5 Members Of Kupwara Family Found Dead In Bemina  

SRINAGAR — Five members of a family, including two children, died apparently due to asphyxiation at their rented accommodation here, police said Saturday. Khurshid Ahmad Sheikh (45), a resident of Kupwara district’s Tangdhar area, had come here a few days ago with his family for the treatment of his mother, a police official said. They […]

Militant Flees After Day-Long Gunfight In Tral

SRINAGAR — A paramilitary CRPF trooper was injured critically in a gunfight at Aripal area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district even as the cordon and search operation has been extended in adjoining areas to trace out a fleeing militant. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 42 RR, CRPF and SOG launched […]

Heavy Snow Causes Valley-Wide Disruption

SRINAGAR — Moderate to heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley threw life out of gear here as it closed Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the Mughal Road, the Srinagar-Leh thoroughfare and mountain passes leading to Gurez and Tangdhar. It also temporarily shut down Srinagar airport and disrupted rail services.   Most places in Kashmir, including plains of the valley, received moderate […]

Mallya Becomes First Tycoon To Be Declared Fugitive Economic Offender

MUMBAI —Weeks after a UK court ordered his extradition, former liquor baron Vijay Mallya, accused of defaulting on loans of over Rs 9,000 crore, received another blow as a Mumbai court declared him a “Fugitive Economic Offender” (FEO). Mallya on Saturday became the first businessman to be declared an FEO under the Fugitive Economic Offenders […]

CRPF Soldier Kills Self After Shooting 2 Colleagues In Pantha Chowk  

SRINAGAR — A CRPF soldier shot himself dead after injuring two of his colleagues following heated exchange of words over some issue in a paramilitary camp at Pantha chowk in outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday night.  “At around 9.25 p.m., there were some heated exchange of words between CRPF personnel Mukesh Babu of Madhya Pradesh […]

When Was The Last Time Delhi Offered Talks To Hurriyat?

SRINAGAR — Home Minister Rajnath Singh has blamed Hurriyat Conference for not being receptive to centre’s overtures for dialogue over the past four and a  half years. He said Hurriyat closed its doors when the all party delegation tried to hold talks with its leaders. “We asked all-party delegation to go and talk to them (Hurriyat […]

US Says It Does Not Believe In Saudi Version Of Khashoggi’s Killing

WASHINGTON — The United States does not believe the Saudi version of the October killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has “hit that threshold of credibility,” a senior State Department official said on Friday even as Saudi Arabia prosecutes suspects. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will emphasise the need for accountability and credibility in the investigation […]

Israeli Forces Injure At Least 23 Palestinians In Gaza Protests

GAZA — Israeli forces have attacked anti-occupation protests along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories, leaving at least 23 Palestinians injured. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesman for the Gaza Health Ministry, said Israeli forces used gunfire and tear gas against the protesters east of the coastal enclave on Friday. According to […]

Mohun Bagan Faces Spirited Real Kashmir In I-League

KOLKATA — Former champions Mohun Bagan will be bolstered by the return of a fit-again Sony Norde when they face a spirited Real Kashmir FC in their I-League fixture here Sunday. Having missed a fourth consecutive match for his muscle injury, the I-League winning star Haitian forward was seen training in full flow and was named […]

Scholarships This Week

Ist Scholarship Category: Merit Based Scholarship: Cork Institute of Technology International Scholarship 2019, Ireland Description: High-achieving students, who are willing to undertake graduation and post- graduation, are invited by Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, to apply for this scholarship and get the opportunity to improve their personal, intellectual and professional skills. Eligibility: For Undergraduate course: […]