Rouhani grabs strategic advantage over Kerry

US is simply reacting to events without any coherent strategy and little contact with the reality on the ground A busy week at Davos showed how Iran has grabbed the strategic initiative from the Americans and is using it to great effect — forcing Washington to show how much it lacks any strategy and is […]

Bangladesh Jama'at Chief, 13 Others Sentenced To Death

DHAKA: A special court in Bangladesh today handed death penalty to 14 people, including Jama’at-e-Islami leader and two former ministers on charges of smuggling weapons to a rebel group in neighboring India. Among those convicted and sentenced to death by a court in Chittagong was Matiur Rahman Nizami, head of opposition Jama’at-e-Islami and the former […]

India Renews Interest in IPI Gas Pipeline

NEW DELHI:  Finally India appears willing to join ambitious  six billion dollar Iran -Pakistan-India  gas pipeline that will help energy thirsty country to partially meet its energy needs. An indication to this effect was given by  External Affairs Salman Khurshid here last evening. to a group of visiting Pakistani journalists. Under American pressure and   […]

LOC standoff: Peace bus resumes on Monday

Trade to wait: officials hopeful of solution  SRINAGAR: The bus services between divided parts of Kashmir will resume Monday after remaining suspended since face-off between India and Pakistan over seizure of contraband from a LoC truck driver from Pakistan controlled Kashmir. “The bus service will resume from Monday,” Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Khawaja Ghulam Ahmad said.  […]

Allow us to probe drug seizure: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ms. Tasnim Aslam reiterated on Thursday the need to find a way out of the Line of Control (LoC) trade standoff and said the issue was under discussion. Responding to questions at the weekly media briefing, she said that, “You are well aware that the allegation was that […]

Not sure if crisis averted: Omar

NEW DELHI: The crisis in the ruling coalition over the issue of new administrative issues may have been averted, but chief minister Omar Abdullah still has his fingers crossed giving rise to speculation that the issue may take any twist on Feb when the Cabinet Sub  Committee is to submit its report to cabinet.  Taking […]

CM doublespeak on Ganaie panel report: Cong

JAMMU: The state Congress Thursday launched another attack on Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the issue of new administrative units, with the Tourism Minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir alleging Abdullah of double speak. Mir alleged that that after giving mandate to Cabinet Sub Committee to ‘balance’ the  Mushtaq Ganaie Committee Report (MGCR), Abdullah shocked everyone when […]

Protests suspend Film shoot

Anantnag:  The shooting of Vishal Bhardwaj’s film  ‘Haider’ had to be suspended Thursday after it faced protests from spectators.  Reports said that local residents gathered at the venue started hurling snow balls at the crew of ‘Haider’ — Bollywood adaption of Shakespearean play Hamlet — when they were shooting some sequences at Keribal area of […]

Employees march foiled, JCC calls for more protests

Srinagar: The police on Thursday detained a number of government employees when they tried to stage a protest demonstration to press for their demands at Gandhi Nagar in Jammu. Reports said that hundreds of employees tried to assemble at Jammu Press Club, however, large contingent of police deployed in and around JPC foiled the march […]

Will talk to govt on Pathribal: Vohra

JAMMU: Governor N N Vohra Thursday said that he has raised the issue of Pathribal closure with the “the concerned authorities” and would follow-up with both the State and Union Government. The governor was interacting with a delegation of Pathribal residents led by Peoples Democratic Party legislator Peerzada Mansoor Hussain.  Vohra’s remarks came after the delegation sought […]

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