Iran Designates All US Troops In Middle East As Terrorists

LONDON — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all US forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the US government a sponsor of terrorism. The bill was passed by parliament last week in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision this month to designate Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards a foreign terrorist […]

No Mention of Pulwama Or Kashmir: UNSC Explains Why

NEW DELHI — The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday said Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s continued association with a proscribed organisation was the primary reason why he was designated as a “global terrorist”. The move came after India and other countries ratcheted up pressure on Pakistan in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama suicide bombing, […]

Curbs On Srinagar-Baramulla Highway Lifted

SRINAGAR — The administration on Wednesday withdrawn restriction on movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Baramulla stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar Highway (NH-44), an official said Wednesday. The two-day-a-week restriction — Wednesday and Sunday — was put in place to facilitate movement of security forces’ convoys. “The restriction on civilian movement between Srinagar and Baramulla on […]

Why Can’t You Be Confirmed Unlawful: Tribunal Notice To JKLF

SRINAGAR — The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal, New Delhi has issued a show-cause notice to Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front led by Mohammad Yasin Malik, asking them to explain why their association, declared as unlawful, be not confirmed so under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. JKLF-Y has been served a notice under sub-section (2) of […]

Top Army Commander Reviews Valley Situation  

SRINAGAR — Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Wednesday reviewed security situation and counter-militancy operations in North Kashmir, army officials said. “Lt Gen Singh visited the hinterland units, where he reviewed the prevailing security situation and strategy for counter-(militancy) operations in North Kashmir,” they said. The officials said the army commander also interacted with […]

Wajahat Habibullah’s Mission Kashmir, Meets Cross Section of People 

Srinagar: Former Chief Information Commissioner of India, Wajahat Habibullah concluded his 10 day long visit to Kashmir Wednesday with a marathon meeting with a cross section of people from South Kashmir. Habibullah, who is also a member of the Concerned Citizens Group (CCG), led by former Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha, was camping in Srinagar […]

Srinagar: Intelligence Cop Shot At, Injured In Khanyar

SRINAGAR —  A police constable was shot at and critically injured when suspected militants carried out an attack in Khanyar area of Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The police head constable, who had come home on leave, was fired upon by the suspected militants who barged into his house in Kaw Mohalla Khanyar .   The injured […]

No Mention of J&K Or Pulwama: Congress Disappointed       

NEW DELHI —The Congress Wednesday welcomed the designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the UN, but expressed disappointment that the listing “does not mention Pulwama and Jammu and Kashmir” while recounting his role in “terror activities”. The Congress said it expected the Modi government to act with a “greater speed” […]

UN Designates Masood Azhar As ‘Global Terrorist’

ISLAMABAD — In a significant development, Jaish-e-Muhmamad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was designated as a “global terrorist” under the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1267. Azhar was blacklisted by UNSC sanctions committee after Pakistan and China dropped their objections to the latest proposal put forward by the US, UK and France to designate Masood as […]

GST Collection Scales Record High Of Rs 1.13 Lakh Cr In April

NEW DELHI — GST revenue mop-up scaled a monthly record high of over Rs 1.13 lakh crore in April, an increase of 10 per cent over the collection in the year-ago period, on the back of anti-evasion steps taken by tax officers. Total number of summary sales return GSTR-3B filed for the month of March up […]

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