Death toll in Nepal floods and landslide reaches 78

Death toll in Nepal floods and landslide reaches 78

KATHMANDU: At least 12 people were killed in a landslide in Nepal on Monday, taking the death toll in floods and rain-related calamities to 78, while thousands remained dis­placed across the Himalayan nation, officials said. Heavy rainfall has lashed Nepal for the past four days, swelling several Himalayan rivers beyond the danger mark and causing […]

WPI inflation rises first time in 5 months to 1.88% in July

WPI inflation rises first time in 5 months to 1.88% in July

NEW DELHI: Wholesale inflation rose sharply to 1.88 per cent in July — first rise in five months — as some food articles turned dearer even as the industry pitched for cut in interest rates citing weak industrial activity. Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) was 0.90 per cent in June 2017 and […]

GST Council flooded with requests to slash tax rates

GST Council flooded with requests to slash tax rates

NEW DELHI: From helmets to granite slabs, hybrid cars to namkeen, the GST Council is flooded with requests for tweaking tax rates on a variety of commodities. The Council, the highest policy making body on Goods and Services Tax (GST), has received requests for changes in tax rates on as many as 133 different products […]

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

The worst series of my career, says Chandimal

Pallekele: At a loss to explain Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against India, skipper Dinesh Chandimal said on Monday that the 0-3 thrashing was the “worst” Test series of his career and his team has no excuses to offer. The hosts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, after following on post their 135-run […]

Govt taking steps to address unemployment: Mehbooba

Govt taking steps to address unemployment: Mehbooba

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday termed unemployment in the state as a major challenge, but said her government is taking steps to overcome the problem. “Unemployment is a major challenge. (But) the government is taking many steps to tide over the challenge. The private sector is being encouraged to invest in […]

3 Army men injured in ceasefire violation in Uri

3 Army men injured in ceasefire violation in Uri

Srinagar: Pakistani troops on Sunday violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Kashmir by opening fire at Indian posts, resulting in injuries to three soldiers, officials said. The Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian positions at Baaz Post in Uri in Baramulla district at around 4 pm, Indian Army […]

Continued shelling keeps border dwellers away from homes

Continued shelling keeps border dwellers away from homes

Jammu: Forced to take shelter in camps in five schools in Nowshera sector, border dwellers are reluctant to go back to their homes even after three months due to repeated shelling and firing by Pakistani troops. The affected villagers rue lack of proper medical facilities and other amenities at the camps which have become their […]

‘Tiranga Yatra’ to Kashmir stopped in Samba

‘Tiranga Yatra’ to Kashmir stopped in Samba

Jammu: A ‘Tiranga Yatra’ bound for Kashmir was on Sunday stopped by police in Samba in Jammu and Kashmir, and sent back. The 65-odd marchers from Sonipat in Haryana carrying with the national flag conducted prayers at an ashram in Vijaypur in Samba and returned, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anil Kumar Magotra told PTI. […]

Missing Jammu boy traced in Srinagar

Missing Jammu boy traced in Srinagar

Jammu: A 14-year-old boy, who had gone missing from his house here last month, has been rescued from Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, the police said. Irfan Malik had informed the Domana police that his brother, Zeeshan Malik, was missing from his house in the city’s Bantalab area since July 31, they said. A […]

Powerful blast kills 15 in Pak

Powerful blast kills 15 in Pak

KARACHI: A powerful blast targeting a military truck on Sunday killed at least 15 people, including eight soldiers, and injured over two dozen others in Pakistan’s southwestern restive province of Balochistan. The high intensity blast occurred in a parking lot near Pishin bus stop which is in a high security area in the provincial capital […]