LeT Denies Beheading Hajin Youth

Srinagar—Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Mehmood Shah has strongly condemned the brutal killing of Manzoor Ahmad of Hajin Bandipora and the attack on women in his family, terming same as “shameful and inhumane.” “It is such a nefarious act that deserves more than mere a condemnation. Lashkar-e-Taiba has always put up its matters before public. We have […]

‘87 Percent Rise In Cancer Cases In 7 Years In J&K’

Srinagar—Jammu and Kashmir has seen an alarming 87 percent rise in cancer cases during last seven years, said a Public Interest Litigation referring to official data following which the high court on Saturday directed Chief Secretary and Director SKIMS to file a status report indicating details about treatment of cancer patients at the institute. “Over […]

Pak’s Mission Is To Be Voice Of Kashmiris At UN: Maleeha Lodhi

Islamabad—Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday said that her country’s mission is to be the voice of Kashmiri people at the world body, a media report said today. “We are the voice of the Kashmiri people in UN and are fighting their case [at an international level],” she told […]

India Spurns Nepal’s Nudge To Revive SAARC

New Delhi—India has spurned Nepal’s nudge to end the impasse over the Saarc summit, stating that no breakthrough could be expected amid continuing cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli discussed the stalemate over the summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). […]

Unmarried Daughter, Above 18, Can Claim Maintenance From Father: HC

Mumbai—An unmarried daughter is entitled to claim maintenance from her father even after attaining the age of 18 if her parents are divorced or estranged, the Bombay High Court has ruled. Also, a woman can file an application on behalf of her major daughter to seek maintenance, Justice Bharti Dangre ruled yesterday. The high court […]

Impeachment Can’t Answer Every Problem In Judiciary: Justice Chelameswar

New Delhi—Justice J Chelameswar, who courted controversy by virtually revolting against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, today said that impeachment cannot be an answer to every question and problem and there was need to correct the system. Justice Chelameswar, the senior-most judge after the CJI, said the January 12 press conference he held along […]

Pak Summons Indian Diplomat  

Islamabad—Pakistan on Saturday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) which it said left a woman dead. Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the envoy and “lodged a strong protest on the unprovoked ceasefire violations” […]

Salman Khan gets bail in black buck poaching case  

Jodhpur—Actor Salman Khan was Saturday granted bail by a district and sessions court here in the 1998 black buck poaching case in which he has been sentenced to five years in jail. District and Sessions Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi allowed Khan’s plea for bail and suspension of sentence so that he can file an appeal […]

US dollar slides amid escalating trade tensions

The US dollar index fell against most other major currencies as escalating trade tensions between China and the US weighed on the market, amid weaker-than-expected March jobs report. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro rose to $1.2285 from $1.2236 in the previous session, and the British pound increased to $1.4085 from $1.4001 […]

RBI to review feasibility of introducing digital currency

  New Delhi—The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced reviewing the feasibility of introducing a central bank digital currency. Alongside the release of its bi-monthly monetary policy statement on Thursday, the RBI announced the constitution of an inter-departmental group to study and provide guidance on the desirability and feasibility to introduce a central bank […]

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