Govt Unlikely to Allow Eid Prayers at TRC Ground

Srinagar—Authorities have decided not to allow Eid-ul-Azha prayers at TRC Ground here in Kashmir capital Srinagar. Eid-ul-Azha, the festival of sacrifices falls on September 2 (Saturday). Jamiat-e-Ahli Hadees had announced that it will organize Eid-ul-Azha congregational prayers at TRC Ground Srinagar. An official from District Magistrate office told news agency CNS that in wake of […]

Panel to suggest means to reduce school bag burden 

Srinagar—State Government has formed an expert committee to suggest possible measures to help reduce the weight of bags of school-going children in Jammu and Kashmir. The members of the committee include Prof. A.G. Madhosh, Former Head of the Department, Department of Commerce, University of Kashmir; Prof. (Dr.) Nusrat Andrabi, Ex-Principal & Member of Indian Red […]

Delhi Court Extends Shah’s Judicial Custody

Srinagar—A Delhi court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, who was arrested in an alleged money laundering case. Reports said that the judicial custody of Shah has been extended till September 13. Shah will appear at the Patiala House Court on September 13 through video conferencing. […]

Note ban ‘biggest scam’; Congress asks Modi to apologise

New Delhi—The Congress Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise for demonetisation, describing it as the country’s “biggest scam” which had inflicted “misery” on the people and dealt a “body blow” to the economy. None of the measures that Modi had promised with the ban on high currency notes, put into effect in November […]

2 Million Muslims Gather at Mount Arafat for Haj Climax

Mount Arafat—With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage. From dawn until dusk, the […]

12 killed, 14 injured in building collapse in Mumbai

Mumbai—A five-storey residential building in the congested Bhendi Bazar area of south Mumbai collapsed today, killing at least 12 people and injuring 14 others, officials said. About 30 others were feared trapped.   Fire brigade officials said some nine families lived in the dilapidated Husaini Building. Some media reports said it also housed a play […]

UP’s flood woes continue; Toll touches 104

Lucknow—Uttar Pradesh’s flood woes continued as the toll rose to 104 with one more death, while over 28 lakh people are affected as raging waters of the rivers emanating from Nepal caused havoc in vast swathes of land.   Citing a report compiled till yesterday, the relief commissioner’s office here said around three lakh people […]

Ahead of Modi’s Visit, China Hopes India ‘Learnt Lessons’ from Doklam

Beijing—China said Wednesday it hopes India will “learn lessons” following the end of a months-long military stand-off in a strategically important disputed area in the Himalayas. The two nations resolved the deadlock over the Doklam area claimed by both China and Bhutan, an ally of India, just days before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is […]

Indian Army to Undergo Major Reforms

New Delhi—Major reforms will be carried out in the Indian Army to enhance its combat capability which will include redeployment of nearly 57,000 officers and other ranks as well as ensuring better utilisation of resources, the government announced today. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said perhaps for the first time after Independence, such a big and […]

On Afghanistan, align interests of regional players

On Wednesday, Pakistan National Assembly passed a resolution rejecting the “hostile and threatening” statements made by US President Donald J. Trump and Gen John W. Nicholson, the top US commander in Afghanistan. Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif read out the resolution, which was earlier passed unanimously by the lower house. The NA termed as “unacceptable”  […]

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