UN, US ‘must act’ to prevent Indo-Pak conflict: Pak PM

Davos: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran on Wednesday urged the international powers, including the UN and the US, to help de-escalate tensions with India, saying they “must act” to prevent the two nuclear-armed countries from reaching a point of no return. Khan, who is here to attend the World Economic Forum, also claimed that India might […]

India again rejects third party mediation on Kashmir

New Delhi: There is no role for any third party in the Kashmir issue which has to be resolved bilaterally with Pakistan and the onus is on Islamabad to create an environment for engagement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. The ministry’s assertion came in response to US President Donald Trump’s fresh […]

India slams Pak for peddling ‘false narrative’

United Nations: India has slammed Pakistan for “spewing venom and false narratives” of monumental proportions in the United Nations, saying it takes to hate speech like fish takes to water and “obfuscates” the international community from the truth as Islamabad yet again raked up the Kashmir issue at the world body. Pakistan consistently rakes up […]

Iltija alleges harassment by special security group

Srinagar: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti on Thursday alleged that she was being “harassed” by her security detail, SSG, and said the Home Ministry should focus its resources on matters of grave importance rather than “stalking young women like me”. She also alleged that she was constantly being monitored by the SSG, IB […]

GoI to announce J&K industrial policy soon

Jammu: Minister of State for Commerce and Industries Som Prakash on Wednesday said the government of India would soon announce a comprehensive industrial policy for Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to attract investments to the region. The minister was interacting with local industrialists and representatives of traders’ associations here. “The policy would satisfy […]

Lt Gen Y K Joshi appointed Northern Army Commander

New Delhi: Lt Gen YK Joshi has been appointed commander of the strategically crucial Northern Command which takes care of overall security scenario along the border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir as well as with China in Ladakh. Lt Gen Joshi, with vast experience of anti-militancy operations in Kashmir, succeeds Lt Gen Ranbir Singh […]

Gen Naravane visits LoC, reviews operational readiness

Jammu: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited troops on the Line of Control (LoC) to review prevailing situation and operational readiness, a defence spokesperson said on Thursday. He said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) was accompanied by General-officer-commanding, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, during his visit to LOC on Wednesday. Gen Naravane […]

Singh, 4 others sent to NIA custody

Jammu: Davinder Singh, who was arrested for helping militants, was produced in a special court here on Thursday and was sent to 15-day NIA custody with four co-accused, officials said. They said the suspended officer was produced in the special NIA court along with the two militants, who he was helping travel out of Jammu […]

Trump again offers to ‘help’ resolve Kashmir issue

US Prez meets Pak PM in Davos

Trump again offers to ‘help’ resolve Kashmir issue

Davos: President Donald Trump has said that the US is watching the developments between India and Pakistan over Kashmir “very closely” and repeated his offer to “help” resolve the longstanding dispute between the two neighbours as he met Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here in the Swiss ski […]