Wet, cool weather lets Swine flu live as death toll in India climbs

New Delhi: In India, the recent surge in human infections caused by a proliferation of types of animal flu viruses has caused about a 1000 deaths. Cases of swine flu are now being reported from across the length and breadth of the country including Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Nagaland […]

Wanted Iran terror chief held in Pakistan

QUETTA: A key commander of a banned Iranian sectarian extremist group was arrested by Pakistani security forces from the outskirts of Quetta Saturday morning. Jundullah commander Abdul Salam Rigi was taken into custody from the Lak Pass area, security The Express Tribune reported on Sunday. Rigi was the senior most commander of Jundullah after the […]

Search for missing Rahul Gandhi reaches court

Lucknow: Capping a week of the disappearance of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, a lawyer based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking to find out his whereabouts. Other reports suggest, he may be at an undisclosed location in Europe instead of in Bangkok […]

From Love Commandos to Pink Chaddis.Staving off the moral police in India

Mumbai: Love Commandos is a reactionary force- one born to oppose the repressive and regressive tendencies of self-appointed outfits for moral-policing such as the Hindu Mahasabha or the Yuva Morcha. Formed in July 2010 in India, the group shelters couples on the run who have nowhere to hide and are being hounded by their own […]

Sajad Lone — from being a separatist to a Minister

Jammu: Sajad Gani Lone, younger son of People’s Conference leader Abdul Gani Lone who was assassinated in 2002 in Srinagar, has crossed yet another threshold with his swearing in as a minister in PDP-BJP Government since he broke ranks with separatists nearly a decade ago in Jammu and Kashmir. That Lone’s elevation is expected to […]

Son of Maharaja’s security aide is new Deputy CM

JAMMU : Son of a security aide of erstwhile Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, it has been a long wait for Nirmal Kumar Singh of BJP to come to the centre stage of state politics. After having a heart-burn during the ticket distribution in last Lok Sabha election, Singh was the unanimous choice […]

Drabu has a Kerala connection

Thiruvananthapuram : The choice of Haseeb Drabu as a minister in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday has made many happy in Kerala, where he did his MPhil. Drabu was a student at the Centre for Development Studies here in 1983, after which he joined a Phd programme at the institute in 1986. His friend Pyarelal Raghavan, […]

Nothing historic in PDP-BJP coalition: Hakim, Tarigami

Jammu:  CPI (M) state secretary and MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami and PDF president and MLA Khansahib Hakim Mohammad Yasin Sunday said as claimed, there is nothing historic in the present coalition for the formation of the State Government, except that BJP has been able to share power in J&K for the first time In […]

Poles repel, unlike poles attract : Er Rashid

SRINAGAR: MLA Langate Engineer Rashid has said comments by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed that BJP and PDP forming alliance is like meeting of north pole and south pole is mere cruel joke as Mufti or anybody can’t change the universal fact that like poles repel and unlike poles attract.  Let Mufti Sb understand that North poles […]

PM Returns To Delhi

JAMMU: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was seen off at Jammu airport by the Governor, N. N. Vohra, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Syed and his cabinet colleagues, Chief Secretary, DG Police besides senior officers from army and Air Force, in this afternoon. Prime Minister had arrived here in forenoon to attend swearing in ceremony of […]

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