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  • Centre okays construction of 14,000 bunkers along LoC, IB

    7 January, 2018 7:43 PM 31

    Jammu: Over 14,000 community and individual bunkers would be constructed along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) for border residents facing Pakistani shelling in Jammu division, officials said today. While 7298 bunkers would be constructed along the LoC in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri, 7162 underground bunkers would

  • A drive to empowerment: Women in Chhattisgarh undergo silk production training

    7 January, 2018 7:43 PM 29

    RAIPUR: In an initiative to empower them economically, women in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur are being trained in producing Tasar Silk. "Earlier we used to sit at home after working in fields. Now we work here and earn 6000-7000 per month and lead a better life," a trainee Sunita Paikaray said. The scheme, known as Mukhyamantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, has made both the women

  • In a first, 32 women to go on Haj without male guardians

    7 January, 2018 7:43 PM 28

    For the first time, 32 Muslim women are all set to leave for Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian or relative.  NEW DELHI: For the first time, 32 Muslim women are all set to leave for Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian or relative. Out of these 32 women, 12 are from Lucknow, 12 from Kanpur, four from Amethi and Gonda each. Earlier, the Ministry

  • A yoga session for Modi, top cops at high-level police conference

    7 January, 2018 7:43 PM 27

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, will participate in a yoga session along with top cops on Monday.  BHOPAL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, will participate in a yoga session along with top cops on Monday. The Prime Minister will also address a valedictory

  • India's increasing 'dominance' in world because PM Modi's personality: Sushma Swaraj

    7 January, 2018 2:30 PM 46

    Swaraj was speaking at ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Singapore Singapore: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday attributed India's fast-growing 'reputation' and 'dominance' across the world to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “The increasing dominance and reputation of India in the world is because of the personality of Prime Minister

  • Mufti has a plea for Pakistan and PM Modi – 'Please become friends'

    7 January, 2018 11:42 AM 56

    Mufti's statement comes a day after four policemen died in an IED explosion in J&K's Sopore SRINAGAR: In an open plea, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan to bury the hatchet and become friends for the sake of local Kashmiris and jawans on the border. Mufti's statement comes a day after

  • Disturbed by Virat Kohli’s dismissal, 65-year-old man sets self on fire

    7 January, 2018 11:42 AM 41

    In a shocking incident, a 65-year-old man set himself on fire when Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli was declared out on the first day of Test against South Africa in Capetown. The victim was an ex-serviceman working in diesel shed in Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. The ex-serviceman poured kerosene on himself and set himself on fire, suffering 15% burn. He was rushed

  • 5.1-magnitude quake strikes Iran region, at least 21 injured

    7 January, 2018 6:31 AM 38

    TEHRAN: At least 21 people were injured in a 5.1-magnitude earthquake that jolted Sar Pol Zahab city in Iran`s western province of Kermanshah on Saturday, Iran's Seismological Center reported. The epicentre, with a depth of eight kilometres, was initially determined to be at 34.458 degrees north latitude and 45.791 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported

  • Pakistan buckles under US pressure, blacklists Hafiz Saeed's JuD, 71 other terror groups

    6 January, 2018 5:20 PM 43

    The move comes days after the United States blocked $255 million military aid to Pakistan. NEW DELHI: Under pressure from the United States, Pakistan on Saturday blacklisted terror outfit Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), headed by 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. The move comes days after the United States blocked $255 million military aid to Pakistan

  • Avoid eating prawns, says new fatwa for Muslims

    6 January, 2018 2:35 PM 38

    Hyderabad: City-based Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia has issued a `fatwa' that Muslims should avoid eating prawns. Prawns do not fall in the category of fish, and their consumption should be avoided, it said. Some foods fall in the `prohibited' category for Muslims, while prawns fall in `avoidable' category, it said. Jamia Nizamia, a century-old seminary