Valley Shivers As Minimum Temperature Dips Below Freezing Point

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures have dipped below the freezing point in most places of the Valley, with the summer capital Srinagar registering the coldest night of the season so far. Srinagar recorded the lowest night temperature of the season so far as the minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division dropped below freezing point, […]

India Pak Armies Trade Fire 

SRINAGAR: The armies of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Media reports quoting a defence spokesperson said that there has been unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani Army in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district from 0710 hours today. Pakistani troops […]

Egypt court revokes ousted President Morsi’s execution

CAIRO:An Egyptian court on Tuesday revoked the death sentence of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and ordered a retrial in a mass jailbreak case, media reported.     Morsi was sentenced to death in June last year in connection with a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising, Xinhua news agency reported.     The […]

99% students appear in class 10 exam in 558 centres

Srinagar :Thousands of students Tuesday appeared in the annual board examinations of class 10th in unrest-hit Kashmir. The class 10th exams began today amid unprecedented security measures across all the 558 examination centers.  According to figures provided by the Directorate of School Education (DSEK) Kashmir, 558 centres were allotted for the exams which were held amid tight […]

US may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan: ICC

KABUL:- US armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has said in a report. “Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between […]

Don’t misread border restraint as weakness, Pakistan tells India

ISLAMABAD:India should not misunderstand Pakistan’s patience and it is capable of defending itself against “any belligerence”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday.     While chairing a high-level meeting at the Prime Minister’s House, Sharif said Pakistan was exercising “maximum restraint” in the face of “Indian violence”, and it should not be “misunderstood as […]

SC refuses to stay Centre’s decision to demonetise Rs 500/1,000 notes

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Centre’s move to demonetise high-value currency notes in the country, following a plea filed that sought cancellation of the decision. However, the top court sought an affidavit from the government on the steps it has taken to ease the inconvenience it had caused to the […]

Exams at last

Contrary to expectations, the first day of the annual examination for Class 12 passed off well, except for a minor incident of stone pelting at the exam centre at Soibugh and Haran. Now the government has relocated the  centres from these areas to safer places.  Also, contrary to the perception created by protests against examination […]

The Incendiary Appeal of Demagoguery in Our Time

The stink first became unmistakable in India in May 2014, when Narendra Modi, a member of an alt-right Hindu organization inspired by fascists and Nazis, was elected prime minister. Like Donald Trump, Mr. Modi rose to power demonizing ethnic-religious minorities, immigrants and the establishment media, and boasting about the size of a body part.   […]

Trump could return Iraq war boosters to power

WASHINGTON:Despite his professed opposition to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, President-elect Donald Trump is considering several of the major advocates of that war for top national security posts in his administration, according to Republican officials. Among those who could find places on Trump’s team are former top State Department official John Bolton and ex-CIA Director […]