Dispensing With 90:10 Funding Pattern Will Have Serious Implications for JK: Mufti

Demands “Minimum Guaranteed Devolution” to States at NITI Ayog Meet  NEW DELHI – The Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today stated that dispensing with the 90:10 funding pattern for Centrally-sponsored Schemes (CSSs) for Special Category states will have serious implications for J&K which is strategically located and has seen a difficult period since 1947. He […]

SC Seeks Status Report from JK Govt

2014 Floods  SRINAGAR: A division bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice U.U. Lalit Friday directed the Advocate-General of J&K Government to provide status report to the court regarding the distribution of relief to the flood victims in J&K, reports said. Supreme Court was hearing a writ petition filed […]

Medical ‘Negligence’ Claims 3 Lives in Baramulla

Authorities say elderly people had natural deaths BARAMULLA:  Three people, two of them women, died at the district hospital in Baramulla due to the alleged negligence of the doctors sparking off strong protests by the attendants on Friday. Sumander Faqeer, 70, of Boniyar, Bakhti Begum, 65, Hajra Begum, 70, both residents of Rafiabad died at […]

Hurriyat (M) Raises New Slogan

‘Kashmir first, Kashmiri first’  SRINAGAR: Pitching for inclusion of people of Kashmir in Indo-Pak talks, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said his amalgam will start a Valley wide campaign named ‘Kashmir first, Kashmiri first’. “We have neither given the right to India, nor to Pakistan for speaking on behalf of us,” Mirwaiz […]

Why India Admires Atal Bihari?

New Delhi :-One of India’s most charismatic leaders, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was awarded the Bharat Ratna today, is lauded as a statesman politician whose acceptability across the board broke barriers pitchforking the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to centrestage of politics in the late 90s. It was Vajpayee’s sway that brought new allies to BJP, […]

Saudis, Allies Bomb Yemen For 2nd Day

SANAA – Yemen’s beleaguered government said Saudi-led airstrikes would not last long on the second day of a Gulf Arab-led campaign against the Iranian-allied fighters that could escalate a proxy conflict spreading through the region. Warplanes targeted Ansarullah forces controlling Yemen’s capital and their northern heartland on Friday and, in a boost for Riyadh, fellow […]

McCain Applauds Saudi Offensive in Yemen

WASHINGTON: US Republican Senator John McCain has applauded the offensive launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies against Yemen, speculating that the “conflict will probably escalate” into a regional war in the Middle East. McCain said on Thursday Saudi Arabia and its allies “did the right thing” by launching the offensive against the country. The […]

Pak Refuses To Join Conflict ‘That Divides Muslims’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Friday said that no decision to participate in war on Yemen has been taken and that Pakistan has only pledged to safeguard the territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). He stressed on Pakistan’s role as ‘facilitator’ to end the conflicts in the Muslim world. “Instead of […]

Dont Rush To Yemen: Imran Advises Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said Friday that Pakistan should be playing the role of a key negotiator in peace talks rather than becoming a participant in the Yemen war, in a series of tweets posted on his official Twitter account. Imran said Pakistan had suffered huge losses in the past due to […]

2014 devastating year for Palestinians: UN

GAZA: Amid a surge in hostilities and an ongoing blockade, 2014 was a traumatic year for millions of people living in the occupied Palestinian territory, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said on Thursday, as the Organization released its latest report on the situation on the ground. “Continued occupation undermines the ability of Palestinians to […]