World Takes Note of What India Does: PM Modi

NEW DELHI — “Abhinandan” used to mean welcome, but its meaning would change now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday in an apparent reference to the IAF pilot released by Pakistan. The world takes note of what India does and the nation has the power to “change dictionary meanings”, Modi said at a housing ministry event […]

Indian pilot not released under ‘any pressure’: Pak FM Qureshi

Islamabad: Pakistan was not under “pressure” or “any compulsion” to release Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday, a day after the IAF Wing Commander returned home. India has been maintaining that the Pakistani decision is in consonance with the Geneva Conventions. Pakistan was under intense pressure from the US, […]

‘Happy to be back to my country’, says IAF pilot after homecoming

Wagah: After a suspenseful wait lasting hours, Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman finally returned home Friday night from his nearly three-day captivity in Pakistan, a major step towards defusing a near-war situation triggered by India’s retaliation over Pakistan’s continued support for terrorism. Hoping to give a hero’s welcome to Wing Commander Varthaman, thousands of […]

China says it doesn’t recognise Pakistan, India as nuclear powers

NEW DELHI: As India and Pakistan remain entangled in their gate-crashed nuclear power status, China reminded the world again on Friday that they were not legitimate members of the exclusive club, and it did not recognise them as such. The comments came in Beijing through the foreign ministry spokesperson who was saying that China had […]

Samjhauta Express services restored; train to run from India on Sunday: Railways

New Delhi: The Samjhauta Express will leave for Pakistan from Delhi on Sunday after the two neighbours agreed to operationalise services at their ends, a senior railway official told PTI. The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The official said the first train from India will leave on March 3. […]

Zarif says ‘doubly motivated’, thanks Gen. Soleimani, Rouhani

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says all Iranian people are on the same boat and must stand united against “hegemonic powers” seeking to cause division among the nation. “Iranians, regardless of their political, religious or ethnic inclinations, are aboard the same boat,” Zarif said in a Thursday post on his Instagram. The Iranian top […]

Lebanon’s Hezbollah rejects Britain’s move to ban it

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group on Friday strongly rejected the British government’s move to ban it as a terrorist organization, calling it an “insult” to the Lebanese people and evidence of subservience to the United States. In a statement issued in Beirut, it stressed that Hezbollah is a “resistance” movement against Israeli occupation but also a political […]

Time For India To Fight TRP Nationalism

SRINAGAR — If anything, the latest skirmishes between India and Pakistan have focussed attention on the toxicity of the sections of the television media.  Ever since the Pulwama attack they have worked up a nationalist frenzy and batted for a full scale war with Pakistan. And when India launched  strikes on Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, these […]

SAC Approves Pension Scheme For Unorganized Sector

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the Implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, scheme (PM-SYM) 2019 in the State from 15th February, 2019. The Government of India had announced the mega pension scheme for the un-organised sector in the […]

Govt Approves 306 Projects Costing Rs 1241.65 Cr For Funding

JAMMU — The High-Powered Committee (HPC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary Industries & Com¬merce, Navin K Chaudhary approved for funding fresh lot of 306 projects involving an in¬vestment of Rs 1241.65 crore. HPC, constituted by the Governor’s Administration for clearing languishing and key infrastructure projects for expeditious completion, has in its […]

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