Govt, Opposition Locks Horns In RS Over Triple Talaq Bill

NEW DELHI —The Rajya Sabha Monday failed to initiate a discussion on the contentious triple talaq bill, with a united opposition led by the Congress demanding that the draft law be sent to a select committee for scrutiny. With the government pressing for a discussion on the Muslim women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) bill, […]

Afghan Taliban Were In Tehran For Peace Talks, Says Iran

TEHRAN — Iran said Monday that the Afghan Taliban have visited Tehran for a second round of peace talks in just a few days aimed at bringing an end to 17 years of conflict. Iran has made a more concerted and open push for peace in neighbouring Afghanistan since US President Donald Trump indicated there would […]

Bangladesh Ruling Coalition Declared Winner Of Disputed Election

DHAKA — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance has won the parliamentary vote with a thumping majority, officials said Monday, even as the main opposition rejected the “farcical” elections which claimed 18 lives and left over 200 injured, making it one of the deadliest polls in the country. The ruling Awami League-led coalition has won over […]

BAT Attack Foiled Along LoC In North Kashmir,2 Attackers Killed: Army

SRINAGAR — A major Border Action Team (BAT) action has been foiled along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector of Jammu and Kashmir by killing two attackers, the Army said Monday “Army foiled a major BAT attempt to strike a forward post along the Line of Control in Naugam Sector in the early […]

Mehbooba Warns Against Harassment Of Militants’ Families

SRINAGAR — After meeting a suspected militant’s sister, who was allegedly beaten up by Jammu and Kashmir police, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday warned of “dangerous consequences” if harassment of militants’ families is not stopped. She met the woman, Rubina, at her residence in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “Visited Patipora Pulwama where Rubina (whose […]

4 Rifles Missing From Official Residence Of Congress Leader In Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Four rifles have gone missing from the official residence of former MLC  and senior congress leader Muzaffar Parray at Jawaharnagar area of Srinagar city in Central Kashmir. News agency GNS quoting Official sources reported that four AK-47 rifles have gone missing from the guard room of the former legislator’s official residence at J-13 […]

Pulwama Where Schools Remained Shut for 213-Days in 2018 has Highest Pass-Percentage

PULWAMA — With hostility and unrest becoming an inalienable part of our social life, attitudes are sharply changing in Kashmir. People have found astute ways of adapting to this new way of life. The 10th class annual examination results, declared on Saturday, have shown that proud dependence on schools is gone. That does not suggest that […]

‘Winter Increases Risk Of High Blood Pressure’

SRINAGAR — As Kashmir Valley is reeling under an intense cold wave with temperatures dipping below freezing point, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday warned that chill of winter increases the risk of high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. “Cold weather hikes blood pressure which increases the risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes,” said DAK President […]

Consumers Of Srinagar, Jammu Can Shortly Pay Water Bills Online

JAMMU — The consumers can pay the water bills online as the Pub­lic Health Engineering (PHE) de­partment will launch the facility shortly. Chief Executive Officer, ERA/JTFRP, J&K, Dr Raghav Langer (IAS), chaired a presentation cum workshop for launching of the pilot project for water billing and online payment system in PHE department. The project for de­velopment, […]

ACB Books Revenue Officials On Corruption Charges  

SRINAGAR — The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday regis­tered a case against several rev­enue officials including a former assistant commissioner revenue (ACR)) in a corruption case dat­ing back to 2015 in Samba dis­trict of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. A case under vari­ous sections of prevention of corruption act and Ranbir Penal Code was […]