Bomb attack kills 6 people north of Iraq capital

At least six people, including four Iranians, have reportedly been killed after a bomber targeted a bus carrying Shia pilgrims north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. Police on Tuesday confirmed six people were among the dead in a terrorist attack that took place in the Iraqi town of Taji, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) north […]

Babri Masjid case: SC issues notice to Advani, others

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India issued notices on Tuesday, 31 March to senior leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) including party patron L K Advani and 18 others on a plea filed by Haji Mehboob, a petitioner in the title suit representing the Muslim community in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi case. The […]

Pak Yemen envoy jilts countrymen, flees home

KARACHI: Pakistan’s ambassador to Yemen, Dr Irfan Yousuf Shami, has practically jumped his sinking ship as captain, by leaving Yemen to return to Pakistan, abandoning several hundred of his countrymen in the war-ravaged country. Between 2,000 and 2,500 Pakistanis are estimated to still reside in different cities of Yemen. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight […]

Personal details of Modi, amongst 31 top world leaders leaked

SYDNEY: In a major data breach caused by an email autofill error, the personal details of 31 of the world’s leading political figures including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were accidentally emailed to organisers of a regional football tournament by the Australian immigration department last November. The breach related to world leaders attending the G20 […]

Primary, pre-nursery schooling Govt’s top priority: CM

Need to establish more Kendriya, Navodaya Vidyalayas JAMMU – Describing primary schooling as the pivot of a strong educational system, the Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today accorded top priority to opening of model schools at pre-nursery and primary levels in all districts of the State to improve the quality of lower education. Intervening during […]

New Transfer Policy in Education Deptt under formulation: Naeem

Filling up vacant posts of teachers to be expedited JAMMU- Minister for Education, Mr. Naeem Akhtar informed the House that a new transfer policy in Education Department is under formulation and rationalization of teaching staff has been started adding that focussed attention will also be given to the development of human resource in the State. […]

Bill seeking abolishing of 8% reservation for SCs defeated

PDP badly exposed : Er Rasheed  Jammu: MLA Langate Er Rasheed has strongly condemned the role of PDP it played in defeating the bill seeking reservation for SCs in district and divisional cadre posts in the areas as per population. The current law provides them 8% reservation in every district irrespective of the fact weather […]

Saller-Bagwani Bridge approved under NABARD: Sunil Kumar

JAMMU: Minister of State for Public Works and Revenue, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma today said that Saller-Bagwani Bridge on Nallah Lidder has been approved under NABARD RIDF-XV at a cost of Rs. 672.33 lakh. He said an expenditure of Rs. 543.01 lakh stands incurred ending March, 2014 and during current financial year, an amount of […]

Rain, landslides forced closure of NH-1A

JAMMU: Minister of State for Transport, Mr. Abdul Ganai Kohli while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Dr. Bashir Ahme Shah (Veeri) informed the Legislative Council today that, due to rain/snowfall severe damage has been caused to the existing road formation of NHW-1A at different places coupled with triggering of landslides at some vulnerable […]

Overstaying medicos to be shifted, vacancies to be filled: Lal Singh

JAMMU-Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh said that Government is making all out efforts to meet the shortfall of medicos and paramedicos in the health institutions of the state. The Minister was speaking at a press conference in Civil Secretariat, here today. The Minister said after working out the […]