Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

Surgical strike lessened ceasefire violations: Govt

New Delhi: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control and the international border have come down after the ‘surgical strikes’ by India, the government said on Wednesday. It also rejected the opposition charge that the issue was not only being taken seriously, but was being “butchered” by […]

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

India wants Pakistan’s commitment on talks

New Delhi: India on Wednesday clearly put the onus on Pakistan for resumption of dialogue, asserting that it should commit to end the state-sponsored terrorism. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said in the Rajya Sabha that the government was ready to talk to all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to normalise the situation there. “Pakistan […]

Modi to inaugurate Nashri tunnel on April 2

Modi to inaugurate Nashri tunnel on April 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation Asia’s longest bi-directional road tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on April 2, which will cut down travel time between the two by two hours. The Rs 2,519-crore all-weather tunnel is equipped with world-class safety features and has been built in a record four years on […]

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday fixed for today the hearing in the Babri Masjid de­molition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused. A bench headed by Justice P C Ghose said the appropriate bench comprising him and Justice R F Nariman will be […]

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

Three shops selling meat set ablaze

Hathras (UP): Three shops selling meat and fish were set afire by unidentified persons here, triggering panic in the area, police said on Wednesday. The incident comes close on the heels of some slaughter houses being sealed in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in. Police said the arson […]

Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former dictator Pervez Musharraf had offered him a “secret deal” to return to the country from exile in Saudi Arabia to form a joint government in 2008. At a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) parliamentary committee yesterday, Sharif said, “Musharraf wanted a secret […]

Make sports essential part of life: Ganga to youth

Make sports essential part of life: Ganga to youth

SAMBA: Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga stressed upon the youth to make sports an essential part of the life adding that sports is a best medium to channelize energies of youth in a right perspective besides saving them from being caught in the web of social evils. The Minister was speaking during […]

Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport: Aussie media

Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport: Aussie media

New Delhi: Australian media Wednesday dubbed India captain Virat Kohli as Donald Trump of world sport and accused him of spreading fake news regarding their players. An article in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ not only criticised Kohli for his unsubstantiated claims but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action […]

We are going through tough times: Pakistan’s new captain

Pakistan’s new ODI and T20 captain Sarfaraz Ahmad avoided speaking on the PSL spot-fixing scandal, which has rocked the cricket community, but admitted that the country’s cricket was going through tough times. Terming the coming series in the West Indies as a big challenge for Pakistan cricket, the wicketkeeper-batsman told the media on the eve […]

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