Saudi Arabia executed 175 in past year: Amnesty

Dubai: Saudi Arabia has executed at least 175 people over the past 12 months, on average one person every two days, according to a report released today by Amnesty International. The 43-page report titled “Killing In the Name of Justice: The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia” said that between January 1985 and June 2015, at […]

12 Indian fishermen injured, 20 boats damaged in attack by SL Navy

Rameswaram (TN): Twelve fishermen were injured and 20 boats damaged when they were attacked allegedly by Sri Lankan naval personnel for fishing in their territorial waters. One of the boats was sunk and the four fishermen in it jumped into another boat to save themselves, Sahayaraj, president of the local fishermen association,said. He alleged that […]

91 pilgrims leave for Amarnath

Jammu: A fresh batch of 91 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, amid tight security. The batch comprising 40 men, four women and 47 sadhus left in two vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:55 AM, a police official said. Amid tight security arrangements made […]

India acting as regional superpower: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz has accused India of acting like a regional superpower, saying it was imposing its agenda in violation of Ufa agreement that scuttled the NSA-level talks. He said Pakistan was not responsible for the cancellation of the first-ever NSA-level talks. Aziz said that since taking over the government last […]

After NSA-level talks fiasco, military talk in doldrums

Islamabad: After the cancellation of NSA-level talks, proposed meetings between top military officials of India and Pakistan are now unlikely, a media report said today. Pakistan cancelled the talks on Saturday after India said that it would not allow a meeting with Kashmiri pro-freedom camp and talks will only focus on terrorism. The Express Tribune […]

Udhampur attack: Naved records statement before CJM

Jammu: The NIA today produced the alleged Pakistani militant Mohammad Naved Yaqub before a Chief Judicial Magistrate for recording his statement in connection with Udhampur attack in which two BSF troopers were killed and 15 others injured. Naved was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) S Gupta at High Court Complex here early this morning […]

Israeli Navy Chief holds talks with Indian defence officials

New Delhi: Israeli Navy Chief Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg today held talks with top Indian defence officials here as the two countries look at deepening the bilateral defence ties. Rutberg met his Indian counterpart Admiral R K Dhowan at his South Block office here and later called on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Defence Secretary […]

Indo-Pak army exchange fire in Poonch

Jammu: India and Pakistan armies exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district. “Pakistan yesterday resorted to firing of automatic weapons and shelling of 60 mm mortar bombs on the forward posts and civilian areas from 1900 hours to 1920 hours in Balakote area,” a defence spokesman said […]