Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif discharged after open-heart surgery

London: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been discharged from hospital, a week after successfully undergoing an open-heart surgery here. Sharif’s wife Kulsum Nawaz and his two sons Hassan and Hussain accompanied the Premier from the Harley Street Clinic in London to his house in the British capital last evening. Sharif moved to his home […]

BJP MLA walks out of J&K Assembly

Srinagar: In an embarrassment for the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, a BJP MLA today staged a walkout in the Assembly, saying he had not been provided a reply to his question listed in the day’s business. BJP MLA Sukhnandan, who was a minister in the Mufti Sayeed government, told Speaker Kavinder Gupta during […]

England players have carried no negativity for Amir: Stuart Broad

LONDON: Stuart Broad has insisted he won’t have any issues playing against Mohammad Amir should the convicted spot-fixer make his Test return at Lord’s next month. Lord’s was the venue six years ago when left-arm quick bowler Amir and two Pakistan team-mates were involved in the deliberate bowling of no-balls as part of a newspaper […]

Saudi still reviewing hajj stampede: minister

Jeddah: Saudi authorities are still reviewing a deadly stampede which struck last year’s hajj pilgrimage, the minister of hajj and umra said on Tuesday. It was a rare comment by a senior Saudi official about the tragedy. More than 2,000 pilgrims died in the stampede, the worst disaster to ever strike the annual ritual. “We […]

Obama poised to endorse Clinton

Washington: President Barack Obama edged closer to a formal endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee today, suggesting the next 48 hours would be pivotal. With a series primary votes on Tuesday that could see Clinton all but seal the party nomination, the White House refused to rule out an endorsement within days. […]

8 injured in clash between two groups

Muzaffarnagar: Eight people were injured in a clash that broke out over a minor dispute between two communities at Sikanderpur village here, police said on Tuesday . The violence erupted after a tractor collided with a buffalo cart belonging to a member of a different community, SP (City) Santosh Mishra said. The incident led to […]

Pakistan denies consular access to Jadhav

Islamabad: Pakistan will not allow consular access to alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav who was arrested for his involvement in “subversive activities”, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said on Monday . “The Indian spy Kulbhushan entered Pakistan with a special purpose. Hence, it has been decided that consular access will not been given to him,” […]

J&K govt orders inquiry into abuse of MLC by SHO

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered an inquiry into the alleged abuse of a National Conference legislator by a police officer when the former raised the issue of fleecing of tourists at Pahalgam base camp for Amarnath Yatra. As soon as the Legislative Council met this morning, opposition National Conference (NC) MLC Bashir […]

Bangladesh SC judgement confirms death for Jamaat media baron

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court on Monday released its judgement confirming capital punishment for a top Islamist leader for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan, three months after it delivered the verdict upholding his death penalty. The court verdict had paved the way for execution of Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart and media tycoon […]