How Can Guns and Swords Be Displayed in Jammu: Er. Rashid

Kupwara—Urging Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to rise to the occasion and protect Kashmiris from further humiliation, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate  Er. Rashid has sought end to humiliation and brutality against Kashmiris at the hands of various security agencies and forces. While interacting with Mehbooba Mufti at Kupwara along with a deputation comprising various walks […]

3 Militants Killed in Uri Gunfight

Baramulla- Three militants were killed in an encounter with government forces in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday, officials said.   The encounter took place after the Army and police started searches in Kalgai area this morning following inputs about movement  of militants.   “A cordon was laid and search operation was […]

No Longer In My Hands: Barzani

Baghdad—Iraqi  Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Saturday delayed a news conference on a controversial independence referendum he called for next week as international pressure mounted for a postponement. There has been uncertainty about whether the vote will go ahead on Monday as Iraq’s key allies the United States and Iran, as well as powerful neighbour […]

Iran defies Washington and tests missile after Trump’s UN speech

Tehran—Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue. State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on […]

No Kashmir policy

Indian Kashmir recently suffered the visits of three delegations, none of which offered even a glimmer of hope. Each showed that it had nothing to offer the people beyond empty words. None offered a policy. Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke of the need for a ‘political solution’ and a ‘permanent solution’. On neither did he […]

A few sacks of rice

The Indian government’s stance on the Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state in Myanmar is from a security point of view, imprudent; from a historical point of view, myopic; and from a moral point of view, untenable. In its legal and political statements, the Indian government has, for all practical purposes, declared the Rohingya to be […]

Anatomy of the Post-partition India

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has become one of the most reviewed books since, and even before, its publication in June 2017. The anticipatory mêlée had a sort of cultish tinge akin to that witnessed in the last decade of the last century before release of Harry Potter books or later in this century when […]

Tunnel to remain open 24×7 for transportation of fruit

Srinagar—Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today directed for making Jawahar tunnel operational round the clock during fruit season to ensure smooth, safe and timely transportation of horticulture industry produce to outside the State. The Minister said this while chairing a meeting here today to review measures being undertaken to ensure the hassle-free movement of […]

Demonetisation was not required at all: Manmohan Singh

Mohali—Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the economy is on a “downhill path” because of the “adventure” of demonetisation undertaken last year which was not required at all, either technically or economically. Singh, a renowned economist considered to be the architect of the reforms of early 1990s, said demonetisation has not been successful in any civilised […]

Etihad-Airways starts EMI for air tickets with ‘fly now pay later’ scheme

Dubai—The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has launched a ‘fly now and pay later’ scheme which provides people an option of paying the ticket fare in monthly instalments, the airline said. The Abu Dhabi-based airline said the initiative is designed to allow families to book flights with convenience as payment plans have been tailored to […]

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