‘Give Mehbooba more time on JK govt formation’

‘Give Mehbooba more time on JK govt formation’

New Delhi: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti should be given more time to decide on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is currently under Governer’s rule following the death of her father Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, who had headed a PDP-BJP coalition government. “One cannot say what is […]

JKNPP demonstrates in Jammu for dissolution of Assembly

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Friday staged a demonstration seeking immediate dissolution of the state Assembly followed by fresh elections in the state. Led by JKNPP Chairman Harsh Dev Singh and state party President Balwant Singh Mankotia, over 150 activists staged a demonstration at exhibition ground here. Addressing the protestors, Singh […]

After snow and rains, weather improves in Kashmir

After snow and rains, weather improves in Kashmir

Srinagar: After two days of snow and rains, weather marked an improvement at most places in Kashmir and Ladakh regions owing to overcast conditions, even as the Meteorological department predicted mainly dry weather over the three days from Sunday. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, registered an increase of over a degree in […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens for traffic

Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens for traffic

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway, which had been closed due to snowfall and landslides since Thursday, was reopened for traffic. Traffic was restored on the highway late last night after clearance of snow, a traffic police officer said, adding that all the stranded vehicles have been cleared. The 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for […]

‘More destinations, chopper trips to boost J&K tourism’

‘More destinations, chopper trips to boost J&K tourism’

New Delhi: Tourism in Kashmir, which was hit by massive floods in 2014, is back on track and Jammu and Kashmir government is working to promote more tourist destinations and launch more chopper services to boost the sector, a top state official has said. Tourism Secretary Farooq Shah, who is busy promoting the state ahead […]

BoB Q3 loss at Rs 3,342 crore; biggest for any lender

MUMBAI: Amid mounting bad debts for public sector banks, Bank of Baroda on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 3,342.04 crore for the third quarter – biggest-ever quarterly loss for any lender in the country. The bank had recorded a standalone net profit of Rs 333.98 crore in the same quarter of the last […]

Suspected spy brought to Pathankot for questioning

Suspected spy brought to Pathankot for questioning

Pathankot(Punjab): A 30-year-old suspected spy arrested for allegedly sending sensitive information to his handlers in Pakistan was on Friday brought here by Punjab police on transit remand from Jammu. Accused Sajjad was brought from Jammu on transit remand for further questioning him, a police official said. Sajjad was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police on […]

US to sell F-16s to Pakistan

US to sell F-16s to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The Obama Administration on Saturday said it has decided to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets worth nearly $700 million to Pakistan, a proposal that is likely the face stiff resistance in the Republican-controlled Congress. Despite mounting opposition from influential lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties, the US State De-partment notified the […]

LeT knew Pak would take only ‘superficial’ action: Headley

MUMBAI: LeT and Al-Qaeda were convinced that 26/11 attack masterminds Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman would face only ‘superficial’ action from the Pakistani authorities and within months plans were afoot for another terror strike in India, Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley said on Saturday. Headley, who is serving a 35-year jail term in the US in […]

BCCI or IPL is no authority to ban me: Asad Rauf

BCCI or IPL is no authority to ban me: Asad Rauf

KARACHI: Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf hit out at the BCCI for imposing a five-year ban on him for corruption, saying that the Indian Board did not have any evidence to pronounce him guilty. Rauf, 59, who was part of the ICC’s elite panel and officiated in Test matches, was accused of accepting expensive gifts from […]