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BJP announces its candidates for Mayor, Deputy Mayor posts in Jammu


Jammu, Nov 10:  The state unit of BJP on Saturday announced its candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Jammu Municipal Corporation elections. “After a threadbare discussion with party cadre, the candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor were announced this afternoon,” party sources here said. They said that senior leader and treasurer Chander Mohan Gupta will be ...

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Tral shuts against killing of JeM militant


Srinagar, Nov 10: A complete shutdown was observed on Saturday in Tral town and adjoining areas in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant was killed by security forces in an encounter. Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the road in Tral and adjacent areas though there was no strike call by any organisation. ...

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Thousands attend funeral prayers of HM militants in Pulwama


Pulwama: Thousands of people right from Saturday morning participated in the last rites of deceased Hizb militants, who got killed in an encounter with security forces in Tikken area of Pulwama this morning. During the funeral prayers of slain militants including Wani Liyaqat and Wajid Ahmad, emotional scenes of women folk were also seen who were wailing in the crowd, beating ...

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Delhi’s air quality improves to ‘very poor’ category


New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality on Saturday improved to the ‘very poor’ category after local pollutants “reduced significantly” and the contribution from stubble burning remained “marginal” due to wind speed, authorities said. The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 394 which falls in the ‘very poor’ category, according to the data by the Central Pollution Control Board. Fifteen ...

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Cash-strapped Pakistan’s Hockey World Cup participation in doubt


Karachi: Pakistan’s chances of participating in the Hockey World Cup received another blow after the country’s cricket board, PCB, turned down a request for financial aid to send the national team for the mega event in India beginning November 28. Pakistan Hockey Federation had sought a loan from the PCB to send the team to Bhubaneswar and clear the outstanding ...

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West Bengal to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on Nov 14


KOLKATA: West Bengal government decided to observe ‘Rosogolla Day’ on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state’s famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as ‘Bengal’s Rosogolla’, an official said on Wednesday. Different varieties of rosogollas would be showcased in the stalls of the ‘Mishti Hub’ (Sweetmeat Hub), set up in one part of the Eco Park ...

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Jaish pays tribute to its slain commander Anwar Abbasi


Srinagar, Nov 10:  Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has paid tribute to its commander Anwar Abbasi who was killed in a gunfight with forces on Friday at Daar Ganaigund village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “Anwar Abbasi was a great warrior who sacrificed his life for the Kashmir freedom struggle and Islam,” a JeM spokesperson Mohammad Hassan  said. He however claimed ...

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Indian Railways studying Japanese clinical efficiency for its bullet train project


Fukuoka: Cleaning trains in seven minutes flat and passengers with minimum baggage are what Indian railway officials are hoping to replicate in the country’s bullet train project to ensure the famous clinical efficiency of Japan’s Shinkansen trains. Indian officials said the technology apart, the calm efficiency of workforce in Japan was the reason behind the reliability of its high speed ...

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