The China-Pakistan Axis

The Interpreter In 1965, a Pakistani military delegation traipsed to Beijing in hope of replacing equipment they’d lost in the previous year’s war with India. Premier Zhou Enlai, meeting the delegation, was bewildered by their request for only 14 days’ ammunition. ‘How can a war be fought in that short time?’ Zhou then asked: ‘I […]

Bukhari conducts city tour, takes stock of Dev works

SRINAGAR: Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens & Parks, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today made an on spot inspection of Pratap Park, Zero bridge and its adjacent Park in Rajbagh. The minister reviewed augmentation works in both public parks and protection of nearby Bund in Rajbagh being completed at an estimated cost of Rs. […]

Come what may, Govt will go ahead with ReT screening: Akhtar

SRINAGAR: The Government seems to be unrelenting to the boycott of screening tests for Rehber-e-Taleems (ReT), who have obtained their academic certificates from study centres outside the state. Naeem Akhtar, who is Minister for Education and Government spokesperson said that the government will not relent to the boycott calls announced by teachers’ body. “I don’t […]

DGP hails NGOs in combating tobacco use

SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar has appreciated the efforts of non-governmental organizations in liberating the society from the menace of tobacco consumption. He said besides government departments, various organizations are playing commendable job in convincing the people about the ill effects of use of tobacco on their health. Rajendra was interacting […]

Alam sent to judicial remand

SRINAGAR: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (g) Secretary General (III) and chairperson Muslim League, Masarat Alam was sent to five days judicial remand by a Srinagar court. According to Muslim League spokesperson, Muhammad Rafiq Ganaie, the party had challenged the fresh Public Safety Act (PSA) on Alam. “But, SHO Nagrota has filed charges against Alam under […]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah slams Nimr execution as ‘assassination’

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has condemned as an “assassination” Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. In a statement carried by its website al-Manar on Saturday, Hezbollah condemned the execution of Sheikh Nimr as a “heinous crime,” saying the move was based on “false pretexts” and “empty allegations.” Hezbollah said the reason […]

No urgency: Pak court rejects petition against Modi’s Lahore visit

A Pakistani court on Saturday refused to entertain a petition against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Lahore visit, saying there was no urgency to hear it during winter vacations. The petition challenging Modi’s visit has been rejected by the office of the registrar of the Lahore high court, a court official told PTI. Advocate Azhar […]

Saudi regime officially declares end of Yemen truce

The Saudi regime has officially declared the end of a shaky truce brokered by the United Nations that was meant to end the war on Yemen. The truce was declared void at 14:00 local time (1100 GMT) on Saturday, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The announcement is a major setback to attempts for peace. […]

Iran pledges to ramp up missile programme

U.S. officials have said they are permitted to respond to the missile test by imposing fresh sanctions against a list of Iranian individuals and businesses linked to the missile programme. Any such sanctions would be far narrower than the broad measures scheduled to be lifted under the nuclear deal. But Iran says any new sanctions […]

Russia names US as security threat

A new document signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin has, for the first time, named the United States as a threat to Russia’s national security, highlighting a rise in tensions between the two countries in recent years. Putin signed the document, “About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation,” on New Year’s Eve, Reuters […]