Jyoti Kamal

  • J&K floods: Lakhs still stranded; landslides wreak havoc in Jammu, leave an entire village buried 12-09-2014 07:57 AM

    Jammu/Srinagar: More than 1,10,000 people have been rescued from different parts of the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, but the death toll has crossed 200. Lakhs still remain stranded with many of them refusing to leave their homes. Rescuers want all people evacuated as there are concerns about the potential spread...
  • J&K Floods: 10 bodies recovered from Udhampur landslide site 11-09-2014 07:36 PM

    Udhampur: Around 10 new dead bodies have been extracted from the debris that lay over the Sadal village of Udhampur after a massive landslide that took place last week. The Indian Army who have emerged as a saviour in the times of masive disaster after the floods in the state...
  • J&K floods: Rahat bridge rebuilt by Army to restore connectivity in just 2 days 10-09-2014 12:49 PM

    The Rahat bridge that had been snapped due to flooding has been rebuilt by the Army in just 2 days. The bridge across the Tawi river in Jammu had got washed away due to the massive surge of water that took place. The army engineers have built a temporary bridge...
  • J&K: Army protecting the border even as rescue operation continues 10-09-2014 09:39 AM

    While the Army continues to be engaged in relief and rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, it is also looking to secure the border with Pakistan protecting it as floods sweep away entire barbed wire posts. ...
  • J&K floods: Army's mobile charging units help locals connect with their families 10-09-2014 09:24 AM

    In Jammu, one one of the effects of flooding has been the uprooting of electricity supply towers because of which there has been no electricity. In a unique step, the Army has set up mobile charging units. ...
  • J&K floods: Poonch devastated, houses toppled into the river 09-09-2014 03:39 PM

    The waters have receded in Poonch in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. Houses there are totally toppled over into the river. ...
  • HC cancels allotment of 350 acre land to DLF by Haryana government 03-09-2014 06:18 PM

    Chandigarh: In a major blow to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court cancelled a land allotment made by it to real estate major DLF. The Bhupinder Singh Hooda government had allotted 350 acres of land to the company. According to sources, DLF was the sole bidder of...
  • Rohtak: Molested and harassed, 2 girls kill themselves, blame deteriorating law and order in suicide note 26-08-2014 10:47 AM

    Rohtak: In an alleged case of harassment, two minor girls on Tuesday committed suicide in Haryana's Rohtak. The girls have left behind a suicide note wherein they have mentioned that they took this extreme step following harassment from some youngsters. The girls, both higher senior secondary students, have also reportedly...
  • Speeding car driver caught speaking on mobile, hits traffic constable, drags him for one kilometer 14-08-2014 09:02 PM

    Chandigarh: In a shocking incident of road rage, a video footage shows a traffic constable being hit and dragged on the bonnet of a car for as long as 1 km in Chandigarh city. The video shot from another car shows a man hitting the traffic constable after he was...
  • Himachal Pradesh: Three die as bridge over river washes away due to floods 14-08-2014 05:12 PM

    Hamirpur: Three people died after a bridge over a river in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district washed away. The bridge over Sheer Khud river washed away on Thursday night following flash floods in the region. Divers have managed to fish out one body while the two others remain missing. Rescue operations...
  • Pradeep Kasni, 6 other IAS officers transferred by Haryana government 06-08-2014 05:39 PM

    Chandigarh: Haryana IAS officer Pradeep Kasni was transferred by the state government on Tuesday. Kasni had questioned appointments of commissioners to two commissions by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Six other IAS officers were also transferred by the Haryana government. Administrative Reforms Department secretary Kasni has been posted as...
  • Kurukshetra: Police lathicharge Haryana SGPC members trying to take control of a gurudwara 06-08-2014 03:14 PM

    Kurukshetra: As the row over the Haryana government's creation of a separate Gurudwara administration continues, the police in Kurukshetra on Wednesday resorted to lathicharge to control a group of people who had gathered outside a gurudwara to take control of it from the Amritsar based SGPC. The Haryana Shiromani Gurudwara...
  • Haryana SGPC to meet on Thursday to plan the control, custody of Gurudwaras 30-07-2014 05:53 PM

    Chandigarh: There is no end to the row over the Haryana SGPC Act. The Haryana SGPC has called for a meeting on Thursday at Kaithal to work on a plan on how to take control of gurudwaras from the parent body. The Akal Takht, the supreme body of Sikhs, had...
  • Haryana: After Khemka, IAS Pradeep Kasni takes on Hooda government 29-07-2014 11:46 PM

