Srinagar: After Jammu and Kashmir's transition into a Union Territory, the Centre has ensured that youth remain a focal point. Various schemes have turned them into successful entrepreneurs and they have become brand ambassadors of 'Naya J&K'. J&K's generation-next has understood that guns, grenades and stones won't take them anywhere except...
After the PTI-army ‘same-page’ relationship turned into a raging and ugly divorce, one expected some reluctance from Shahbaz Sharif’s PML-N government in contracting yet another fishy civil-military cohabitation arrangement. Instead, last week the prime minister upped the military’s role in national affairs by another notch. Henceforth all potential candidates for government posts,...
Pakistan’s third-most populous province has decided to have a work-from-home policy on Fridays for its employees, in the latest among a raft of decisions to save energy and avoid nationwide blackouts. The step has been announced to save fuel and electricity, Taimur Khan Jhagra, the finance minister of the northwest...
Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a telephone call apprised President of UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid of the controversial remarks made by two former senior officials of India's ruling party against Prophet Mohammad, the Foreign Office said here on Friday.Noting that such provocation had deeply hurt...
Washington: The Indian economy has rebounded strongly despite three significant COVID-19 waves, the US Treasury has said in a report to Congress. India's acute second wave weighed heavily on growth through the middle of 2021, delaying its economic recovery, the Treasury said in a semi-annual report. "However, economic activity rebounded strongly...
Pledging to provide “tangible benefits” for nations in the Indo-Pacific region, the leaders of the Quad have launched a maritime surveillance plan that analysts say is their most significant move to date to counter China.The Quad – an informal alliance made up of Japan, the United States, India and...
New Delhi: The US surpassed China to become India's top trading partner in 2021-22, reflecting strengthening economic ties between the two countries.According to the data of the commerce ministry, in 2021-22, the bilateral trade between the US and India stood at $119.42 billion as against $80.51 billion in 2020-21. Exports...
Islamabad: Inconsiderate planning and mismanagement of agricultural sources in Pakistan have left the country with an acute food shortage with a large portion of the population surviving starvation in the rural areas, reported International Forum For Rights and Security (IFFRAS). Out of the various factors accountable for the food insecurity...
Uvalde: President Joe Biden sought Sunday to comfort a city grieving the killings of 19 elementary school pupils and two teachers at the hands of a lone gunman. Faced with chants of do something as he departed a church service to meet privately with the families, Biden responded: We will. The...
Kathmandu: Two rescuers reached the wreckage site of the Tara Airlines plane in the country's mountainous Mustang district on Monday, Nepal Army Spokesperson Brigadier General Narayan Silwal said but did not give any information on the fate of the 22 people on board, including four Indians. The turboprop Twin Otter...