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After heavy rain, Delhi’s air quality at year’s best

After heavy rain, Delhi’s air quality at year’s best

New Delhi: Heavy rains drastically reduced the pollution level of the national capital, which recorded the best air quality of this year on Tuesday, authorities said. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall air quality index (AQI) in the city was 133, which falls in the ‘moderate’ category. This is the […]

Janhvi Kapoor trolled for wearing a dress that is allegedly copied from Balmain

Janhvi Kapoor trolled for wearing a dress that is allegedly copied from Balmain

Janhvi Kapoor’s new magazine cover shoot for Cosmopolitan India’s January 2019 issue includes an uncharacteristic pop of colour and extra sparkle in the form of an electric blue dress by Mumbai-based designer label, Purple Paisley. While Janhvi’s bold look — complete with an unusual wig with messy bangs — certainly marks a departure from the […]

Never say never in politics holds good in Kashmir

Never say never in politics holds good in Kashmir

Srinagar: As elections to the Lok Sabha and the state assembly are likely to be held by March this year in Jammu and Kashmir, political parties are engaged in hectic efforts to attract voters — like making promises of employment, development, regional autonomy, corruption free governance and accountability. State governor, Satya Pal Malik and Union […]

R-Day order neither wrong nor new: Governor

R-Day order neither wrong nor new: Governor

Jammu: A day after an order was issued for Jammu and Kashmir government employees to be present at Republic Day celebrations, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday asserted that the order is not something new or incorrect and it has been issued every year. “This order is not wrong and I stand by that. And […]

INX Media case: CBI seeks sanction to prosecute PC

INX Media case: CBI seeks sanction to prosecute PC

New Delhi: The CBI has sought the sanction of the Central Government to prosecute former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media case, officials said Monday. The CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017 against alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to INX Media for receiving overseas funds […]

ECI stands by ‘empirical facts about foolproof nature’ of EVMs

ECI stands by ‘empirical facts about foolproof nature’ of EVMs

New Delhi: Amid claims by an Indian cyber expert that electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be hacked and that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were completely rigged, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday said it firmly stands by “empirical facts about foolproof nature” of its machines and said it is examining as to […]

LD incident: Govt for strict adherence to SOPs in referral cases

LD incident: Govt for strict adherence to SOPs in referral cases

Jammu: Taking a serious note of alleged mishandling of a pregnant lady from District Kupwara at L. D Hospital, Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Monday conveyed his sympathies with the affected family and assured a thorough enquiry into the unfortunate incident. Chairing a high level meeting in this regard attended by Principal Secretary, […]

Rains, Snow Lashes Kashmir; Highway Closed

Rains, Snow Lashes Kashmir; Highway Closed

After Fresh Satellite Imagery, Met Forecasts Improvement In Weather From Today Srinagar: The meteorological department on Monday evening said present weather conditions would persisted for next 12 hours and there would be decrease in precipitation thereafter. “As per latest radar and satellite imagery, the weather system over J&K with same intensity would persist for next […]

Shutdown In Lal Chowk on Gaw Kadal Massacre Anniversary

Shutdown In Lal Chowk on Gaw Kadal Massacre Anniversary

Srinagar: A complete shutdown was observed on Monday in Lal Chowk and its adjoining areas to mark the 29th anniversary of Gaw Kadal massacre. The shutdown call was issued by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)—comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik— to remember 51 civilians killed after paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force […]

3 Militants Killed In Day-Long Gunfight In Budgam

3 Militants Killed In Day-Long Gunfight In Budgam

Srinagar: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with the government forces at Hapatnar in Charar-e-Shareef area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. A senior police officer said that a joint team of army’s 53 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation in forest area of Hapatnar today early in the morning following […]

OPINION

I write, I don’t have a paper: Shared Pen, a new vision in the valley

In early times, writers only had one platform to express themselves and have their works into public domain, that was the writer’s public visibility and reputation that the event organisers via publisher’s support used to promote and sell an author’s work. The platform now isn’t what it used to be. A new definition is emerging, based […]