Corruption in health sector can’t be tolerated: Lal Singh

‘Some greedy medicos use hospitals as poaching centres’SRINAGAR: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings, Choudhary Lal Singh Saturday said the government was going to act tough against the officials found indulging in corrupt practices in heath sector.“Government won’t tolerate corrupt practices in health sector,”  Singh told jam-packed hall of medicos at the […]

Army school children showcase creative skills

Pahalgam: Providing a platform to its students to express their creativity and skills in the fields of art and sports as also to encourage cross pollination of ideas amongst the children of various Army schools in the valley, a multi disciplinary meet was organised by the Army Goodwill Public School, Pahalgam. The meet elicited an […]

Russian airliner with 224 aboard crashes in Egypt’s Sinai, all killed

ISMAILIA- A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew crashed in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula on Saturday after losing radar contact and plummeting from its cruising altitude, killing all aboard.The Airbus A321, operated by Russian airline Kogalymavia under the brand name Metrojet, was flying from the Sinai Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to St Petersburg […]

11 killed in rival clash in Pakistan’s local body polls

LAMABAD: At least 11 people were killed on Saturday when two rival groups clashed in Pakistan’s Sindh province during local body elections.The incident occurred in Daraza Sharif area of Khairpur district, senior police officer Peer Muhammad Shah said.“Eleven people were killed in an armed clash between the groups,” he said.Shah said that the situation was […]

Bihar CM accused of advertising in Pak daily

PATNA: As polling in the Indian province of Bihar intensifies, government and opposition parties are seeking to out-do each other in campaigning.And the process hasn’t been without controversy. A day after BJP chief Amit Shah said firecrackers would burst in Pakistan if his party lost elections in Bihar, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy called out […]

Discriminatory ad outrages Indians in New Zealand

WELINGTON: An advertisement stating “no Indians or Asians” need apply on one of New Zealand’s biggest online marketplace has outraged and disappointed the Indian community, a media report said.“It’s shocking to hear about this ad,” the New Zealand Herald quoted Indian Central Association president Harshadbhai Patel as saying on Saturday.The ad on TradeMe was listed […]

India would become weak if minorities feel insecure: Teesta

NEW DELHI: The Centre must understand that if minorities were feeling insecure, India would become weak and divisive forces would gather strength, activist Teesta Setalvad said in Aligarh.“We are witnessing a very determined bid by fascist forces to denigrate the country’s Constitution and the entire socio-justice system which safeguards the interests of the weakest and […]

Rocket hits mosque in Afghanistan, 6 killed

KABUL: A rocket apparently fired by fighters from the self-styled Islamic State (IS) movement has hit a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing six and wounding four others, a local official said on Saturday.The attack in Achin, southeast of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province, occurred during evening prayers on Friday, district governor Haji Ghalibhe said.It was not […]

Saudi mosque bomber disavowed by family

Manama: The family of the Saudi suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a Najran mosque killing two worshippers had disavowed him, saying it had nothing to do with his terrorist act.“We were deeply shocked by his heinous and despicable act that cannot be condoned by our religion or tolerated our values,” the family said. […]

Emission ghost haunts Volkswagen in India

Globally, the world’s largest carmaker has announced a decision to recall 11 million vehicles after the scandal came to light on September 18.MUMBAI: The emission scandal that broke out in the US has come to haunt German automaker Volkswagen in India, too.The company’s representatives in India on Thursday met officials at the Ministry of Heavy […]