Iran Starts Enriching Uranium To Higher-Purity Than 3.67% As Europe Misses Deadline

TEHRAN — Iran says it is starting to enrich uranium to a higher purity than 3.67%, as the European signatories to a 2015 agreement with Tehran miss a 60-day deadline to offset the adverse impacts of a unilateral pullout by the United States. Iran’s latest cut in its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of […]

Amarnath Yatra: People Should Bear Highway Restrictions, Says Guv

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday said the people of Kashmir should bear the restrictions on civilian traffic on a stretch of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway for the Amarnath Yatra as it was a matter of pilgrims’ security. He was visiting the ‘yatri niwas’ at Panthachowk here to take stock of the arrangements […]

‘Highway Restrictions Hampering Kashmir Tourism’

SRINAGAR — The restriction on movement of civilian vehicles on Amarnath Yatra routes are hampering tourism in Kashmir Valley during the peak season, people with stakes in the industry said Sunday. The stakeholders raised the concern during an interaction here with Tourism Department Secretary Rigzian Sampheal, who assured them that steps would be taken to […]

WC 2019:It’s India Vs New Zealand, Australia Vs England In Semifinals

MANCHESTER — It’s going to be India versus New Zealand in the first semifinal of the ICC World Cup on Tuesday, with hosts England taking on five-time defending champions Australia in the other on Thursday. The 45-game group stage ended with the match between Australia and South Africa. Australia, India, England and New Zealand knew […]

Nigeria Bent On Murdering Sheikh Zakzaky: Son

ABUJA — The son of Nigeria’s Muslim leader Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky has warned about the deteriorating health of the 66-year-old cleric, who has been held in detention along with his wife for more than three years. Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has been in detention since December 2015 after his residence […]

Muslim Character of J&K ‘Scorn in the Eyes of Inimical Forces’: Farooq

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said the party won’t allow any changes in the demography of the state. He was addressing a public gathering at Kulipura in the Nowpura locality here. The Muslim character of the state has been “scorn in […]

‘Marriage Broker’ Held For Eight Thefts In City

SRINAGAR — A man has been arrested for committing eights thefts in different areas of this summer capital city while posing as a marriage broker, police said on Saturday. Bilal Ahmad Ganie , resident of Chatpora, Pulwama, was  arrested and stolen property including jewellery, laptops and cash worth  approximately 34 lakh rupees were recovered from his […]

Pension To Old Aged Physically Challenged Persons:Govt Approves Aadhaar-Linked Payment Mode  

SRINAGAR — In order to ensure transparency and avoid delays in the disbursement of pension to the eligible Old aged, Widows and physically challenged persons, the State Administrative Council (SAC) which met under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved Aadhaar linked payment mode for disbursement of pension to the beneficiaries under various Centrally / […]

‘Misconduct, Funds Misappropriation’: 4 EO’s Of Municipal Committees Suspended

SRINAGAR — The authorities have placed under suspension four executive officers of municipal committees based on “preliminary inquiry” reports into the alleged charges of misappropriation, irregularities in financial transactions, gross negligence and misconduct. According to an order issued by the Director Urban Local Bodies, the officers placed under suspension Including Sarfaraz Ahmad Bhat, Executive Officer Municipal […]

Union Minister Unveils BJP Ideologue’s First Statue In J&K

JAMMU — A 17.5-metre high statue of BJP ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee, his first in Jammu and Kashmir, was unveiled in Kathua district Saturday, coinciding with his 118th birth anniversary. Union minister Jitendra Singh unveiled the statue at a ceremony, attended by senior BJP leaders National vice-president Avinash Rai Khanna, National Secretary and former MP […]