Merkel Warns Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader — a close ally of Trump’s bugbear Barack Obama while he was […]

Musharraf ‘Growing Weaker Rapidly’ from Unspecified Illness: Report

SRINAGAR — Former Pakistani strongman retired Gen Pervez Musharraf is “growing weaker rapidly” due to an unspecified illness for which he receives treatment in London, his close aide disclosed today. “Gen Pervez Musharraf is “growing weaker rapidly” due to an unspecified illness and so cannot return to Pakistan to face the treason case against him […]

SPO Was In Touch With Militants, MLA May Be Quizzed: DGP

SRINAGAR — Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said on Saturday the Special Police Officer (SPO) who decamped with seven rifles and pistol, licensed weapon of PDP MLA, on Friday was in touch with militants. Singh said the police have some vital clues which establish that the SPO, who decamped with seven service rifles of his […]

Unresolved Kashmir Dispute Impacting Peace Efforts Between India,Pak: Qureshi At UNGA

UNITED NATIONS — Pakistan raised the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly on Saturday, saying the unresolved dispute is impacting achieving durable peace between India and Pakistan and remains a “blot on the conscience of humanity”. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, addressing the General Debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, said […]

Indonesia Earthquake, Tsunami Toll Reaches 832  

JAKARTA — The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous figure. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf Kalla said […]

BSF Soldier Shoots Self Dead In Rajouri

JAMMU — A BSF soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service rifle inside a camp in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Sunday. Head constable Ram Charan, posted with the 126th battalion, was on duty when he fatally shot himself in the neck at Sunderbani BSF headquarters late Saturday evening, […]

‘United 21’ Emerge Winners: Kashmir Inc Elects New Body

SRINAGAR — Kashmir Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Saturday announced the results of the votes polled recently to elect its executive committee members. Results have shown that 12 elected members belong to the ‘United 21’ group, and nine belong to the ‘Credible 21’. Ashiq Sheikh as per reports has emerged as the President of […]

Facebook Hacked: 50 Million Accounts Compromised

CALIFORNIA — Facebook has suffered an attack that exposed 50 million people’s personal accounts, the company has admitted.A vulnerability in the social network’s code meant that hackers could take over people’s log-ins and see their most private information, the company said. It said that it was sorry the potential breach had occurred. The issue related to […]

Div Com to District DCs:Regularize Illegal Power Connections By Oct 31

SRINAGAR —The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of Kashmir division to regularize all illegal power connections under Saubhagya scheme up to October 31, 2018 on war footing.  The Divisional Commissioner made these directions while reviewing the status of centrally sponsored scheme Saubhagya aimed to provide electricity to all […]

DSEK To Heads Of Institutions:Ensure Completion Of Syllabus Before Exams

SRINAGAR — Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo today asked heads of all the educational institutions to ensure completion of the syllabus before the commencement of Board examinations next month. “Wherever required extra classes should be organized to ensure completion of syllabus at the earliest,” DSEK said in a circular issued here today. […]

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