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  • J&K Panchayat Elections: Voting begins amidst tight security

    Voting for the first phase of Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir began this morning amidst tight security. Polling is taking place in seven districts of Jammu division, six in Kashmir Valley and two in Ladakh. The polls are being conducted on the non-party basis. 427 candidates are in the fray for 536 Sarpanch Halqas […]

    Cyclone Gaja: Death toll rises to 13, relief operations on war-footing

    In Tamil Nadu, relief measures are being carried out on a war-footing in the areas hit by Cyclone Gaja. So far, 13 people have lost their lives. More than 11,000 staff are involved in resuming power connections in affected areas. Mobile medical teams have also been mobilised. The Indian Navy has offered its support to […]

    Wildfires in California still raging; Claim at least 63 lives

    In the US, the deadliest wildfire in California’s history has claimed at least 63 lives and left more than 600 people missing, as firefighters gained ground in containing and suppressing the flames. Some 500 rescue workers continued to sift through debris for missing people in and around the northern town of Paradise, one week after […]

    PM Modi to attend swearing-in ceremony of new President of Maldives

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Maldivian President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in Male on Saturday. This will be Mr Modi’s maiden visit to the famous picturesque country as the Prime Minister. In a series of tweets on the eve of his visit, Mr Modi said, he will convey to the […]

    Cyclone Gaja weakens into deep depression

    The Cyclone Gaja has weakened into a deep depression Friday afternoon and is moving through interior Tamil Nadu towards Kerala. Met Department in Chennai said, it is gradually weakening into a depression and at present lays centred at 170 km east-northeast of Kodaikanal and 70 km northeast of Kochi. Many places in south interior Tamil […]

    CBI Chief Alok Verma should be given CVC’s report: SC

    The Supreme Court today said CBI Director Alok Verma should be given the Central Vigilance Commission CVC’s report on the allegations against him in a sealed cover and asked him to file his response by Monday. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the CVC report should also be given to Attorney General […]

    Censorship on media not possible now: Jaitley

    He said, if emergency was ever to be reimposed, it would collapse for the simple reason that one of the strengths of the emergency was Press censorship and technology does not permit a press censorship today. He was addressing National Press Day event in New Delhi today. Mr Jaitley said, the greatest challenge before media […]

    Govt approves setting up over 1000 fast-track courts to dispose off rape, POCSO cases

    Women and Child Development Ministry has approved setting up over one thousand Fast Track Special Courts to dispose off pending cases of rape and POCSO Act across the country. An official release said, Law and Justice Ministry has sent a proposal in this regard to the Ministry. The Empowered Committee of officers for the Nirbhaya […]

    Sri Lanka Parliament passes another no-confidence motion against new govt

    Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Friday passed another no Confidence motion against the new government of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, for the first time in Sri Lanka’s history, entered the floor of the House protected behind dozens of police officials as MPs from Mr Rajapaksa side disrupted the house and delayed the proceedings. The session […]

    EU will not make any major changes to draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators: Dutch Prime Minister

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, the European Union will not make any major changes to a draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators. Speaking to journalists at his weekly post-cabinet press briefing in the Hague today, Rutte said it’s unlikely that any changes will be made on the European side on […]