State failed to execute disaster recovery plans: CAG

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has not implemented the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) and the Odisha Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP) effectively despite utilising Rs 1,432.72 crore as of March 2017. The CAG report which was tabled in the Assembly Thursday said OSDMA has not made early warning dissemination system (EWDS) one of the five components of the NCRMP, operational even after six years of the commencement of...

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Terrorists abduct, kill 3 J-K cops as militancy turns new page

Srinagar: Three policemen were abducted from their homes in south Kashmir's Shopian district and shot dead in cold blood by the Hizbul Mujahideen Friday, police said as a new page opened up in the three-decade chapter of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir. The Hizbul Mujahideen is believed to be responsible for the killings, which also shook the 1.2 lakh strong Jammu and Kashmir police force with at least six special police...

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India cries `evil,’ calls off talks with Pak

New Delhi: Nearly 24 hours after agreeing to it, the government Friday called off a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, citing the brutal killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir and Islamabad releasing postage stamps "glorifying" Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani. Announcing the cancellation of the meeting, External Affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the incidents "exposed" the "true face" of Pakistan's new Prime...

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Sensex ends in red after 1,000-pt flash crash

Mumbai: The BSE Sensex tumbled about 280 points to close below the 37,000-mark Friday after investors were jolted by an over 1,000-point plunge in afternoon trade. The 30-share benchmark, which opened on a strong footing, suddenly tanked 1,127.58 points, or 3.03 per cent, to hit a low of 35,993.64 at 1309 hours, before staging an equally sharp recovery. The fall came on the back of a massive selloff in NBFCs, led...

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