1954: US Ambassador in Pakistan Cables Washington

“The Foreign Minister (of Pakistan) yesterday in conversation with an Embassy officer made (the) following points: Reference Kashmir: Nehru has now sent (a) letter to Mohammed Ali stating there is no reason for (the) two Prime Ministers to meet, thus all doors (are) closed except recourse to (the) Security Council. (The) Foreign Minister suggested that […]

I don’t want to take Pakistan’s coaching job: Younis Khan

Karachi: Former captain Younis Khan said he has no intentions of taking up a coaching assignment with the Pakistan team as he wants to call time on his international career gracefully. “Coaching is a very difficult job in Pakistan cricket and I don`t want to get involved in any thing which prevents me from retiring […]

Wasim tips Pakistan amongst favourites in World Twenty20

KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain and legendary paceman Wasim Akram Tuesday tipped Pakistan as one of top three favourites to win the World Twenty20 starting in Bangladesh next week. The fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with 16 teams in competition will be held in from March 16 to April 6. “For me Pakistan, India and […]

ICC welcomes BCCI’s decision to stage IPL matches in UAE

DUBAI: CC chief executive David Richardson on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to stage the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League matches in the United Arab Emirates. “The BCCI’s decision to stage the first part of the IPL 2014 season in the UAE is great […]

Schools to reopen on March 17

SRINAGAR: According to Director, School Education Kashmir, all the schools from primary to higher secondary level (both government and recognized private schools) shall remain closed till March 15 in view of heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley. Violation in this regard shall be reviewed seriously, the Director said in a handout here Wednesday. Meanwhile, a spokesperson […]

School partially gutted in fire

Srinagar: A government school was  partially gutted in a fire incident in north Kashmir’s  Baramulla district, police said Tuesday. A middle school building was damaged in a fire incident at Dungdoora village of Kreeriarea of Baramulla district last night, a police  spokesman said. He said the cause of the fire was not known yet. KR […]

Re ends 28 paise lower against dollar

MUMBAI: The rupee on Wednesday lost 28 paise to close at 61.22 against the dollar due to sustained dollar demand from importers, ahead of release of key economic data later in the day. Renewed capital inflows, stable equities and weak dollar overseas failed to stem the rupee fall, a forex dealer said.  At the Interbank […]

J&K sinks in liabilities, reveals CAG report

SRINAGAR: The overall fiscal liabilities of Jammu and Kashmir has increased by 11 per cent from Rs 36,267 crore (March 2012) to Rs 40,265 crore (March 2013), according to the Comptroller and Auditor General’ report. It said that at the end of 2012-13, the accumulated liabilities were 1.54 times of the government’s revenue receipts during […]

Air India too joins price war, offers steep discounts on all routes

MUMBAI: A day after its rivals SpiceJetBSE 3.32 % and IndiGo launched an aggressive price war offering massive discounts on 60-90 days advance bookings, Air India Wednesday kicked off festival sales with deep rebates on bookings in the same period. While Air India did not confirm the development, travel agents and ticketing portals said the […]

Feb retail inflation slows to 25-month low of 8.1%

NEW DELHI: Easing onion and potato prices pulled retail inflation in February to a 25-month low of 8.1 percent and is likely to increase the clamour for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates in its next monetary policy. Overall inflation in the food basket, including beverages, slowed to 8.57 percent in February from 9.9 […]