Strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass named after Vajpayee

NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday named the strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in a tribute to him on his 95th birth anniversary. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the government has fulfilled a long-pending demand to name the tunnel after the ...

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PM Modi greets nation on Christmas

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended greetings to the nation on the occasion of Christmas and remembered the ‘noble thoughts of Jesus Christ’. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said that the teachings of Jesus inspire millions of people across the world. “Merry Christmas! We remember, with ...

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Director Tourism inaugurates first skiing course at Gulmarg

GULMARG: Director Tourism Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad Wani Tuesday inaugurated the 7-day skiing course for local youth here at Gulmarg. Twenty boys from different parts of the Valley participated in the first batch of the course. The department kick-started the ski course after many years to provide opportunity for the local youth ...

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Union Cabinet approves updation of NPR: Sources

NEW DELHI: Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to update the National Population Register (NPR), sources said.According to the sources, the NPR was discussed thoroughly at the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.“It will be an extensive exercise this time”, they said.At the meeting, the Prime Minister also ...

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SRINAGAR: The Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Sheikh Imran, who was removed from his post on Monday after majority of corporators passed a no-confidence motion against him, resigned on Tuesday, officials said. An application seeking the removal of the deputy mayor was signed by 47 of the total 70 corporators on Monday, SMC commissioner Khurshid Sanai had said. Imran has sent his resignation letter from the sub-jail today (Tuesday), an official told media. A new deputy mayor will be elected in the next three to four days, Sanai had said. Imran has been under detention at MLA Hostel here along with several other political leaders after the Centre scrapped provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated the state into Union territories. He became the deputy mayor of the SMC with Congress’ support after the urban local body polls in November last year. Later, Imran had joined Sajad Lone-led People’s Conference. SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu is also a member of the same party.

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Sheikh Imran, who was removed from his post on Monday after majority of corporators passed a no-confidence motion against him, resigned on Tuesday, officials said. An application seeking the removal of the deputy mayor was signed by 47 of the total 70 ...

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Complaint filed against Sonia, Priyanka, Owaisi for giving provocative speeches against amended Citizenship Act

NEW DELHI: A complaint was filed in the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh against Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others for giving provocative speeches against the amended Citizenship Act. The complaint, filed by advocate Pradeep Gupta, also includes the names of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul ...

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GoAir cancels 19 flights across destinations

NEW DELHI: Wadia group-owned GoAir suspended some of its services for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as it cancelled 19 flights across destinations, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, a source said. The city-headquartered airline had cancelled 21 flights on Monday, owning to non-availability of some of the aircraft and inadequate ...

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Army organises medical camp

RAMBAN: Army in its efforts to reach out to the needy sections of the society in the remote areas, organized a medical camp in Village Duligam, Ramban District. Medical team comprising of two Army Doctors including one lady doctor alongwith two civil doctors and paramedic staff from Army and Civil treated ...

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