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BJP compromising with national interests for power: Nitish

Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is compromising with national interests for the sake of staying in power in Jammu and Kashmir.

He also said the BJP is ready to do anything to grab power elsewhere in the country.

Launching a scathing attack on the BJP over the activties of separatist leader Masrat Alam, who publicly waved the Pakistani flag in Jammu and Kashmir on April 15, Nitish Kumar told media here that "BJP was greedy of power."

Agra's monuments victims of ASI's callous neglect

(April 18 is World Heritage Day)

By Brij Khandelwal,

Agra : It's becoming increasingly clear that only professional managers can preserve this Taj city's heritage, experts say.

The parliamentary committee on environment, headed by former union minister Ashwini Kumar (Congress), after spot visits and interactions with stakeholders last week, expressed concern over the poor state of maintenance of even the Taj Mahal. In particular the committee pointed out the dark pockmarks on the white marble surface of the structure which urgently called for treatment. The committee members also lamented that the Taj Mahal was yellowing.

Masrat Alam shifted out of Srinagar

Srinagar : Hardline separatist leader Masrat Alam was shifted again on Friday from Srinagar to Badgam district in Jammu and Kashmir where a police complaint has been lodged against him over hoisting Pakistani flags on April 15.

Alam was placed under house arrest on Thursday night at his Zaindar Mohalla residence in old Srinagar city to prevent him from participating in a separatist rally in Kashmir's Tral town on Friday.

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani was also placed under house arrest in his upscale Hyderpora residence on Thursday.


​“Green flags waived during my rally symbolize Islam, not Pakistani flags”: Syed Ali Shah Geelani

“Let them arrest me, I am ready to get arrested”

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, on Thursday dismissed government’s accusation that Pakistani flags were waived during his welcome rally on Wednesday and said “Green color symbolizes Islam and not Pakistan.”

Government contests re-post-mortem demand, High Court asks why no case registered

By Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: High Court of judicature at Hyderabad on Thursday has taken a serious note about police not registering an FIR on the complaint of encounter victims’ families. The Court also directed the Telangana government to file a reply on delay for registering a case on families’ complaint.

Justice Vilas V Afzalpurkar was hearing a writ petition filed by three families of victims of the alleged encounter about 80 kms from here wherein five under trial youth were killed last week.


Amnesty International demands investigation in Tral killing

By Staff Reporter,

Srinagar: Amnesty International, the human rights organisation, on Thursday demanded Jammu and Kashmir government to ensure an independent criminal investigation into the killing of a 23-year-old student allegedly by army personnel on April 13in South Kashmir’s Tral.


Geelani, Masrat put under house arrest in Srinagar

Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir authorities here on Thursday night placed hardline separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Masrat Alam under house arrest.

"To maintain law and order, Geelani has been out under house arrest in his Hyderpora residence in the city," a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar.

Geelani, according to sources, had been planning to visit the south Kashmir's Tral town on Friday where a civilian was killed in firing by the security forces three days ago.


End negative publicity, time to rediscover Kashmir: J&K officials

New Delhi : The recent incessant rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir had triggered fears of another flood, pushing many to cancel their travel plans. But tourism officials from the Valley on Thursday said "things were blown out of proportion" and appealed to all stakeholders to refrain from negative publicity and promote tourism.

"This time there were no floods... things were blown out of proportion. There was waterlogging in some areas, but there were no floods at all recently," said Farooq A. Shah, managing director of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation.


HC asks Telangana to file counter affidavit on gun battle

Hyderabad : The Hyderabad High Court on Thursday directed the Telangana government to file counter affidavit on a petition filed in connection with the killing of five undertrials by police on April 7.

The court took up hearing on a petition filed by Mohammed Ahmed, father of Viquar Ahmed, seeking registration of a criminal case against policemen involved in the killings. He also sought a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


HC asks 'PK' makers to file response on plea alleging plagiarism

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the makers of Aamir Khan-starrer film "PK" to file their response on novelist Kapil Isapuri's plea that accused them of plagiarism.

The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film, which raises questions about religion and people's blind faith in godmen, was released in December 2014. It was co-produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Hirani.

Justice Najmi Waziri sought response from Hirani, Chopra and scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi by September 1.