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Pakistan raises Kashmir at UN, links it to Palestine

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United Nations, Mar 15: Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself. In its reply during the debate on Wednesday at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement saying the group had no standing in India’s internal ...

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India expresses concern over allegation on use of chemical weapons

The Hague, Mar 15: India has expressed concern over new allegations on the use of chemical weapons in different parts of the world and called for bringing to justice the perpetrators of such abhorrent acts. Ambassador VenuRajamony also said that India is worried about the reports of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ or ISIS acquiring chemical weapons and their delivery systems, according ...

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Haley warns UN: Russia may use chemical weapon on New York

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United Nations, Mar 15: Expressing solidarity with the UK, US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has warned that if concrete measures were not initiated, “Russia will use chemical weapons here in New York or in cities of any country that sits on this Council”. Haley said the Donald Trump administration “stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain” following a nerve ...

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Post Drabu expulsion, CM holds meeting with admin secretaries

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Jammu, Mar 15: In her first major official engagement after the sacking of Dr Haseeb Drabu as the finance minister, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday turned her attention towards gearing up the administration. In a marathon meeting with the administrative secretaries, she asked them to address the critical gaps in development administration and ensure timely flow of funds down below ...

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PSC to hold KAS Mains afresh

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Srinagar, Mar 15: The J&K Public Service Commission would issue a fresh notification on Thursday to hold KAS (2016) mains examinations again. “We have decided not to approach Supreme Court with Special Leave Petition (SLP),” chairman JKPSC Latief-us-Zamaan Deva told Greater Kashmir. He said the notification for holding fresh mains exams of KAS (2016) would be issued on Thursday. “We will ...

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Slain militant Eesa Fazili was very close to me: Geelani

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Srinagar, Mar 14: Paying glorious tribute to slain militant Eesa Fazili, Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani Wednesday said he was very close to me, a passionate warrior who often visited my residence. The spokesman said that while addressing a gathering of mourners on the telephone, Geelani said that Fazili’s commitment with towards freedom mission was exemplary and served as moral ...

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New Delhi deliberately trying to avoid Kashmir dispute: Hurriyat (M)

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Srinagar, Mar 14: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Wednesday said that all efforts to muzzle the “genuine” and “sacred” struggle of Kashmir through military might and resorting to harassment and repression on people won’t succeed and instead the move is fraught with dangerous consequences for the region on which clouds of war between India and Pakistan are already hovering over. In a ...

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Srinagar’s Soura locality shuts on third straight day against Eesa’s killing

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Srinagar, Mar 14: A shutdown is being observed for a third consecutive day in Soura area of Srinagar on Wednesday against the killing of local militant Eesa Fazili, a resident of Soura locality of Srinagar. According to reports all the shops and business establishments remained shut in native place of Faziili at Ahmadnagar Soura including Buchpora, Umerhaer, Pandach, Illahibagh, 90ft area ...

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