‘Complex legal problem,’ Pakistan on taking Kashmir issue to ICJ

‘Complex legal problem,’ Pakistan on taking Kashmir issue to ICJ

Pakistan Thursday indicated that it could take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following the footsteps of India which took the matter of death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to the world court. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal was asked at the weekly media briefing whether Pakistan would take Kashmir issue […]

Tibet not seeking independence from China, Dalai Lama says

Tibet not seeking independence from China, Dalai Lama says

Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants greater development, Dalai Lama said Thursday. China and Tibet enjoyed a close relationship, though there were occasional “fights”, he said at an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce. “The past is past. We will have to look into the future,” he said in […]

2016 ‘unrest’ stalled amnesty for first time stone pelters : Mehbooba

2016 ‘unrest’ stalled amnesty for first time stone pelters : Mehbooba

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Thursday the process to grant “amnesty to first-time stone pelters” was stalled due to the 2016 “unrest”. In a Twitter post on Wednesday night, Mufti said: “It gives me immense satisfaction to restart the process of withdrawing FIRs against first-time offenders of stone pelting. “My government had initiated the process in […]

Two students booked for ‘taking selfie, sitting during national anthem’

Two students booked for ‘taking selfie, sitting during national anthem’

Two students have been booked for “disrespecting national anthem” during a function in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reports quoting police said that some of the students sat and clicked selfie as the  anthem was played on Wednesday at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University during a valedictory function  wherein Governor N N Vohra was the […]

3 Muslim clerics beaten up in train

3 Muslim clerics beaten up in train

Three Muslim clerics were beaten up by unidentified persons in a moving train in Uttar Pradesh leaving them injured, police said Thursday . The men, who boarded a passenger train at Delhi last night, were on their way to their village in Baghpat when they had a tiff with some youth who allegedly beat them […]

Man jailed for sharing ‘indecent’ photo of Modi

Man jailed for sharing ‘indecent’ photo of Modi

A man has been jailed for sharing an “indecent” photograph of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on WhatsApp after a BJP worker from Haryana lodged a complaint against him, according to a media report. A BJP worker’s complaint from the constituency of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala in Fatehabad district has landed Shaqib, a tailor […]

Army colonel arrested for raping daughter of officer

Army colonel arrested for raping daughter of officer

A 56-year-old colonel was arrested Wednesday on charges of raping the daughter of a lieutenant colonel posted at the Army Training Command in Himachal Pradesh’s capital city Shimla, reports quoting police said. The 21-year-old woman had filed a complaint on Monday and the colonel was arrested after preliminary investigations, news agency PTI reported. An FIR […]

Safety audit ordered for old schools in JK

Safety audit ordered for old schools in JK

Old school buildings that fail to meet safety standards will be demolished in a time-bound border, authorities said Wednesday. “Secretary  School Education Department  Farooq Ahmad Shah, today called upon all Chief Education Officers (CEOs) in the State to carry out safety audit of old school buildings so that these are phased out in a time-bound […]

Expert group to study Ahrabal fall decline

Expert group to study Ahrabal fall decline

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed concern over reports of dwindling level of Aharabal fall in Kashmir and directed for constitution of an expert group to suggest measures to deal with the problem. Mehbooba passed the direction at a joint meeting of Ahrabal, Kokernag and Verinag tourism development authorities here , an official spokesman said. The […]

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