Musharraf claims Pak Army had India “by the throat” in Kargil

Karachi: Pakistan’s former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf on Sunday, 17 May recalled the Kargil conflict of 1999 with India, and said New Delhi would never be able to forget the three-month-long battle when his army “caught India by the throat”. He was addressing a function of his All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) youth-wing in […]

Saudi-led war machine takes on Yemen anew

SANAA: At the end of five full days of a humanitarian truce, Saudi Arabia has reignited its war machine, pounding Yemen with missiles and artillery. Saudi Arabia resumed its offensive on the impoverished Arab country hours after the end of the ceasefire, which expired at 11 p.m. on Sunday, with Saudi warplanes pounding a number […]

Egypt hangs six convicted militants

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities Sunday hanged six men convicted of killing soldiers, police said, ignoring appeals to spare them amid allegations two of them had been in custody at the time of their alleged crimes. A military court upheld the death sentences last March, following a trial in which the six were convicted of carrying out […]

UAE may extradite fake-currency kingpin to India

New Delhi: India is hopeful that the United Arab Emirates could soon extradite Abdullah Haji, the 55 yr old from Kasargode in Kerala, and a key accused in a fake currency notes smuggling racket. He is being detained in the UAE for allegedly being part of the global syndicate involved in the smuggling with the […]

Indian nurse dies after 42 years in coma following rape

NEW DELHI: A nurse died Monday after 42 years in a coma following a brutal rape, in a case that led India to ease some restrictions on euthanasia. Aruna Shanbaug suffered brain damage and had been in a vegetative state in a Mumbai hospital since being strangled with a dog chain and sexually assaulted by […]

Modi arrives in South Korea on investment hunt

SEOUL: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Seoul on Monday for a two-day visit heavily focused on economic ties with Asia’s fourth-largest economy and beefing up investment from South Korean firms. On his first visit to Seoul since taking office a year ago, Modi was to meet President Park Geun-Hye to discuss issues ranging […]

‘1973 Pak Constitution an uneasy marriage between socialism and Islam’

ISLAMABAD: The federal government told the Supreme Court on Monday that the 1973 Constitution was an ‘uneasy marriage between socialism and Islam’ which could never be successful.  A 17-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Nasirul Mulk, hearing the constitutional amendment case was told by the counsel for the federal government, Khalid Anwar, that Pakistan […]

Mother Teresa to be Canonised in 2016

NEW DELHI: Mother Teresa will be canonised by the Vatican in September 2016, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation has said. In Rome, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, Rino Fisichella, said 4 September 2016 will mark the Voluntary Work Jubilee […]

CM inspects new premises of Directorate of Information

Srinagar-Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today inspected the newly-allotted premises of the Directorate of Information & Public Relations (PR) near Polo View, at Sherwani Road. The complex was earlier with the J&K Public Service Commission, which shifted its offices to the new Complex at Ram Bagh, last year.    Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Gazzanfar Hussain,   […]

DIG Central Kashmir orders in-situ promotions of 188 personnel

Srinagar May 18: Deputy Inspector General of Police Central Kashmir, Sh. Ghulam Hasan Bhat issued orders of in-situ promotions in respect of 188 police personnel including 23 HC’s and 165 Sg Ct’s. On the directions of Police Headquarters, a Departmental Promotion Committee met under the chairmanship of Deputy Inspector General of Police Central Kashmir, Sh. […]

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