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  • Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals Yesterday

    Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here in the western Indian city on Thursday. The shooter of the southern Indian state Karnataka was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National...
  • Second bomb hoax call in Gurgaon today Yesterday

    Gurgaon: A caller kept the Gurgaon police on its toes for the second day on Thursday with a call about a bomb planted at a shopping complex here which later turned out to be a hoax. The Arcadia shopping complex in South City on Sohna road was evacuated after the police...
  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon Yesterday

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • UN talks agree building blocks for new-style climate deal in 2015 4 days ago

    Lima: About 190 nations agreed the building blocks of a new-style global deal due in 2015 to combat climate change amid warnings that far tougher action will be needed to limit increases in global temperatures. Under the deal reached in Lima, governments will submit national plans for reining in greenhouse gas...
  • PM Modi attacks, Congress, NC, asks people to punish offenders 6 days ago

    Kathua/Rajouri: Projecting BJP as a fresh alternative to other parties which have ruled Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged voters to dump the "three offenders"-- National Conference, PDP and Congress--in the Assembly polls for a better life. Taking a swipe at Congress, he...
  • 12 dead, nearly 100 missing in Indonesian landslide: Official 6 days ago

    Jemblung: A landslide triggered by torrential downpours has killed at least 12 people and left nearly 100 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said. Hundreds of rescuers were digging through mud and rubble after the landslide buried scores of houses in Jemblung village in central Java...
  • 18 J&K seats go to poll in penultimate phase on Sunday 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Stage is set for the penultimate round of the five-phased polls in Jammu and Kashmir in which the fate of 182 candidates including two chief ministerial aspirants and Speaker of the Assembly will be sealed on Saturday. Over 14.73 lakh voters including 7.05 lakh females are eligible to exercise their...
  • India, Sweden for closer coordination among UN member states 6 days ago

    United Nations: India and Sweden have stressed the need for closer cooperation among the UN member states on providing humanitarian aid in crises situations, saying sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation must be fully respected in providing relief assistance. "The several ongoing humanitarian crises in different parts of world reflect...
  • J&K polls: Close contest between Omar Abdullah, PDP's Ashraf Mir in Sonawar; BJP to cash on Modi wave 6 days ago

    Srinagar: A day ahead of the fourth phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is leading the fight for the National Conference from Sonawar, a constituency that bore the brunt of the recent floods. Omar is up against BJP candidate Darakshan Andrabi but many believe it...
  • J&K elections: Omar faces an 'impossible' battle, NC stares at big defeat in Srinagar 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is facing perhaps the toughest electoral battle of his life. Having won from Ganderbal in 2008 Assembly elections, Omar had taken over the reigns of the militancy-hit state with a lot of hope. Six years later, those hopes lie in tatters as his...
  • J&K polls: Days before fourth phase; all separatist leaders, 600 others taken into custody 1 week ago

    Srinagar: All separatist leaders, including chairmen of both the faction of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, have been taken into preventive custody or put under house arrest in Kashmir valley, which is going to polls in the fourth phase in the five-phased Legislative...
  • United Nations adopts June 21 as World Yoga Day December 11, 2014

    In a proud moment for India, the United Nations has adopted June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September. The decision...
  • Watch: Training expert Vesna Jacob teaches yoga moves December 11, 2014

    The UN is to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day after Narendra Modi urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level. "We are so excited that yoga will get international recognition," said a yoga instructor. ...
  • After Modi's appeal, United Nations to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day today December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a proud moment for India, the United Nations will declare June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September....
  • Former top planning official jailed for life in China over graft December 10, 2014

