CEO J&K issues notification for third phase of municipal polls

Srinagar: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir Shaleen Kabra on Saturday issued notification for the conduct of third phase of Municipal polls in the state. The notification has been issued for various wards of the municipal bodies across the state which are slated to go to the polls in the third phase on […]

Dr Farooq visits PHQ, condoles Shopian police killings

Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Saturday visited the police headquarters in Srinagar and met senior officers, including Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh to offer his condolences on the killing of three policemen in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A police statement said that Farooq Abdullah on Saturday visited Police Headquarters (PHQ) […]

Gunfight rages along LoC in north Kashmir

Srinagar: A gunfight started between government forces and militants near Line of Control in Tangdar sector of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara on Saturday. Official sources said that the gunfight ensued after the army foiled an infiltration bid at eagle post at Karnah. They said that army’s 20 JAT challenged the movement of a group of militants […]

Court extends judicial custody of journalist Asif Sultan till Oct 1

Court extends judicial custody of journalist Asif Sultan till Oct 1

Srinagar: Srinagar district court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Journalist Asif sultan till October 1.  Sultan was on September 8 sent to judicial remand till 22 September. Sultan, an Assistant Editor at a local magazine Kashmir Narrator, was picked up by police from his home in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on late evening […]

Kashmiris face disappointment: Dr Alvi on cancellation of talks

Srinagar: Pakistan president Dr Arif Alvi on Friday expressed resentment over the cancellation of talks by India at the sidelines of UNGA and said that the decision will lead to disappointment among Kashmiris. Dr Alvi said that the mutual reservations should have been placed on the table. He tweeted: “Sad to see India backing off […]

India’s reasons to cancel talks unconvincing: Pakistan

Srinagar: Pakistan on Saturday expressed disappointment over the cancellation of talks by the government of India which were to be held on the sidelines of UNGA in New York. In a statement issued by the Pakistan Foreign Affiars Ministry, a spokesperson of the ministry said that the reasons cited by the Indian side for the […]

Country cannot run on one single idea: Rahul Gandhi

Country cannot run on one single idea: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Saturday said there was a feeling among people that one ideology was being imposed upon them and asserted that the country cannot be run on one single idea. The strength of the country, he said, is that people are allowed to discuss ideas. Attacking the government over its education […]

Asia Cup: Fancied India wary of unpredictable Pakistan

Dubai: Favourites India have no grounds for complacency as they wait to see ‘which’ Pakistan turns up in the Asia Cup here Sunday, well aware of the unpredictable arch-rivals’ penchant for surprising not just opponents but themselves, too. India are eyeing a place in the final after three wins in as many matches, while Pakistan […]

Gunmen attack Iranian military parade killing at least eight

Tehran: Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. The state-run IRNA news agency reported that the wounded included a woman and a child but did not elaborate. Earlier reports described the […]