Pakistan May Soon Hit Oil, Gas Jackpot In Arabian Sea: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan is on the verge of hitting a kind of jackpot in the form of discovering a huge reserve of oil and gas in the Arabian Sea, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said, hoping that the discovery will solve the economic problems of the country. The offshore drilling for oil was in final stages and […]

JKLF Ban Will Turn Kashmir Into Open Air Prison: Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — PDP president Mehbooba Mufti Friday said ban on the Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front was a “detrimental step” that will turn Kashmir into an open air prison.  The JKLF was banned on Friday for “promoting” secession of the state from the Union of India, officials said in New Delhi. “Detrimental steps like these will […]

ED Slaps Rs 14.40 Lakh Penalty On Geelani In 17-Year-Old Case  

NEW DELHI — The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh on Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a 17-year-old case of “illegal possession of USD 10,000” in alleged contravention of the foreign exchange law, officials said Friday. The foreign currency, that equals to about Rs 6.90 lakh, has […]

4 Militants, Minor Boy Killed In Hajin, Shopain Gunfights   

SRINAGAR — Four militants including a top commander of Lashker-e-Toiba and a minor boy were killed in two separate gunfights in Bandipora district’s Hajin village and Shopian district on Friday.    2 LeT Militants, Minor Boy Killed Hajin   Two militants and a minor boy were killed during a gunfight in Hajin area of north […]

After JeI, GoI Bans Yasin Malik-Led JKLF  

SRINAGAR — The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned by the government of India under anti-terror law on Friday, officials said. The outfit has been banned for alleged promotion of secessionist activities in Jammu and Kashmir, they said. They said the organisation has been banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) […]

India Boycotts Pak Day Event Over Hurriyat Invite

NEW DELHI — The government on Friday decided to boycott the Pakistan National Day event to be held at its high commission here as Hurriyat Conference leaders were also invited, an official said. This year, Indian government officials will stay away from the reception scheduled on the eve of Pakistan National Day, which is celebrated on […]

Lok Sabha Polls: PDP Chooses Wani Over Beigh From Baramulla

BARAMULLA — Peoples Democratic Party on Friday field former employees’ leader Abdul Qayoom Wani while National Conference choose former speaker of the legislative assembly Mohammad Akbar Lone to contest Baramulla parliamentary constituency. The constituency was represented by senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussian Beigh but PDP chose not to field him again.    Returning Officer for Baramulla […]

Pakistan Bans Broadcast of IPL

A month after India had banned the live telecast of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Pakistan have now responded by suspending the broadcast of Indian Premier League, country’s Information and Broadcasting minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed. The decision comes a month after DSport, the official broadcasters of the Pakistan Premier League (PSL) in India, stopped the coverage […]

Colombia beat Japan to give Queiroz winning start

Captain Radamel Falcao smashed home a second-half penalty as Colombia beat Japan 1-0 on Friday to give Carlos Queiroz the perfect start as coach of the South American side. The talismanic striker scored from the spot in the 64th minute in Yokohama, providing Colombia with some crumbs of comfort after they were stunned 2-1 by […]

Creation Of Posts Within Govt’s Domain: HC

SRINAGAR — Creation of posts is within the domain  of the Government to be made in terms of the requirement, the J&K High Court has said as it rejected a plea by some Food Inspectors in the Drugs and Food Control Organization against the creation of the post by the Government in the Organization. A […]

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