Pakistan ‘opens hearts, edu institutions for Kashmiri students’

Snehesh Alex Philip Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday termed the slapping of sedition charges on 67 Kashmiri students in Uttar Pradesh for cheering the Pakistani cricket team as “very unfortunate” and said its “heart” and educational institutions are always open if they wanted to pursue their studies here. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said she knows […]

Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir threat to regional stability: US

Lalit K Jha Washington: A top Pentagon commander has said that the long-lasting tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir are a threat to regional stability. “Long-standing tensions between Pakistan and India also threaten regional stability as both states have substantial military forces arrayed along their borders and the disputed Kashmir Line of Control,” General […]

J&K announces Model Code of Conduct

JAMMU: Elections to 16th Lok Sabha in J&K are going to be held in five phases from April 10. All arrangements in this regard have been made and Model Code of Conduct has already come into force. This was disclosed by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Umang Narula at a news conference here Wednesday. The CEO […]

GoI approves 8.75% interest on EPF deposit

New Delhi: The Indian government has approved payment of 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits in 2013-14 for over five crore subscribers of retirement fund body EPFO. “The Finance Ministry has given its concurrence to the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) trustees’ decision to provide 8.75 per cent rate of interest to […]

Amendment to Panchayati Raj Act passed

Jammu: An amendment to the Panchayati Raj Act was passed Wednesday in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council. The LA Bill No. 12 of 2014 regarding amendment to the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989 was moved in the Council by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Ali Mohammad Sagar. The Bill was passed […]

India goes to polls from April 7

New Delhi: The high-stake Lok Sabha elections pitting Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in a virtual presidential-style contest with a number of other PM aspirants thrown in will be held between April 7 and May 12 on nine days, the highest number of phases so far. Counting of votes in all the 543 constituencies involving […]

Geelani returns from Delhi, put under house arrest

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani was Wednesday detained by police immediately on his return from New Delhi and placed under house arrest. Geelani was detained at the Srinagar airport and brought to his residence at Hyderpora, where another police party was already present. The cops later blocked the entrance of Geelani’s residence […]

India-Pak match aftermath: UP university says 67 Kashmiri students ‘suspended indefinitely’

SRINAGAR: Sixty-seven Kashmiri students have been “suspended indefinitely” by the Swami Vivekananad Subharti University (SVSU) in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans after India-Pakistan cricket clash on Sunday. According to a Hindustan Times report, a high level committee was set up by the varsity to inquire into the behaviour of Kashmiri students following […]

India, Pak discuss trade across LoC

New Delhi: India and Pakistan Tuesday held a meeting on cross-Line of Control trade and travel during which ways and mechanisms for increasing people-to-people contact, increasing the trade volume and improving infrastructure at trading points were discussed. The meeting took place against the backdrop of tension along the LoC after a driver from Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) […]

Now, open merit candidates to avail 6 attempts for civil service exams

New Delhi: Civil service aspirants will from this year onwards get a two-year age extension and two additional attempts beyond the existing stipulation, the Indian government said Tuesday. The government recently approved two additional attempts for all categories of candidates beginning with the Civil Services Examination, 2014, and Okayed the consequential age relaxation across the […]