• Afghan police: Taliban kidnap 200 travelers, keep 20 hostage

    Afghan police: Taliban kidnap 200 travelers, keep 20 hostage

    Nearly 200 people were kidnapped by Taliban fighters in the northeastern province of Kunduz in Afghanistan early Tuesday morning, according to a police spokesman.

    17 killed in India army ammunition depot fire: police

    A fire at a massive military ammunition depot on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured 19 more in central India, officials said.The blaze broke out around 01:30 am (2100 GMT Monday) at the depot in Pulgaon, near the city of Nagpur in the
  • Bangladesh sentences six militants to death for bank robbery

    A court in Bangladesh sentenced six extremist militants to hang on Tuesday for a bank robbery on the outskirts Dhaka in April that left eight people dead, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
  • Babri Mosque demolition: Hindu, Muslim leaders meet for settlement

    Hindu and Muslim leaders met for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute with both sides saying a peaceful way to resolve the issue must be found.
  • Islamabad ATC issues arrest warrants for Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri

    An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad issued arrest warrants for Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Tahirul Qadri and others on Tuesday in a case relating to the attack on Senior Superintendent Police.
  • War with India is not an option: Basit

    South Asia’s nuclear rivals are cooperating on the Pathankot terror attack probe as war between them is not an option, Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit said on Monday. “Only fools can think that confrontation would solve the problems
  • Pakistan registers FIR against US officials for drone strike

    Police in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Sunday registered a case against unnamed American officials for the US drone strike that killed Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, and driver of a taxi in which he was travelling on May 21
  • Amnesty: Bahrain's extension of Salman's jail term 'shocking'

    Amnesty International has lambasted Bahrain's decision to uphold the conviction of opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and increase his prison sentence from four to nine years.
  • Rs 64,669 crore State Budget Unveiled

    Rs 64,669 crore State Budget Unveiled

    Unveiling Rs 64,669-crore budget for 2016-17, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced a slew of measures for women, including a fee waiver for girls in government schools
  •  Power Sector could be a game changer

    Power Sector could be a game changer

    Asserting that the Power Sector of J&K can turn around the fortunes and put economy on the trajectory of high and sustainable growth, Minister of Finance, Dr Haseeb A Drabu,
  • Modalities being submitted for power projects’ return

    Asserting that J&K Government is working with Union government on return of power projects, J&K FinMin Economist Dr Haseeb A Drabu Monday said that his government submitted “four modalities before Delhi”.
  • New industrial estates being set up

    To promote entrepreneurship and industry in the state, Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseed Drabu today proposed setting up of new industrial estates and announced a startup fund as well as joint-venture opportunities with the government for the
  • Making City More Flood-Prone—Thanks To SMC, SDA

    In brazen violation of the High Court directives seeking implementation of the Master Plan, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has started land-filling of the crucial Doodh Ganga canal in Batamaloo locality here making the area.
  • Multi-Crore Scam In BSNL Alleged Over Poor Services

    With no end to Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited’s poor telecom services in Kashmir, the union telecom ministry has received a formal complaint, which hints at multi-crore scam, whereby the BSNL connectivity is sabotaged to benefit the private c
  • Mehbooba Mufti to file papers for bypoll today

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will file nomination papers for the 19 June bypoll to Anantnag Assembly constituency on Tuesday.Mehbooba, who is currently a Lok Sabha member from the South Kashmir Constituency.