Kashmir’s pluralist ethos, humanity and democracy) are welcome. — PTI

Scores trapped as Italy quake toll reaches 247

Scores trapped as Italy quake toll reaches 247

25 Aug 2016 | 1:13 PM

ACCUMOLI: A powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 247 people dead and a trail of destruction across several mountain villages packed with holidaymakers.

India hit by sub data leak

India hit by sub data leak

25 Aug 2016 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:India’s bid to shore up its naval capabilities and have the tactical edge over rivals has taken a hit with around 22,400 pages of technical data relating to six Scorpene-class submarines having been leaked, compromising abilities of the underwater vessels.

Renting womb for bearing child to be crime

Renting womb for bearing child to be crime

25 Aug 2016 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:Renting a womb will soon be a crime in India with the Cabinet today approving a law banning commercial surrogacy and permitting only altruistic surrogacy in the interest of infertile couples.

Chhotepur on his ‘way out’

Chhotepur on his ‘way out’

25 Aug 2016 | 8:35 AM

CHANDIGARH:After surfacing of a video clip showing Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab unit convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur allegedly accepting cash, the party has decided to remove Chhotepur from the post, it is learnt.

SC slams Jaya, says you can’t ‘throttle’ democracy

SC slams Jaya, says you can’t ‘throttle’ democracy

25 Aug 2016 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court today again reprimanded Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa for using defamation cases to “throttle democracy” and asked her to face criticism as she was a public figure.

In Governor’s uncommon act, a commoner’s touch

In Governor’s uncommon act, a commoner’s touch

25 Aug 2016 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Leaving his Parliament sticker episode behind, Punjab’s new Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore today sprang a surprise when he — accompanied by his wife and mother-in-law — quietly walked into the Tagore Theatre “uninvited”, as he put it, to enjoy an evening with poet-author-filmmaker Gulzar.

Punjab wants CBI to probe Gagneja attack

Punjab wants CBI to probe Gagneja attack

25 Aug 2016 | 11:41 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to hand over the investigations into the attack on senior RSS leader Brig Jagdish Gagneja (retd) to the CBI in view of the fact that the alleged attackers “have links with anti- national forces residing in foreign countries”.

Civilian border firing victims to get  Rs 5 lakh

Civilian border firing victims to get Rs 5 lakh

25 Aug 2016 | 1:23 PM

NEW DELHI:For the first time, the victims of cross-border firing along the Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir will get compensation similar to those who die due to terrorism or Left wing extremism violence.


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Govt should have reversed order on Dahi Handi festival: Sena

Govt should have reversed order on Dahi Handi festival: Sena

25 Aug 2016 | 1:14 PM

MUMBAI: Against the backof the Supreme Court’s directions on Dahi Handi celebrations in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said the government should have come out with an Ordinance reversing the apex court order.

CITY FOCUS

Be part of Administration, Badnore tells residents

Be part of Administration, Badnore tells residents

25 Aug 2016 | 2:05 AM

CHANDIGARH: New Punjab Governor-cum-UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has invited people of the city to be a part of the Administration. In his first interaction with mediapersons after an introductory meeting with officers at the UT Secretariat today, Badnore stressed the need for a participatory Administration with ideas flowing freely from all directions.

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Another snag in server trips trade across state

25 Aug 2016 | 2:17 AM

RAJPURA/PATIALA: Sale and purchase entries worth crores could not be made in official records early this morning due to a snag in the e-trip server.

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Pak land of Guru Nanak, not hell: Playwright

25 Aug 2016 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Joining issue with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, eminent Punjabi playwright and director Atamjit Singh today said Pakistan could be hell for Parrikar or some people from Goa and Maharashtra, but for him “it is the land where his cultural and religious values are rooted deeply”.

Oswal hospital excluded from CM cancer relief scheme

25 Aug 2016 | 2:15 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has dis-empanelled Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital, Ludhiana, from the “Mukh Mantri Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh” scheme for not providing cashless treatment to cancer patients and violating the guidelines of the scheme.

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March in solidarity with victim's family

March in solidarity with victim's family

25 Aug 2016 | 12:47 AM

SHIMLA: Cutting across religion, region and political barriers, citizens of Shimla today took out a candle march from Deputy Commissioner’s Office via Naaz to The Ridge expressing their solidarity with the bereaved family over the brutal killing of four-year-old Yug.

Rajnath invokes Kashmiriyat as clashes continue in Valley

Rajnath invokes Kashmiriyat as clashes continue in Valley

25 Aug 2016 | 12:43 AM

SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit to take stock of the current Kashmir unrest was marked by the death of a civilian in a clash and a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama district of south Kashmir today.

Crops lost in last winter, delayed assessment now

25 Aug 2016 | 12:41 AM

DEHRADUN: A Central government inter-ministerial team is visiting Uttarakhand beginning August 26 to assess the damage incurred due to scanty winter rain (agricultural drought) during the rabi season but the tell tale signs of the drought on the ground have disappeared.

US worried over human rights situation in PoK

US worried over human rights situation in PoK

25 Aug 2016 | 9:36 AM

WASHINGTON: Expressing concern over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the US has called for working out differences peaceably and through a valid political process. “We do have concerns about the human rights situation there (PoK), have reported it for several years in our Human Rights report,” State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news conference yesterday.

Railway infra projects worth Rs 21,000 cr get CCEA approval

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25 Aug 2016 | 12:40 AM

NEW DELHI: Intending to give a major push to the Railways’ effort to de-congest the New Delhi-Chennai and Howrah-Mumbai sectors, the government today gave its nod to nine projects, which included doubling and tripling of lines, worth about Rs 21,000 crore.

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Mukund, Chatterjee overcome pink fear

25 Aug 2016 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Abhinav Mukund and Sudip Chatterjee swatted away the first-day blues of facing the pink ball under lights to score impressive centuries on the second day of the day/night Duleep Trophy fixture here today.

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25 Aug 2016 | 1:56 AM

NEW DELHI:Following India’s below-par performance at the Rio Olympics, the government and the Sports Ministry have gone into an introspective mode to find out the reasons behind the debacle.

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Lanka win despite Faulkner hat-trick

25 Aug 2016 | 1:56 AM

COLOMBO:Australia’s James Faulkner claimed his maiden hat-trick but could not deny Sri Lanka a series-levelling 82-run victory in the second One-day International on Wednesday.

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