British PM presses Saudi to avert Yemen ‘catastrophe’

British PM presses Saudi to avert Yemen ‘catastrophe’

Riyadh: British Prime Minister Theresa May has implored Saudi leaders to ease a blockade on Yemen to “avert a humanitarian catastrophe”, her office said today, echoing urgent appeals from the United Nations. May met both King Salman and powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on a brief visit to Riyadh late on Wednesday, with a […]

Delhi tops crime chart among 19 major cities

Delhi tops crime chart among 19 major cities

New Delhi: Delhi has reported the maximum number of rape cases amongst 19 major cities at 40 per cent, besides the highest crime rate in 2016, according to the data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Thursday. The national capital of India has got the dubious distinction of topping the list in cases of […]

Ready to contest panchayat election if JK govt gives us security: AJKPC

Ready to contest panchayat election if JK govt gives us security: AJKPC

Jammu: The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), an organisation of over 20,000 panch and sarpanch, Thursday said it was ready to contest panchayat polls if the PDP-BJP state government would ensure their security. Many panchayat leaders have been targeted by militants in the past in the Valley. “We are ready to contest the […]

Over 200 militants killed in J&K in 2017, says DGP Vaid

Over 200 militants killed in J&K in 2017, says DGP Vaid

Srinagar: For the first time in seven years, the number of militants killed in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 200, according to the state police. “Today by the collective effort of @JmuKmrPolice, Indian Army, @crpfindia, CAPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralisation of more than 200 terrorists in the year […]

Donald Trump rebukes UK PM Theresa May

Donald Trump rebukes UK PM Theresa May

Srinagar: Donald Trump has publicly rebuked Theresa May over her criticism of anti-Muslim propaganda, media reports said on Thursday. “Theresa@theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom,” the US president tweeted on Wednesday evening. “We are doing just fine!” Trump’s message came in […]

Three drug peddlers arrested with 1.5 kg cannabis in Jammu

Three drug peddlers arrested with 1.5 kg cannabis in Jammu

Jammu: Three alleged drug peddlers carrying 1.5 kg of cannabis were arrested in Jammu, police said Thursday. The police intercepted a car, with three men, during a routine check at Vivekanand Chowk last evening, a police official said. On checking, around 1.5 kg cannabis was recovered from their possession, the official said. The arrested men […]

Gulzar pens debut novel in English on Partition

Gulzar pens debut novel in English on Partition

New Delhi: Veteran lyricist Gulzar has come out with his debut novel in English which examines the status of refugees after the Partition. “Two” was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar’s medium of writing. “But then, it included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and other dialects spoken in that area of Punjab which became […]

Five militants killed in separate gunfights in Kashmir

Five militants killed in separate gunfights in Kashmir

Srinagar: Five militants were Thursday killed in two encounters with government forces in Kashmir’s Budgam and Baramulla districts, officials said. Forces launched a cordon and search operation at Futlipora in Pakherpora area, following information about presence of militants in the area, an Army official said. He said the militants opened fire on forces, who retaliated, […]

Soldier injured in encounter with militants in Sopore

Soldier injured in encounter with militants in Sopore

Srinagar: A soldier has been injured on Thursday in an ongoing gunfight between government forces and militants in the Sopore area of Baramulla district of north Kashmir, sources said. The forces launched the search operation in Sagipora village after getting tip off of the militant’s’ hideout. The militants fired on the search party of the […]

Three militants killed in Pakherpora gunfight: Army

Srinagar: Three militants were killed in a gunfight with government forces which broke out early Thursday in central Kashmir’s Budgam village, army said. “Three terrorists have been killed and the operation is in progress,” defence PRO Lt Col Rajesh Kalia told Kashmir Reader. However he did not identify the slain militants. Earlier a fierce gunfight […]

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