J-K govt puts on hold budget proposals

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday put implementation of various proposals made in the budget for 2016-17 on hold after opposition leader Omar Abdullah objected to it saying the Assembly had not approved the proposals yet. As soon as the House assembled, Omar raised the issue saying the budget proposals have been implemented by […]

Villagers attack cops, vandalise police station

Azamgarh (UP): Six policemen, including a sub-inspector were on Wednesday injured when a group of villagers attacked Bardah Police Station here in an attempt to free a prisoner. Police had yesterday arrested Santosh Bhartiya from Nerve village on charges of loot. When villagers came to know about the incident they attacked the police station in […]

J-K Speaker seeks safety audit of army ammunition depots

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta on Wednesday directed the state government to take steps for conducting a safety audit of all army ammunition depots in the state in order to avoid a repeat of the fire incident in Maharashtra’s Pulgaon that left 18 dead. “Government, keeping in view the incident of fire […]

Mehbooba files nomination from Anantanag

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday filed her nomination papers for by-poll to Anantnag assembly segment as she seeks to become a member of the state legislature within the mandatory period of six months from her swearing-in as CM. 57-year-old Mehbooba, who is currently a Lok Sabha member from the south […]

‘Planet 9’ may have been stolen by our Sun: study

London: The mysterious Planet 9 may have been stolen from its original star by our Sun some 4.5 billion years ago, possibly making it the first exoplanet to be discovered inside the solar system, astronomers have claimed. An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is by definition a planet located outside our solar system. Now it appears […]

2 judo athletes hope to make refugee Olympic team

Rio De Janeiro: For the first time, one of the teams competing in the Olympic Games will be made up of refugees who hail from different countries they no longer call home. Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika, both judo athletes from Congo, are two of those competing for spots on the refugee squad. They say […]

US calls for improvement in Indo-Pak ties

Washington: Expressing concern that a “conventional” conflict between India and Pakistan could escalate to include nuclear use, the US has called for a “sustained” and “resilient” dialogue process between the countries to boost regional peace. “We are concerned by nuclear and missile developments in South Asia,” a State Department spokesperson told PTI when asked about […]

At Rs 1.37 lakh cr, April fiscal deficit crosses 25% mark

New Delhi: Fiscal deficit in April came in at Rs 1.37 lakh crore, which is 25.7 percent of the budget estimate for 2016-17. By definition, the fiscal deficit is the gap between expenditure and revenue, which for the whole fiscal has been pegged at Rs 5.33 lakh crore. The deficit in April last fiscal was […]

‘India-Iran-Afghan alliance worries Pak def experts’

‘India-Iran-Afghan alliance worries Pak def experts’

ISLAMABAD: The trilateral alliance between India, Afghanistan and Iran on the strategic Chabahar port is a security threat to Pakistan, defence experts here have said and asked the government to use diplomatic manoeuvres to avert falling into an “abyss of isolation”. Two former lieutenant generals who also served as defence secretaries spoke at seminar on […]