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Former Pakistan PM Gilani stopped from leaving country

LAHORE Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who is facing corruption charges, was stopped from leaving the country by immigration officials at the Lahore airport after his name popped up in the no-fly list. According to the Federal Investigation Agency, 66-year-old Gilani reached the Allama Iqbal International Airport here Tuesday night to board a flight for South Korea via Bangkok to attend …

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‘Modi wave’ in Valley triggers laughter storm on Twitter

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose a Sunday to tour the scenic Dal Lake in Srinagar. But much to the embarrassment of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a video of him waving at the empty lake gave many Twitteratis an occasion to poke fun at the Prime Minister and some to score a political point. Despite the tight security …

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Taliban kill 26 troops in pre-dawn strike on Afghan army base

KABUL The Taliban launched a pre-dawn attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 26 members of the security forces, a provincial official said, the latest brazen assault by insurgents amid stepped-up efforts to resolve the country’s protracted war. The raid on the base in northern Kunduz …

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JK admin constitutes five committees for implementation of PMAGY

JAMMU The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday constituted five committees for implementing the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), an official order said. PMAGY aims at developing villages with more than 50 per cent of its population belonging to the scheduled castes through convergence of central and state schemes. The sanction was accorded to the …

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Real Kashmir eye victory in key home clash against Gokulam

SRINAGAR Debutants Real Kashmir FC will be aiming for nothing less than a victory in their bid to keep title hopes alive when they take on Gokulam in a 12th I-League encounter here Wednesday. Kashmir are on 29 points from 15 games, just one behind leaders Chennai City and a victory on Wednesday can catapult the debutants …

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