BCCI asks SC not to make public players named in sealed cover report

NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricket Board Thursday pleaded before the Supreme Court not to make public the cricketers named in the report placed in a sealed envelope by its probe committee which raised suspicion on their role in IPL betting and spot-fixing scam. The three-member committee, headed by former Punjab and Haryana Chief Justice Mukul […]

Pro-freedom camp calls for protests today

Srinagar: Calling for protests on Friday, various pro-freedom groups Thursday strongly condemned the slapping of sedition charge against Kashmiri students and their expulsion from a university in Uttar Pradesh. Syed Ali Geelani, who heads a faction of the Hurriyat Conference, said the sedition charge against Kashmir students was “unacceptable” and called  for peaceful protests in […]

AIP threatens stir

Srinagar: Terming the decision of Uttar Pradesh police to book Kashmiri students for sedition charges for celebrating Pakistan’s victory in a cricket match against India as draconian and horrible, Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP)said it was another black spot on the democratic and secular credentials of India . “For cheering their  favourite sports team, Kashmiri students […]

Driver dies as cab plunges into gorge

Naseer Khora Doda: A sumo driver was killed Thursday when his cab plunged into a deep gorge in Gangol area of this mountainous district. 35-year-old Jeevan Lal, son of Krisha Chand of Bibrotta village here was on way to Karol from Burtund this afternoon when his vehicle (JK019-0926) fell into 200-deep gorge near Gangol, officials […]

‘India economy to grow at 5.6% in 2014-15’

NEW DELHI: India is likely to grow by 5.6% in 2014-15 against a projected growth of less than 5% in the current fiscal, a report by India Ratings and Research has said. “The global economy in 2014 appears to be in a better shape than what it was in 2012 and 2013. India Ratings forecasts […]

An extreme step: Soz

Jammu: Batting strongly for dialogue to resolve the issue, Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief Saifuddin Soz Thursday  said slapping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students in Meerut by Uttar Pradesh government for cheering Pakistan team during a cricket match that India lost was an extreme step and cannot be supported. “As far as sedition charges […]

India’s billionaire count to double in next 10 yrs: Knight Frank report

MUMBAI: The number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI) in India is expected to double over the next 10 years making the country home to the fourth highest number of billionaires in the world by 2023, says Knight Frank’s 2014 Wealth Report. The report from global real estate consultancy firm predicted that the number of billionaires in […]

‘Omar shamelessly obfuscating facts’

Srinagar: Condemning  the sedition charges against Kashmiri students, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) accused Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of trying “to once again shamelessly obfuscate the issue by suggesting that the students were misguided.” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had supported the Meerut university’s  decision to expel the students by referring  to them  […]

Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir threat to regional stability: US

Lalit K Jha Washington: A top Pentagon commander has said that the long-lasting tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir are a threat to regional stability. “Long-standing tensions between Pakistan and India also threaten regional stability as both states have substantial military forces arrayed along their borders and the disputed Kashmir Line of Control,” General […]

Burglars gang busted; 4 held

Srinagar:  Police Thursday  claimed to have busted a gang of burglars by arresting four persons involved in committing thefts in several areas of Budgam district and local trains. Gowhar Ahmad Wani and Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, both residents of Parnewa village of Budgam district, and Shahzad Ahmad Dar and Asif Ahmad Wani of Bandipora district were […]