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Middle schools in Kashmir will open from tomorrow : Top J&K official

Middle schools in Kashmir will open from tomorrow : Top J&K official

Srinagar: Continuing its cautious approach, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to open middle schools in the Kashmir valley from Wednesday after primary schools were made functional on Monday. The decision came a day after primary schools were opened across all districts of Kashmir, which saw a tepid response on the first day (Monday) but witnessed “considerable improvement today”, […]

Manmohan warns of unpleasant trends of growing intolerance, violence

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said “unpleasant trends” of growing intolerance, communal polarisation, and incidents of violent crimes propelled by hatred of certain groups will damage our polity. Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, he said these trends are repugnant to promotion of peace, national integration and communal harmony, which are […]

17 inducted into BSY‘s team, but Delhi calls shots

17 inducted into BSY‘s team, but Delhi calls shots

Bengaluru: After a delay of almost a month when Karnataka faced devastating floods with the “one-man” government of B.S. Yediyurappa left to fight the natural calamity on his own, the veteran BJP leader finally got a 17-strong Cabinet, with seven of the new ministers from his dominant Lingayat community. In fact, Mr Yediyurappa had made several trips to New Delhi […]

Chandrayaan-2 now enters lunar orbit

Chandrayaan-2 now enters lunar orbit

Bengaluru: With their hearts in their mouth, a team of Indian space scientists successfully steered Chandrayaan-2 into the moon’s orbit Tuesday morning, positioning it to land on the lunar surface on September 7. Even a second’s delay in tweaking its speed and altitude during those 30 tense minutes would have spelt doom for the country’s second shot at landing on […]