Congress decides to take part in municipal/panchayat polls of J&K

Srinagar: The Congress on Wednesday announced to take part in the upcoming Panchayat and Municipal elections in Jammu Kashmir, reports said. Quoting Congress State chief G A Mir as saying during a press conference, reports said that the party will not stay away from the elections to “keep the ground open for the communal forces […]

Two BSF soldiers, driver die after Truck falls into gorge near Banihal

Jammu: Two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers were killed in Ramban district on Wednesday after the truck they were travelling in, fell into a gorge near Banihal on Srinagar-Jammu highway, reports said. According to a tweet by ANI, the driver of the vehicle-a civilian- also died in the accident. The accident took place when the […]

JD (U) to contest J&K civic, panchayat elections

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday announced its participation in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls, but demanded adequate security for its candidates. “We are going to fight the urban local body and panchayat polls, and our candidates in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Baramulla districts have already started […]

Sharifs’ jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released

Sharifs’ jail sentences suspended in corruption case, to be released

Islamabad: A top Pakistani court Wednesday suspended the jail sentences of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case, according to media reports. A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court heard the petitions filed by former Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar challenging their conviction related […]

Forces allegedly thrash photojournalist in Srinagar

Forces allegedly thrash photojournalist in Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday allegedly thrashed a photojournalist in Srinagar while he was performing his professional duties. Witnesses said that forces beat Shah Jahangir affiliated with news gathering agency, CNS near Jahangir Chowk as he was covering an event. Shah was let go only after beating and thrashing. “I was there to perform my […]

UP ATS arrests BSF soldier on charge of sharing info with Pak ISI

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF soldier from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief O P Singh said here on Wednesday. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Rewa in Madhya Pradesh, was “honey-trapped” into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and […]

Pak troops slit BSF soldier’s throat; high alert sounded along border

Pak troops slit BSF soldier’s throat; high alert sounded along border

Jammu/New Delhi: Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF soldier along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries. The incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the forces to issue a “high alert” across the entire IB […]

Shia mourners tear gassed on MA road Srinagar

Srinagar: Government forces on Wednesday tear gassed the Shia mourners to prevent them from taking out a procession on MA road near Dalgate area of Srinagar. Scores of Shia mourners who started marching from Dalgate area were intercepted by a large posse of police and CRPF on the MA road. Forces used tear smoke shells […]

Modi holds talks with Afghan President Ghani

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday held wide-ranging talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on ways to further boost bilateral cooperation. Ghani arrived here in the morning on a day-long visit. “Strategic partners and a valued neighbour! PM @narendramodi warmly received President of Afghanistan, @ashrafghani at the Hyderabad House ahead of the bilateral talks,” […]

Trump accuses China of meddling in US elections, China rejects charge

Washington: President Donald Trump has escalated his tirade against China and accused it of trying to influence US mid-term elections by attacking American farmers, ranchers and industrial workers, a charge denied by Beijing. Trump did not offer evidence to support his accusation nor did he specify whether it was the upcoming mid-term elections in November […]