Forces shot dead man in central Kashmir

Srinagar: An unidentified person was shot dead at Air Force station in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday. Police said that the airforce authorities informed them that at airforce station Budgam around 1205 am one unidentified individual entered the security zone area. “He crossed the security fence and came close to the station perimeter wall. […]

‘Pak troops sent to Saudi after defining rules of engagement’

Islamabad: Pakistan today said the decision to send its troops to Saudi Arabia was taken after clarifying the “rules of engagement” for which negotiations were ongoing for some time. Pak Defence Minister Khurram Dastigir Khan said the role of Pakistani troops was limited to advisory and training to Saudi forces. “Negotiations were ongoing regarding the […]

Communalisation of minor girl’s rape-and-murder case deplorable: NC

Jammu: Opposition National Conference (NC) today decried “communalisation and politicisation” of a rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district, saying it was highly deplorable and against civilised behaviour. NC provincial president Devender Singh Rana urged the administration to take all necessary steps to instill confidence among the people to sternly dealt with criminals and […]

JK spends Rs 2,000 cr annually on import of meat, poultry

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is spending about Rs 2,000 crore annually to import meat and poultry, Governor N N Vohra has said and called for concerted efforts to make the state a net exporter of these products. The states import bill for meat, poultry and eggs is approximately Rs 2,000 crore per annum and both […]

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria: Civilian militia

Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria: Civilian militia

Kano (Nigeria): Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in Konduga, northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said today, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force said the attack happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) yesterday. (AFP)

Six killed, 5 injured in gas cylinder blast at wedding ceremony in Ajmer

Ajmer: Six people, including three children and two women, were killed and five others injured in a gas cylinder blast during a wedding function in Beawar town here, police said today. The blast occurred last night when the wedding function was underway in a hotel, Ajmer district collector Gaurav Goyal said, adding that the explosion […]

Modi holds ‘substantiative’ talks with Iran Prez

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held “substantive and productive” talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in areas of defence and security, trade and investment, and energy. They also deliberated on regional situations in their wide-ranging talks. “Civilizational connect, contemporary context! PM @narendramodi welcomed President of Iran Dr. Rouhani to India. […]

Minimum temperatures improve in Jammu Kashmir

Srinagar: The minimum temperatures throughout Jammu and Kashmir showed improvement on Saturday due to cloud cover, according to the weather office. There would be further improvement in the weather during the next 24 hours, the office added. In Srinagar, the minimum temperature was 4.5 degrees Celsius while in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 1.1 […]

Clashes erupt in Narbal area of central Kashmir

Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted at Narbal area of Budgam district on Saturday. Local sources said that youth pelted stones on vehicles plying on the road which created panic in the area. “Soon government forces rushed to the spot but youth pelted stones on them as well,” they said. Forces used tear […]