Russia jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

Russia jails Ukrainian journalist for 12 years for spying

A journalist protests against the detention in Russia of Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko. (REUTERS File Photo)   MOSCOW, June 4 (Reuters):– A Russian court sentenced a Ukrainian journalist, Roman Sushchenko, to 12 years in jail on Monday after convicting him of spying for his native Ukraine, his lawyer said, a move likely to further sour […]

Irom Sharmila calls on JK CM Mehbooba

Srinagar, June 4 (PTI): Manipur’s Iron Lady and iconic human rights activist Irom Sharmila today called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here.   “The rights activist briefed the chief minister about the activities (she participated in) during her stay here. She (Sharmila) also briefed her (Mufti) about many initiatives she is associated […]

Citizenship Bill: Cong asks for special session of Assam Assembly

Guwahati, June 4 (PTI): Opposition Congress legislators today urged Assam Assembly Speaker H N Goswami to immediately convene a special session of the House to debate the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.   A seven-member delegation of the Assam Congress Legislature Party (CLP), led by Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia, called on the speaker and also […]

Situation tense in Shillong, curfew from 4 p.m.

Shillong, June 4 (IANS) The authorities on Monday extended curfew in the Meghalaya capital as violence continued in tension-hit areas the previous night with mobs indulging in stone-pelting on security forces for the last four days.   “Curfew has been imposed from 4 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in Shillong as there is likelihood […]

Shillong violence: Centre deploys additional paramilitary forces

Shillong violence: Centre deploys additional paramilitary forces

Security beefed up in violence-hit areas of Shillong where curfew was relaxed for seven hours on June 3, 2018. An indefinite curfew was imposed in areas under Lumdiengjri Police Station and Cantonment Beat House on Friday. The clash erupted after a skirmish between some women and a driver of Shillong Public Transport Service bus at […]

Northeast showing tax collection growth: Union Minister

Guwahati, June 3 (IANS) The northeastern states have shown a steady growth in tax collection ranging from 15 to 16.5 per cent against all India growth of 18.3 per cent, Union Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla said on Sunday.   “Though large areas of the region and its populace are exempt from paying […]

Dia Mirza lauds Taj Mahal Declaration

Dia Mirza lauds Taj Mahal Declaration

Actress Dia Mirza during her visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra on June 3, 2018. (Photo: IANS)   Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza is happy that steps are being taken to end disposable, or single use plastic around the Taj Mahal and make upto 500 metres around the historic monument plastic-free under […]

12, including 4 policemen, injured in grenade attack

Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Twenty-three people, including eight security personnel, were injured on Monday in two grenade attacks by militants in Jammu and Kashmir. One of the victims was a CRPF Deputy Superintendent.   Police said militants hurled a grenade at a police party in Shopian town in the morning, injuring four policemen and 12 […]