NC Moves HC, Demand Annulling Of Reservation Ordinance

SRINAGAR —The Jammu and Kashmir high court on issued a notice to centre and state governments on a petition filed by National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar, seeking directions to declare Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Ordinance 2019 as “unconstitutional”.  The notice was issued by a bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan after hearing counsel […]

‘Bribes To Media’: Leh Journos Content With Probe Panel

SRINAGAR — As journalists expressed satisfaction over recommendations of the inquiry committee, probing the allegations of BJP leaders handing out cash-filled envelopes to journalists in Leh, the Congress, National Conference (NC)  and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday demanded action against saffron party leaders.    An inquiry ordered into the incident which happened just ahead […]

RBI Likely To Cut Rates Again In June;None Thereafter On Rising Inflation

NEW DELHI  — The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to cut interest rates one more time in June before rising inflation pressures and elevated fiscal deficits leave little room for further accommodation in rest of the year, IHS Markit said on Wednesday. RBI had cut interest rate by 25 basis points each in February […]

J&K Bank Signs MoU With Central University Of Kashmir

SRINAGAR — Forging ahead in its mission of Industry Academia partnership for collaborative cross pollination of knowledge and resources J&K Bank today entered into an MOU with the Central University of Kashmir (CUK), whereby both conferred the preferential status on each other in their banker-customer relationship. The MOU was signed post inauguration of the Bank’s ATM […]

Suicide Blast at Data Darbar In Lahore, 8 Killed

ISLAMABAD — At least eight persons, including five police personnel, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a major Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday as the country marks the fasting month of Ramazan, officials said. The blast took place around 8:45 am (local time) outside Gate number 2 of the […]

Iran Quits Parts Of 2015 Nuclear Deal And Lays Down 60-Day Ultimatum

TEHRAN — Iran President Hassan Rouhani has announced that Tehran is pulling out of key commitments under a 2015 international nuclear deal, a year after it was abandoned by the United States. Rouhani said Iran would keep enriched uranium stocks in the country rather than sell them abroad and threatened to resume production of higher enriched […]

Pompeo Speaks Of ‘Urgent’ Iran Threat On His Surprise Visit To Iraq

BAGHDAD — Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he paid a surprise trip to Baghdad where he accused Tehran of planning “imminent” attacks. The top US diplomat’s unannounced visit marked an effort to stand up Washington’s ties with Baghdad as it pushes […]

Israeli Newspaper Reveals Leaked Document Of Trump’s ‘Deal Of The Century’

TEL AVIV — Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom on Tuesday leaked details of an alleged document that was part of Donald Trump’s “deal of the century”, which was circulated between officials in Israel’s Foreign Ministry. Middle East Eye could not independently verify the content of the leaked document, whose source was anonymous. Israel Hayom said that […]

Rahul Gandhi Says Sorry To SC For ‘Chowkidar Chor’ Remark

NEW DELHI — Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for wrongfully attributing to the apex court the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark in the Rafale case. Gandhi also sought closure of the criminal contempt proceedings against him on a petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. In a […]

Asia Bibi Leaves Pakistan, Reaches Canada: Lawyer

ISLAMABAD — Aasia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was freed from death row by the Pakistan Supreme Court in a blasphemy case last year, has left the country and reached Canada to reunite with her family, according to her lawyer. The 47-year-old mother of four was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam […]