civil administration

Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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BSF trooper killed in cross border firing in Jammu


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed when Pakistan resorted to "heavy unprovoked firing" on a border post in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said ... Read more...

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Seven killed due to rains in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) At least seven people, including two women, have been killed and scores injured in heavy rains that led to many houses collapsing in the remote mountainous ... Read more...

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IAF rescues marooned civilians in Jammu


August 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) Sunday evacuated two dozen stranded civilians from an island in the flooded Tawi river in Jammu, an officer said.The civil administration ... Read more...

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Northeast floods render 75,000 homeless, relief stepped up (Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong/New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Units of the Indian Army have stepped up relief efforts in the northeastern states after swollen rivers caused devastation in the region, leaving over 75,000 ... Read more...

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Snow hits Amarnath Yatra preparations in Kashmir


June 14th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baltal Base Camp, June 14 (IANS) Snow and inclement weather have hit the setting up of free kitchen (langar) services at this Amarnath Yatra base camp in north Kashmir, ... Read more...

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No delay in June 25 start of Amarnath pilgrimage


June 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 11 (IANS) Despite unseasonal snowfall hampering the clearance of the 37-km route to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the pilgrimage will start on the ... Read more...

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NDA-called shutdown draws wide response in Assam


May 31st, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 31 (IANS) The 12-hour shutdown called by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parties drew a wide response in Assam Thursday.Almost all opposition parties in Assam, including the Left ... Read more...

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Many oppose stadium at Annandale, Shimla’s green lung (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) As the Himachal Pradesh government and the Indian Army fight it out over controlling Shimla's historical, verdant and picturesque Annandale ground, many residents are dead ... Read more...

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Congress helped Akalis engineer a historic win (Punjab Newsletter)


March 11th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh turned 70 Sunday, but the euphoria of celebration was missing. Having just led his party to a second consecutive loss in ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in Rajouri town, 20 arrested


March 9th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 9 (IANS) The authorities in the sensitive border town of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir enforced strict curfew restrictions second day Friday following communal clashes Wednesday evening.Rajouri Deputy ... Read more...

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IAF rescues 61 people in Ladakh region


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued 61 people trapped in a partially frozen river in the cold desert Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Friday.Amir ... Read more...

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Nine civilians rescued alive from Sonamarg avalanche


February 24th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 24 (IANS) Nine people trapped in an avalanche Thursday in north Kashmir's Sonamarg hill station were rescued alive in a joint rescue operation Friday by the army, the ... Read more...

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No blind support to corporates, says Andhra police chief


December 30th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Dec 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police will not "blindly" support corporates facing opposition from local communities in setting up of thermal power and other industrial projects in the coastal ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power (Lead, with images)


December 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Cold comfort: Kashmir battles chill sans power


December 28th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Perhaps the only thing more numbing than Kashmir's winter is the state government's apathy. Despite official assurances of uninterrupted power supply and of meeting any shortfall ... Read more...

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Police arrest Israeli settlers after razing outpost


November 7th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Nov 7 (IANS) Israeli settlers scuffled with police and soldiers on Monday after security forces razed an illegal West Bank outpost.Residents of Or Zion, north of Ramallah, protested the ... Read more...

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Missing MiG-29 pilot dead


November 7th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) The remains of the pilot of the MiG-29 combat jet that crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul Valley last month have been recovered after a fortnight-long combing ... Read more...

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Major fire at Mumbai’s Naval Dockyard


November 3rd, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) A major fire engulfed an administrative building of Mumbai's over 270 years old Naval Dockyard Thursday, officials said. No casualties have been reported in the blaze. "We ... Read more...

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Preparations for 2012 Amarnath pilgrimage begin


October 16th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 16 (IANS) Preparations for the annual Amarnath pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir next year started Sunday with Governor N.N. Vohra, who is the chairman of the shrine ... Read more...

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Sinhalese moving into Tamil areas, India told


October 10th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 10 (IANS) Three Tamil politicians Monday complained to India that the government was settling Sinhalese in Sri Lanka's dominantly Tamil north without resolving the festering "ethnic problem".The submission ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia plays key role in region: Kayani


October 7th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 7 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has played an important role in maintaining peace and stability in this region, especially in Afghanistan, said Pakistan Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.Talking ... Read more...

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Pakistani who helped CIA track down Osama faces treason charges


October 7th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 6 (IANS) A Pakistani panel, investigating the US raid to kill Osama bin Laden in Abbotabad May 2, Thursday suggested registration of treason charges against a doctor who ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s top army officers discuss security situation


July 13th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) Pakistan's top army officers met at Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi to discuss the security situation in the country.The 140th Corps Commanders' Conference was held at ... Read more...

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Indian Army to probe teenager’s killing


July 4th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Indian Army said Monday it will conduct its own probe into the killing of a teenager after he trespassed into a military residential area ... Read more...

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Amarnath pilgrimage security arrangements finalised


June 19th, 2011 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) Security arrangements for the month and a half long annual pilgrimage to Jammu and Kashmir's cave shrine of Amarnath scheduled to begin June 29 were ... Read more...

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Over 10,000 Kachin refugees flee Myanmar fighting


June 17th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by BNO News
YANGON, BURMA (BNO NEWS) -- Over 10,000 Kachin people in northern Myanmar (Burma) have fled to the Chinese border in the past three days after fighting erupted between the Kachin Independence Army ... Read more...

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At least 25 killed, 25 missing after passenger bus plunges into Kashmir’s Neelum River


May 27th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 25 people have been killed after a passengers bus carrying around 50 people in the Kashmir region plunged into the Neelum River on Friday, local ... Read more...

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Three killed in farmers-police gunbattle, clashes (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, May 7 (IANS) Two policemen and a farmer were killed and about 15 people were critically injured here Saturday as rioting farmers, who held government employees hostages ... Read more...

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Srinagar cautious, no big screens for Mohali match


March 30th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Ban on gathering of more than four people was in place in this summer capital city Wednesday, traffic ran thin, and educational institutions and government offices ... Read more...

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Talks with Mizoram rebel outfit hit roadblock


March 28th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 28 (IANS) Peace talks between the Mizoram government and the separatist outfit Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D) have run into rough weather, with the state declining a "foreign negotiator" ... Read more...

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Egypt changes will impact Pakistan, says Pakistani daily


January 31st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) The consequences of the changes in Egypt will "inevitably impact us", a Pakistani daily said Monday, adding this will serve as a "stark lesson as to what ... Read more...

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Panel clears BJP, Hindu groups in Karnataka church attacks


January 28th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its government in Karnataka and pro-Hindu outfits had no hand in the series of attacks on churches in the state in 2008, ... Read more...

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Air Force to set up defence radar station in Mizoram


January 19th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Jan 19 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will set up an air defence radar station (ADRS) in Mizoram bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, an official release said here Wednesday."The ADRS would ... Read more...

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Govt. to set up joint control rooms in violence-hit northeastern states


January 11th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
Goalpara (Assam), Jan 11 (ANI): In a desperate move to curb incidents of violence, the government has decided to set up joint control rooms in Assam and Meghalaya, which have witnessed major ... Read more...

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