If You Have ‘Evidence’ Against Azhar, Share: Pak FM Tells India

ISLAMABAD — Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that if India has “solid evidence” regarding Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar’s involvement in the Pulwama attack, it should share that with Pakistan “so we can convince the judiciary and the people”. The foreign minister made these remarks during an interview with CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour regarding Pakistan’s […]

US Hopeful India-Pak Tensions Would Come Down

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that he had “good conversations” with Indian and Pakistani leaders and was hopeful that the rising tensions will come down between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Over the last two days, Pompeo spoke to the leaders of the two countries including External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, National […]

Gunfight In Handwara: Militant Plays Dead Before Killing 4 Govt Force Men

SRINAGAR — A CRPF Inspector was among four government forces personnel killed while eleven others, including a commandant of the paramilitary forces, were injured in a gunfight at Babagund Langate area of Handwara in frontier Kupwara district on Friday. Official sources said that encounter broke out after the joint team of army’s 22 RR, 92 Battalion CRPF […]

Civilian Killed Near Handwara Encounter Site

SRINAGAR — A 22-year-old civilian was killed and several others were injured in alleged government forces action near encounter site at Babagund, Langate in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Reports said that the youth Waseem Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Akbar Mir of Zaloora suffered critical bullet wounds in his abdomen and head. Waseem […]

Freed by Pak, IAF Pilot Abhinandan Returns Home

WAGAH — Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman finally returned to India through the Attari-Wagah joint check-post in Amritsar on Friday night. The Indian air force officer, who was expected to return much earlier, crossed into the Indian side after 9.15 pm. “Wing Commander Varthaman has just been handed over,” said an Indian official. After the Pakistani […]

Sleeping In On Weekend Won’t Repay Your Sleep Debt

WSHINGTON — If you are someone who believes in catching up on all the lost sleep hours on the weekends, a recent study suggests that it doesn’t work that way. In fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits makes things worse. “Our findings […]

NASA Solves The Mystery Of The ‘Lunar Swirls’

WASHINGTON — The Moons ‘sunburns’—distinctive patterns of swirls—are a result of interactions between the Sun’s damaging radiation with pockets of lunar magnetic field, according to NASA data. Every object, planet or person travelling through space has to contend with the Sun’s damaging radiation. Research using data from NASA’s Acceleration, Reconnection, Turbulence and Electrodynamics of the […]

Clear Fraud On Art 370: Bar

SRINAGAR — The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Friday termed Government of India’s approval to extension of two central constitutional amendments to Jammu and Kashmir as a “clear fraud on the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution of India and unconstitutional.” The approval by cabinet headed by Prime Minister Nadrendra Modi was done on […]

LoC Flare Up: Mother With 2 Kids Killed In Poonch

POONCH — Two siblings and their mother were killed while as four others including an army major and a soldier were injured as India and Pakistan troops continued shelling at Salootri in Poonch district of Jammu. Incharge Police Post Jhullas, Sub-Inspector Rasheed Kasana said that two siblings– Mohammad Faizan (5) and Shabnum Kounsar (9) and their […]

SAC Approves Appointments, Promotion Of 53 Babus

JAMMU — The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik has approved promotion of Ajeet Kumar Sahu, IAS (JK-2003) to the Super Time Scale of IAS w.e.f. 01.01.2019, consequent to which he shall be designated as Commissioner/Secretary to the Government. SAC also approved promotion of two IAS officers […]