Ensure Regular Inspection Of Jails, HC Tells PDSJs

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir high court has directed the Principal District Judges to ensure that regular monthly inspection are conducted of all prisons in the districts. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rashid Ali Dar also granted government month’s time to place before it Model […]

Unlawful Activities: Cases Of ‘Delayed Justice’ Pile Up Before Special Court

SRINAGAR — More than seven months ago, a youth Mukthar Ahmad Bhat of Shopian was booked by police under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. His 70-year-old father, Abdul Jabar travels all the way from South Kashmir district to reach special court in Srinagar with a hope to get his son released on bail in consonance with […]

‘Sharif, Zardari Spent Over $20 Mn On Foreign Trips During Tenures’

ISLAMABAD —  Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari spent Pakistani Rs 3.26 billion (approximately $20.597 million) on foreign trips during their tenures, a senior minister said on Tuesday. Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood told media after a cabinet meeting that Sharif remained out of the country for 262 […]

It’s All About Iran, Stupid!

Once upon a time, there was a brutal and reckless dictator of an oil-rich Arab country who, despite his well-documented excesses, was stroked and supported by the United States and other Western governments. His crimes were terrible, went the rationale, but he was modernizing his country and he was holding the line against Islamist jihadism […]

Cricket World Cup Semi-Finals:David vs Goliath Or Battle of Equals

With the semi-final matches decided already, this Cricket World Cup is all set to reach its culmination on the 14th of this month at the Lord’s Cricket stadium in UK. The peculiar English weather was no exception. It played its role and broke many hearts and proved detrimental in the exodus of the Pakistan cricket […]

Election Talk !

The BJP has finally urged Election Commission to hold assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and exuded confidence that the party will form next government in the state. Talking to media in Jammu on Monday, senior leader Ram Madhav said that his party looked forward to elections in the state. “We hope, we expect and […]

Pak Moots Approved Sermons, Uniform Azan Timing

Srinagar — Pakistan federal government once more attempted to have all mosques and imambargahs in the capital city deliver written or approved sermons on Fridays and deliver the Azaan at the same time, but it is facing resentment from a section of clergy. Officers from the administration, including Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Asif Rahim, met […]

14 ‘Rebel’ Karnataka MLAs Headed To Goa Resort After Pune Halt

BENGALURU — Fourteen MLAs of the ruling JD(S)-Congress coalition in Karnataka, who left Mumbai on Monday evening for Goa, were taken to Pune and are expected to reach the coastal state on Tuesday in a special flight, sources said. The MLAs—10 of the Congress, two of the JD(S) and two independents—were to travel to Goa by […]

Pak Facing ‘Significant Economic Challenges’,Economy At Critical Juncture: IMF

NEW YORK — Pakistan is facing “significant economic challenges” due to a weak and unbalanced growth and that its economy is at a critical juncture where it needs an ambitious and bold set of reforms, the IMF has said. Cash-strapped Pakistan, which currently has a currency reserve of less than $8 billion — enough to cover […]

J&K Bank Commissions ATM At Srinagar Airport

SRINAGAR — Ensuring easy access to cash and other banking services at prominent public places, J&K Bank Tuesday commissioned an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in the departure area of the Srinagar International Airport terminal building. J&K Bank Chairman and Managing Director, Rajesh Kumar Chhibber and Director Srinagar International Airport, Akash Deep Mathur jointly inaugurated the ATM […]

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