Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) China sent two J-10 fighters to the East China Sea after the country's Y-8 aircraft was closely followed by two Japanese F-15 fighters, a defence ministry official said Friday.
Jammu, Jan 11 (IANS) Emphasising upon the need to "maintain" the spirit of the ceasefire agreement between Indian and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Friday said peace on the border was in the interest of the people of the state. Tensions between the two South Asian neighbours have been rising since the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops along the LoC earlier this week. "The need of the hour is to maintain the spirit of the ceasefire all along the Line of Control at any cost," the patron of Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party said while addressing party workers here.
Dharamsala, Jan 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday announced he will order a high-level probe into illegal property deals by the previous BJP government. Replying to a debate on the governor's address in the assembly here, Singh said the government had decided to investigate all "benami" land transactions.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Tripura will go to the polls Feb 14 to elect its state assembly, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will have polling Feb 23, the Election Commission announced Friday.
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The US embassy Friday issued a security alert to its citizens in Pakistan in view of a march in the capital city by a religious leader.
Dharamsala, Jan 11 (IANS) Noisy scenes were witnessed in the Himachal Pradesh assembly Friday over the death of a young man in police firing two days ago in Shimla. As the house assembled, Bharatiya Janata Party legislators stood up after Speaker Brij Bihari Butail disallowed their calling attention motion relating to the death. They refused to take their seats even as Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh read out a statement.
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) When US President Barack Obama announced that White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew was his pick to be the next US treasury secretary, it of course drew plenty of media attention, but not all of it for the reasons one might expect. Lew's indecipherable signature, a series of loops and squiggles, could grace American currency if he is confirmed by the US Senate, and it is causing quite a stir
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) With the first cabinet reshuffle in Jammu and Kashmir after the Congress-National Conference (NC) coalition came to power in 2009 on the cards, political fortunes of some ministerial aspirants will be decided as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to induct some fresh faces in the next few days in order to rejuvenate his government, according to well informed sources. Under an arrangement between the Congress and the NC, the chief minister can decide on the induction of new ministers or the shuffling of portfolios between existing ministers of the Congress only after the party's approval
Chandigarh, Jan 11 (IANS) He set the cat among the pigeons by cancelling the mutation of a multi-crore-rupee land deal involving UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and realty major DLF. He was transferred to a relatively insignificant post but IAS officer Ashok Khemka continues to haunt Haryana's Bhupinder Singh Hooda government
Hyderabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Tension prevailed in the Old City of Hyderabad Friday after violent protests by a group of people protesting against MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's arrest for alleged hate speech. Police used batons and tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths coming out of the historic Mecca Masjid after Friday prayers as they resorted to stoning and tried to advance towards Charminar. Youngsters raised slogans and some held pictures of Akbaruddin Owaisi, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen who was arrested Tuesday and is currently jailed in Adilabad, some 300 km from here.