Fear Grips LoC Residents After Woman Killed In Shelling In Poonch

POONCH — A woman was killed and five persons including an on-leave soldier were injured in shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control here on Thursday, officials said. They said that 27-year-old Amina Kausar daughter of Mohammad Sadiq was killed when a shell hit her residence at Takiya Ziayarat, Chhajla in Medhar sector.  The […]

3% Hike In DA Of Employees, Pensioners  

JAMMU —The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the release of an additional installment of 3% Dearness Allowance (DA) payable on basic pay to State Government employees and pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2019. The arrears accumulated on account of DA hike will be paid […]

I-League: Real Kashmir Knocked Out Of Title Race

 NEW DELHI — Quess East Bengal defeated debutants Real Kashmir 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, on Thursday, as they kept their hopes of winning their maiden Hero  I-League title alive. Enrique Esqueda was adjudged the Hero of the Match, after he put the Red and Golds ahead early in the first half, […]

Two Thirds Of Air Pollution Deaths In India Linked To Diesel Exhaust

WASHINGTON — As much as two thirds of deaths from air pollution in India can be attributed to exhaust emissions from diesel vehicles, which were responsible for nearly 385,000 deaths in 2015, a study has found. On-road diesel vehicles were responsible for nearly half of the health impacts of air pollution from vehicles worldwide in […]

Pak's Claim Of Not Targeting Indian Military Installations False: Defence Ministry

NEW DELHI —  Pakistan’s claims that its air force did not target the Indian military installations during Wednesday’s air intrusion was false, Defence Ministry officials said Thursday. They said that the Pakistani jets clearly targeted multiple military installations in Naushera and Rajaouri sector, but their attempts were foiled by the combat patrol team of the Indian […]

Willing To Consider IAF Pilot's Return If It Leads To 'De-Escalation':Pak

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is willing to consider returning the captured IAF pilot if it leads to “de-escalation” of tensions with India, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Thursday. His statement came a day after Pakistan detained Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman following a fierce engagement between air forces of the two sides along the Line of […]

Diplomacy The Only Path To Resolve Indo-Pak Conflict: US Lawmakers

WASHINGTON — Top US lawmakers have said that the escalating tension between Pakistan and India is “deeply alarming” and asked the two nuclear-armed countries to settle their differences through negotiations and not war. Some prominent American think-tanks have also warned that Pakistan should dismantle militant groups in the country to de-escalate tensions or else it can spark […]

Police Sends Out Advisory On Fake-Calls Asking For Details On Security Situation

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday sent out an advisory cautioning against phone calls by people impersonating as senior officers and asking for details on the security situation in the state.  The advisory was circulated to all police officers, the state bureaucracy as well as panchayat heads and others. Officials said the advisory was […]

UN Chief Following With 'Deep Concern' Escalating Indo-Pak Tensions  

UNITED NATIONS —UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with “deep concern” the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, calling on both sides to urgently take steps for a “meaningful mutual engagement”. In the wake of the Pulwama attack, tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan. India  claimed “it carried out air strikes against the biggest […]

Time To De-Escalate

With India and Pakistan teetering on the brink of a war, world is finally waking up to the alarming situation in South Asia. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed “deep concern” over the escalating tension between the two countries and has called on both sides to take steps for a “meaningful mutual engagement”.  The wider international […]