No Threat To Yatris, Tourists From Kashmiris: JRL

Says Indian Electronic Media Running Smear Campaign, Urges Visitors Not To Pay Heed SRINAGAR — While underlining that Kashmiri people will continue to retain and nourish tradition of Amarnath Yatra as also the tradition of brotherhood communal amity, Joint Resistance Leadership on Friday said that there is no threat to the pilgrims from Kashmiris, Calling the […]

Donald Trump’s Joke On Cristiano Ronaldo Falls Flat

WASHINGTON — Meeting in the maelstrom of breaking news, President Donald Trump took a moment Wednesday to explain the significance of a Supreme Court vacancy to visiting Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. At one point, Trump even broached the subject of a political career for Portugal’s soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Trump greeted Rebelo de Sousa […]

‘Sajdah’ Is Only For Allah,Says Imran After Shrine’s Visit Sparks Online Debate

LAHORE — Pakistan Tehreeki Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that he had only kissed the floor of a shrine out of the respect of the Sufi saint for his services for the cause of Islam. The clarification came hours after Imran Khan’s visit to Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar shrine in Pakpattan sparked a debate on social […]

‘Dream On’: Pak Again Rejects Surgical Strike Claim 

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Thursday rejected purported video clips circulated in the Indian media about the Indian Army’s 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the border, calling India’s claim as “farcical”. Several Indian TV channels showed video clips reportedly of the surgical strikes which were carried out on terror launch pads across the border in September, 2016. Reacting to […]

From Prospect Of Drought, Kashmir Faces Floods Now

Jhelum Crosses Danger Mark in South, Touching ‘Alert Level’ In Srinagar   SRINAGAR — After poor winter season that brought Kashmir to the brink of drought, the rains from last few days have put the Valley on the edge of flooding. The flood has already been declared in South Kashmir as river Jhelum breached the danger […]

Scientists Step Closer To Developing Harry Potter-Like Invisibility Cloak

OTTAWA — Harry Potter fans rejoice! Scientists are a step closer to make a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak. They have developed a device that makes solid objects completely vanish. The gadget, called a spectral cloak, even worked in bright daylight in tests. Lead researcher José Azaña from Canada said, “Our work represents a breakthrough in […]

Pakistani Road-Safety Video Spread In India As Whatsapp-Rumours Spark Mob Attacks  

NEW DELHI — Rumours spread through Whatspp messages and videos have sparked mob attacks in India, killing a woman and injuring many other people in different parts of India over past few days. According to  a news agency, several attacks were triggered by a viral message spread trough Whatsapp alleging that hundreds of people have entered […]

Heavy Rains Lash Parts Of Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Heavy rains lashed several parts of the Valley, including the summer capital here today, even as the authorities advised people residing near streams in south Kashmir to remain vigilant. Many parts of Kashmir received heavy rains since early morning, an official of the Meteorological (MeT) department said. He said south Kashmir’s Kokernag, in Anantnag […]

India Preparing For Cut In Oil Imports From Iran

NEW DELHI — India’s oil ministry has asked refiners to prepare for a ‘drastic reduction or zero’ imports of Iranian oil from November, two industry sources said, the first sign that New Delhi is responding to a push by the US to cut trade ties with Iran. India has said it does not recognise unilateral restrictions […]

‘Pakistanis’ Swiss Money Down But Above Indians’

ISLAMABAD — Money kept by Pakistani nationals in Swiss banks fell by over 21 percent to a record low of CHF (Swiss franc) 1.115 billion (Rs7,700 crore) in 2017, even as the same from India rose rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend […]