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Pakistan team to visit India on March 13 for Kartarpur corridor discussions

Pakistan team to visit India on March 13 for Kartarpur corridor discussions

New Delhi/Islamabad, Feb 7:  A team from Pakistan will visit India on March 13 to discuss and finalise the modalities for visit of pilgrims to the Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahab through the Kartarpur corridor with New Delhi on Thursday accepting the dates proposed by Islamabad. “We welcome the visit of Pakistan team…

78 families shifted from avalanche prone areas in Kulgam District

78 families shifted from avalanche prone areas in Kulgam District

Srinagar, Feb 7:  A total of 78 families were shifted to safer places from avalanche prone areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, officials said. The authorities said 60 families from Waltangoo Nar and 18 from Nageenpora Kund were taken to safer places by the police and civil administration…

Seven families rescued from avalanche hit village in Badgam

Seven families rescued from avalanche hit village in Badgam

Srinagar, Feb 7:  Police rescued seven families on Thursday after an avalanche hit their village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district. Police said an avalanche hit Kokarbagh village during heavy snowfall in the area on Thursday. “Our rescue teams reached the village immediately and were able to save seven families comprising…

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir, roads closed, flights cancelled

Heavy snowfall in Kashmir, roads closed, flights cancelled

Srinagar, Feb 7:  Fresh snowfall in the Kashmir Valley and rains in plains of Jammu on Thursday adversely affected life across the state with people forced to stay indoors without electricity at many places, road links snapped and flight operation disrupted. Most people in Srinagar city and other places preferred to…

Teenaged girl gang-raped in front of father in Bihar

Teenaged girl gang-raped in front of father in Bihar

Patna, Feb 7:  In a shocking incident, a teenaged girl was gang-raped in front of her father by six youths in a village in Bihar’s Kishanganj district, police said on Thursday. According to police officials, the 19-year-old victim lodged a police complaint on Wednesday that six youth of her village under…

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit

New Delhi Feb 7:  Rajasthan continues to remain worst hit with swine flu as the death toll hit 85, while 2,263 patients have been found positive with the influenza, according to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) report released on February 3. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the…

Ex-Brazilian President gets additional 13 year sentence for corruption charges

Ex-Brazilian President gets additional 13 year sentence for corruption charges

Brasilia, Feb 7:  Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 13 additional years in prison on corruption and money laundering charges, judicial sources said. Lula, who served as President from 2003 to 2010, is currently serving a sentence of 12 years and one month on charges…

Fresh snowfall: Jmu-Sgr highway closed for second day

Fresh snowfall: Jmu-Sgr highway closed for second day

Jammu, Feb 7:  The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for a second consecutive day on Thursday due to fresh snowfall and landslides in the area, traffic officials said. “No stranded vehicle is parked at any avalanche or landslide prone area along the highway,” a department official said. Authorities decided to allow…

Airtel gets TRAI notice over DTH service disruption

Airtel gets TRAI notice over DTH service disruption

New Delhi, Feb 6: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a showcause notice to telecom and DTH operator Airtel over recent issues of blackout faced by some viewers of its Direct-to-Home (DTH) services during transition to the new tariff regime, sources said. The notice was sent earlier this…

We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp

We may cease to exist in India if new regulations kick in: WhatsApp

New Delhi, Feb 6: Some of the proposed government regulations for social media companies operating in India are threatening the very existence of WhatsApp in its current form, a top company executive said here on Wednesday. With over 200 million monthly active users, India is WhatsApp’s biggest market in the world.…