3 killed, dozens wounded, in Pakistan suicide attack

PESHAWAR: A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded dozens on Tuesday in northwest Pakistan where security forces are fighting the Islamist militants, officials said. The attack targeted a paramilitary vehicle outside a government compound in the Jamrud area of the Khyber region, official Shaukatullah Afridi, who was metres away from the […]

Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he’s “not black enough.” Obama, in an interview with the Jewish newspaper “Forward,” was asked whether it hurt him personally when people say he’s anti-Semitic. “Oh, of course,” […]

18 dead as bus falls into a gorge in HP

SIMLA: Eighteen persons were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday when a bus fell 200 mts deep into a gorge at Nathpa on Hindustan Tibet National highway, 185km from here. Fifteen persons died on the spot while three succumbed to their injuries on way to hospital and twelve others were injured, SP, Kinnaur, Rahul […]

Students accuses SP School Principal of sexual abuse

He is naughty, could go to any extent to malign my image: Principal SRINAGAR: A 9th class student of the S P Higher Secondary School, Srinagar, Tuesday accused the school principal of sexually abusing him and alleged that he offered him some cash in order not to raise a hue and cry. According to the […]

Srinagar to host U-19 football championship

SRINAGAR: District Youth Services and Sports, Srinagar, is organizing U-19 boys football championship under the patronage of the DG, Jehangir Mir which is scheduled to be held at Srinagar from 2-4 September. The championship consists of league cum knock out basis with total number of 31matches to be played at major football playgrounds of the […]

PDP’s ideology merging into BJP’s: NC

‘Talks with Hurriyat should be facilitated, not prevented’ SRINAGAR: National Conference on Tuesday said that PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks on Monday that “It isn’t necessary to include Separatists in all dialogues between India and Pakistan” was an amusing revelation of how PDP’s ideology had now totally and completely merged with the ideology of its […]

Hajj pilgrims sans basic facilities

SRINAGAR: A group of Hujis putting up in rented quarters at Medina have alleged the state and central authorities of serious mismanagement and indifferent attitude towards them. Hajis camped at various locations in Saudi Arabia are reportedly facing problems in their allocation and food. The pilgrims have reportedly been scattered on random basis and have […]

Rural development schemes get Rs 2000 Cr: Minister

SRINAGAR: Minister of Rural Development, Abdul Haq, Tuesday said that around Rs 2000 crore fund allocation was available for various schemes in the rural development sector for the current fiscal. He said the department has also cleared liability of around Rs 400 crore inherited from the previous regime under MGNREGA. “When I assumed charge of […]

Mehbooba visits shelling-hit Balakote area

POONCH: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, Tuesday, visited the Balakote area of Poonch where five civilians were recently killed in shelling from across the border. Expressing condolences with the bereaved families lodged in a make-shift camp, Ms Mehbooba called for immediate de-escalation of violence along the borders so that the people living […]

DFO manhandles forest officer, minister assures action

BANDIPORA: Forest employees in Sopore Range Tuesday staged a protest against the ‘unruly’ behavior of Divisional Forest Officer, Bandipora, who allegedly manhandled and abused an officer in presence of scores of officials and employees of the department during working hours. The protesting employees alleged that DFO Irfan Rasool manhandled and abused a Forest Officer, Muhammad […]