India  /  Published 22.08.19

UN experts: End shutdown in Kashmir

Five UN human rights experts on Thursday urged India to end the clampdown in Kashmir, describing the restrictions on freedom of expression, access to information and peaceful protests as a form of “...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.03.20

Vaishno Devi yatra stalled as measure to thwart virus

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday suspended the Vaishno Devi yatra, stopped the entry of foreign tourists to the Union Territory and halted inter-state bus services as part of measures...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

North East  /  Published 16.12.18

Assam govt reviews agar plantation rules

The Assam government is mulling relaxation of restrictions on the cultivation and felling of agar trees in the state.Liberalisation of rules to create a conducive atmosphere for cultivation and utilis...
By Pankaj Sarma in Guwahati

India  /  Published 19.09.19

Net a basic right: Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court on Thursday ruled that the right to access the Internet and use a mobile phone was a fundamental right, in a case filed by a student who was expelled from a college hostel in Kerala‚...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.11.19

Poll cash cap spells trade trouble

Traders are worried about the impact of the five-phase state election ‚ÄĒ from November 30 to December 20 ‚ÄĒ on their business. One of the key things about polls that affects traders is the model co...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad


West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.20

Mamata green signal for earning activities

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said additional economic activities would be allowed in Bengal from April 20, particularly in rural areas, within hours of the Union home ministry releasing...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 15.04.20

Go forth & produce, questions later

The Centre on Wednesday relaxed the lockdown restrictions on farms and factories across the country.But a patchy set of guidelines ‚ÄĒ not buttressed by a stimulus package yet ‚ÄĒ left industry worrie...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Morning-after shop clarity

Restaurants cannot open now, liquor cannot be sold, and barber shops and salons would also remain closed, the Centre clarified on Saturday after issuing a convoluted notification on Friday night on fr...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.08.19

As fear grips Kashmir, newspapers turn voice of government

The clampdown has forced the Valley’s newspapers to fall in line, their pages resembling government bulletins, reflecting the fear that has gripped the region.The official versions of events receive...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar


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