NGT asks Agra Div Comm to provide data on trees near Taj Mahal

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide information on the trees planted in the eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) near the historic Taj Mahal. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the officer to provide necessary data within three weeks to advocate M C Mehta, who has been appointed as local commissioner to probe the alleged illegal felling and sale of 4,000 trees in the area

Army pays homage to 3 soldiers killed in Naugam operation

The Army today paid homage to three soldiers who were killed in a major counter-infiltration operation over the weekend along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir. Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu led army officers and other ranks in paying homage to the three soldiers who died while fighting a group of heavily armed militants from across the LoC in the two-day operation which began Saturday, a defence spokesman said

Man held with fake US currency in Jammu

A man has been arrested with fake US currency at a check-post in Bahu Plaza area in the city, police said today. A police party stopped the suspect at the check-post last night and found four fake notes of USD 100 from his possession, they said

CCG calls for peaceful Ramzan in Kashmir, urges Centre to begin dialogue

A Delhi-based group of eminent personalities led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today called for cessation of violence during the month of Ramzan, scheduled to begin later this week, in Kashmir and urged the Centre to use the opportunity to begin dialogue with all stakeholders in the state

Would have finished trial in 2-3 months: Sheena Bora case judge after transfer

"Co-operate with the new judge, take care of your health and finish the trial fast" -- this was the special CBI judge's parting advise to the three accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder trial here after he informed them about his transfer. Special Judge H S Mahajan, who has been transferred to Aurangabad sessions court, said that had he continued in the case, he would have finished the trial in two to three months

Advisory to Qazis to tell bridegrooms not to go for triple talaq: AIMPLB to SC

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today told the Supreme Court that it would issue an advisory to 'Qazis' to tell bridegrooms that they will not resort to triple talaq to annul their marriage. In an affidavit, AIMPLB said that it has decided to issue an advisory through its website, publications and social media platforms asking Qazis to tell bridegroom at the time of execution of 'Nikahnama' (marriage contract) that they would not resort to "three divorces in one sitting" in case of differences as it was an "undesirable practice in Shariat"

India must fight next war with indigenous solutions: Gen Rawat

India's armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today as he made a strong pitch for developing the domestic defence industry

Man found dead in Rajasthan, case of murder lodged

A 43-year-old man was found hanging from a tree in Mania police station area in Dholpur district of Rajasthan with his family alleging foul play in the death, police said today

'Baazaar' not inspired by 'The Wolf of Wall Street': Advani

Filmmaker Nikhil Advani says though his upcoming home production "Baazaar" has the backdrop of stock market and trading, it is not similar to the Hollywood film "The Wolf of Wall Street". The film's first look was recently launched

Arun Jaitley's second defamation for 10 Crore against Kejriwal

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a second defamation case against Arvind Kejriwal for Rs. 10 crore after being called a "crook" in court by his lawyer Ram Jethmalani. Mr Jethmalani, 93, used the word last week while questioning the minister in court. The new case will be separate from the ongoing defamation suit against Mr Kejriwal and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders. It is likely to be heard on Tuesday in the Delhi High Court

20 injured by bomb at Bangkok military hospital: police

A small bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital today wounding more than 20 people, police said, three years to the day since the army seized power of the politically unstable kingdom. "From the initial report it was a bomb... there are more than 20 people injured," Deputy National Police Chief General Srivara Rangsibrahmanakul told reporters. (AFP)

Jaitley pays tribute to soldiers martyred in Kashmir

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today paid glowing tribute to the three soldiers who laid down their lives while foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam area. He said the evil designs of terrorists had been successfully foiled by the armed forces

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