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Punjab minister gets five-year jail term

PATIALA:  The Punjab minister Jagir Kaur was sent to jail on Friday after she was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment by a CBI court for conspiring in forcible abortion and abduction in connection with the killing of her daughter Harpreet Kaur 12 years ago.

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Army chief making peace with govt

NEW DELHI:  In signs of truce, the Army chief, General V K Singh on Friday  retreated from his hard positions saying there were “rogue elements” trying to project a “schism” between him and the Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony and asserting that he was part of the government.

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Environmental clearance to Posco suspended

NEW DELHI:  The environment clearance granted to South Korean major Posco’s proposed mega steel project in Orissa was suspended by the National Green Tribunal on Friday  in another blow to the country’s single largest foreign direct investment venture.

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Brahmos Missile with new systems test fired

BALASORE (ODISHA): India today test fired the Brahmos supersonic cruise missile with certain new systems from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off Odisha coast.  The test comes two days after defence scientists conducted a similar trial from the same site. 

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Assam forms response teams

GUWAHATI: Assam has formed Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to deal with growing instances of man-animal conflict, with 12 leopards having been killed in the last three months when they strayed into human habitations.

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