‘Giving land to Indian army in Ladakh aimed at strengthening military occupation’

SRINAGAR: Reacting to the reports of Jammu and Kashmir government’s handing over five lakh kanals land to Indian army in Ladakh, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Saturday termed it “another attempt to strengthen the illegal occupation by military might” In a statement issued here, Malik said the move will worsen […]

Four CRPF jawans injured in IED blast

Ranchi: Four CRPF personnel were today injured in a series of IED blasts carried out by Naxals in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand. Officials said the incident occurred near Topchanchi-Jitpur axis when bike-borne troops of the force were out on patrol in the Left Wing Extremism affected areas of the district. “Four troops have been injured […]

Missing 3 year old boy’s body found in a stream

Anantnag: Body of the three year old Ayaan Hamid who had been missing since March 22, was recovered Saturday morning from a stream in Sarnal here. Ayaan had gone missing outside his home of his relatives at Pehroo village last month. His mysterious disappearance had triggered massive protests in native village. Police had registered a […]

‘Vande Mataram’ real national anthem: RSS

Mumbai:Days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ remarks, a top functionary of the organisation has said that ‘Vande Mataram’ is the real national anthem as opposed to the ‘Constitutionally-mandated’ Jana Gana Mana. “Jana Gana Mana is today our national anthem. It has to be respected. There is no reason why it should […]

Mehbooba invites Omar for her swearing-in ceremony

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister-designate Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday called up former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to invite him for her swearing-in ceremony scheduled on April 4. “Very gracious of Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba to phone & invite me to her oath taking ceremony. I look forward to being there on the 4th,” National Conference […]

Azhar doesn’t meet UN criteria to be banned as terrorist:China

United Nations: Clinging to its pro-Pakistan stance, China has asserted that JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar does not qualify to be nailed as a “terrorist” to face UN sanctions as his case “did not meet” the Security Council’s requirements. “Any listing would have to meet the requirements” for blacklisting, Chinese Permanent […]

Naidu, Jitendra to attend Mehbooba’s swearing-in ceremony

Jammu: Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Jitendra Singh will attend the swearing-in ceremony of PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister on Monday. Mehbooba, Deputy Chief Minister designate Dr Nirmal Singh and other council of ministers will take oath at the swearing-in-ceremony at Raj Bhavan at 11 AM on Monday, official sources […]

I am not resigning, says Pakistan cricket chief

LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket chief Shaharyar Khan says he has no intentions of resigning in the aftermath of the team’s disastrous World Twenty20 campaign. In a hurriedly convened media briefing on Friday, Shaharyar, 82, rubbished reports circling in media that he was ready to step down. “There is no truth in the rumours that I […]

Have strong credentials to become NSG member: Pak to NSS

Washington: Pakistan on Saturday said it has “strong credentials” to become a member of the elite Nuclear Suppliers Group, arguing it has streamlined and strengthened its export control regime. “Pakistan has strong credentials to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and other multilateral export control regimes, on non-discriminatory basis,” Pakistan’s Minister of State […]

Obama seeks reduction of nuclear arsenal in India, Pak

Washington: India and Pakistan need to make progress in reducing their nuclear arsenal and develop military doctrines so that they do not “continually move in the wrong direction”, US President Barack Obama said on Saturday . “One of the challenges that we’re going to have here is that it is very difficult to see huge […]