• Street violence down; Kashmir is quieter

    By Sheikh QayoomSrinagar, Sep 22 (IANS) As compared to last year, Kashmir has so far witnessed a steady drop in both the intensity and prevalence of street violence.In 2016, spiralling public violence was sparked by the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight with the security forces ...

  • Sports Minister Rathore wishes luck to India U-17 FIFA World Cup squad

    New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday wished the Indian football team luck ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start from October 6."All the best to the U-17 @IndianFootball squad for #FIFAU17WC! Give it your best shot boys!The country proudly stands...

  • Trump's approval reaches 40%: Poll

    Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's approval rating has once again reached 40 per cent after he garnered positive reactions for his administration's response to the recent hurricanes, according to a new CNN poll.A broad 64 per cent of Americans said they approved of how the adminis...

  • States obliged to compensate victims of cow vigilante groups: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that states were obliged to compensate the victims of cow vigilante groups. The apex court asked all the states to file a report on the compliance of its order by appointing a nodal officer to prevent violence by the cow vigilante groups across the co...

  • Indian audience growing intellectually, says award-winning filmmaker

    New Delhi: Shikha Janet Alagh, who has received international acclaim at film festivals in the UK, the US, Europe, South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan, feels the Indian film industry is now producing more meaningful cinema and says it is because the audience is growing intellectually and demanding...

  • Cigarette butts to eliminate mosquitoes?

    Bengaluru: Cigarette butts (CBs) thrown into garbage as trash can be turned into a valuable resource for killing mosquitoes that cause malaria, a new study by an international team, including from India, has revealed. This novel method for pest control -- using CBs for the synthesis of silver n...

  • Colonel Cool: Soviet officer who prevented nuclear war

    The night of September 26, 1983, could have been the world's last if this "badly-frightened" Soviet officer in command at a missile launch warning centre outside Moscow had gone strictly by the book. His shift began normally enough at 7 p.m., but turned into a nightmare just after midnight when warn...

  • Microsoft trains 30,000 youth, 26,000 teachers in one year: Report

    New Delhi: Microsoft has supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups, skill training for 30,000 youth and helped train 26,000 teachers while working with several state governments and not-for-profit organisations between April 2016 and March 2017 in India, a new report said on Friday. In its 2017 Ind...

  • India slams Pakistan, calls it 'Terroristan'

    United Nations: Exercising its right of reply in the general debate at the UN General Assembly Session here, India slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism, labelling it as "Terroristan"."In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror," Eenam Gambhir, First Secreta...

  • Hyderabad's child bride racket revives memory of Ameena

    Hyderabad: The busting of a child-bride racket involving elderly Arabs has revived the memory of the 1991 incident when 11-year-old Ameena Begum was rescued by an airhostess from the clutches of a husband who was old enough to be her grandfather. Hyderabad police on Wednesday claimed to have re...

  • Vrindavan widows find solace in blue-jacket volunteers

    Vrindavan: Abandoned by her family, an elderly and wrinkled woman lies crumpled on a hospital bed here, maggots falling off one of her decaying hands. The Ramakrishna Mission Hospital says the woman was found on a street. She was in terrible agony when she was admitted. Every day, as nurses and...

  • Street violence down; Kashmir is quieter

    Srinagar: As compared to last year, Kashmir has so far witnessed a steady drop in both the intensity and prevalence of street violence.In 2016, spiralling public violence was sparked by the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani in a gunfight with the security forces on July 8. The events that...