Tejpal skips interrogation, to be arrested

New Delhi: Tehelka founder editor, Tarun Tejpal, who is under investigation over claims he sexually assaulted a woman twice in a hotel in the holiday resort of Goa earlier this month is likely to be arrested by the police following his failure to appear for interrogation. Goa police had asked Tejpal to report for interrogation at 3pm […]

Imran Khan says party has identified top CIA spy in Pakistan

Islamabad: A Pakistani political party revealed on Wednesday what it said was the name of the CIA’s highest-ranking officer in the country in protest of a CIA drone strike last week that killed as many as six people and prompted allegations that the agency had attacked a religious school. The disclosure follows two previous instances […]

Top Pak General Quits

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Logistics Staff (CLS) Lieutenant-General Haroon Aslam has tendered his resignation, Express News reported on Thursday. Haroon Aslam was working as the principal staff officer (PSO) to General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and was the senior-most officer after him. The announcement that General Raheel Sharif will formally become Pakistan’s 15th Army chief on Friday […]

Rouhani Video Goes Viral

TEHRAN: A new music video posted to YouTube Tuesday featuring Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has gone viral on the web. The video comes on the completion of 100 days of Rouhani government, and it includes parts of the speech he delivered during the Aug. 3 ceremony at which Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed […]

Women drivers responsible for social evil: Saudi mufti

Riyadh: The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia said a ban on women driving in the conservative Gulf state protects society from “evil”, in remarks published in the press on Thursday. Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Shaikh, in a speech delivered on Wednesday in the holy city of Madinah, said the issue of giving women […]

PDP MLAs Wanted Me to Topple Mufti Govt: Omar

RAJOURI: Under continuous attack by the opposition PDP, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday hit back, claiming that the party’s legislators had contacted him for dislodging Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government when it was in power. At a public meeting in Darhal, Rajouri, Omar said that he, however, had told the PDP legislators at that time that […]

CB Seizes Gold Deposit Of Pir

SRINAGAR: Police Crime Branch on Thursday seized a bank locker of the former Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Pir, who is accused of having sold last year’s CET papers to students against hefty sums. Official sources said that the sleuths of Crime Branch carried out the raid at HDFC bank, Residency […]

GMC Students Demand Exit of Backdoor Selectees

SRINAGAR: The undergraduate students of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar on Thursday staged a protest demonstration seeking expulsion of backdoor selectees who have joined college through dubious means.   “We have decided to boycott classes till the backdoor selectees are expelled from the college,” Faizan Younis, president of GMC undergraduate students’ union said, adding that […]

Army Refuses To Accept Kunan-Poshpora Mass Rape

SRINAGAR: Kunan Poshpora Village Committee and Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora in a joint statement have disclosed that Indian Army is denying Kunan Poshpora mass rape and torture and seeks total impunity for the alleged perpetrators. 22 years after the mass rape and torture in Kunan Poshpora on 23/24 February 1991, and more […]

Ex-Pak Soldiers in India For Peace

NEW DELHI: An 18-member delegation of retired Pakistan Defence officials arrived here today on a week-long visit for talks with Indian leaders in a bid to promote peace between the two countries. The delegation, including officials of Pakistan Army and Air Force, is headed by Lt Gen Humayun Bangash who was Corps commander and later […]