Thursday, 24 Jul 2014
India, Pak foreign secys to meet on Aug 25

New Delhi, Jul 23 (PTI) Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on August 25 in Islamabad to discuss the way forward in bilateral ties, which have made no headway since the interruption of dialogue process nearly two years ago. A simultaneous announcement about the meeting was made from New Delhi and Islamabad today after Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and her Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry had a telephonic conversation. An understanding that the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries will be in touch to see how to move forward on bilateral relations had been reached during the visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here in May to attend the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vigilance invites applications from retired DDPs/CPOs/sr. POs

SRINAGAR, JULY 23: Vigilance Organisation has invited Applications from retired DDPs/CPOs/Sr. Prosecuting officers (Pos) of J&K Police for their engagement as prosecutors in 07 Additional District and Sessions Courts, which have been designated as Anti Corruption Courts in the Districts of Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Rajouri, Kathua, Udhampur and Doda. The posts shall be filled up on temporary basis for a period of six months which may be extended further on need basis and the applicants should not have crossed the age of 64 years as on the last date for filling the applications.
Understand peoples’ power

Mainstream politics in Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a sort of turmoil during past several months here, particularly after the ruling National Conference-Congress combine got a drubbing in recent Lok Sabha elections. Although relationship between the coalition partners was never really steady, but since neither of the two wanted to part with the privileges of power, they stuck together while regularly spewing venom against each-other.
Messi considered move to Arsenal
Messi considered move to Arsenal

MADRID, A leading Spanish website has claimed that Lionel Messi was interested in a transfer to English Premier League club Arsenal before the Argentine star signed an extension with Barcelona in May.The 27-year-old was locked in contract extension talks with the Catalan giants and reportedly bonus payments was a cause for concern for both parties.
Rs 1 cr technology Centre to be established in State Soon: Madhav Lal

Over Rs. 5 Crore expended on up-gradation, dev of Industrial Estates: Khurshid Ganai

SRINAGAR, JULY 23:   A Technology Centre, project of  Rs. 1 crore, would be established at Ghatti in Kathua with its extension counter at Sanatnagar in Srinagar, besides incubation centres at all the district as a new initiatives of MSME in the State.This was disclosed by the Union Secretary, Ministry for MSME, Madhav Lal at an officers’ meeting, convened to review the implementation of schemes/programmes of the Ministry, here today.
The Gaza evasion
The Gaza evasion

India’s government is cowering behind the BRICS position on the conflictNext only to South Asia, West Asia matters most to us in foreign policy. It is where nearly eight lakh expatriate workers are making their living. It is from their remittances, constituting more than half of our total foreign exchange earnings, that we get the wherewithal to buy arms from Israel. Their safety is crucially dependent on the Arab goodwill that we have patiently built with Arab and Iranian regimes, monarchist or republican,
Malala, Boko Haram and Gaza

I went to pick up my three-year-old from her summer school for the first time. She is yet to begin kindergarten but her mother decided to put her in a short-term summer school to somewhat acquaint her with the years of rigorous schooling ahead of her.On our way back I heard the news about the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria on a local radio channel. A shiver went through my spine.
Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught
Gaza Under Israel’s Onslaught

Darkness Falls on Gaza

RAMADAN, when night descends, is usually a joyous time. Friends and family gather to break their fast at the iftar meal. Not this year.Nights are the worst. That is when the bombing escalates. Nowhere is safe. Not a mosque. Not a church. Not a school, or even a hospital. All are potential targets.On Monday, the Israeli military fired artillery rounds at Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza,
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