Govt to set up inflation target, RBI to implement: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: The government of India has the right to set the country’s inflation target, while the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) role is to implement the decision, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said in a joint news conference with the RBI governor. The comment by Chidambaram comes after a RBI panel in January proposed moving […]

DeM express sympathy with Salahudin

SRINAGAR: Dukhteran-e-Millat headed by Asiya Andrabi Saturday expressed sympathy with Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudin over the demise of his brother and mother-in-law who passed away recently. According to a statement here, a delegation led by DeM leader Rubina Firdous visited Soibugh to offer condolence with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, Asiya Andrabi has expressed her […]

Don’t back off after one interview: Omar to Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Don’t back off after one interview with one channel. This is the advice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. “All I would tell him (Rahul) not to sort of back off after one interview with one channel. My advice to him, and I have no hesitation in sharing […]

1931: Karan Singh Is Born

Karan Singh, the heir to Kashmir’s autocratic ruler, was born in France on March 9, 1931. The state celebrated the birth of the Yuvaraj for several days. Molvi Abdullah Vakil wrote a 32-page pamphlet congratulating Maharaja Hari Singh. In the pamphlet, Vakil sought free education for all, end to unemployment, ban on begging and misuse […]

Tebbit Test as India’s Law of the Land

BY SHEKHAR GUPTA Several years ago, the then British high commissioner suggested, in the course of a spirited conversation one evening at his residence, that it would be a good idea if England and India were to play two cricket Test series every year, one in either country. “Brilliant idea,” I said, “but you will […]

Silk Road initiatives help boost Asia renewal: China

KJM VARMA BEIJING: China Saturday said its initiatives of building Maritime Silk Route connecting Asian states besides reviving the centuries old Silk Road through the Central Asian states were aimed at boosting the renewal of Asia. “We want to work with relevant countries to add two powerful wings to the rejuvenation of Asia,” Foreign Minister […]

EC seeks report on dropping of sedition charges

Lucknow: On BJP’s complaint, the Election Commission has sought a report from the district administration of Meerut in connection with dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students. “The district magistrate of Meerut has been asked to submit a reply on the dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri youths,” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state […]

Street on fire; Sensex, Nifty scale new peaks on FII buying

MUMBAI: Stocks Markets ignored the anxiety caused by the geopolitical tension over Ukraine and spurted to all-time highs on a slew of positive domestic factors and robust FII buying ahead of high-stake elections. The benchmark indices – S&P BSE Sensex and the CNX Nifty – were in a record-breaking spree. The former hovered near the […]

Strangled By the Good Taliban-Bad Taliban Noose

BY ABBAS NASIR WHEN Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan makes statements such as a “majority of Taliban” are pro-Pakistan and pro-peace, who’d be surprised to find the interior minister in the critics’ cross-hairs? However we castigate him and with considerable justification, the bitter truth is that he represents a much wider malaise: a lethal mix of […]

256 recruits inducted into Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry

SRINAGAR: Over 250 recruits were Saturday inducted as soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI) of the Army after a passing-out parade at Regimental Centre here. The rigorously trained 256 recruits, hailing from all parts of the state, took the oath to serve the cause of the nation at a ceremony held at Bana […]