Pak’s JK obsession confines it to single-issue foreign policy’

Pak’s JK obsession confines it to single-issue foreign policy’

‘New Delhi, Jul 21: Pakistan’s obsession with Jammu and Kashmir has confined it to a single-issue foreign policy, often at considerable cost to itself and to other countries of the region, by stultifying the potential of SAARC, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has said. The former External Affairs Minister says similarly, India’s pre-occupation with the […]

Police to revamp village defence committees to curb militancy

Police to revamp village defence committees to curb militancy

  Jammu, Jul 21: Nearly 500 elderly Village Defence Committee (VDC) members and Special Police Officers (SPO) in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir will be replaced soon, a senior police officer said on Sunday. The step is part of a strategy to counter militant activities in the hilly district which was rattled by the […]

Door open to repairing ties with Pakistan: White House

Door open to repairing ties with Pakistan: White House

Washington, Jul 21: As Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reached Washington on a three-day official visit, a senior US administration official indicated that Washington may consider making some “changes to the suspension” of US security assistance to Pakistan if Islamabad re-adjusts some of its policies. Briefing journalists on Khan’s visit, the official also said that […]

Imran ‘saved his country money’: Omar

Imran ‘saved his country money’: Omar

New Delhi, Jul 21: As Twitterati took aim at Imran Khan, who was reportedly not received by any official upon his arrival in the United States, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Sunday threw his weight behind the Prime Minister, saying he saved Pakistan’s money. Omar Abdullah says Imran Khan saved his country money; Pakistan […]

Kashmir weary of leaders elected with 10% vote, says Jitendra Singh

Kashmir weary of leaders elected with 10% vote, says Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Jul 21: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that Kashmir is weary of leaders elected with mere 10% vote, who then make it to Lok Sabha or State Assembly with the “vested interest” of perpetuating political dominance by a few families and a few individuals. In a programme conducted Rajya Sabha […]

Hot, humid weather prevails in JK

Hot, humid weather prevails in JK

Srinagar, Jul 21: Most parts of Jammu and Kashmir experienced hot and humid weather on Sunday as the maximum temperature in the twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar settled several notches above the season’s average, the Met office said. The winter capital Jammu was the hottest place in the state, recording a maximum of 36 […]

BJP woos rival members to boost its Rajya Sabha numbers

BJP woos rival members to boost its Rajya Sabha numbers

New Delhi, Jul 21: The BJP is in an overdrive to get the better of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, winning over members of rival parties in the last few weeks to boost its numbers in the Upper House. Four of the six Telugu Desam Party MPs in the Rajya Sabha recently joined the BJP. […]

Govt formulating rehab policy for KPs: Governor Malik

Govt formulating rehab policy for KPs: Governor Malik

Srinagar, Jul 19: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Friday said that the rehabilitation policy for Kashmiri Pandits is in process. Governor Malik while talking to reporters here after flagging off the electric buses for Srinagar said that the government was devising a plan for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits. He was reacting to […]

PDP leader’s PSO shot dead in Bijbehara, rifle snatched

PDP leader’s PSO shot dead in Bijbehara, rifle snatched

Srinagar, Jul 19: The Personal Security Officer (PSO) deployed with PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti’s cousin was shot dead by militants in Bijbehara area of south Kashmir Anantnag district on Friday. The slain cop, identified as Constable Farooq Ahmad Reshi, was posted as PSO with PDP leader Mufti Sajjad Hussain, who is a cousin of former […]

Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan

Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan

Islamabad, Jul 19: Two days after the International Court of Justice in its verdict found that Pakistan has acted in breach of the obligations incumbent on it under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Islamabad on Friday agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. “Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander […]