Modi Trying To Project Himself As Hanuman: Farooq

SRINAGAR —National Conference president Farooq Abdullah says that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pressing buttons for everything including the A-Satellite missile to portray himself as some kind of a Hanuman.  “The Prime Minister is trying to portray himself as a Hanuman by pressing the button for the launch of A-SAT missile,” he tells a convention […]

Militant Sympathisers Are Everywhere, Need To Be Dealt With: Governor

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday said the newly set up multi-disciplinary “terror monitoring group” (TMG) would help put an end to the militancy in the state. “(militancy) funding and (militant) organisation sympathisers are everywhere… Unless they are dealt with, (militancy) cannot be wiped out,” Malik told reporters on the sidelines of […]

Bad Roads Further Damage Kashmir Economy, Normal Life: KEA

SRINAGAR — Stating that bad roads have further damaged Kashmir’s economy and normal life of multiple fronts, the Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan said the road connectivity has been dragged back to primitive times.  In a statement on Saturday afternoon Khan who also heads the (KTMF) Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation said from […]

Former Congress Minister Sham Lal Joins BJP

JAMMU — In a jolt to the Congress ahead of the April-May Lok Sabha election, its senior leader and former minister Sham Lal Sharma joined the BJP on Saturday, along with a group of his supporters. Sharma, who resigned from the post of senior vice president of the Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) in […]

If Voted To Power, We Will Scrap NITI Aayog: Rahul

NEW DELHI — Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday said his party, if voted to power, will scrap the Niti Aayog and replace it with a “lean” Planning Commission. Gandhi said the Niti Aayog, set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he assumed power in 2014, served no purpose other than making marketing presentations for […]

Modi’s Mission Shakti Speech Didn’t Violate Model Code Of Conduct:EC

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on the successful test-firing of an anti-satellite missile did not violate provisions of the model code of conduct, the Election Commission said Friday night. The poll panel took the decision based on the report of a committee of officers which concluded that the prime minister’s […]

Pentagon Denies US Spying On India’s ASAT Test

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has strongly denied the reports that the US spied on India’s anti-satellite or ASAT missile test by sending a reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to monitor the development. It, however, said that the United States was aware of India’s first test-fire of an anti-satellite missile. […]

Trauma Makes Children Prone To Gastrointestinal Problem: Study

WASHINGTON— Children suffering adversity in their early life are prone to gastrointestinal complaints which might affect their brain and behaviour later in life, claims a study. The study was published in the Journal ‘Development and Psychopathology’. “One common reason children show up at doctors’ offices is intestinal complaints. Our findings indicate that gastrointestinal symptoms in […]

UAE Minister Calls On Arab World To Stop Boycott Of Israel

ABU DHABI — A senior official in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has called on Arab nations to change their decades-long strategy of having no diplomatic relations with Israel, which he brands as a mistake. Anwar Gargash, the tiny Persian Gulf regime’s minister of state for foreign affairs, said that the Arab world needed a “strategic shift” […]

Dismissed BSF Jawan To Contest Against PM Modi From Varanasi

NEW DELHI — Tej Bahadur Yadav, a former BSF jawan who was sacked for highlighting the poor quality of rations served to the armed forces, announced on Friday that he would contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to the media in Rewari, Yadav announced that he would […]