NIA arrests JeM operative involved in Nagrota Army camp attack

New Delhi, Oct 20 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) operative involved in the Nagrota Army camp terror attack case from Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), officials said. A senior NIA official said the arrested JeM operative has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf Khandey, a resident of Pulwama district […]

70 pc drop in stubble fires likely this season

DW BUREAU/ Chandigarh The Punjab Government was expecting not more than 12,000 stubble burning incidents this season, a reduction of about 70 per cent compared to last year, on the back of a “vigorous” awareness drive and distribution of crop residue management machinery, Agriculture Secretary KS Pannu said here on Thursday. Stubble burning in Punjab […]

Akal Takht Jathedar resigns

DW BUREAU / Amritsar Citing ill health as reason, Giani Gurbachan Singh night resigned as Jathedar of Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs on Thursday. He forwarded his resignation letter to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Gobind Singh Langowal and the executive members of the SGPC, the release issued to the media […]

RBI’s efforts to stabilise rupee drains $5.14 bn from forex reserve

Mumbai, Oct 19 : A strong US dollar and subsequent interventions by the country’s central bank to stabilise the rupee drained over $5.14 billion from India’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said on Friday. According to Anindya Banerjee, Deputy Vice President for Currency and Interest Rates with Kotak Securities, the decline in Forex reserves can […]

Bring law to build Ram temple at Ayodhya: Bhagwat

Nagpur, Oct 18 : Upping the ante ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday pitched for building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya “at the earliest” with an “appropriate and requisite law” and slammed “fundamentalist forces” for obstructing the process. Addressing workers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh here during […]

MHA to UT: Follow 60:40 ratio in postings, DSPs not go in DANIPS cadre

DW Bureau/ Chandigarh In what appears to be restoration of Punjab and Haryana’s claim over their joint capital Chandigarh, the Union Government on Wednesday directed the UT Administration to ensure 60:40 ratio between Punjab and Haryana, respectively, in civil postings. Also, it stayed the September 25 notification issued to merge the posts of Chandigarh DSPs […]