Sajjad Lone’s Wife leaves him red-faced over Kashmir unrest

Srinagar: After Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu’s wife Roohi Nazki, it’s his Cabinet colleague Sajjad Gani Lone’s wife Asma Gani Lone having left her husband red-faced by openly criticizing the government over Kashmir unrest. The prevalent uprising in Kashmir is spontaneous and widespread against New Delhi’s rule, Asma said, puncturing claims of her husband Sajjad.  “The […]

NC asks GoI to holds talks with Separatists and Militants

Srinagar: The main opposition National Conference (NC) leaders and legislators today held a protest sit-in outside Civil Secretariat here in Srinagar against the continued and unabated use of lethal force against civilians in Kashmir. Demanding the mass harassment of civilians and the destruction of their properties should be stopped with an immediate effect, the party […]

No salary for govt employees on “unauthorised absence” from Sep

  Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced that it would not release salary to government employees who remain on unauthorised absence from duty from the month of September. “Salary of the employees who remain on unauthorized absence from duty shall not be released and action under rules be initiated against them,” Chief Secretary, […]

US for status quo on Kashmir

New Delhi :Favouring status quo in Jammu and Kashmir and maintaining the Line of Control, US today made it clear that it was entirely up to the two countries to determine the pace, scope and character of any discussions on Kashmir. “We acknowledge ‘Azad’ Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Gilgit-Baltistan as territories governed by […]

‘PcK would have been ours had we opted for military solution’

New Delhi:Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Thursday said that if India had not taken a “moral high ground” and had, instead, opted for a military solution, Pakistan controlled Kashmir(PcK) would have been a part of India. “The problem still continues. PcK remains a thorn in our flesh today,” he said. Raha also emphasised […]

Kerry seeks world support for Pakistan’s terror fight

NEW DELHI: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called on all nations to be more supportive of Pakistan’s ‘difficult’ fight against militant groups, but urged Islamabad to push harder against militants hiding within its borders. That call for support came as Washington and New Delhi called on Islamabad to bring the perpetrators of […]

US,others agreed ‘secret’ exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: report

WASHINGTON:The United States and its negotiating partners agreed “in secret” to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year’s landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a report reviewed by Reuters. The report is to be published on Thursday by the Washington-based […]

Mosque to be rebuilt on Ayodhya temple land

AYODHYA: Nearly 24 years after Babri Masjid was demolished, resulting in communal strife across India, a 300-year-old dilapidated mosque would be rebuilt on land belonging to Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya. Days after local civic body declared Aalamgiri Masjid ‘hazardous’ and pasted notice banning entry into building, Hanumangarhi temple trust, which is in possession of the […]

China to supply Pakistan with eight new attack submarines

ISLAMABAD:- The Chinese government will supply eight modified diesel-electric attack submarines to Pakistan Navy by the year 2028. The head of Pakistan’s next-generation submarine programme and senior naval officials briefed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defence on August 26 regarding the new development. The high-level statement in front of the committee members provides official […]

27 Indian journalists investigating corruption murdered over 24 years in India

NEW DELHI: As many as 27 journalists have been murdered in India in direct retaliation for their work since 1992, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a non-profit organisation based in New York. The CPJ’s latest report, ‘Dangerous pursuit: In India, journalists who cover corruption may pay with their lives’, tells the stories […]