UN observers have not directly witnessed firing across LoC: Ban spokesperson

United Nations, Sep 30 : UN military observers have not directly witnessed any firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesperson said on Friday. Briefing reporters, spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “UNMOGIP (UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan) has not directly observed any firing across the line of […]

Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Sep 30 : A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said today amid rising tension between India and Pakistan. India’s foreign ministry had announced on Tuesday that it would skip the meeting, blaming Pakistan for […]

Mayawati lauds Army for surgical strikes, raps Modi for delayed action

Lucknow, Sep 30 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday lauded the Indian Army for conducting successful surgical strikes on terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement issued here, the former UP Chief Minister said the army had come true to its promise of revenge […]

Petrol price up by 28 paise/litre, diesel down by 6 paise

New Delhi, Sep 30 : Amid the recent fluctuation in global oil prices, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) moved in different ways on transport fuels, increasing the price of petrol by 28 paise a litre and decreasing diesel by 6 paise effective Saturday — both at Delhi, with corresponding changes in other states. “The current […]

‘Baahubali 2’ logo released

Hyderabad, Sep 30 : The official logo of S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali: The Conclusion”, the second and final part of the franchise, was released here on Friday. The logo, with the tag line “Why Kattapa Killed Baahubali” was released by Rajamouli. “We will wrap up the shoot by December. Some scenes and two songs […]

College Board says upcoming SATs won’t contain questions exposed in breach

By Renee Dudley NEW YORK/SHANGHAI, Sept 30 : For the first time since a massive security breach exposed about 400 unpublished questions meant for upcoming SAT tests, the College Board will administer the important college entrance exam this weekend. The not-for-profit organization says no version of tests given this weekend will contain any of the […]