UK school wants govt to ban hijab, fasting for children

UK school wants govt to ban hijab, fasting for children

LONDON: One of the UK’s leading state-funded schools has called on the government to take a firm stand on children wearing hijab and fasting during Ramzan. St Stephen’s School in Newham, east London, became one of the first schools in the country to ban the hijab for girls under eight in 2016 and intends to […]

Army soldier killed in firing along LoC

Army soldier killed in firing along LoC

Jammu: An Army soldier was on Saturday killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, the Army said. Pakistan Army troops initiated unprovoked firing on Indian posts from across the border in the Sunderbani sector, prompting the Indian troops guarding the LoC to retaliate […]

Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

Forces defuse IED on Sgr-Bla highway

Srinagar: Government forces on Saturday defused an improvised explosive device (IED), weighing approximately five kilogrammes, on Srinagar-Baramulla highway, a police official said. The IED was found in HMT area of Srinagar on Saturday morning, the official said. The official said the area was cordoned off and traffic was diverted. A bomb disposal squad was rushed […]

Srinagar shivers at minus 4.6, dry weather to continue: MeT

Srinagar shivers at minus 4.6, dry weather to continue: MeT

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir meteorological department on Saturday has predicted weather to remain dry till January 17 in Kashmir. Kashmir is now under the grip of ‘Chillai-Kalan’ a 40- day harshest period of winter. It ends on January 31, but the cold wave continues even after that in the Valley. The minimum temperature in […]

Acted in interest of judiciary, justice: Kurian Joesph

Acted in interest of judiciary, justice: Kurian Joesph

KOCHI: Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four senior Supreme Court judges who virtually revolted against the country’s chief justice over “selective” case allocation and certain judicial orders, today expressed confidence that the issues raised by them would be resolved. Joseph said that they acted solely in the interest of judiciary and justice, a day […]

India needs $300 billion investment to double refinery capacity

Bhubaneswar: India needs investment to the tune of $300 billion in the next 10 years to double its oil refining capacity, union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Saturday. “Oil refining capacity in the country stands at over 247 million ton at present and demand for petro products, which is rising rapidly, will touch 600 […]

Government to resume minting coins, but at a slower rate

KOLKATA: The government has gone back on its decision to halt production of coins entirely and has asked all the four mints in the country to restart production, albeit at a slower pace, industry sources said on Saturday. The government has directed the state-run Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited (SPMCIL), which runs […]

US envoy to Panama resigns saying he cannot serve under Trump

US envoy to Panama resigns saying he cannot serve under Trump

WASHINGTON: US Ambassador to Panama John Feeley has resigned, saying he cannot serve under President Donald Trump, media reports said on Friday. The State Department, however, said Feeley (56) had retired due to personal reasons. Feeley, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, is the first career foreign service diplomat to resign under Trump. “John Feeley, […]