Imran Khan’s hat-trick; marries his spiritual guide

Imran Khan’s hat-trick; marries his spiritual guide

Lahore, Feb 19 (PTI) Imran Khan has tied the knot with his “spiritual guide”, his party has confirmed, ending weeks of speculation about the 65-year-old flamboyant Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician’s third marriage. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said party chief Khan married Bushra Maneka, a “respected Pir” (faith healer) in a simple ceremony in Lahore yesterday. […]

PaK govt orders state funeral for LoC victims

PaK govt orders state funeral for LoC victims

Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Administered Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider has instructed authorities to give state funerals to those killed due to alleged firing by Indian troops across the Line of Control. Haider on Saturday accused the Indian Army of targeting civilians, including women and children, The Express Tribune reported. “All deputy commissioners have been […]

Home dept acted with ‘undue haste’ to shift Hanzullah from Jammu to Srinagar

Home dept acted with ‘undue haste’ to shift Hanzullah from Jammu to Srinagar

Srinagar: Investigations into the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Hanzullah have identified lapses at different stages, especially the hurriedly issued orders for transfer of the militant to a central jail from Kathua in the Jammu region. Police sources said that Hanzullah had moved a habeas corpus petition before a single bench of the High Court […]

India to get control of Chabbar port for 18 months

India to get control of Chabbar port for 18 months

New Delhi: India and Iran on Saturday signed a significant pact, which gives New Delhi operational control of a part of the strategically located Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman for 18 months. The agreement was signed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held wide-ranging talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, focussing on ramping up […]

Dal Lake to be girdled with western foreshore road, DPR submitted

Dal Lake to be girdled with western foreshore road, DPR submitted

Srinagar: A Rs 38-crore proposal for construction of a road through interior Srinagar aimed at conserving the famous Dal Lake has been submitted to the Jammu and Kashmir government. “We have submitted a detailed project report at an estimated cost of Rs 38 crore for construction of the Western Foreshore Road to the state government,” […]

Soldier injured in Rajouri

Soldier injured in Rajouri

Jammu: An army soldier on Sunday got injured in an accidental mine blast on the Line of Control in Rajouri district, officials said. “A jawan reportedly with patrolling party inadvertently stepped over a mine, which exploded thus injuring to the soldier on the LoC in Rajouri,” police sources said. They said that the soldier has […]

J&K Council chief taps Pune firms for limestone, marble mining

J&K Council chief taps Pune firms for limestone, marble mining

PUNE: The Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council Chairman, Haji Anayat Ali has informally invited Pune companies to explore the possibility of extracting marble and limestone in Kargil district which has vast reserves of these natural stones. Haji Anayat Ali, who hails from Kargil district in the Ladakh region of the border state, recently met members […]

Nirav Modi scam: 200 shell firms, benami assets under ED, I-T scanner

Nirav Modi scam: 200 shell firms, benami assets under ED, I-T scanner

NEW DELHI: At least 200 shell firms and “benami” assets have come under the scanner of the investigative agencies that are probing the Rs 114 billion alleged fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), involving diamond czar Nirav Modi, his relative and business partner Mehul Choksi and others. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which continued its […]