PHE employees hold protest over pending salaries

ITIFAQ LONE Srinagar: Public health engineering (PHE) daily wagers held a symbolic protest here on Monday demanding the release of long pending salaries. Dozens of protesting PHE daily wagers under the banner of Kashmir PHE Joint Employees Association assembled here at the Pratap Park and marched towards Press Enclave Srinagar, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Carrying […]

Pakistan launches nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive; targets 38.6 million under five children

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday launched a massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive touted as the final push against the crippling disease to cover 38.6 million children under five years of age. The drive will last for three days but a 2-5 day catchup campaign will be launched following the initial drive so that no one was […]

Five of family killed as landslide buries mud house in Doda

Jammu: Five members of a family, including three minors, were killed on Monday when their mud house was buried under debris after a landslide in the hilly Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The incident occurred in remote Gali Bhatoli village of Gandoh when the ‘dhok’ (mud house) of Noor Mohammad Gujjar was […]

PM inaugurates Sikkim’s first airport

Pakyong (Sikkim): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday inaugurated the first greenfield airport of Sikkim at Paykong. Sikkim’s dream of having an airport came true nine years after a foundation stone for it was laid here, around 33 km from state capital Gangtok, in 2009. The first commercial flight from Pakyong would begin from October 4. […]

UN has ‘no right to interfere’, says Myanmar army chief

Yangon: Myanmar’s army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after UN investigators called on him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya minority. No country, organisation or group has the “right to interfere in and make decisions over […]

Pakistan going through confidence crisis: Mickey Arthur

Dubai: Pakistan’s cricket team is going through a “confidence crisis” right now, coach Mickey Arthur conceded after the nine-wicket loss to India in the ongoing Asia Cup, calling it one of the side’s “worst performances”. “We are not abandoning them. Yes, they are suffering a bit of confidence crisis at the moment. There is fear […]

SC refers PIL against female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the plea challenging practice of female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice of female genital […]

Rupee drops 29 paise to 72.49 against US dollar

Mumbai: The rupee fell sharply by 29 paise to 72.49 against the dollar Monday as the greenback strengthened overseas. Forex dealers said the greenback’s strength against other currencies overseas, after reports that China had cancelled upcoming trade talks with the US, weighed on the Indian rupee. They said losses in domestic equities in volatile early […]

4 arrested in Uttar Pradesh for thrashing Hindu outfit leader

Muzaffarnagar: Four people were arrested in connection with the attack on a Hindu outfit’s Uttar Pradesh chief in Shernagar here, police said Monday. They were arrested Sunday after a case was registered against five people on a complaint by the state president of the Hindu Maha Sabha, Yogendra Verma, Station House Officer, New Mandi, Harsharan […]

Indian, S African among three kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou(Burkina Faso): An Indian and a South African were among three mine workers kidnapped in a northern part of Burkina Faso which has been repeatedly targeted by Muslim militants, sources told AFP. “The three men of Indian, South African and Burkinabe nationality were kidnapped by unidentified armed men” between the Inata gold mine and the […]