Thursday , 18 October 2018

National News

3,500 rescued in Kodagu-Karnataka, rains hit rescue work

IANS KODAGU (KARNATAKA) About 3,500 marooned people were rescued in Karnataka’s worst flood-hit Kodagu district even as incessant rains hampered relief work, the government said on Sunday. “The Indian Army, Navy and other state and central agencies have rescued more than 3,500 people so far,” a statement from Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s office said. Of the hundreds stranded across ... Read More »

Amarinder slams Sidhu for hugging Pak army chief

PTI CHANDIGARH Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ticked off his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for hugging Pakistan army chief at the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the prime minister of the neighbouring country, terming his act as “wrong”. “I think that was wrong for him to have shown the affection he did for the Pakistani army ... Read More »

Kerala flood toll reaches 370, rescue operations continue

IANS THIRUVANANTHAPURAM The death toll due to the devastating rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370, as two more deaths were reported on Sunday with rescue operations continuing in the worst affected districts of Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Thrissur. Authorities also withdrew the red alert which was issued in these three districts and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday ... Read More »

Indian engineer deported from UAE over suspected ISIS links

PTI SRINAGAR A Kashmiri man, suspected to be a sympathiser of the banned ISIS terror group, was recently deported to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), officials said here on Sunday. Thirty-six year old Irfan Ahmad Zargar, a resident of Chattatabal area on the outskirts of Srinagar, was deported from the Gulf country on August 14 and subjected to ... Read More »

Over 6,000 pvt specialists apply for 10 joint secy posts in govt

PTI NEW DELHI Over 6,000 candidates have shown interest in ten posts of joint secretaries in the central government offered to private sector specialists as part of the Modi government’s bid to bring in fresh talent in bureaucracy, officials said on Sunday. The Personnel Ministry had recently announced recruiting ten joint secretaries in select government departments through ‘lateral entry’ mode, ... Read More »


* The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357,  as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday * Some 50,000 people were rescued in different parts of the state, and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains * Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief ... Read More »

Kerala flood death toll 357

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala has gone up to 357 this monsoon season, as 22 more deaths were reported on Saturday and red alert continued in 11 districts following prediction of more rains. Please like & share: Read More »

SRINAGAR: Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district resulting in minor injuries to two civilians, police said on Saturday. The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian positions in Karnah sector on Friday evening using small arms and mortars. “The Indian troops retaliated and firing exchanges continued between the two ... Read More »