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140 dead, over 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pak’s Punjab province

140 dead, over 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pak’s Punjab province

Breaking news, India June 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

Lahore, June 25 At least 140 persons were charred to death and more than 100 others were injured after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames as crowds rushed to collect petrol that spilled out on a highway in the Bahawalpur district of Pakistan’s Punjab Province on Sunday. TheRead More

Two militants killed, 2 Army men injured as Srinagar gunbattle ends

Two militants killed, 2 Army men injured as Srinagar gunbattle ends

India June 25, 2017 at 2:09 pm 0 comments

Srinagar, June 25 Security forces on Saturday gunned down two militants holed up inside a school on the outskirts of Srinagar, ending an encounter of over 14 hours in which two Army men were also injured. The militants had entered the Delhi Public School located close to the Srinagar-Jammu NationalRead More

4 of Delhi family among 7 killed in Gulmarg cable car accident

India June 25, 2017 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

Srinagar, June 25 Seven people, including four of a family from Delhi, were killed on Sunday when a gondola car crashed after being hit by a tree uprooted by strong winds in Gulmarg, police said. An uprooted pine tree hit a gondola car cabin and it crashed hundreds of metresRead More

Farm loan waiver will have impact on fiscal health: Fadnavis

Farm loan waiver will have impact on fiscal health: Fadnavis

India June 25, 2017 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

Nagpur, June 25 A day after announcing a mega farm loan waiver scheme, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said it will create some “pressure” for the state’s finances for the next three-four years. “Looking at the economic condition of Maharashtra, the Rs 34,000-crore loan waiver will have itsRead More

Army rethinking on ‘sahayak’ system, may induct civilians

India June 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, June 25 The Indian Army is now actively considering recruiting civilian staff in peace stations to do away with the colonial-era ‘sahayak’ system, in the wake of rising cases of jawans coming out openly against it. A top Army official, however, said the sahayak or buddy system —Read More

Banks have no liability for loss of valuables in lockers: RBI

India June 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, June 25 Do not expect any compensation for theft or burglary of valuables in safe deposit boxes of public sector banks as the locker hiring agreement absolves them of all liability. This bitter truth was disclosed in an RTI response by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) andRead More

Sushma targets Meira Kumar using old video, news report

India June 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, June 25 Ahead of the presidential election, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday targeted former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar using a 2013 video of the Lok Sabha proceedings and a newspaper report. Meira Kumar has been named the Opposition’s presidential candidate to take on National DemocraticRead More

Aadhaar not valid for travel to Nepal, Bhutan: Home Ministry

India June 25, 2017 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, June 25 Aadhaar is not a valid identification document for Indians travelling to Nepal and Bhutan, the Union Home Ministry has said. Indians can travel to Nepal and Bhutan—both countries for which they don’t need visas—if they possess a valid national passport or election ID card issued byRead More

PM Narendra Modi embarks on his three-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi embarks on his three-nation tour

India June 24, 2017 at 6:21 am 0 comments

New Delhi, June 24 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-nation tour of Portugal, the US and the Netherlands during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to boost bilateral ties. The highlight of his four-day visit will be the US legRead More

Passports to be in Hindi too; 10% fee cut for under 8 and 60 plus

Passports to be in Hindi too; 10% fee cut for under 8 and 60 plus

India June 24, 2017 at 6:20 am 0 comments

New Delhi,  Passports would now be in both Hindi and English, instead of just English, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. In changes aimed at easing the process of getting a passport, the minister also announced 10 per cent reduction in passport fee for applicants under eight and overRead More