AirAsia India gets closer to getting flying permit

NEW DELHI: In a step forward for issuance of flying permit to AirAsia India, aviation regulator DGCA today disposed of the objections against the start-up carrier filed by the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) and some others. The objections raised by FIA and others on the AirAsia India issue have been “disposed of”, official sources […]

Ailing Air India hit by another huge fraud, writes to CBI for probe

NEW DELHI: Ailing Air India, which was recently hit by LTC scam, has stumbled upon another case of fraud involving crores of rupees in a scheme meant for family members of the employees of the state-run airline. The case has been referred to CBI after a discreet probe launched by the vigilance department of the […]

Bhadarwah traders demand medical college

BHADARWAH: Traders’ Assocation Mandir Bazar here while welcoming the decision taken by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to establish four Medical Colleges and two Cancer hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir has demanded for establishment of medical college proposed for Doda region at Bhadarwah. President of the association while thanking Azad for allotting one Medical […]

India’s economy still stuck in a rut: HSBC

NEW DELHI:  India is “stuck in a rut” as weaker consumption and stalled investments prevent the economy from building any sort of momentum, HSBC said in a report Friday adding “slow recovery” could start post elections. According to the global financial services major, the year 2014 could thus prove to be a tale of two […]

Corridor through ‘Azad Kashmir’ no detriment to K-dispute: China

By K J M Varma Beijing: Defending a proposed Economic Corridor through Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PAK), China on Thursday said the multi-billion dollar project will have “no detriment” to the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. The 2,000-km corridor connecting China’s Xinjiang region with Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan is aimed at improving the well-being of […]

‘J&K situation stable but fragile’

New Delhi: The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is “fragile” with Pakistan’s “proxy war” continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and militant infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, India’s Ministry of Defence has said. “The situation in J&K is stable but fragile with Pakistan’s proxy war continuing […]

SAC probing cases against Dy CM, others: Omar

Jammu: The State Accountability Commission is probing eight cases against some politicians including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand and three of his ministerial colleagues, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said in the Assembly on Thursday. The regular inquiry cases pending for disposal is against the Deputy Chief Minister, three other sitting ministers, six […]

Afridi suffers minor injury

LAHORE: Pakistan’s flamboyant all-Rounder Shahid Khan Afridi suffered a minor injury after being hit with the ball on the face during practice match on Thursday. Afridi, who alongwith his teammates, was playing a practice match as part of their preparation for Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh, was hit on a cheek by a […]

GoI trying to malign us: Hurriyat (M)

GoI trying to malign us: Hurriyat (M)

Srinagar: The Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference Thursday  termed as “misleading” the reported statement of India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh that the Government of India  was talking with the pro-freedom  leadership, and said it has been done to “hoodwink” the public opinion. “The minister’s statement is misleading and made […]

GoI to set up equal opportunities commission for minorities

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Indian government on Thursday cleared a proposal for setting up the much- awaited Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), a statutory body to check discrimination of minority communities in jobs and education. The Justice Sachar Committee, which went into the socio-economic backwardness of Muslims, had recommended setting up […]