Pakistan Day: India, Pak armies exchange sweets on LoC

Pakistan Day: India, Pak armies exchange sweets on LoC

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops on Wednesday exchanged sweets at several border points along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Pakistan day. “On the occasion of Pakistan Day on March 23, troops of India and Pakistan exchanged sweets at Mendhar and Chakan- Da- Bagh. In keeping tune with the high ethos of […]

Shahid Afridi in fresh controversy with Kashmir comment

Shahid Afridi in fresh controversy with Kashmir comment

MOHALI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India secretary Anurag Thakur criticised embattled Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for saying that “a lot of people from Kashmir” had come to support his team during the World Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Mohali. “To give a statement like that is not politically correct. A player […]

World T20 semifinal to go ahead in Delhi, DDCA gets clearance

NEW DELHI: Ending days of speculation, Delhi on Wednesday got the go ahead to host the World Twenty20 semifinal as scheduled on March 30 after the embattled DDCA got the requisite clearances to use the contentious R P Mehra Block at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium. The match had been thrown into jeopardy over lack […]

SA allrounder Duminy ruled out of West Indies game

NAGPUR: Allrounder JP Duminy has been ruled out of South Africa’s ICC World Twenty20 match against West Indies on Friday because of a hamstring injury. Duminy suffered a hamstring strain in their game against Afghanistan. The exact length for his recovery is unknown but South Africa are hopeful of having him ready for their final […]

Violence at HCU: 25 students, two faculty members arrested

Violence at HCU: 25 students, two faculty members arrested

HYDERABAD: Twenty-five students and two faculty members of Hyderabad Central University were arrested on Wednesday in connection with incidents of ransacking of Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile’s lodge and stone pelting on police personnel, police said. According to Gachibowli police inspector J Ramesh, so far two cases have been booked on charges of damage to […]

China-Nepal rail link can be extended to India; experts

China-Nepal rail link can be extended to India; experts

BEIJING: As China plans to extend its Tibet railway network to Nepal, Chinese experts say the USD four billion project passing through seismic zones in the Himalayas could be extended to India to improve Tibet’s connectivity with South Asia. “Building the rail line may encounter many difficulties as it will pass the seismic zone and […]

DA hiked by 6%, to benefit 1 crore employees, pensioners

New Delhi: On the eve of Holi festival, the Government of India on Wednesday hiked dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent, benefiting over 1 crore central government employees and pensioners. The hike, which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 14,724.74 crore annually, will take effect from January 1, 2016, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar […]

India supplies electricity, gets internet bandwidth from Bangladesh

Dhaka/Agartala: Signalling burgeoning Indo-Bangla ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated 100 MW power supply from Tripura to Bangladesh while premier Sheikh Hasina launched the export of 10 GBPS Internet connectivity to India simultaneously. India started supplying 100 MW power from Tripura’s Palatana to Comilla while Bangladesh launched supply of 10 GBPS bandwidth from […]

Kashmir is ‘jugular vein’ of Pakistan: President

Kashmir is ‘jugular vein’ of Pakistan: President

Islamabad: President Mamnoon Hussain today called Kashmir the “jugular vein of Pakistan” even as he sought a peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute with India over it. “We are a peace loving nation and want peaceful relations with other nations, especially our neighbours,” Hussain said in his address at the Pakistan Day parade ceremony where […]

Michelle wears Naeem’s Kashmiri creation in Cuba

New York: US First Lady Michelle Obama opted for Kashmiri embroidered dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan at the Cuba state dinner. President Barack Obama, the first lady and their daughters arrived in Havana, the capital of Cuba, on Sunday. Khan said that the dress, which the First Lady selected for the Cuban dinner, was […]