Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu

Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra resumed on Saturday after it was suspended for a day on Friday due to non-availability of adequate number of pilgrims, officials said. The 43rd batch of 306 pilgrims left the base camp here for the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, they said. Meanwhile, the 10-day Budha Amarnath […]

Sidhu under Oppn fire for Pak visit, BJP calls it ‘shameful’

Sidhu under Oppn fire for Pak visit, BJP calls it ‘shameful’

CHANDIGARH: The opposition in Punjab on Saturday targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, with the BJP describing his visit to Islamabad as “shameful”. It also asked the cricketer-turned-politician whether it was necessary to visit Pakistan at a time when India was mourning the demise of […]

Pak PM Imran announces 20-member Cabinet, Qureshi gets foreign portfolio

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday announced a 20-member Cabinet, including foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi who held the portfolio during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) spokesman Fawad Chaudhry said that out of the 20 names announced, 15 will be ministers while five others will perform their duties as […]

TISS, JKEDI hold 6-day faculty dev prog

TISS, JKEDI hold 6-day faculty dev prog

PAMPORE: A six-day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on Saturday concluded at Pampore campus of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI). JKEDI organised the faculty development programme in association with Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. The programme began on August 12, 2018. More than 40 faculty members of […]

‘Rupee might stabilise at 68-69 a dollar’

KOLKATA: The rupee, which has taken a severe battering of late, is expected to stabilise at 68-69 per US dollar level riding on positive capital inflows this month, India’s economic affairs secretary Subhas Chandra Garg on Saturday said. The rupee is already Asia’s worst performing currency and had touched an all-time low of 70.09 per […]

Declare Kerala floods as national disaster: Rahul to PM

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare floods in Kerala as “a national disaster”. The deadliest deluge in Kerala in close to a century has claimed 194 lives since August 8. Over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps. “Dear PM, please declare #Kerala floods […]