    After Ashok Khemka, another top IAS officer in Haryana is taking on the Hooda Government. IAS officer Pradeep Kasni on Tuesday said that he was subjected to intimidation after he refused to toe the government line in appointment of Information commissioners. The Haryana Chief Secretary who has been accused of...
  • SGPC row: Truce between Haryana, Punjab after Akal Takht steps in 26-07-2014 10:31 PM

    After Akal Takht stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana have decided to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. While the situation has been defused the long term problem of the legality of...
  • SGPC row: Punjab, Haryana Sikh rallies called off after Akal Takht order 26-07-2014 02:02 PM

    Chandigarh: Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs, has stepped in the row over the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. The Akal Takht has asked Sikh leaders from Punjab and Haryana to call off their congregation scheduled for Sunday in Amritsar and in Karnal on Monday. Both Punjab and...
  • Punjab CM threatens to quit if Haryana SGPC Act is not withdrawn 25-07-2014 10:31 AM

    Chandigarh: Battle lines have been drawn between the Congress government in Haryana and the Shiromani Akali Dal government in Punjab after the Hooda government in Haryana passed a legislation formatting a separate Gurudwara management committee for Haryana. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to quit at a rally...
  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab 17-07-2014 09:29 AM

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Iraq crisis: Families of abducted Indians meet Punjab CM, MEA says all safe 11-07-2014 09:32 PM

    The families of 39 Indians who are in still in ISIS captivity on Friday met Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Chandigarh. Frustrated over the lack of information from both the Punjab government and the Centre, the families said that they last heard from their relatives in Iraq who...
  • Punjab: Familes of 39 Indians protest to bring back relatives from Iraq 11-07-2014 01:25 PM

    Chandigarh: Tense families of the 39 youth from Punjab who are in ISIS captivity in Iraq are more are holding a protest in Chandigarh. The relatives of the stranded Indians met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday. They have claimed that the government is not doing enough to bring...
  • Watch: Chandigarh people happy with Modi's rail budget 08-07-2014 09:01 PM

    People of Chandigarh are satisfied with the Narendra Modi's first railway budget. "The government has said that they will ensure cleanliness and also use CCTV to check to ensure work is getting done. I am happy with the railway budget," a resident told to CNN-IBN. ...
  • PM Modi flags off Vaishno Devi Express, links Katra to rest of India 04-07-2014 10:47 AM

    Katra: After a prolonged wait, Katra has got its first rail link. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udhampur-Katra rail link by flagging of a train which he suggested be named as Shree Shakti Express. The train to Katra near the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, is part of...
  • Katra to get its first train today, to be inaugurated by PM Modi 04-07-2014 08:28 AM

    Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the Vaishno Devi express from Udhampur to the holy town of Katra on Friday. This is the first train to Katra near Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. It is part of 292 kilometer Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line that would eventually connect Kashmir with the...
  • Beas tragedy: Students died due to negilgence of dam officials, says HP government 19-06-2014 05:16 PM

    Chandigarh: Engineering students from Hyderabad died due to the negligence of Larji Dam authority, the Himachal Pradesh(HP) government has admitted before the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The HP government filed a fresh report in the high court and confirmed the negligence on the part of Larji Dam authorities in the...
  • Snapshot: Last images sent by Indians abducted in Iraq to their families 19-06-2014 11:01 AM

    Chandigarh: Of the abducted Indians in Iraq, many are from Punjab and are working as construction workers in the war-torn country. With the Ministry of External Affairs not being able to establish any contact with them, the bereaved families are now heading to the national capital to meet Foreign Minister...
  • Confusion reigns over the fate of 40 Indians abducted in Iraq 19-06-2014 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Confusion is reigning over the fate of 40 Indian construction workers abducted in Iraq. Their family members have told CNN-IBN that the men were safe the last time they spoke to them. The families are heading to Delhi on Thursday to seek help from the officials of the...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi 18-06-2014 12:58 PM

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil,...
  • Manali tragedy: Special search operation involving military forces to begin tomorrow 13-06-2014 05:53 PM

    Manali: Five days after a group of students and teachers from Hyderabad were washed away by the Beas river in Manali, the Himachal Pradesh administration has decided to strengthen the search operations. A special search operation would be launched on Saturday to look for the missing 17 students. The divers...
  • Punjab Police initiates drive to curb drug addiction among its own men 13-06-2014 01:05 PM

    Not just the ordinary citizens but many Punjab Police personnel too are caught in the trap of rising drug problem in Punjab. A pilot project has finally been initiated by the police to help the addicted officers. Ten years back, a police constable started stealing small quantities of drugs from...
  • Manali tragedy: Families inconsolable as divers are yet to fish out bodies 11-06-2014 09:11 PM

    With just five bodies retrieved so far, families are inconsolable. There are still many whose remains have not been found. Patience is running thin for family members. ...