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Industrial units must have effluent treatment plants: SC

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The Supreme Court today passed a slew of directions to curb the release of untreated waste in water bodies and asked state pollution control boards not to allow industrial units to work if they do not have functional primary effluent treatment plants (PETPs), after giving them notice. A bench headed …

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Customs officials arrest Afghan national for violation of Wildlife

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Customs Department officials on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of an Afghan national in the Terminal Three (T-3) complex of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) for carrying items that were in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. In a statement issued here, Sanjay Mangal, Commissioner of Customs, said that …

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A new US-India alliance is a mortal threat to terrorism: Kumar

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A top Indian-American Republican supporter today said that a new Indo-US alliance is a “mortal” threat to terrorism everywhere. “President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Modi together are the worst enemies of terrorists. The two are kindred spirits: committed nationalists and willing to forego the niceties of the political elites …

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Anti-national elements preferred over martyrs by J&K govt: BJP

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BJP, which is a coalition partner in Mehbooba Mufti led government in Jammu and Kashmir, today accused the state government of rewarding “stone-pelters and terrorists”. “It is shocking to know that anti-national and anti-social elements are preferred over the martyrs by the (state) government”, BJP State Spokesperson Virender Gupta said …

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Six jail inmates injured in clash between two groups

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Six inmates have been injured in a clash between two groups of prisoners at Nimka jail in the district, officials said today. The clash took place yesterday when the inmates were being taken to their barracks, a police spokesperson said. A team of jail officials, led by DSP Dinesh Yadav …

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BJP Kashmir unit organises counselling session for youths against

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The Kashmir unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has, for the first time, organised a counseling session for the youths of Ganderbal district of central Kashmir, against stone pelting. The Spokesperson of BJP Kashmir unit, Khalid Jehangir, is leading the program, with a view to convince the youths that Separatists …

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