Pakistan raises Kashmir at UN, links it to Palestine

  United Nations, Mar 15: Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself. In its reply during the debate at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement saying the group had […]

‘Not expecting improvement in ties with India’

‘Not expecting improvement in ties with India’

  Islamabad, Mar 15: Pakistan is not expecting improvement in relations with India due to the frequent ceasefire violations by India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said Thursday, amid a fresh war of words over the alleged harassment of Pakistani diplomatic staff in New Delhi. Asif’s statement comes a day after cross-border firing injured two […]

Shortage of 1496 IAS officers in country: Govt

  New Delhi, Mar 15: There is a shortage of 1,496 IAS officers in the country, Union minister Jitendra Singh said Thursday. The total authorised strength of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers is 6,500 and the total number of officers in position on January 1, 2017 is 5,004, he said in a written reply to […]

State of instability, chaos in J&K matter of serious concern: Omar

State of instability, chaos in J&K matter of serious concern: Omar

  Srinagar, Mar 15: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said the ensuing state of instability and chaos in J&K was a matter of serious concern and should be taken seriously as the consequences of indifference and callousness would be disastrous. Addressing the party’s Provincial Committee Meeting for Kashmir Province at Party Headquarters […]

Pakistan calls back envoy from India over ‘harassment incidents’

  Islamabad, Mar 15: Pakistan has called back its High Commissioner in New Delhi, Sohail Mahmood, for consultation to Islamabad over incidents of “harassing” of its Embassy’s staff in the Indian capital, the Foreign Office stated on Thursday. Speaking at his weekly press briefing, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said they will hold consultations […]

India downplays recall of Pakistani envoy

India downplays recall of Pakistani envoy

  New Delhi, Mar 15: India on Thursday downplayed as “normal and routine” Pakistan’s decision to call back its High Commissioner in India Sohail Mahmood following allegations that Pakistani diplomats were harassed here. “It is pretty normal for an ambassador or a high commissioner in any country – for example the resident ambassadors and high […]

Kashmir likely to get relief from power crisis

Kashmir likely to get relief from power crisis

  Srinagar, Mar 15: As the winter ended, the Power Development Department is set to issue a new power curtailment schedule within next week for the Kashmir valley. For winters, the PDD had announced power curtailment schedule in November last year where the metered areas are subjected to 21 hours of weekly cut and non-metered […]

Tassaduq Mufti for preserving, restoring existing tourism infrastructure

Tassaduq Mufti for preserving, restoring existing tourism infrastructure

  Jammu, Mar 15: Minister for Tourism, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti Thursday stressed for preserving and restoring existing tourism infrastructure, besides taking innovative measures to develop and boost the vital industry of J&K. The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of consultants of Darashaw Consultancy to explore the possibilities to develop an eco-tourism circuit in […]