Pakistan, World Bank begin talks on Kishanganga dam in J&K

Washington, May 22 : Pakistan and World Bank have started talks here over the recently-inaugurated Kishanganga hydropower project in Jammu and Kashmir, with Islamabad accusing New Delhi of violating the Indus Waters Treaty by setting up the dam. A four-member Pakistan delegation, led by Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf, arrived in Washington on Sunday for three-day […]

Security forces free to respond if Pakistan opens fire: Rajnath

New Delhi, May 22 : As Pakistani Rangers continued shelling on the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the security forces have a free hand to respond as they deem fit if the neighbouring country continued the offensive. Speaking at the Border Security Force’s (BSF) 16th […]

Ramzan ceasefire improved law and order: J&K police chief

Srinagar, May 22 : Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S.P. Vaid on Tuesday said the ceasefire announced during the holy month of Ramzan has been successful and has helped improve the overall law and order situation in the state. Vaid tweeted: “The Ramzan ceasefire has been successful thus far. The initiative of Prime Minister (Narendra […]

Taliban kill 12 policemen in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 22 : At least 12 police personnel have been killed in clashes with Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, an official said on Tuesday. “Hundreds of Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on Monday night, triggering heavy gunfights lasting for hours. Fifteen other people were injured,” Xinhua news agency reported citing a provincial government […]

Heatstroke kills 65 in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 22 : At least 65 people have been killed due to heatstroke in the last three days in Pakistan’s Karachi, where the temperature hit 44 degrees Celsius, media reported on Tuesday. At least 114 bodies were brought to the social welfare group Edhi Foundation’s morgues out of which at least 65 had died […]