Fake GST Firms Racket Busted, Goods Worth Rs 48 Lakh Seized

JAMMU — The State Taxes Department, Jammu busted a fake GST Firms racket operating from New Delhi and also in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, official said on Saturday.  “On the basis of specific inputs the enforcement team of State Taxes Department, Jammu detained vehicle carrying goods worth Rs. 40 lakh to the State.” “On […]

Kashmir Faces An Undeclared ‘Economic War’: JKSECC

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Socio Economic Coordination Committee (JKSECC), an amalgam of various trade, industrial, travel, tour, tourism, horticulture, educational, contractors, pharmaceutical, houseboat, bakers, transport and other civil society formations, has expressed serious concern on the undeclared ‘’economic war’’ against Kashmiris as a result of which economic activities in the valley have come to […]

Pro-freedom Space Shrinking in AJK: Al Jazeera

Muzaffarabad – Political parties seeking independence for the entire Kashmir from both Indian and Pakistani control are facing a fresh round of intimidation and legal action in the Pakistan-administered portion of the region, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday. The government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, known locally as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), denied that it was restricting space for pro-freedom […]

Five years on, five theories about MH370’s disappearance

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 vanishedwhile en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, triggering the biggest hunt in aviation history. Only a few fragments of the jet have been found, all on western Indian Ocean shores, and search efforts ended last year. The disappearance has spawned a host of theories — some credible, some […]

One Hundred Years of Solitude is being adapted for a Netflix series

Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the most celebrated novels of the 20th century. The streaming company announced Wednesday that it will adapt the 1967 book into a Spanish language series. One Hundred Years of Solitude, which has sold an estimated 47 million copies and been translated […]

Cop Suspended After His Service Rifle Is Snatched By Militants In Kishtwar

JAMMU — A policeman, whose service rifle was snatched by suspected militants from his rented accommodation in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, was placed under suspension even as a massive search operation is on to arrest the culprits and recover the weapon, a senior police officer said Saturday.  Daleep Kumar, who was posted as […]

Threat of India-Pak nuclear war still remains: New York Times

WASHINGTON:– Pakistan has never seriously cracked down on militant groups that attack India, a leading US daily has said, warning that the threat of nuclear warbetween the two nations remains as a long-term solution to the conflict is unlikely without international pressure. The New York Times in an Op-ed titled ‘This Is Where a Nuclear Exchange Is Most Likely. (It’s Not North Korea.)’ said the […]

Germany refuses to outlaw Hezbollah to US, Saudi dismay

Germany has refused to follow Britain’s lead in designating the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organization despite pressures from Saudi Arabiaand the United States, a senior official says. The decision was announced on Friday by Minister of State Niels Annen in an interview with weekly news magazine Der Spiegel after his visit to Lebanon. Annen described Hezbollah as “a relevant factor in Lebanese society”, […]

Ex-Army chief says ‘not to misuse the armed forces’ for political gains

New Delhi: Former Navy chief Admiral L Ramdas (retired) has asked immediate intervention of the Election Commission in stopping political parties from using the Pulwama attack, Balakot air strike and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s operations to influence the electorate. In an open letter to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Admiral Ramdas expressed concerns on “recent instances” […]

Kashmir ‘fake news’ barrage raises fears for India elections

NEW DELHI:- A deluge of online hoaxes that hit Indian social media as the country fought aerial battles with Pakistan has heightened fears over the “fake news” war looming in India’s national election. AFP has published more than 30 fact-check blogs debunking false claims made on Facebook and other social networks about the stand-off over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbours. […]