Airtel and Karbonn strengthen their partnership under ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative

Airtel and Karbonn strengthen their partnership under ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative

New Delhi, Nov 17: Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest telecommunications services provider, today announced the launch of two new Android powered 4G smartphones at the price of a feature phone in partnership with Karbonn Mobiles. The launch is part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ initiative, which is aimed at enabling every Indian to buy a […]

Russia blocks bid to probe Syria chemical weapons use

Russia blocks bid to probe Syria chemical weapons use

United Nations, Nov 17: A UN inquiry into chemical weapons use in the war in Syria is set to expire after Russia vetoed a US-sponsored resolution that would have extended its mandate. The mandate of the Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), an inquiry launched jointly by the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical […]

Trump says Chinese envoy to North Korea ‘a big move’

Trump says Chinese envoy to North Korea ‘a big move’

Washington, Nov 17: US President Donald Trump praised China’s decision to send a special envoy to its wayward ally North Korea days after he had pressed Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear threats. “China is sending an Envoy and Delegation to North Korea – A big move, we’ll see what happens!” he tweeted. […]

Zimbabwe President makes first public appearance since army takeover

Zimbabwe President makes first public appearance since army takeover

Harare, Nov 17: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has appeared in public for the first time since the army’s takeover earlier this week. Mugabe, who was believed to be under house arrest, attended a university graduation ceremony in Harare on Friday, where he was welcomed by a cheering crowd of supporters. Dressed in a blue academic […]

US issues travel alert for Europe

US issues travel alert for Europe

Washington, Nov 17: The US has issued a travel alert for Europe, warning its citizens of the “heightened risk of terrorist attacks” throughout the region. Citing recent widely-reported incidents in multiple European countries including France, Britain and Sweden, the State Department said it remained concerned about potential future terrorist attacks, reports said. The incidents demonstrate […]

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Baghdad, Nov 17: Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate. The capture of the town marks the end of Islamic State’s era of territorial rule over a so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across […]

Police officer killed, SPO injured in Zakura shootout

Police officer killed, SPO injured in Zakura shootout

Srinagar: A police sub-inspector (SI) was killed and a Special Police Officer (SPO) injured after militants opened fire on a police party in Zakura area of Srinagar on Friday. Quoting official sources, GNS news agency reported that police cordoned off Zakura area after inputs about the presence of militants. “As the searches were on near […]

Winter break for schools from December 3

Winter break for schools from December 3

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has announced winter vacations for the schools in Kashmir from December 3 onwards. An official said the last working day for classes up to class 8th would be December 2 while as vacations for high and higher secondary classes will be observed from December 11 to February 24, 2018.

Hope Majid Khan is not harassed: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he hoped Majid Khan could lead a normal life and “not be harassed”. “If that’s true then it’s a very good development. Hope he can go back to leading a normal life & not be harassed,” Abdullah tweeted while reacting on reported […]