US presidential elections: Trump expands lead, Sanders upsets Clinton in Michigan

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump continued his victory streak by grabbing three more primaries on Wednesday despite facing hostility from Republicans in the race for the White House, while Democrat Hillary Clinton suffered a jolt as she lost to Bernie Sanders, infusing new life into his campaign. Celebrating his victories, the 69-year-old controversial real estate tycoon criticised […]

PCB welcomes venue shift, team departure still on hold

PCB welcomes venue shift, team departure still on hold

Lahore: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday welcomed ICC’s decision to shift the venue for the marquee Indo-Pak World T20 clash from Dharamsala to Kolkata but kept the Pakistan team’s departure on hold awaiting an assurance from the Indian government. “Both men and women teams (departure) have been deferred. I have also informed this to […]

Kashmir issue should not be pre-condition for talks, says British foreign secretary

Kashmir issue should not be pre-condition for talks, says British foreign secretary

Islamabad: Settling the Kashmir issue should not be a pre-condition for holding talks between India and Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday as he asked the two nations not to allow non-state actors and other pressure groups to derail the peace process. He also asked Pakistan to speed up the investigation into […]

Protests mark Intl Women’s Day in Kashmir

Protests mark Intl Women’s Day in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: On International Women’s Day, various pro-freedom groups staged protests in Srinagar to highlight the atrocities committed on women by government forces in Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) staged a protest in Srinagar against what it termed `excesses committed on women by the Indian state’. Bashir Ahmad Bhat, vice chairman of JKLF, who […]

Kunan, Poshpora women question world’s silence

Kunan, Poshpora women question world’s silence

Baramulla: On International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the women of Kunan and Poshpora villages questioned the world’s silence over the mass rape that happened in the twin north Kashmir hamlets in February 1991. On February 23, 1991, an unspecified number of soldiers gang-raped the women, some of them old, during a search operation in Kunan […]

This Pampore school has one teacher to teach all five classes

This Pampore school has one teacher to teach all five classes

Pampore: For 36 students studying in five classes, the Government Primary School at Hatiwara, Pampore, has just one teacher. The teacher, Fayaz Ahmad, said he has been running the school alone since 2012 after his only colleague went on a study leave. He said he has to manage 29 classes a day and also handle […]

No fresh conditions, PDP has to take call on govt in J&K: BJP

No fresh conditions, PDP has to take call on govt in J&K: BJP

Jammu: Claiming no fresh condition have been placed by either of the alliance partners for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Tuesday expressed hope that PDP will take a call to break the political stalemate. “Our stand is clear on it (government formation). It’s they (PDP) who have to take a call. I […]