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  • Portfolios: Mufti corners Sajjad Lone with insignificant ministry, ‘upsets’ Imran too

    JAMMU- Cut to size with allocation of the most inferior portfolio of Science & Technology and ... Animal Husbandry, Peoples Conference chairman and BJP's ally in Kashmir, Sajjad Gani Lone is ... upset over an 'inferior' portfolio given to him. It was after three days of impasse and hectic ...

  • Mufti assigns portfolios to Ministers

    Former separatist leader Sajjad Lone has been assigned charge of the Science and Technology and Animal ... charge of Social Welfare, Forest, Ecology and Environment. Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari has been assigned ... assigned the charge of Science & Technology and Animal Husbandry. Haseeb A. Drabu has been assigned the ...

  • Mufti to be sworn-in as chief minister alongwith 24 ministers today

    JAMMU- Peoples Democratic Party founder-patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, will be sworn in as the ... Sunday by Governor Narendra Nath Vohra. Intrestingly the Peoples Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone has ... The 79-year-old Mufti will be administered oath of office by Governor N N Vohra at General Zorawar ...

  • PDP-BJP alliance “turning point” for Kashmir: Mufti Sayeed

    over the next six years. "Judge me by deeds, not my words. I can't say that we have clear ... unemployment issues of the region. The course of the government over the next six years has been chalked out in ... win the hearts of people of Kashmir and we must not waste it," he said at his Banquet Hall ...

  • Smartphones to monitor real-time air pollution

    create a picture of exposure based on air pollution levels outside people's homes," ... LONDON-- Scientists have now turned smartphones into personal, real-time air pollution monitors. ... air pollution which is associated with respiratory and cardiovascular problems. But they usually ...

  • China hopes novice environment chief will be breath of fresh air

    BEIJING-- One year after "declaring war" on pollution, China has appointed an ... pollution was identified as one of the country's top priorities during last year's parliament. ... inexperienced outsider as its new environment minister tasked with breathing life into a massive clean-up ...

  • Syria's Nusra Front may leave Qaeda to form new entity

    State. IS then killed many of Nusra's remaining leaders, confiscated its weapons, forced its ... from air strikes by a U.S.-led coalition. It has also lost ground to Kurdish fighters in Syria and to ...

  • Iran must halt key nuclear work for a decade, says Obama

    WASHINGTON-- Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear ... dial back tensions over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned speech to Congress on ... a "substantial disagreement" between them over how to achieve their shared goal of preventing Israel's ...

  • North Korea, angered by drills, fires short-range missiles

    its bones," Kim told a news briefing. Pyongyang has escalated its rhetoric against the drills, ... by merciless strikes". Japan quickly lodged a protest with North Korea over the latest missile ... Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference. "We swiftly lodged a stern protest ...

  • With BJP support, Mufti Sayeed becomes Kashmir CM

    SRINAGAR-- People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was on Sunday ... time. He has served as CM for three years from 2002 in PDP-Congress coalition government. A common ...

  • PDP-BJP talks over govt formation in Kashmir likely to start this week

    government over the next six years. "Hopefully a structured dialogue will begin in next week. The two ... SRINAGAR-- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the BJP will formally begin talks in the next ... Mirwaiz Umar Farooq statement that both pro-India and Hurriyat leaders were on "same page" over ...

  • Iraq violence kills over 1,100 in February: UN

    the 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security forces. UNAMI further said ... after two deadly car bomb attacks killed more than 50 people and wounded some 70 others in the eastern ... last year was the deadliest in Iraq since 2006-2007, with a total of 12,282 people dead and 23,126 ...

  • Japan PM Abe faces questions about political donations

    predecessor quit last week amid questions over his political fundraising, while the education, environment and ... the budget for the year from April. Last year, two cabinet ministers quit, one for possible misuse of ... news agency and the Sankei newspaper said a branch of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in his ...

  • Israel's Netanyahu draws rebuke from Obama over Iran speech to Congress

    messages within hours of each other. Netanyahu made his case against Obama's Iran diplomacy in ... repetitive," the state news agency IRNA said. In an appearance boycotted by dozens of Obama's fellow ... Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, who has had years of dealings with Netanyahu, said: "The prime ...

  • 841 killed by swine flu in India this year: Health minister

    The Indian health minister, JP Nadda, said at least 841 people have died of H1N1 (swine flu) in ... 2015 in the country. The number of infected people has risen to 14673. ...

  • Payment delays dent India's flagship health, AIDS programs

    workers don't trust new people," said the 26-year-old, who says she moonlights as a sex worker ... NEW DELHI-- India's main public health programs, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been ... in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in federal funds ...

  • UN slams Boko Haram for attacks on civilians

    blamed Boko Haram. The Islamist insurgency has killed thousands and forced over one million people to ... briefing at the UN headquarters, according to Xinhua. At least 19 people were killed in a suicide attack on ...

  • Protests, escalating violence shadow third phase of Kashmir elections

    elections in Kashmir with the voter turnout dropping by over 11 percent from the first two phases. The ... violence erupted in Baramulla's old town where anti-election protesters tried to take over a polling ... elections with margin of just 164 votes. At the end of poling, Omar thanked the people of Beerwah for voting ...

  • Lightning strike kills 5 in Tanzania

    At least six people were killed in lightning strike in Tanzania, Al Jazeera reports. ...

  • Iran says Israel PM's speech in US Congress 'show of deception'

    Marzieh Afkham was quoted as saying by Iran's Student News Agency (ISNA). "There is no doubt ... that global public opinion no longer respects the (Israeli) regime which has killed the children," ... she said alluding to the Israeli attack on Gaza Strip last year, according to Xinhua. The repetitive ...

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