Emperor Akbar Real Father of Nation: Katju

NEW DELHI: After calling Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi a British agent, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has described Mughal emperor Akbar as the father of the nation in his blog. “The real Father of the Indian nation was the great Mughal Emperor Akbar ( 1542-1605 ). What we Indians are today is […]

Iraqi Army, Volunteers Enter Tikrit from Multiple Directions

BAGHDAD— Iraqi army, backed by civilian volunteers, entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions on Wednesday, breaching one of the biggest strongholds of the extremists. According to reports, the streets of Tikrit have been covered with dead bodies of the Daish or ISIS rebels. Some of the rebels were killed by the Iraqi […]

Every eighth Indian above 40 has glaucoma: AIIMS

NEW DELHI: Every eighth individual in India above the age of 40 is suffering from glaucoma or is at a high risk of developing it, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said on Wednesday. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s […]

Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan write to volunteers

New Delhi: Aam Aadmy Party leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have written a letter to party volunteers clarifying their stand on the issues and asking the party Lokpal to probe the charges leveled against them by other party leaders. Yesterday senior AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Sanjay Singh, Gopal Rai and Pankaj Gupta held a […]

Withdraw support to PDP: Ramdev

NEW DELHI: Yoga Guru Ramdev on Wednesday advised BJP to immediately withdraw support from the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir headed by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function outside Patnajali yogpeeth here to promote its products, Ramdev noted that the release of separatist leader Musarat Alam clearly shows […]

Solar-powered plane on round-the-world mission arrives in India

AHMADABAD: Solar Impulse, the solar-powered aircraft on the second leg of its attempted record-setting flight around the world arrived safely in the western Indian city of Ahmadabad. The aircraft with a wingspan of 72m, which is wider than a 747 jumbo jet and yet, weighs only 2.3 tonnes arrived at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International […]

Key to tourism growth lies in modern infrastructure, promoting new destinations: CM

Jammu: Identifying tourism industry as one of the prioritized sectors of the new Government, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today highlighted the urgent need to develop state-of-the-art infrastructure for high-end tourists as well taking effective steps in promoting new destinations to increase the visitors’ footfall in the State. The Chief Minister, who also holds the […]

National Livestock Mission . SLEC approves proposed Action Plan

Focus on back yard poultry, grassland dev, grading up local cattle, improving farm efficiency, technology transfer JAMMU: The State Level Executive Committee (SLEC) for implementation of the National Livestock Mission (NLM), Wednesday approved the proposed Livestock and Grassland Development Action Plan 2014-15, of Rs 16.95 Cr. Headed by Chief Secretary, Iqbal Khandey, the Committee in […]

World Bank team meets Dr Drabu

JAMMU: World Bank team on Wednesday held discussions with Finance Minister, Dr Haseeb Drabu regarding the assistance under various identified sectors to support the State in its post –disaster recovery plans. The World Bank team had visited the flood hit state earlier and thereafter submitted detailed report to the Union Government based on the ground […]

Kohli directs for streamlining the service delivery system

JAMMU-Minister of State for Transport (Independent Charge), Rural Development & Horticulture, Abdul Ghani Kohli chaired a high level meeting of officers to review the functioning of the transport, SRTC and State Motor Garages Department here at Civil Secretariat today. The Minister reaffirmed the commitment of the government to ensure transparency and accountability in the functioning […]

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