Monday , 29 May 2017

National News

Two civilians killed, 3 injured in Pak shelling along LoC

PTI   JAMMU Two civilians were killed and three injured in heavy shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday. It is the third incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan since May 10 and so far three persons have died and six have been injured. Schools along the LoC ... Read More »

Army school renamed after Ummer, family given Rs 75 lakh cheque

IANS   SRINAGAR The Army on Saturday said a school had been renamed after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz — killed by militants in south Kashmir — and his family handed over a cheque for Rs 75 lakh. The cheque for Rs 75 lakh was from the Army Group Insurance Fund, apart from another cheque for rupees one lakh from the martyr’s ... Read More »

‘No school bag’ on Saturdays in UP government schools

IANS   LUCKNOW In a bid to take load off students, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has decided that Saturdays will be a “no bag day” in all government run primary and secondary schools, an official said. Students would engage in “joyful activities” and there would be efforts to enhance a positive relationship between the students and teachers on ... Read More »

‘100 militants active in south Kashmir, operations on to neutralise them’

PTI BEHIBAGH (KASHMIR) More than 100 militants are active in south Kashmir which has witnessed a spurt in terror activities recently and operations are underway to neutralise them, a top Army officer said here Saturday. Major General B S Raju, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Victor Force which is responsible for security in south Kashmir, also said that the Army ... Read More »

Triple talaq is worst form of divorce: SC

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Friday said the practice of triple talaq was the “worst” and “not desirable” form of dissolution of marriages among Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as “legal.” There are “schools of thought (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable form ... Read More »

Prove EVMs used in recent polls were tampered: EC

PTI   NEW DELHI The Election Commission (EC) Friday formally threw a “challenge” to political parties to prove electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the recent assembly polls were tampered with after several opposition parties questioned their reliability and demanded going back to the paper ballot system. Several major opposition parties had claimed the faith of people in the machines ... Read More »

Unless Pakistan curbs anti-India attacks, ties will worsen: US

IANS   NEW DELHI The US intelligence chief has slammed Pakistan for its failure to curb support to anti-India militants and warned Islamabad that ties between the two countries would deteriorate if there is another “high-profile terrorist attack in India”. “They might deteriorate further in 2017, especially in the event of another high-profile terrorist attack in India that New Delhi ... Read More »

L&T gets contract to supply 100 howitzers to Army

PTI   NEW DELHI Engineering conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract to supply 100 self-propelled howitzers to the Indian Army for nearly Rs 4,500 crore. The first batch of the 155mm/52 calibre tracked self- propelled (SP) gun — K9 VAJRA-T — will be delivered later this year and the entire supply will be made within next ... Read More »

Astrologers conduct special yagna to prevent WW III

IANS   AGRA Amidst predictions of an oncoming World War by an American astrologer, local astrologers conducted a special “Shanti Yagna” at the Yamuna bank here to prevent Third World War. Pramod Gautam, Chairman of Vedic Sutram told IANS: “The fear of third world war starting from May 13 had created a lot of scare after an American astrologer recently ... Read More »

SC to hear plea against making Aadhaar mandatory

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court will hear on May 17 a petition against notifications making the Aadhaar card mandatory for availing benefits under government schemes, including mid-day meal and disability pension. The petitioners have also challenged the Aadhaar Act itself. An apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar asked the petitioners Shanta Sinha and ... Read More »

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