Curtain comes down on Kashmir unrest – slowly

Srinagar, Dec 14 : Separatists on Wednesday decided to trim their week-long protest shutdown to two days a week, thus slowly bringing the curtain down on a bloody agitation they spearheaded for five months in the Kashmir Valley which claimed some 100 lives. Hurriyat sources told IANS that the over five-month-long protest shutdown is likely […]

Delhi HC to hear pleas against Rs 2,000 note on Dec 22

New Delhi, Dec 14 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday posted, for December 22, hearing on the pleas seeking withdrawal of the newly introduced Rs 2,000 notes and roll-back of demonetisation. As a division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal did not assemble on Wednesday, the pleas were now […]

Lok Sabha disrupted, adjourned for the day

New Delhi, Dec 14 : The Lok Sabha witnessed a shouting match between the ruling and opposition parties on Wednesday, with Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge getting angry at Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Members from the treasury benches began shouting as Kharge tried to speak in the house, while opposition members drowned Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar’s […]

Punjab’s amphibious bus halted due to less water

Chandigarh, Dec 14 : Launched with much fanfare just two days back, the Rs 11 crore ambitious amphibious bus project of the Punjab government at the Harike wetland near Amritsar has been halted due to low water levels, a senior officer said on Wednesday. The ‘Harike Cruise’, had been launched by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir […]

Haryana to monitor funding to schools through web-based technology

Chandigarh, Dec 14 : Funds released to schools and other institutions in Haryana for various projects will now be monitored through a web-based technology, state Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Wednesday. “The Haryana government has developed School Building Work Management System (SBWMS), a web based solution for monitoring of funds released to schools […]

Youth work force will be frustrated if jobs not provided: President

Chindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 14 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said that there will be unrest and frustration in the country if it is unable to provide jobs to the youth. “India with the second largest population in the world will face a major challenge in the coming years. Half of its population will […]