Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

Engaged in bringing about India-Pak dialogue: UN chief

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has said he is engaged in bringing about a dialogue between India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through his meetings with the prime ministers of the two countries. “Why do you think I met three times the Prime Minister of Pakistan and two times the Prime Minister […]

‘More soldiers died in Valley than in wars since independence’

‘More soldiers died in Valley than in wars since independence’

New Delhi: More Indian soldiers have been killed in Kashmir than those who died in various wars since independence, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said on Wednesday. She was speaking at an event organised by RSS’s communication wing Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra (IVSK) here to award journalists. “More soldiers have sacrificed their lives in the […]

Kumble-Kohli communication had stopped six months ago

Kumble-Kohli communication had stopped six months ago

New Delhi: The BCCI top brass had an inkling that all was not well but they were taken aback when they came to know that captain Virat Kohli and chief coach Anil Kumble were not in talking terms for the “last six months”. Another important thing that has come out in the open was that […]

Sarfaraz set to be appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain

Sarfaraz set to be appointed as Pakistan’s Test captain

Karachi: Pakistan’s limited over skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, who is still basking in the glory of winning the Champions Trophy, is set to be appointed as the captain of the Test team as well. A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that in principle when Chairman Shaharyar Khan, the head of the executive […]

Acid victims to get reservation in govt jobs, promotions

Acid victims to get reservation in govt jobs, promotions

NEW DELHI: People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks may get quotas in central government jobs and for promotions. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has proposed vacancies, promotion quotas and an age relaxation for those with disabilities in a draft policy. The move may stoke controversy as reservation […]

23 booked in Kerala for celebrating Pak cricket team.s victory

23 booked in Kerala for celebrating Pak cricket team.s victory

KASARGOD (KERALA): Twenty-three persons, who allegedly celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in the Champions Trophy cricket final, have been booked on various charges including rioting and unlawful assembly, police said today. Cases have been registered against Razaq, Masood, Siraj and 20 others of Kumbadaje panchayat on a complaint from a local BJP leader Rajesh Shetty […]

Muslim minors held for shouting pro-Pak slogans

Muslim minors held for shouting pro-Pak slogans

Dehradun:  Three minor Muslim boys were held in the hill town of Mussoorie for allegedly shouting pro- Pakistan slogans after the Indian cricket team lost the ICC Champions Trophy final, the police said. The three minors were arrested after an FIR was registered against them following complaints by locals, according to a police official. They […]

US group wants to ban sale of smartphones for kids under 13

US group wants to ban sale of smartphones for kids under 13

WASHINGTON: In a first, a group in the US state of Colorado has sought a ban on the sale of smartphones for children younger than 13 years to prevent them from getting addicted to the device. Tim Fasrnum, founder of the non-profit group Parents Against Underage Smartphones (PAUS) and father of five, said he drafted […]

‘Raheel Sharif cannot be recalled from Saudi Arabia’

‘Raheel Sharif cannot be recalled from Saudi Arabia’

Islamabad: Pakistan cannot recall former Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif from Riyadh as he has taken the command of the 41-nation Saudi-led military alliance against the Islamic State in his “personal capacity”, the country’s top diplomat said today. Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, in a briefing to the Senate Standing Committee […]