Ukraine Or Russia? Crimeans Set To Vote

SIMFEROPOL: Crimeans decide on Sunday whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum that has infuriated Kiev and triggered the biggest crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War. Thousands of Russian troops have taken control of the Black Sea peninsula, and Crimea’s pro-Russian leaders have worked hard to ensure that […]

iFILM to Telecast Mega Serial ‘Joseph’

BANGALORE: Iran’s English Language 24×7 movie channel,  iFILM is broadcasting mega serial ‘Prophet Joseph’ from March 18. The drama recounts the story of Prophet Joseph according to Quranic text.  Prophet Joseph was the beloved son of Prophet Jacob, who was sent away by his jealous brothers. Joseph grew up as a slave in ancient Egypt, […]

Govt Curbs, Spontaneous Shut Down Disrupts Life

Naidkhai Killing Shuts Valley SRINAGAR: Amid restrictions, complete shutdown was observed on Saturday in different parts of Kashmir to protest against the killing of a youth in ‘police firing’ at Naidkhai, Bandipore.  Though, no separatist organization had called for a shut down, but people preferred to stay indoors after authorities imposed restrictions.  Meanwhile, almost all […]

Curbs to continue today

SRINAGAR: With calls for strike by the two factions of Hurriyat Conference on Sunday against Naidkhai killing, authorities Saturday decided to continue restrictions on public movement for the second day on Sunday. The reports said that curfew like restrictions shall continue to remain in force in City and some sensitive places in the Valley on […]

Civil Society aghast over ‘cold-blooded murder’

SRINAGAR: A leading civil society group here has condemned, what it termed as yet another “cold blooded murder” of an innocent youth by the armed forces in north Kashmir district of Bandipore. Expressing deep regret and anguish over the gruesome incident that also left several peaceful protestors seriously injured, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies […]

Schools to remain closed till March 20

SRINAGAR: In view of the forecast for more snow and fragile situation following the police firing in Bandipore which left a 17 year old youth dead,  authorities Saturday announced extension of holidays in schools till March 20. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir,  Shalinder Kumar told reporters immediately after holding detailed meet with the DCs  here, stated that […]

HC seeks action taken report against docs taking gifts

Poor patients compelled to purchase unnecessary medicine: PIL NIDA ASIF IQBAL SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought action taken report against erring doctors who prescribe medicines for freebies. A division bench of the court comprising Justice Hasnain Massodi and Justice D S Thakur while hearing a Public Interest Litigation asked Additional Advocate General […]

Track-II dialogue calls for continuity, speed on tackling Indo-Pak issues

NEW DELHI: While an Indian peace delegation is in Islamabad, exploring the road ahead for lasting mutual peace, a similar initiative was held simultaneously in New Delhi. A joint resolution issued after the 4th Delhi Dialogue arranged by the Jinnah Institute and Centre for Dialogue and Reconstruction, which concluded in New Delhi on Friday, 14th […]

No plan to renegotiate Indus Water Treaty: Pak

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has no plan to renegotiate historic Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with India and instead considers to get the water dispute included in the composite dialogue process. “There is no proposal under consideration to seek renegotiation on IWT,” according to Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam, The Nation reported on Saturday. The report quoted […]