Parvez Approved New JK Bank Head

Srinagar: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has approved the appointment of Parvez Ahmad as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the J&K Bank for a period of three years with effect from October 6, 2016. State government received the RBI affirmation in this regard on Friday. Parvez Ahmad will be the first in-service and […]

US urges India, Pakistan to exercise restraint

WASHINGTON: The United States reminded India and Pakistan on Thursday that nuclear capable states do not threaten to use atomic weapons in any conflict. The US government also categorically said that it considered the Sept 18 attack on an Indian military facility in Uri a terrorist attack. The warning to avoid a nuclear conflict followed […]

UN fails to set Yemen war crimes probe

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday declined to set up an independent inquiry into abuses in Yemen, instead calling on a national inquiry to investigate by violations by all sides, including the killing of civilians and attacks on hospitals. The move disappointed activists, who, along with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, […]

Saudi warns of ‘disastrous consequences’ over US 9/11 law

Riyadh:- Saudi Arabia has reacted angrily to the passage of a US law that allows families of victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to sue the kingdom for its backing of the attackers, warning that the anti-Riyadh measure would lead to “disastrous consequences.” “I am afraid that this bill will have dire strategic […]

US Drone Strike Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan: UN

Kabul: At least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded in a US drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the UN said late on Thursday, calling for an independent investigation into the incident. The airstrike occurred in the early morning on Wednesday, hitting what US officials said was an ISIS target in Achin district of Nangarhar province. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said some militants may […]

Indian worker’s suicide in Qatar raises concern over stranded migrants

DOHA:-The death of an Indian labourer in Qatar who had complained about not being paid and later committed suicide on a building site has focused attention on migrant workers struggling amid an economic downturn in the Gulf state ahead of the 2022 World Cup. Scaffolder Ajaya Behara, 44, hanged himself in the basement of the […]

 Why Pakistan may be compelled to retaliate

Islamabad's flat denial of any military raids across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is being taken to mean by some that there will be no military reaction from the other side.   The argument is that unless it publicly admits that Indian Special Forces have entered territory under its control […]

The wages of living by hate

To the people of the older generation in Pakistan and India, the present level of confrontation between their countries, especially the war of words between their media persons, sounds like a steep fall from the standards of mutual understanding and decency with which they used to treat one another not long ago. There were wars […]

Surgical Strikes: What We Know, What We Don’t Know

“Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the Line of Control with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various other metros in our country, the Indian army conducted surgical strikes last […]

The Real Leader in Kashmir

In the early 90’s, our valley was in total control of Militant outfits and their commanders who were trying to occupy political space by projecting leaders of their choice as all the pro freedom leaders of the state, including Syed Ali Geelani were under arrest. In 1992, World Kashmir Freedom Movement (WKFM) – A London […]