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JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that the biggest achievement of her Government has been to ensure transparency in governance. She said not a single backdoor appointment was made during her tenure despite the fact that thousands of appointments were made by J&K PSC and SSRB. She said norms were strictly adhered to […]

PDP MLA Demands Re-opening Of Asia-Neelofar Case

JAMMU: Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief whip and MLA Shopian Advocate Mohammad Yousuf Bhat on Monday sought re-opening of the investigation in to Asia-Neelofar double rape and murder case and demanded immediate judicial probe into the matter to identify the culprits and punish the guilty. The entire opposition including National Conference and Congress supported […]

Kashmir Petition Row : Ashoka University Teacher ‘Resigns’

Srinagar: After signing a petition that condemned ‘state violence’ following Hizbul Mujahideen’s commander Burhan Wani’s killing and called for a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Rajendaran Narayanan of the Ashoka University has reportedly resigned from the institution, citing ‘ethical reasons’. The resignation was accepted by the university’s governing body within two days, anIndian Express […]

Protests Against Trump’s Travel Ban Break Out Across America

New York: Tens of thousands of people rallied in US cities and at airports on Sunday to voice outrage over President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting entry into the country for travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In New York, Washington and Boston, a second wave of demonstrations followed spontaneous rallies that broke out at US airports on Saturday […]

Trump, Saudi king back ‘rigorously’ enforcing Iran nuclear deal

Washington: US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman want to “rigorously” enforce the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said Sunday, despite the US leader’s long opposition to the agreement. The pair, in a phone conversation, also spoke of the need to address Iran’s “destabilizing regional activities,” fight the spread of “radical Islamic terrorism” […]

Breath test can be non-invasive way to detect oesophageal cancer: study

London: A new non-invasive test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath may help detect stomach and oesophageal cancers, according to a large patient trial. Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide, researchers said. Both tend to be diagnosed late, because the symptoms […]

Afridi backs Sarfraz to captain Pakistan in all formats

Islamabad: Former T20I captain Shahid Afridi on Monday backed current T20I captain Sarfraz Ahmed to captain Pakistan in all three formats. Afridi was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the recently renovated Mass Communication Department at the Karachi University (KU). The renovation was funded by the veteran cricketer’s NGO Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) in a move […]

Manmohan helped Mallya get loans, alleges BJP

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday alleged that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh helped industrialist Vijay Mallya get huge loans to bail out Kingfisher Airlines. Citing letters written by Mallya to Singh, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said: “A bailout package was given to Kingfisher Airlines on Manmohan Singh’s insistence.” “Not only that, […]

Netanyahu backs US embassy move to Jerusalem, but signals no urgency

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced support on Sunday for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem but mentioned no time frame, after a Republican activist accused Israel of pressing the Trump administration to delay the pledged step. In an interview with Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Marc Zell, head of the Republicans Overseas Israel branch, said new […]

Cash withdrawal limit for ATMs,current accounts removed: RBI

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) removed cash withdrawal limits at ATMs from 1 February and on current accounts and overdraft accounts with immediate effect. After the demonetisation move on 8 November, the government had put in place cash withdrawal limits in wake of a cash crunch in the country. RBI had progressively increased the […]

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