Create a conducive atmosphere for talks: India tells Pakistan

Create a conducive atmosphere for talks: India tells Pakistan

New Delhi: There can be no compromise on the issue of cross border terrorism and the onus is on Pakistan to create a conducive atmosphere for a constructive and comprehensive bilateral dialogue, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. In response to a question, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said […]

Migrant teachers hold anti-govt protest, threaten mass resignation

Migrant teachers hold anti-govt protest, threaten mass resignation

Jammu: A group of migrant teachers today staged a demonstration and threatened “mass resignations”, a day after they were asked to rejoin their duties in Kashmir within a week. They warned that all employees along with their families would hit the streets of Srinagar and stage day night ‘dharna’ (sit-in) to press for their demands. […]

JNU students should take oath to protect nationalism: BJP MP

JNU students should take oath to protect nationalism: BJP MP

New Delhi: The students of JNU must take an oath of protecting the shine of India’s pride and nationality, a BJP MP said on Thursday while supporting a demand by the Vice Chancellor to install a battle tank inside the campus. Meenakshi Lekhi, raising the issue during zero hour in the Lok Sabha, also criticised […]

Kashmiri among 12 language academies to be set up by Delhi govt

Kashmiri among 12 language academies to be set up by Delhi govt

New Delhi: Delhi will soon have 12 regional language academies to promote the culture and tradition of the respective regions among Delhiites. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has directed the Delhi Government’s Art, Culture and Languages department to prepare a proposal for formation of 12 language academies in the city. The 12 languages include Bengali, […]

No proposal by CBSE to advance board exams: HRD ministry

No proposal by CBSE to advance board exams: HRD ministry

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has no plan to advance the class 10 and 12 examinations to February from March, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. “As of now, no such proposal has been moved by the CBSE,” Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said in a written reply […]

‘Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack’

‘Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack’

DUBAI: Pakistan’s former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking […]

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

Pak SC concludes Panama case hearing against Sharif, family

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday concluded hearing the sensitive Panama Papers case against beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for alleged corruption and money laundering, but reserved its verdict that could jeopardise his political future. The judgment was reserved after counsels of both sides concluded their arguments before a three-judge bench of […]

Kashmir situation assuming dangerous proportions: CPI (M)

Kashmir situation assuming dangerous proportions: CPI (M)

New Delhi: Claiming that the New Delhi’s Kashmir policy had been a “miserable failure”, the CPI(M) on Wednesday said it would take an initiative by talking to various stakeholders to put pressure on the government for starting a “political process” to resolve the issue. Stating this here, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury also criticised JNU […]

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