Handshake Salvages Saarc Summit

NEW DELHI: A brief meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif appears to have salvaged a summit of South Asian leaders, with all eight countries clinching a last-minute deal to create a regional electricity grid.  Thursday’s pact, to be signed at the summit’s closing ceremony, will buttress Modi’s ambition for […]

10 Killed In Major Militant Strike in Jammu

Fidayeen in military uniform storm army bunker JAMMU:  Militants stormed an army installation in Arnia sector of Jammu Thursday morning and the ensuing day long gunfight left at least 10 people, including three army soldiers and three civilians dead. Fidayeen militants donning Indian military fatigues had taken refuge inside an army bunker and were reportedly […]

Alert Ahead of PM's Jammu Visit

JAMMU: In wake of an encounter in which three army personnel and as many militants were killed here today, an alert has been sounded in the region ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on Friday Jammu Inspector General of Police (IGP) Rajesh Kumar said an alert has been sounded in all the districts of […]

Army Indicts 9 soldiers For Chattergam Killings

SRINAGAR: Nine soldiers have been indicted for killing two youth in Budgam district on November 3 and will face court martial, the Army said here on Thursday.  “Nine soldiers of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), including a junior commissioned officer, have been indicted for the firing incident in Chattergam area in which two youth were […]

Family Wants Guilty Punished in Civil Court

SRINAGAR: A day after Army said that it has indicted eight soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer for killing two youth in Chattergam area of Budgam district last month, the family members of the slain youth Burhan Yousuf Bhat alias Fisal Thursday demanded that all the guilty soldiers should be tried in civil court. “We […]

Violence Breaks Out In Hajin After Renegade Turned Sarpanch Dies

SRINAGAR:  Authorities Thursday imposed restrictions in Hajin township after violence erupted there following the death of former-Ikhwan commander and National Conference (NC) Sarpanch, Abdul Rashid Wagay alias Rashid Kabuli, who was injured yesterday during a scuffle with shopkeepers. The former counter-insurgent was critically injured on Wednesday after he was assaulted by the shopkeepers in this […]

India plans laser wall along LOC

NEW DELHI: India is upgrading its defences to stave off newer challenges posed by belligerent attempts to infiltrate its borders especially with Pakistan. The latest plans envisage using modern technology- laser walls, that will set off an alarm when breached, thermal sensors- to alert control rooms of any living being approaching the fence and even […]

Modi govt being run by big industrialists: Rahul

Poonch: In a sharp attack on the Modi government, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today alleged it was being run by big industrialists and said a Rs 6,000 crore loan was facilitated to the Adani Group for a project in Australia but the promise of Rs 1,000-crore aid for flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir remained unfulfilled. […]

Ayatollah: West will not defeat Iran

TEHRAN — Iran’s Supreme Leader said Tuesday that western powers will not be able to bring the country to its knees in nuclear talks, however he gave his indirect approval for a continuation of those negotiations. “On the nuclear issue, the United States and European colonialist countries gathered and applied their entire efforts to bring […]

Helpless Before Stone Pelters: Lone

SRINAGAR:  Minister for Higher Education and National Conference candidate for Sonawari constituency Muhammad Akbar Lone Tuesday admitted that stone-pelting incidents in the constituency bar his supporters to cast votes in favour of National Conference. “Yes, stone-pelting incidents in the constituency always affected me and my supporters,” Lone told CNS and added that he has no […]