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Army carries out ‘surgical strikes’ on terror camps across LoC

NEW DELHI: India carried out ‘surgical strikes’ on terror launch pads across the Line of Control(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir last night, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists and those who… Read more »


Ajmer inst calls off student-exchange prog with Pak

JAIPUR: An educational institute in Ajmer has called off a student-exchange program involving a delegation from Pakistan in view of the escalating tension between the two countries and opposition of… Read more »


‘Jadoo ki Jhappi’ key to ‘calm down’ South Kashmir

DIALGAM, Kashmir: Blending its Operation ‘Calm Down’ with ‘Jadoo ki Jhappi’ (magical hug), Army is now foraying into the interiors of South Kashmir, giving semblance of law and order and… Read more »


PM chairs meeting to review Indus Water Treaty

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting to review the Indus Water treaty with Pakistan amidst heightened tension between the two countries. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval,… Read more »


Indian recognized by UN for working towards hunger problems

NEW DELHI: Troubled to see the amount of food being wasted in the big, fat Indian weddings, management graduate Ankit Kawatra came up with the solution to redistribute it among… Read more »


India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets

NEW DELHI: India and France today signed the Euro 7.87-billion (Rs 59,000 crore approx) deal for Rafale fighter jets, equipped with latest missiles and weapon system besides multiple India-specific modifications… Read more »


GST threshold fixed at Rs 20 lakh, rate to be decided in Oct

NEW DELHI: Moving on fast track to roll out the new indirect tax regime from April 1, GST Council on Friday fixed annual turnover limit for exemption at Rs 20… Read more »

Srinagar: A security jawan, holding 'pellet gun', patrols on a deserted street during the 70th day of curfew in Srinagar on Friday. PTI Photo  (PTI9_16_2016_000256A)

HC refuses to ban pellet guns, cites mob violence in Valley

SRINAGAR: Rejecting a plea seeking ban on use of pellet guns in controlling street protests in Kashmir Valley, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has cited the ground situation and… Read more »


Finmin raises serious concerns over Moody’s methodology

NEW DELHI: Questioning the methodology adopted by Moody’s, Finance Ministry today said the global agency has ignored reforms initiated by the government and it should not wait “till infinity” for… Read more »

Union Minister of Drinking water and Sanitation Nitin Gadkari addressing a press conference on the achievements of the NDA government during the last six months at YB Chavan on Thursday. Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar. 01.01.2015. Mumbai.

Goa to Mumbai in 6 hrs with new 4-lane highway: Gadkari

PANAJI: With the construction of 4-lane Mumbai-Goa highway, to be completed by 2018, travel time will reduce to six hours, Union Transport Minister of India Nitin Gadkari said here on… Read more »


Modi, Ghani meet, demand end to state-sponsored terrorism

NEW DELHI: Expressing grave concern at continued use of terrorism for achieving political objectives in the region, India and Afghanistan today called for an end to all sponsorship and sanctuaries… Read more »


Rafale deal: All details fixed, IGA being finalized

NEW DELHI: The much anticipated contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be sealed soon as both the countries have finalized the details for the deal which will… Read more »


Dad I topped, now it’s your turn: Daughter told Jhajharia

KOLKATA: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia has revealed that a “deal” with his six-year-old daughter propelled him to win a record second gold medal in the Paralympics. Jiya, who would accompany… Read more »


Sidhu resigns from BJP

CHANDIGARH: Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today formally resigned from BJP, days after he announced floating of a new “non-political” platform in poll-bound Punjab. Sidhu, who quit his Rajya Sabha membership… Read more »


Absconding Siwan murder accused appears in photo with minister

PATNA/SIWAN, Bihar: A major controversy erupted in Bihar today after the surfacing of a photograph of an absconding accused in the murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan with RJD chief Lalu… Read more »


India tears into Pak’s narrative of non-state actors in terror

NEW DELHI: Taking on Pakistan, India today said the concept of state actors and non-state actors on the issue of terrorism is a “false dichotomy” and a state cannot escape… Read more »


Terror, NSG should not be issues between India, China: FS

NEW DELHI: India today said sanctioning of well-known terrorist leaders and organizations besides developmental issues like access to cooperation and investments in the field of civil nuclear energy should not… Read more »


Centre starting ‘farce of engagement’: Geelani

SRINAGAR: Hardline Hurriyat Conference Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani today accused the Centre of starting a “farce of engagement” to divert attention from Kashmir saying it has been shaken by… Read more »


Rahul visits Ayodhya, first by Nehru-Gandhi member since 1992

AYODHYA: In a bid to woo Hindu votes ahead of the Assembly polls in UP, Rahul Gandhi today offered prayers at the Hanuman Garhi Temple here, becoming the first member… Read more »


Padamsee painting sells for Rs 19 crores, sets record

NEW DELHI: Akbar Padamsee’s ‘Greek Landscape’ fetched a record Rs 19.19 crores at Saffronart’s evening sale here, making it the most expensive painting by the artist ever to sell at… Read more »