|Security forces bust militant hideout in Poonch|
|Jammu, Oct 26: Security forces today busted a militant hideout and recovered large quantity of arms and ammunition in the frontier Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
On specific information, a joint operation was launched by a team of BSF, along with police and SOG in Mendhar area of the district, a BSF spokesman said.
He said the search led to the busting of the hideout in the Gani Forest area in which three Chinese pistols, three magazines, 120 pistol bullets, 15 metres of Cordex wire, one IED timer and one wireless set with charger (Icom) were recovered....|
|Modi-Key talks: NZ assures “constructive” approach on NSG bid|
|New Delhi, Oct 26: India and New Zealand today agreed to strengthen ties in key areas of trade, defence and security during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kiwi counterpart John Key, who also assured that his country will contribute "constructively" to the process currently underway in the NSG to consider India's membership.
After the "productive" talks between the two Prime Ministers, the two sides inked three pacts including one pertaining to Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and decided to establish Foreign Minister-level dialogue as well as exchanges on cyber issues.
Asserting that they had detailed and...|
|Mehbooba reviews implementation of major social welfare schemes|
|SRINAGAR, Oct 26: Underscoring the need for proper implementation of social welfare schemes, Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said that it must be ensured that their benefits percolate down to the deserving population. "There is a need for generating greater awareness among the masses about the schemes and facilitating them to join these, so that the benefits reach the intended sections of the society", she said.
The Chief Minister said this while chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the Social Welfare Department here at the Civil Secretariat.
Present in the meeting were Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, Sajad Gani Lone, Minister ...|
|Terrorism cannot be defeated with double standards: India & Russia|
|New Delhi, Oct 26: Coming together against terrorism, India and Russia today said the menace cannot be defeated with "double standards" and there is a need for "zero tolerance" and collective efforts to combat terrorism.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held a detailed meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu here during which the issue of terrorism was also discussed.
Parrikar also made it clear that Russia is India's time tested and closest partner and it will continue to remain primary defence partner.
"One of the key security challenges faced by India is that of cross-border terrorism. We appreciate Russia's consistent and unwavering support for India in our efforts to eli...|
|Jitendra hits out at anti-India activism|
|New Delhi, Oct 26: Union Minister Jitendra Singh today hit out at people indulging in anti-India activism and said that there will be no compromise on India's policy of zero tolerance against terrorism.
Against the backdrop of surgical strike by Indian Army, he said that there should be no compromise on the dignity of security forces.
"I have no hesitation to say that consciously or unconsciously a message has gone around in India that there is a premium on anti-India activism. There is also a premium of anti-India intellectualism because as a nation we have failed to draw a bottom line of our nation's ethos. If I am Indian and I call myself Indian why should there be any hesitation?" ask...|
|No toll tax for DND users: Allahabad HC|
|Allahabad (UP), Oct 26: In a judgement that may bring relief to millions of commuters in the NCR region, the Allahabad High Court today ruled that henceforth no toll tax shall be taken from those using the 9.2-km-long, eight-lane Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway.
A division bench comprising Justices Arun Tandon and Sunita Agarwal passed the order while allowing a public interest litigation filed by the Federation of Noida Residents' Welfare Association.
The PIL, which was filed in 2012, had challenged the "levy and collection of toll in the name of user fee by Noida Toll Bridge Company".
The high court had on August 8 reserved its judgement on the plea.
In a more than 100-page judgement,...|