Thursday , 25 April 2019

National News

Woman killed, jawan injured as Pak shells 6 sectors in Poonch, Rajouri

PTI   JAMMU A woman was killed and a jawan injured as the Pakistani army shelled civilian areas and forward posts in six sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts Thursday, drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian forces, an official said. This is the seventh consecutive day that Pakistan has targeted forward posts along the ... Read More »

India demands safe return of IAF pilot detained by Pakistan

PTI   NEW DELHI India on Wednesday demanded immediate and safe return of its IAF pilot Abhinandan, captured by Pakistan after an aerial confrontation, and strongly objected to the neighbouring country’s “vulgar display” of an injured soldier in violation of international norms. Summoning Pakistan’s acting high commissioner Syed Haider Shah to lodge a strong protest at “the unprovoked act of ... Read More »


PTI   NEW DELHI An IAF pilot was captured by Pakistan after an air combat on Wednesday during which the two sides said they shot down each other’s warplanes that followed an unsuccessful attempt to target Indian military installations in retaliatory strikes that sparked fears of war. The aerial engagement between India and Pakistan for the first time since the ... Read More »

India girds itself for any eventuality

AGENCIES   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday was given an update on the latest security situation by the chiefs of the three armed forces following violation of Indian airspace by Pakistani fighter jets in Jammu and Kashmir and the capture of the Indian pilot across the line of control. National security advisor Ajit Doval, senior officials of ... Read More »

New energy source discovered off Andhra coast

K S JAYARAMAN | IANS   BENGALURU Researchers have discovered “methane hydrates” – a potential fuel of the future – just two metres below the seafloor in the Krishna-Godavari basin off the coast of Andhra Pradesh in the Bay of Bengal. The discovery has been reported by a team of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography in Goa and ... Read More »

‘Pak used air force to target India’s military installations’

PTI   NEW DELHI Pakistan has used its Air Force to target military installations in India in response to Indian counter-terrorism operations but their attempts were foiled successfully though one Indian pilot is “missing in action”, External Affairs Ministry said Wednesday. In a very brief press statement, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, accompanied by Air Vice Marshal R G ... Read More »

Delhi HC directs to expedite trial in journalist murder case

IANS   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the trial court to expedite the trial in the 2008 TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan murder case. Justice Mukta Gupta directed the court while disposing of an accused’s plea seeking speedy disposal of trial in the murder case. The court was hearing the plea of one of the accused Baljeet ... Read More »

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea challenging changes in Foreigners Rules

IANS NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre’s response on a petition challenging two notifications related to Passport Rules and Foreigners Rules that allow religious minorities, except Muslims, facing persecution in neighbouring countries, to stay in India even if they had entered without valid documents. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L Nageswara Rao and ... Read More »

IAF destroys JeM’s biggest camp in Pakistan

PTI   NEW DELHI In a pinpointed and swift air strike that lasted less than two minutes, India pounded Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp in Pakistan early Tuesday, killing up to 350 terrorists and trainers who were moved there for their protection after the Pulwama attack, officials said. The predawn operation described as “non-military” and “preemptive” struck a five-star resort style ... Read More »

SC favours mediation in Ayodhya land dispute case

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the contending parties in the politically sensitive Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya to seriously consider mediation for a permanent solution even if there is “one per cent chance” of success. Observing it was looking at the possibility of “healing relations” between the parties, a five-judge Constitution bench headed ... Read More »