Monday, August 21, 2017
SRINAGAR: For not from the last three months, confined in a dark room of his house, 30-year-old freelance photojournalist Zuhaib Maqbool is living with a blank future.
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A young Kashmiri artist has been selected among four participants of team India for the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championship 2017 to be held in the United States.This is the first time that India will be represented by a team of fou... Read More
SRINAGAR: In a place where fire fights, protests, curfews and restrictions are making headlines, what is forgotten is the story of the story tellers. Amidst strict curfew and communication blockades, one of the most difficult jobs... Read More
The Janata Dal-United faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday passed a resolution at the party’s national executive meeting here to formally join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). “A resolution that the JD-U will join the BJP-led NDA was unanimously approved in the meeting. Now we have become part of NDA,” JD-U General Secretary K.C. Tyagi told reporters. The resolution was moved by Tyagi, which was approved by all invited members. Tyagi said that BJP President Amit Shah had urged Nitish Kumar during his recent visit to Delhi to join the NDA. He said the national executive also approved the party’s decision to walk out of the Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress and join hands with the BJP to form the government in Bihar. The national executive meeting was held at the official residence of Nitish Kumar, who is also JD-U president. Most of the JD-U leaders, including 70 party MLAs, two Lok Sabha MPs and seven Rajya Sabha MPs participated in the meeting. The JD-U now has two factions: one led by Nitish Kumar and the other by senior party leader and former party president Sharad Yadav. Yadav has been opposed to Nitish Kumar’s move to embrace the BJP.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice, Ramdas Athawale had appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in the Indian Army. "I appeal to Prime Minister Modi to provide reservation to backward classes in the Indian Army," Athawale told the media saying he would take up the issue with the Prime Minister. Citing Babasaheb Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar words that we all should serve our country, Athawale urged all youngsters to get recruited into the Indian Army. Athwale had also demanded reservations for the SC-ST community in the Indian cricket team.