‘Pakistan will get jets from elsewhere if F-16 funding not arranged’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will acquire jets from elsewhere if the United States (US) does not arrange funding for a previously agreed upon F-16 fighter jet sale, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, cautioned the US as both countries lock horns over the purchase of the jets. “If funding is arranged, Pakistan will get […]

Dhaka Court sentences four ‘Razakars’ to death for 1971 war crimes

Dhaka:: A special tribunal in Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced four ‘Razakars’ to death and handed a life term to one for war crimes committed in 1971.  The International Crimes Tribunal-1 found them all of them guilty on seven charges of mass killing, murder, confinement, torture, arson and looting pressed against them, reports the Daily Star. […]

Indian police hunt man who sexually mutilated and murdered student

NEW DELHI: India police are hunting a man who sexually mutilated and murdered a student, an officer said Tuesday, an attack which echoes the 2012 fatal gang-rape of a Delhi student that sparked mass protests. The 30-year-old university law student from a low social caste was attacked last Thursday at her home in the southern […]

Proposal to ensure air ticket for Rs 2,500 for 1-hour flights: Govt

New Delhi :-Amid concerns expressed by MPs over exorbitant airfares, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that there is a proposal to ensure that only Rs 2,500 is charged per ticket for one-hour flights. The government also said it will hold consultations with the airlines to explore the possibility of curbing the menace […]

Director Agriculture Kashmir Kick starts sale of Hybrid Vegetable seedlings

SRINAGAR: To Promote the Vegetable cultivation in Kitchen Gardens Director Agriculture Kashmir Showket Ahmad Beigh today inaugurated the sale of Vegetable Seedling at Kitchen Garden Lalmandi Srinagar.   Seed Production officer, Research Assistant Kitchen Garden, other Senior Officers of the department and a large number of Kitchen Garden holders of Srinagar were also present on the […]

Iqbal’s life, poetry inspiration for entire mankind: Naeem

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar Tuesday said that limiting legendary poet Sir Mohammad Iqbal to a particular community or to a particular religion is “ironical” as his poetry is an inspiration for the entire mankind. The Minister said this during “Iqbal Day” function organized by Government College for Women, M A Road here […]

Aseia takes stock of developmental works

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Housing, Urban Development, Social Welfare and Health & Medical Education, Ms. Aseia Naqash today conducted an extensive tour of Soura Srinagar and took stock of various ongoing developmental works. Ms. Asiea said government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed to provide good governance besides to generate employment avenues […]

Div Com reviews traffic scenario of Valley

SRINGAR:  Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Tuesday chaired an officers meeting to review the traffic scenario in Srinagar and other districts and directed the officials of concerned departments to work in synergy to provide succor to the people. The meeting was attended by officials of Traffic police, Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), Beacon, Chief […]

Journalists protest against ‘New Advertisement Policy’

Srinagar: On World Freedom Press Day, police on Tuesday foiled “newspaper owners” march to Chief Minister’s residence and detained scores of scribes who staged protest against the government’s new advertisement policy. Accusing the authorities of forcing educated youth associated with media to take extreme steps, the protesting scribes appealed the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to […]

CUK students protest amid official function on world press freedom day

Srinagar: Journalism students of Central University of Kashmir on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration during the World Press Freedom Day which was organized by Jammu Kashmir Press Association in the varsity. Dozens of students from journalism skipped the function held at audiotorioum and remained in the campus lawns throughout the function. The students were holding […]