Man ends life by Setting ablaze himself in Shopian

Deen Imran Shopian , A 41-year-old man today set himself ablaze at his residence in Reshipora Area of Shopian District, police said  Bashir Ahmad Reshi S/o Ghulam Ahmad Reshi Resident of  Reshi Pora Shopian immolated after pouring kerosene on himself, adding that locals immediately rushed to his rescue and doused the flames. Meanwhile ...

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Over 70% Pak federal jobs for minorities still vacant

By Zahid Gishkori In 52 federal departments, more than 70% posts reserved for non-Muslims and over 58% set aside for the differently abled are yet to be filled. The figures presented before parliament last month revealed that around 8,126 posts for non-Muslims and 4,516 for special people in ministries, divisions, ...

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Kashmir a Bilateral Indo-Pak Issue, Obama says

US, President Barack Obama Monday stated that Kashmir was a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and must be resolved by the two countries only, reiterating US’s long time stand of non-interventionist policy. “There was a broad acknowledgement that this is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan and people ...

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HC issues notice to Govt on liquor ban in J&K

SrinagarHigh Court Tuesday issued a notice to the government in the PIL seeking ban on sale of liquor in J&K. The court has also asked the state government to file status report regarding the steps taken for closure of liquor shops situated near highways, hospitals, educational institutions and religious places. Advocate Mudasir ...

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Farooq for sustained Indo-Pak dialogue

Srinagar, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Monday called for a sustained dialogue between Indian and Pakistan to seek permanent peace and development in the subcontinent. “Hostility and conflicts make problems more complex. Resolving all outstanding issues across the table in an amicable atmosphere is only way forward,” said Mr. ...

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The hidden deficit in Pakistan’s policies

By Dr Fahd Rehman. The writer is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lums LAHORE: Provisional figures of budget deficit for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15 are 5.3% of GDP, according to the website of the Finance Ministry. These figures are apparently encouraging from a ...

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