Kashmir Flareup: UN Chips In, Offers Mediation

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has offered to act as a mediator between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed neighbours resolve their disputes, as he urged both nations to take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions in the region. “The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and […]

Top Army Brass in Valley, Review Security Preparedness

Jammu:Top generals of the army’s northern command on Saturday held a security review meeting with senior administrative and police officials of the state following India’s surgical strike on terrorist ‘launch pads’ across the LoC. They took stock of the security preparedness and the prevailing situation along the LoC, army sources said. Lt Gen DS Hooda, […]

1000’s Relocated As India, Pakistan Exchange Fresh Fire

 SRINAGAR:India relocated more than 10,000 people from around the disputed border area of Kashmir as tensions with Pakistan continue to escalate. Pakistan and India exchanged fresh fire across the Kashmir border Saturday, the Pakistani military said, with Indian officials stating there was no damage as tensions rise between the nuclear-armed rivals. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded […]

War Fear: Hospitals Asked To Paint Roofs With Red Cross

Srinagar: With the war cry intensifying by the day, Delhi has asked the state government to be ready for any eventuality instructing it to paint the roofs of all the healthcare facility with Health Cross marks. According to the sources, the decision in this regard was taken after the state government received a formal communiqué […]

India hiding casualties: Pak Army

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army Saturday said that it was “sure” that Indian troops had suffered casualties  what India described as “surgical strike on terror launch pads in PoK”, alleging that India was “hiding” its losses. Pakistan has denied India carried any such strikes describing the ‘operation’ as routine border skirmishes. The Pakistan Army is certain […]

Indian Troops Acted Like Hanuman:Parrikar

Dehradun: In his first remarks after the cross LoC anti-terror strike, the Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess. “Pakistan’s condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery […]

US Objects To ‘Pak’s Nuke Threats’ Against India

Washington:The United States has strongly objected to threats of nuclear warfare made by Pakistan against India and has conveyed its displeasure to that country in this regard. “We made that (American objection on nuclear threat) clear to them (Pakistan). Repeatedly,” a senior state department official said. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity, however, […]

Day 85 : Kawoosa Pellet Hit Youth Succumbs,Death Toll Hits 93

Srinagar: Another youth, who was injured during clashes between protestors and security forces last month, on Saturday succumbed to his injuries at a hospital, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir Valley to 93. Muzaffar Ahmad Pandith was injured when he was hit by pellets during clashes between protestors and security forces […]

Amid Indus Water Row,China blocks Brahmaputra in Tibet

BEIJING: China has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its “most expensive” hydro project, which could cause concern in India as it may impact water flows into the lower riparian countries. The Lalho project on the Xiabuqu river, a tributary of the Yarlung Zangbo (the Tibetan […]

Sri Lanka too backs off from Saarc summit

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Friday expressed its unwillingness to attend the upcoming Saarc Summit in Islamabad, saying the prevailing environment in the region is not conducive for holding the summit. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo, in a statement, said that the Saarc Charter requires that decisions at all levels are taken on the […]

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