7 BSF personnel injured in road mishap

Jammu: Seven BSF personnel were today injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. They were going from Jammu to Srinagar when the accident occurred at Tamatar Morh, a police officer said. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, he said. […]

Pak-Afghan officials meet to defuse border tension

Islamabad: Top Pakistani officials today held discussions with their Afghan counterparts on the recent border clashes over the construction of a security gate by Pakistan. A six-member delegation led by Afghan deputy foreign minister Hekmat Karzai arrived here this morning. He led his side for talks with the Pakistani delegation led by foreign secretary Aizaz […]

J-K govt brings bill seeking entry tax on e-com portal

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today introduced a bill in the state Assembly, seeking taxes on goods entering the state through e-commerce portals with the aim to safeguard local traders and the tax collection system. Jammu and Kashmir Entry Tax on Goods (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the state Assembly by Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu […]

Yoga posture lights up UN ahead of Int Yoga Day

United Nations: The image of a yoga posture was projected onto the UN headquarters here as the world body geared up to host the second International Day of Yoga tomorrow. “Yoga set to light up UN. Sneak peek of Yoga posture projections on iconic UN Headquarters building in New York on IDY 2016,” India’s Ambassador […]

At least 14 dead in Kabul minibus suicide attack

Kabul: At least 14 Nepalese security guards were killed today when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital, a government official said. Interior Minister spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said that eight others were wounded in the attack, and that police were working to identify the nationalities of the victims. “The suicide bomber […]

‘190 killed in J&K due to militancy and ceasefire violations’

‘190 killed in J&K due to militancy and ceasefire violations’

Srinagar: Over 190 people, including 47 security personnel and 108 militants, were killed in militancy-related violence and ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the 12-month period from January 15 last year. About 800 persons were also arrested, while four magisterial inquiries have been ordered into the incidents of militancy during the same period, Chief Minister Mehbooba […]

SBI in ‘Hall of Shame’ of banks funding cluster bomb makers

SBI in ‘Hall of Shame’ of banks funding cluster bomb makers

NEW DELHI: State-run banking behemoth SBI has been named in a ‘Hall of Shame’ list of 158 banking and financial institutions globally that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs. State Bank of India (SBI) is the only Indian entity on the list, which includes global giants like JP Morgan, Barclays, Bank […]

Ishrat missing papers panel set up not to implicate anyone: Rajnath

Ishrat missing papers panel set up not to implicate anyone: Rajnath

Ahmedabad: The purpose of setting up an inquiry panel to find the missing files related to the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan was not to implicate anyone but to recover the documents, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday amid the controversy over the officer conducting the probe having allegedly tutored a witness. “The inquiry […]

31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides: Official

31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides: Official

BANJARNEGARA (INDONESIA): The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 31, an official said on Sunday, as search crews scour devastated villages in the hope of finding survivors. Nineteen people remain missing following torrential rain and widespread flooding in Central Java, where thousands of homes have been swamped in water. […]