GoI freezes funds to Amnesty over sourcing concerns

New Delhi: The Indian government has frozen funding of nearly half a million dollars to the rights group Amnesty International’s local offshoot over concerns about the source of some of the cash, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The Home Ministry decided to prevent Amnesty India from taking receipt of the money from its parent organisation […]

Salman Khurshid in Kandahar, backs Karzai amid Afghan stand-off with US

KANDAHAR: Amid a stand-off between the US and the embattled Afghan President, India on Saturday saluted Hamid Karzai’s “extraordinary and brave” leadership in “nurturing democracy and peace” in the war-torn country. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, in his speech at the inauguration of Afghanistan’s first national agriculture university here, backed Karzai and lauded his leadership […]

Lal batti menace: SC issues notice to GoI, states

New Delhi: New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Indian government and the states on a plea for scrapping a rule that allows use of red beacons on the vehicles of high dignitaries. A bench headed by Justice R M Lodha asked the authorities to file response within four weeks and […]

49 days ka CM: Kejriwal quits as Delhi Chief Minister

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal has quit as the Chief Minister of Delhi. According to reports, the Delhi Cabinet has taken the decision to quit. Kejriwal is likely to meet Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to tender his resignation. The cabinet has also recommended the dissolution of the assembly and demanded fresh polls. Earlier, Kejriwal gave enough […]

Another feather in Parvez Rasool’s cap

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool’s ever growing stocks had a massive lift Thursday, with the all-rounder emerging as one of the high profile picks among the uncapped players on the second and final day of Indian Premier League auction held at Bangalore. The Bijbehara lad fetched whopping Rs 9.5 million (95 lakh) with […]

Now buy postal orders online to file RTI applications

New Delhi: People can now buy postal orders online to file RTI applications after payment of fee through a postal department website. Earlier this facility was only available to Indian citizens living abroad. “This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under […]

Pak to resume cross-LoC trade ‘in the interest of Kashmiris’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Thursday it has decided to resume cross-border trade in Kashmir after weeks of suspension over arrest of a Pakistani driver by the Indian authorities over smuggling charges. Pakistan in a tit-for-tat response also detained several Indian trucks on its part of Kashmir last month that led to suspension of trade across […]

Molestation case: Wanted Khan freed on bail

Molestation case: Wanted Khan freed on bail

Srinagar: Former Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan was Thursday arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a woman doctor and released on bail soon after he appeared at a police station here. The Congress MLA, who was forced to resign from the Omar Abdullah ministry in the wake of the charges and had […]

Molestation case: Police rules out action against Khan’s guards

Srinagar: Police has ruled out any action against the security guards of former Minister of State for Health Shabir Ahmad Khan, who is on the run after a local court issued arrest warrant against him for allegedly trying to molest a lady doctor last week. “There has been no security lapse in this case. The […]

Kashmir caged on Afzal hanging anniversary

Kashmir caged on Afzal hanging anniversary

Srinagar: Curfew-like restrictions were imposed on Sunday in most parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent protests to mark the first death anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9 last year. Almost all major towns in the Valley were put under a siege with heavy deployment of […]