Thursday, September 20, 2018Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018

London, Sep 20: Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

The announcement was made by Chair of judges, Kwame Anthony Appiah, at a press conference at the offices of Man Group, the much coveted prize's sponsor.

He remarked that each of these


Thursday, September 20, 2018US praises India for its significant counter-terrorism actions

Washington, Sep 20: The US has praised India for its significant counter-terrorism actions and said Pakistan-based terror groups continued their terror attacks in the country.

In its annual 'Country Report on Terrorism', as mandated by the Congress, the State Department on Wednesday said the Indian leadership has expressed resolve to prevent terrorist attacks domestically and to bring to just


Thursday, September 20, 2018Imran Khan writes to Modi; seeks to re-start bilateral talks

Islamabad, Sep 20: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the Foreign Office said here Thursday, seeking to re-start the bilateral talks on key issues "challenging the relationship" including on terrorism and Kashmir.

In the letter dated September 14, the cricketer-turned-politician, who became the prime minister last month, propo


Thursday, September 20, 2018NIA to produce deported IS sympathiser in Kerala court

New Delhi, Sep 20: The NIA will produce Nashidul Hamzafar, an alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathiser who was deported from Afghanistan to India on Tuesday, in a Kerala court later on Thursday, an official said.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will seek Hamzafar's custody for questioning, the official said.

Hamzafar was arrested by the NIA after his deportation and produced in a Delh


Thursday, September 20, 2018No Sushma-Qureshi meeting at UN

New Delhi, Sep 20: No meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been scheduled yet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session later this month, it is learnt.

Sources here said that foreign ministers of the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) will have an informal me


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Pak troops slit BSF jawan's throat; high alert sounded along border

Jammu, Sep 19: Pakistani troops have slit the throat of a BSF jawan along the international border (IB) near Jammu, an incident that may further escalate the tension between the two countries.

The brutal and "unprecedented" incident that took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday has prompted the security forces to issue a "high alert" across the entire IB and the Line of Control (LoC) even


Wednesday, September 19, 2018Focus on security, regional issues during Afghan President dialogues with PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 19: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani arrived here on Wednesday on a day-long visit here and is expected to hold crucial talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the afternoon.

Both the leaders will discuss bilateral ties and also matters concerning regional security. According to official sources, the bilateral meeting will take place around 1230 hrs.

The visit comes just


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Indigo to start daily flight service from Amritsar to Dubai

Amritsar, Sep 18: The Indian carrier Indigo will start its first international daily flight from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee (SGRDJ) International airport, Amritsar to Dubai form October, 28.

Fly Amritsar Initiative Convener and Secretary Overseas, Amritsar Vikas Manch Sameep Singh Gumtala said here on Tuesday that this will be the third direct flight by the Indian carriers from Amritsar Airport for


Tuesday, September 18, 2018Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Sep 18: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday.

Defence sources said that the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Gulpur area at around 1 a.m.

"Firing exchanges continued till 3.30 a.m. No casualty or damage was reported on our side," the sources added.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018J&K police on cusp of achieving its aim of eliminating terrorism :DGP

Jammu, Sep 18: Asserting that number of successful operations were conducted in past one week, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said that the police force is near to the goal of finishing terrorism from the state.

“Jammu and Kashmir Police has been fighting the militancy from last so many years and keeping in view our capabilities, we are near our goal of completely


Tuesday, September 18, 201840 fresh PoK residents among 99 cross sides in Karvan-e-Aman bus

Srinagar, Sep 18: As many as 40 residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents arrived here while only nine Kashmiris crossed over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC) to meet their relatives separated in 1947 due to partition, official sources said here this morning.

They said 50 returnees also crossed sides in the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzafarabad,


Monday, September 17, 2018Hope Pakistan changes attitude towards India: Rajnath

Jammu, Sep 17: Launching two smart fencing pilot projects along the international border with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday expressed the hope that there will be a change in the attitude of the new government in Islamabad towards India.

"I don't think that there will be any change in Pakistan's nature. I pray to God that there would be change. I hope the change will be better


Monday, September 17, 2018Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for POK

Srinagar, Sep 17: Despite tense situation due to strike called by separatists against Kulgam militant and civilian killings, the Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), on Monday left here to cross over to other side of the Line of Control (LoC), official sources said.

The cross-LoC bus with 38 passengers left Bemina, Srinaga


Sunday, September 16, 20185 killed due to heavy rains in Pakistan

Peshawar, Sep 16: At least five persons were killed, including four of a family, in rain related incidents in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, an official said.

A couple and their two minor children died when the roof of their room collapsed due to torrential rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Orakzai district.

The rescue team retrieved the dead bodies from debris of the house, the officia


Saturday, September 15, 2018Army soldier injured critically in Pakistan sniper attack in Rajouri

Srinagar, Sep 15: An army soldier was critically injured in sniper fire from across the border as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

A senior police officer told TNN that Pakistan army in “violation of ceasefire” attacked the army’s 2/1 GR Regiment near along the border in


Friday, September 14, 2018Kulsoom's body reaches Lahore; funeral prayer in evening

Islamabad, Sep 14: The body of Kulsoom Nawaz, Pakistan's former First lady, reached Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours on Friday and funeral prayers will be offered at 1700 hrs.

The funeral prayer will be offered at Sharif Medical City at Jati Umra in Lahore, a report in Radio Pakistan quoted PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb as saying.

Her funeral prayer was also offer