Islamabad ATC issues arrest warrants for Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri

ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad issued arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri and others on Tuesday in a case relating to the attack on Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Asmatullah Junejo. SSP Junejo was wounded on Sep 1, 2014, in a clash with PTI and PAT […]

War with India is not an option: Basit

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5722″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] South Asia’s nuclear rivals are cooperating on the Pathankot terror attack probe as war between them is not an option, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit said on Monday. “Only fools can think that confrontation would solve the problems between India and Pakistan,” the top envoy said. Indian news agency ANI quoted Basit as saying […]

Pakistan registers FIR against US officials for drone strike

ISLAMABAD: Police in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Sunday registered a case against unnamed American officials for the US drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, and driver of a taxi in which he was travelling on May 21 The police registered the case on a complaint by Muhammad Qasim, brother of the […]

Amnesty: Bahrain’s extension of Salman’s jail term ‘shocking’

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5721″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Amnesty International has lambasted Bahrain’s decision to uphold the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and increase his prison sentence from four to nine years. The London-based rights group said the decision by Bahrain authorities on Sunday is “a shocking attack on the right to freedom of expression.”   “Sheikh Ali Salman’s conviction […]

Rs 64,669 crore State Budget Unveiled

Srinagar: Unveiling Rs 64,669-crore budget for 2016-17, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced a slew of measures for women, including a fee waiver for girls in government schools. A number of things, including mobiles, garments and packed food would turn costlier.Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu also announced for women four police […]

Power Sector could be a game changer

Asserting that the Power Sector of J&K can turn around the fortunes and put economy on the trajectory of high and sustainable growth, Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu, Monday tabled the Power Budget 2016-17 in the State Assembly. With an eye on enhancing the State’s hydro-power generation of the present 1,419.37 MWs, which […]

Modalities being submitted for power projects’ return

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5703″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Asserting that J&K Government is working with Union government on return of power projects, J&K FinMin Economist Dr Haseeb A Drabu Monday said that his government submitted “four modalities before Delhi”.“I assure you,” he said in a response to a question about return of power projects to J&K Government from NHPC during a presser […]

New industrial estates being set up

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5704″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] To promote entrepreneurship and industry in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseed Drabu today proposed setting up of new industrial estates and announced a startup fund as well as joint-venture opportunities with the government for the IT companies.“The industrial estates in the state will be reorganized to function as a corporate entity […]

Making City More Flood-Prone—Thanks To SMC, SDA

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5705″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Srinagar: In brazen violation of the High Court directives seeking implementation of the Master Plan, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has started land-filling of the crucial Doodh Ganga canal in Batamaloo locality here making the area more flood-prone than before.Official sources said the canal, which has already faced encroachments downstream, was being buried to […]

Multi-Crore Scam In BSNL Alleged Over Poor Services

[[{“type”:”media”,”fid”:”5706″,”view_mode”:”wysiwyg”,”instance_fields”:”override”,”attributes”:{“height”:”100″,”width”:”100″}}]] Srinagar: With no end to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s poor telecom services in Kashmir, the union telecom ministry has received a formal complaint, which hints at multi-crore scam, whereby the BSNL connectivity is sabotaged to benefit the private competitors, who in lieu pay kickbacks.The complaint, which has equally been registered with the Telecom Regulatory […]