Despite Kashmir strain Xi, Modi to chart pathways in informal summit

Despite Kashmir strain Xi, Modi to chart pathways in informal summit

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their second informal summit in Tamil Nadu’s coastal town of Mamallapuram on October 11-12 to chart broader pathways for development, notwithstanding ties coming under strain over the issue of Kashmir. Two days ahead of Xi’s arrival in Chennai for the nearly 24-hour […]

Rafale should worry Pak: Shahnawaz

Aurangabad:  Pakistan should be worried about India acquiring Rafale fighter jets, not the Congress, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said here on Wednesday. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took symbolic delivery of the first Rafale aircraft in France on Tuesday. “The Congress could not get Rafale jets for the country for one decade. They tried to put […]

Day 65: Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Day 65: Normal life remains affected in Kashmir

Srinagar: Normal life remained severely affected for the 65th consecutive day on Tuesday in the Valley in the wake of the Centre’s move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. Markets and other business establishments remained closed while most of the public transport was […]

Communication blackout has devastating impact on Kashmiris, says US Congress panel

Communication blackout has devastating impact on Kashmiris, says US Congress panel

Washington: India’s communication blackout in Kashmir is having a “devastating impact” on the lives and welfare of the people there, a powerful US Congressional Committee has said, urging New Delhi to lift its more than two-month long restrictions in the Valley. Strict restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on August 5 when the government of […]

China asks India, Pak to resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally

China asks India, Pak to resolve Kashmir issue bilaterally

Beijing: As Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived here Tuesday for talks with Xi Jinping ahead of the Chinese President’s important visit to India, China said the Kashmir issue should be resolved between New Delhi and Islamabad, significantly omitting its recent references to the UN and UN Security Council resolutions. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang […]

Would like points to be doubled for away Test wins: Kohli

Would like points to be doubled for away Test wins: Kohli

Pune: India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday proposed that points for an away victory in the World Test Championship should be doubled while reiterating that the ongoing inaugural edition has raised the standards in the five-day format. Currently, a team gets 120 points for a series clean sweep, irrespective of whether it’s a two-match series […]

Instil confidence in people, NC tells government

SRINAGAR: Describing the lifting of an advisory which had dissuaded tourists from visiting Kashmir valley as “half hearted initiative”, the National Conference on Tuesday asked how holiday makers can venture into the Valley, reeling under a communication blockade and breakdown of economic activity. Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday directed lifting of […]

Curfew not imposed even for a day, CRPF official tells minister

Curfew not imposed even for a day, CRPF official tells minister

New Delhi:  BJP minister Jitendra Singh slammed certain activists on Monday for what he called unsubstantiated charges against government forces for “narrow and short-lived political gains”. This was conveyed by Singh when Special Director General (JK Zone) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Zulfiquar Hassan called on him here, according to a press release. […]