Congregational prayers held for Sayeed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 10 : The ‘Fateha’ prayers were offered for late chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday at the Muftis’ native town Bijbehara in south Kashmir. Around 5,000 people, including Peoples Democratic Party leaders and activists, relatives and well wishers gathered at the grave of Sayeed at the Dara Shikoh Park in Bijbehara around […]

India a tolerant country: Tasleema Nasreen

New Delhi, Jan 10 : India is a tolerant country with a few intolerant people and it is time to focus not just on Hindu fundamentalists but on Muslim fundamentalists as well, Bangladeshi author Tasleem Nasreen said. “I think India is a tolerant country, but some people are intolerant. In every society, there are some […]

Nitin Gadkari, Sonia Gandhi to visit Srinagar

Srinagar, Jan 10 : Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are scheduled to visit Srinagar on Sunday to offer condolences to the family of late chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Gadkari will call on Mehbooba Mufti at the late chief minister’s […]

UP governor moots five-year term for vice-chancellors

Lucknow, Jan 9 : In a decision that could infuse stability in the higher education sector, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday announced the tenure of all the vice-chancellors of universities in the state would be of five years, as against the present three years. Making the announcement after a meeting with all 25 […]

Dense fog forces Bhutan PM’s flight back to Kolkata

Siliguri, Jan 9 : Poor visibility caused by dense fog at the Bagdogra airport on Saturday forced Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay to cancel his journey back to his country, officials said. Scheduled to catch a Druk Air flight from Bagdogra airport back to his country, Tobgay who was on four day visit to attend […]

Governor’s Rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi/Jammu, Jan 9 : Governor’s Rule was on Saturday imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, which is without a government following the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. “Governor’s Rule has been imposed in the State of Jammu and Kashmir,” said a union home ministry statement. Informed sources in the state earlier said that […]