    Beijing: The former deputy head of China's top planning agency was jailed for life on Wednesday over a bribery scandal that exposed graft at the highest levels of China's government, and ensnared several companies including Toyota Motor Corp. The sentence, handed down by a court just outside of Beijing, capped the...
  • Demand for Bhagwat Gita to be made national scripture a deliberate provocation by BJP, says Congress December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come under fire from opposition parties for saying that she has tabled a proposal in Parliament to declare Bhagwad Gita as India's national scripture. Swaraj was speaking at 'Gita Prerna Mahotsav', organised "to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita" at the...
  • Sushma pushes for declaring Bhagwad Gita as national scripture, faces opposition's wrath December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, another BJP leader and Union Minister has come under fire for her comments. This time it is External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is drawing severe criticism for her remark over Bhagwad Gita being declared as "Rashtriya Granth" (national scripture). Speaking at...
  • Terror strikes cast a shadow on 3rd phase of J&K elections, Omar faces a tough battle in PDP stronghold December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: Even as the first two phases of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections on November 25 and December 2 passed off relatively peacefully with a large number of voters coming out to exercise their franchise, the multiple terror attacks on December 5 at four different places of the Kashmir Valley...
  • Candidates in Kashmir prefer Urdu newspapers for poll advertisements December 7, 2014

    Srinagar: With Assembly elections in full swing, it is raining advertisements for vernacular dailies in Kashmir as candidates and political parties try to reach out to the maximum number of electorate in the remaining three phases of the polls. A cursory look at the daily newspapers published from Srinagar shows...
  • Bengaluru: Robbery attempt foiled as passersby catch man who robbed woman inside ATM December 7, 2014

    Bengaluru: A robbery attempt was foiled in Bengaluru as passersby caught the man who robbed a woman inside an ATM of Punjab National Bank on Friday evening in Vasanth Nagar area. The incident took place when the woman and her friend had gone to the ATM to withdraw cash. As there...
  • Uri's border villages with Kashmiri Pandit population excited about J&K election December 4, 2014

    Lagama (Near Uri in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir): Lagama is a small non-nondescript village less than 4 KM from Uri on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad national highway. The terrain is hilly and the entire village of less than 2000 population is perched on the slopes of a high mountain. River Jheelum...
  • Delhi bans 15 year old vehicles: Can this be implemented? December 3, 2014

    Dismayed at increasing air pollution in the national capital, the National Green Tribunal held that all vehicles which were more than 15 years old would not be permitted to ply on the city roads. ...
  • Hopes of high voting in ravaged capital Srinagar, ruling NC faces voters wrath December 2, 2014

    Srinagar: "This time Srinagar will vote in large numbers. I hope people come out to vote in all 8 Assembly seats here. The Abdullah's government must be defeated at any cost. They have done nothing for us after the flood. We are left to die" says an angry taxi driver...
  • Sajjad Lone fooling J&K voters: NC leader December 2, 2014

    National Conference leader Choudhary Ramzan has accused People's Democratic leader Sajjad Lone of fooling the electorate of Jammu & Kashmir. ...
  • J&K: PDP Sarpanch critically injured after being shot at by terrorists December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: In another daring attack, suspected militants shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said. Shiraz Ahmad Bhat was critically injured after some militants shot at him in Shigan area of Shopian this evening, a police...
  • AIDS campaigners say pandemic has finally reached tipping point December 1, 2014

    London: The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly infected with HIV over the last year was lower than the number...
  • 2014 may be the hottest year on record ever globally: US agency December 1, 2014

    According to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first ten months of 2014 have been the hottest in the last 130 years. The US agency has said that 2014 is turning out to be the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. The average global temperature...
  • Terrorists gun down National Conference sarpanch in Kashmir November 30, 2014

    A National Conference sarpanch has been shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Shopian will be go to polls on December 14 as part of the 4th phase of elections. The second phase is barely 48 hours away. ...
  • J&K: National Conference sarpanch shot dead by unidentified terrorists in Shopian November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: In an audacious attack, terrorists on Sunday shot dead sarpanch of the ruling National Conference in Shopian district of Kashmir near his residence. Mohammad Sultan Bhat was in his car when, about 500 metres from his residence in Nazneenpora in Shopian when the ultras stopped his vehicle and pumped bullets...
  • National Conference complaints to EC against PM Modi for 'defamatory' speeches November 30, 2014

    Srinagar: National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations" against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state. In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner, National Conference spokesman Junaid...