FSA Demands ‘Bribe’ From Budding Kashmiri Entrepreneur To Clear His Product  

JAMMU — A young entrepreneur from Kashmir Valley has accused Jammu based Food Safety Laboratory of maligning his brand and image.  The entrepreneur alleged that Food Safety Laboratory of Jammu demands bribe from to clear his brand though the Kolkatta and Kashmir based food safety laboratories have already cleared the name of his brand. At a time […]

2 Soldiers, 2 Civilians Killed In Indian Firing Across LoC: Pak Army

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan Army said Saturday that two of its soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian forces near the Line of Control. The soldiers were killed in the Nakiyal Sector of the LoC, it said. “Reports of casualties of Indian troops and damage to post due to effective response by Pakistan Army,” […]

Highway Closed, No ‘Bulk’ Traffic To Be Allowed Today 

SRINAGAR —The Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the rest of the world, was closed on Saturday and authorities said the only stranded vehicles would allowed and that too in groups rather than in bulk if the thoroughfare was made traffic worthy on Sunday.  “Today traffic movement affected on Jammu Srinagar […]

OIC Calls for ‘Restraint in South Asia

ISLAMABAD — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday called for “restraint and de-escalation” in South Asia and reaffirmed its “unwavering support for the Kashmiri people in their just cause”, Pakistan’s Foreign Office said. In a resolution adopted by the 46th session of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), the OIC member states reiterated that […]

Nobel Prize For IK: Motion Submitted In Pak Assembly

ISLAMABAD — A motion has been submitted with the National Assembly secretariat calling for Prime Minister Imran Khan to be given  Nobel Peace Prize. Submitted by Information Minister, Fawad Chaudhry, the motion cited the Pakistani leader’s role in defusing the tensions between India and Pakistan. On Friday, the call became top Twitter trend in Pakistan, with […]

NC, PDP Say Mulling Moving Court Against Centre’s Decision

SRINAGAR — The National Conference and the PDP said Friday that they were mulling moving court against the Centre’s decision to extend the 77th and 103rd Amendments of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir in the absence of an elected government in the state. The reactions come after the Union government on Thursday gave its […]

Day 2: Handwara Standoff Continues, 3 Houses Razed 

SRINAGAR — The lone militant, who played dead under the rubble of a house before firing indiscriminately causing four fatalities’ to government forces and injuring eleven others, continued to engage joint team of army, police and paramilitary CRPF on second running day at Babagund Langate area of Handwara in frontier Kupwara district on Saturday.  Official sources […]

UN Chief Welcomes IAF Pilot”s Return To India From Pak Captivity

UNITED NATIONS — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the return of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthman from captivity in Pakistan and called on the two countries to sustain the “positive momentum” and engage in further constructive dialogue. The IAF Wing Commander returned to India from Pakistan on Friday to a hero’s welcome, nearly […]

Indian Pilot Not Released Under Any Pressure: Pakistan

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. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Qureshi said: “We wanted to convey to them (India) that we do not want to increase your […]

After Centre Ban, Several Properties Linked To Jamaat Leaders Sealed

SRINAGAR — Authorities in Kashmir have sealed several properties belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), including residences of some of its activists, police said Saturday, days after the Centre banned the outfit on grounds that it was “in close touch” with militant groups and was likely to “escalate secessionist movement”. Several properties, including residential houses, belonging to various […]