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43 CRPF jawans martyred in fidayeen crash

JeM terrorist ploughs IED-laden SUV into paramilitary convoy Asuicide attack killed 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in highway village of Lethpora in south Kashmir on Thursday as a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a Srinagar-bound paramilitary convoy. This is the biggest attack on security forces in three decades of insurgency in Kashmir. Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad has...

Modi addresses rally by phone in Rudrapur

Weather plays spoilsport, PM addresses masses via phone Rs 3,400 crore ICDP launched by PM Due to inclement weather, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was unable to reach Rudrapur where he was slated to launch schemes and address a public gathering held there. However, he addressed the people gathered on the occasion via mobile phone. He also launched Rs 3,400...

Listen to WHO before you turn stone deaf

Watch out! The frequency level and duration of the sound you are exposed to through your favourite audio devices such as smartphones can leave you deaf, and that too permanently. Ahead of the World Hearing Day on March 3, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that if safe listening practices are not adopted, at least one in ten...

Mulayam wishes Modi comeback as PM, much to SP MPs’ chagrin

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday looked badly divided with its chief patron Mulayam Singh Yadav praising the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while its members condemning them. Before Mulayam shocked everyone by praising Modi and wishing him success in 2019 Lok Sabha poll, SP MPs in the Lok Sabha were aggressively raising the issue of Yogi Government’s...

Report a cover-up, not worth the paper: Rahul

The Opposition and ruling party crossed swords over the CAG report on the Rafale deal on Wednesday. Continuing with his questioning of the Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi noted that the CAG report did mention the dissent note by negotiators and said he didn’t think it’s worth the paper it’s written on. However, he said the report demolished...

NDA’s Rafale deal 2.86% cheaper than UPA’s: CAG

Audit indicts Govt for useless India-specific enhancements that led to price escalation The much-awaited Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on the acquisition process of 36 fighter jets on Wednesday said the NDA Government deal was 2.86 per cent cheaper than the UPA’s offer in 2007, but the Government made major concessions to the French vendor by including unwarranted...

Sit in corner! SC chastises CBI ex-interim chief

The Supreme Court in a rare judgment on Tuesday rejected the apology of former interim CBI Director M Nageswara Rao and agency top law officer S Bhasuram and awarded them day-long courtroom detention for “brazen” contempt of its orders and asked them to sit in a corner of the court till it rises for the day. The punishment is...

10-min checkout delay proves fatal for Kerala tourists

It was just a gap of 10 minutes that proved to be fatal for the tourists from Kerala as they were almost ready to leave for Haridwar. The power went off and before they could plumb it, thick smoke had enveloped the hotel. Somshekhar and his family were caught unaware as plumes of thick smoke ran through their floor...

17 die in Karol Bagh hotel inferno

Some charred to death, others asphyxiated; woman, child take miscalculated plunge to death Karol Bagh, one of the most frequented business hubs in the national Capital, witnessed a horrific incident in which 17 people died while 35 people were injured after a massive fire broke out at a hotel on Tuesday. Some of the victims were charred to death...

2017 golden year for winged guests to India

Overseas winged guests arrived in less number as compared to the last year in India. The Bird Count Index (BCI) was “low” this (season) year with 247 different species against 268 in 2017 due to adverse weather condition and low visibility.  According to the data shared by ornithologists (Pan India) 2017 recorded highest numbers (268) of migratory birds. However,...