Brigadier-level flag meeting held in Poonch

Jammu: India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over alleged ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. “We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level flag meeting of the Indian and Pakistan today,” […]

Dip in night temperatures

Srinagar: Cold wave continued in Kashmir as the minimum temperatures across the Valley stayed below the freezing point with the mercury dropping by several degrees in most places. Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 2.4 degrees Celsius, over three degrees down from the previous night’s minimum of 1.0 […]

Infant deaths result of poor healthcare system: DAK

SRINAGAR: President Doctors Association of Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan Friday declared deaths of 131 infants in 44 days as alarming. “It is shocking and infuriating that despite uproar over infant deaths in 2010, government has failed to control the infant mortality. This huge increase in infant deaths is beyond doubt result of poor healthcare system,” […]

Class 12 results: Arts students emerge as worst performers

SRINAGAR: Class 12 results that displayed students’ poor academic-performance with a whopping 48 per cent of them having failed to qualify, Arts stream appears to be the worst causality of what experts describe as the students’ “callous approach” towards studies. The result for class 12 was declared by the Jammu and Kashmir State Board of […]

Indian envoy pitches for better Indo-Pak ties

Indian envoy pitches for better Indo-Pak ties

Islamabad: If Iran and Afghanistan’s ties with the US can improve, “why not the relations between India and Pakistan”, asked Indian High Commissioner T C A Raghavan today as he pitched for greater bilateral trade. India wants better ties with Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already expressed his desire to strengthen relations with […]

1957: US Wire to Embassy in Karachi

In telegram 1672 to Karachi, January 18, the State Department informed Hildreth (the US Ambassador) that it approved the line he had taken in his conversation with Suhrawardy. The Department noted that since Suhrawardy (the Pakistan foreign minister) may have acquired a misconception regarding the US position toward Kashmir, Hildreth could reiterate to him that […]

The Roshni Scam

The Vigilance Organisation seems all set to probe the Roshni scam. The Superintendents of Police (SPs) in the SVO have been directed by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner to crack the case speedily. In their turn, the officers have sought revenue records from the District Development Commissioners concerned for scrutiny as a part of detailed investigations […]

HDFC Q3 net up 25% to `2326 cr; asset quality firm

SRINAGAR: HDFC Bank Friday reported 25.1 percent jump in net profit to Rs 2,325.70 crore for the third quarter ended December, 2013-14 fiscal. It had posted net profit of Rs 1,859.07 crore for the October-December period in 2012-13. HDFC’s net interest income in Q3, 2013-14 was up 16.4 percent at Rs 4,634.8 crore, from Rs […]

India-Pak vetting expansion of trade list: Pak Commerce Min

NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan are examining the possibility of expanding the list of items traded through the Wagah border. “To address logistics related issues in promoting economic ties between India and Pakistan, commerce secretaries of both the countries are examining all possibilities for expanding the list of items traded currently through Wagah Border,” Pakistan […]

Pak decries Bikram Singh’s ‘provocative’ remarks

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday described Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh’s remarks about retaliating against any possible ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC) as “provocative and unfortunate”. “The (chief military spokesman) has already given a statement. Yesterday (Wednesday) even (Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the premier on Foreign Affairs) said it was a regrettable […]