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Civilian Killed In Pakistan Shelling On LoC
A civilian was killed on Saturday in heavy shelling and firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said "A porter working for the Indian Army was killed and a girl injured in the shelling and firing in Uri sector which started at 11...
Restrictions Imposed In Srinagar To Maintain Law And Order
Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Saturday to maintain law and order in the wake of a separatist-called protest shutdown against growing incidents of braid chopping. "Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safa Kadal, Maisuma and Kra..
36 Injured In Traditional ‘Hingot Yuddha’ In MP
At least 36 people were injured on Friday while participating in the traditional "Hingot Yuddha" (Hingot war), observed a day after Diwali, officials said. Of the injured, the condition of three is stated to be serious. Hingot war is an age-old tradition of residents of Gautampura area, about ..
GST ‘Killing’ Kerala’s Booming Tourism Industry: Stakeholders
Kerala's money-spinning tourism industry has been hit hard by the GST regime, with taxes shooting to as high as 33 percent and affecting five-star resorts, industry players say. According to GST Council tax rates, non-AC restaurants charge 12 per cent GST on food while AC restaurants and those wi..
Last Metro Will Be At 10 p.m. On Diwali
Delhi Metro will run its last service on Diwali night on Thursday at 10 p.m. "On account of Diwali, the last Metro train service on October 19 ... will start at 10 p.m. from terminal stations of all metro lines," the Delhi Metro Rail Corp said in a statement. On normal nights, the last trains ori..
Corporate India Cuts Gifting Budget By 35-40% This Diwali
Concerned about slowdown and pressure on balance sheets, corporate India is going slow on Diwali gifts to its associates, networked partners and others, slashing the budget by at least 35-40 per cent, an Assocham survey said on Wednesday. The reduction in gifts is more for outside connects than e..
Delhi CM Announces Compensation For Fire Survivors
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced Rs 25,000 each for families whose shacks were charred in a fire here a day ago. Around 80 shacks were gutted in a fire in the Batla House area on Tuesday afternoon. Kejriwal visited the area on Wednesday and promised the compensation ..
Four Injured In Ceasefire Violation In J&K
Four civilians were injured on Wednesday during ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The injured included three laborers and a woman in the Mankote area, a police officer said. They were shifted to a hospital. The Pakis..
Difficult For Rural Children To Speak Up About Sex Abuse: Kovind
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said it is difficult for children who grow up in a rural environment to get redressal for acts of sexual abuse they face. Kovind said that those who live in a rural setting face a hard time on every step of their lives and that in an instance of abuse, at times..
BJP Leader Trolled For Calling Taj Mahal A ‘Blot’
BJP leader Sangeet Som was trolled on Twitter on Monday over his controversial comment calling the Taj Mahal a "blot" on Indian culture and history. The Sardhana MLA said: "Many people were disappointed that the Taj Mahal was removed from the UP tourism booklet. What history are we talking about?..