Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif removed from office

Islamabad—In a huge jolt to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court on Friday found him guilty in the Panamagate case in which he and his family are accused of corruption. The apex court  disqualified Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister and ordered filing of a case against him. Shahbaz Sharif —Nawaz’s younger brother and chief […]

Top US diplomat to travel to India, Pakistan

Washington—A top US diplomat will travel to India and Pakistan later this month to discuss America’s relations with South Asia as the Trump administration reviews its Afghanistan policy to include a regional perspective. Alice Wells, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will […]

CM okays Rs 3 lakh for Sumaiya Kousar

Srinagar—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti while appreciating the efforts of the Sumiaya Kousar, a well known name in the mountaineering, approved special sponsorship of Rs 3 lakh in her favour. The financial support came at the right time as Sumiaya is participating in the International Mountaineering Expedition in Russia and Tanzania being organized by International Mountaineering […]

Pakistan-India water talks next week

Washington—Pakistan and India seem all set to finally hold the much-delayed water talks in the US capital next week, hoping to avoid further tensions over an issue that has far-reaching consequences for both, Dawn reported on Thursday. Official sources told Dawn that Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif is likely to lead the […]

When Musharraf Thought of Using Nukes on India

Dubai—Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf contemplated the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the December 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether […]

Gold Prices Rise To Rs. 29,450 On Global Cues,Silver Tops Rs.39,000

New Delhi—Gold prices surged by Rs. 230 to trade at six-week high of Rs. 29,450 per ten grams at the bullion market on Thursday, taking positive leads from global markets amid increased buying by local jewellers. Silver reclaimed the Rs. 39,000-mark by surging Rs. 535 to Rs. 39,375 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Traders attributed the rise in gold […]

Nizam reviews functioning of Handloom, Handicraft Corporations

Srinagar—Handloom sector in Jammu and Kashmir is on the path of revival with state and the Central Government lending all possible support. Handloom Development Corporation, which is the main agency for its promotion, will be soon out of difficulties and is likely to make good the losses caused through floods and unrest. This was stated […]

Govt Challenges HC Verdict on Acquittal of 3 Murder-accused Before SC

Srinagar—The Jammu and Kashmir government has challenged before Supreme Court a judgment by the state’s high court whereby three persons, arrested by police for murdering a man in Shopian district of south Kashmir in 2007, were acquitted last year. “Await original record from the High Court and Trial Court. Reminder be issued,” the apex court’s […]

Militants attack army in Shopian

Srinagar—Militants fired upon an Army patrol party in south Kashmirs Shopian district late Thursday evening , an official said. “A joint combing and search operation party of Jammu and Kashmir police’s Special Operation Group and Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles was attacked by heavily armed terrorists after they were returning back from Materbugh,” a senior police […]

Graft Charges Against Top JK Police Officers

Srinagar—Two cases of corruption have been registered by the crime branch of the Jammu and Kashmir police against its own officers for allegedly causing loss to the exchequer by leasing out land to a restaurant owner without permission. According to the two FIRs, available with PTI, the cases were registered against unnamed senior officials of […]