J&K People Face Many Challenges With Courage: Prez

Srinagar—Praising the people of Jammu and Kashmir, President Ram Nath Kovind has said that they showed courage, fortitude and resilience in the face of challenges arising because of multiple factors. Speaking at a civic reception hosted in his honour at Amar Mahal palace in Jammu last night, Kovind said Jammu and Kashmir “is affected by […]

Boycott Imams Who Divide Muslims: Mirwaiz  

Srinagar—Coming down heavily on some of the “self styled” religious preachers in the state “using the sacred pulpits of mosques to divide Muslims”, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M) said that such imams should not be tolerated and people should publically boycott them.  Addressing a glittering Seerat conference organised by the Anjumane Nusrat Ul Islam at […]

Not Sure If Aadhaar Best Model: Supreme Court

New Delhi—The Supreme Court on Thursday said it was not sure whether bringing people “face to face” with authorities through Aadhaar was the best model as the State should reach them to accord the benefits of the welfare schemes. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, hearing a clutch of petitions challenging […]

Kathua Rape And Murder: Want Fair Trial Only, Says SC

New Delhi—The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Jammu lawyers for obstructing the filing of charge sheet in the Kathua minor rape and murder case even as they claimed they were protesting on a different issue. “We are not concerned with anything, we are concerned with fair trial. You created a situation, police had to […]

Told Pakistan of surgical strikes before Indian media: Modi

London—Warning Pakistan, prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted that India would not tolerate those who like to export terror and would respond to them ‘in the language they understand’, as he referred to the 2016 surgical strikes conducted across the LoC. The prime minister, during the ‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath’ programme at the […]

Pak rejects as ‘false and baseless’ Modi’s remarks on ‘surgical strikes’

Islamabad—Pakistan Thursday rejected as “false and baseless” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on the ‘surgical strikes’ across the Line of Control in 2016 , saying “repeating a lie doesn’t turn it into the truth.”  Speaking at the ‘Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath’ programme in London yesterday, Modi had said India waited to inform Pakistan about the operation before disclosing it to the media and […]

Modi go back: Shout protesters in UK

New Delhi/London—Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday set to sign 1 billion pounds (USD 1.42 billion, 1.14 billion euros) of investment deals with Britain during a visit to London, where he was met by hundreds of protesters. PM Modi, in Britain for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, was also expected to confirm the […]

 Pakistan turns to China for high-end weapons: Report

Islamabad— The downward trend in Pak-US relations has pushed Islamabad towards China for the procurement of high-tech weaponry as the United States has again become an unreliable supplier for weaponry, said a Financial Times report. “We have learnt over time that the Americans are terrible when it comes to honouring their promise,” a former minister […]

Unconscionable toll of civilian killings

The new home ministry statistics have revealed a terrible state of affairs prevailing in the state. According to the annual report by the ministry, there has been a 166 per cent more civilian fatalities  and a 42 per cent rise in the number of militants killed in 2017 compared to the previous year. In 2017, […]

Indian-Americans protest against Kathua, Unnao rapes

Washington—Indian-Americans, including women and children, raising slogans like “Hate Murder, hate Crime: No more. No More” held peaceful protests in front of the Indian Embassy against the gang rape and murder of young girls in Kathua and Unnao, demanding swift justice. They displayed banners and posters seeking justice for the minor girl who was gang-raped […]

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