In the first encounter in nearly two weeks, a fierce gun-battle broke out this evening between terrorists and security forces in Baramulla area of north Kashmir. This is also the first encounter after abrogation of Article 370 in J&K.
Sources said two to three terrorists are trapped inside as a joint operation by CRPF, Army and the Special Operation Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police is launched. Baramullah is around 54 km from capital Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone Police took to twitter to say, "Exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Baramulla. (The) area under cordon. Details will follow."
Ever since Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, the Valley has been by and large peaceful apart from certain stray incidents of stone-pelting.
A family in Silchar in Assam has called off the wedding of their daughter when the groom failed to provide his citizenship credentials.
Dilwar Hussain Laskar, of Nayagram village near Silchar was in love with a local girl and the two families had agreed to their marriage.
But trouble arose when the girl's family wanted to know from his family on August 15 whether his name was in the citizens register.
"We wanted to check whether the person seeking to marry the daughter of the family is a genuine Indian citizen or an illegal foreigner staying in the country as the matter would impact her future", said a member of the girl's family.
Pakistan on Tuesday said it will approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Kashmir issue, weeks after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
"An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV.
Prime Minister Imran Khan told a rare joint sitting of Pakistan's Parliament on August 6 that he will raise the Kashmir issue at every forum including the UN Security Council and also take the matter to the ICJ.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.
India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.
A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, alleging he has hurt sentiments of Sikhs through his web series 'Sacred Games'.
BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa also accused Kashyap of "disrespecting" Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.
No reaction was immediately available from Kashyap over the issue.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga said he filed a complaint against Kashyap at Parliament Street police station for "insulting" Sikh sentiments.
"I filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station against Sacred Games director Anurag Kashayp for disrespecting Sikh Kakaars. In a scene of Sacred Games, a Sikh character played by Saif Ali Khan threw his Kara which is one of the Kakaars revered by the Sikhs," Bagga.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued a notice to the city police in connection with a case wherein a woman was allegedly set ablaze by her in-laws in the national capital's Nizamuddin area.
The incident took place on Friday.
According to police, the victim, Yasmeen, sustained 80 per cent burns and is undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.
The woman is a widow and has three daughters, who were at a tuition class when the incident took place, they had said.
Azad was not allowed to go home or attend the party meeting at state Congress headquarters, his close aides said.
As many as 63 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh this monsoon season, while 25 of them were killed in heavy rains in the last few days, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the assembly on Tuesday.
Replying to a discussion on the second day of the monsoon session, Thakur said the state suffered a total loss of Rs 625 crore due to damaged roads, water lines and power transmission since July 1.
The state government is working on a war footing to restore all the damaged roads, water and power supply at the earliest, the chief minister said.
Swearing-in ceremony, following the expansion of Uttar Pradesh cabinet, to be held on Wednesday at 11 am at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. State Minister Rajesh Agarwal resigned from the state cabinet today, citing his old age.
A woman was forced to deliver a baby on the corridor floor of a state-run hospital here after the staff failed to provide her a bed in Farrukhabad, UP
Hike in fuel prices cruel step, will increase misery of people: Mayawati Lucknow, Aug 20 (PTI) BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday slammed the hike in petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh, saying it would further increase the "misery" of people hit by inflation and unemployment.
Petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh have been hiked by Rs 2.5 and Re 1 respectively from Monday night as the government increased VAT.
A controversial Indian Islamic preacher apologised Tuesday for making comments about race in multi-ethnic Malaysia which sparked calls for his expulsion, a day after being questioned by police.
An Army man was killed and four others injured as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.
Govt will make adequate arrangements for people to appeal against non-inclusion in NRC in Assam
Every individual, whose name does not figure in final NRC, can represent his/her case in front of foreigners tribunal.
No fresh spell of rainfall was reported on Tuesday morning in Punjab and Haryana, though a flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of both the states after heavy rains over the past few days
Both external and internal - inciting, exploiting communal passion and violence to divide India: Manmohan Singh
Country has been witnessing some disturbing trends over the past few years. These trends of growing intolerance, communal polarization, growing incidents of violent crimes propelled by hatred of certain groups & mob violence can only damage our polity, says Manmohan Singh
CM Arvind Kejriwal has moved the Delhi High Court for quashing of the defamation complaint against him by BJP leader Vijender Gupta and summons issued to him in the matter.
The River Yamuna in the city continued to swell on Tuesday and was flowing above the danger level, an official said.
The river was flowing at 206 metres at 11 am. On Monday, the river breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres, the official said.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday congratulated ISRO for Chandrayaan 2 successfully entering the Moon's orbit, saying it was the biggest milestone in the spacecraft's journey so far The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully at 9.02 am as planned
Thirteen out of the total 33 districts in Rajasthan recorded excess rainfall this season, according to the Water Resources Department.
Only four districts are under the deficit rainfall category while there is no district with scanty rainfall.
The state as a whole recorded 546.84 mm rains, which is 44.8 percent more than the normal rainfall of 377.52 mm from June 1 to August 19.
The Hindu temple in Ayodhya was destroyed to construct a mosque at the disputed site, said advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman, one of the parties in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, on Tuesday while referring to an ASI report.
Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told the court that the ASI's report refers to figures of crocodiles and tortoise, which were alien to the Muslim culture
"Para-teachers should know, I have great respect for you. You educate the young generation. But should you stop taking classes for joining agitations and wear black badges?" Banerjee said at an administrative meeting in Howrah on Monday.
Mentioning that the para-teachers had been recruited by the previous Left Front regime, Banerjee claimed that after coming to power, her government had effected a substantial rise in their salary.
"While they (para-teachers) were getting Rs 4,000 in 2011-2012, we increased it to more than double in 2018. Now just a year has passed and they are demanding another hike", she said
Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan 2 maneuver was completed successfully today at 0902 hrs IST.
Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 100 points in early trade on Tuesday led by gains in IT stocks amid positive cues from global markets.
The 30-share was trading 100.23 points or 0.27 per cent higher at 37,502.72 at 0930 hours; and the broader Nifty too rose 16.15 points or 0.15 per cent to 11,070.05 in morning trade
National Highway 3 (Manali-Leh) blocked after a landslide occurred in Marhi near Rohtang, Kullu district. An oil tanker got stuck under a boulder following the landslide.
Former Congress MLA Akhilesh Singh passed away on Tuesday morning at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).
A five-term legislator, he had been battling cancer since the past few years. His daughter, Aditi Singh, now represents Congress form the Sadar seat.
Water level of Yamuna river rises to 205.94 meters, 0.61 meters above the danger level of 205.33 meters.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.
“Today we celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi ji, a patriot & a visionary, whose far sighted policies helped build India. To me, he was a loving father who taught me never to hate, to forgive & to love all beings,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi
Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, & Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.