Modi to expand Cabinet: Mehbooba in, Najma

New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to expand his ministry next week by promoting at least three Ministers of State as Cabinet ministers and dropping Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah, who is likely to be made the governor of a state. Mehbooba Mufti, chief of the Peoples Democratic ...

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To deal with terrorism Pakistan turns to rhetoric

By Malladi Rama Rao Writing in the World Policy Journal, noted Pakistan journalist, Zeeshan Salahuddin terms the three-month – old National Action Plan (NAP) of Nawaz Sharif government to systematically eradicate Islamist extremists who swear by jihad and their ideology as “a cocktail of tangible steps, status quo rhetoric, confusing ...

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Pakistan’s energy Sudoku

By Malladi Rama Rao Just when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has loosened its purse strings and approved a three-year- US $6.6bn package to spur growth in Pakistan, the other Bretton Wood twin, World Bank, has poured cold water on hopes of any quick turnaround in the Pak scrip in ...

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Mufti pays obeisance at Hazratbal shrine

Srinagar, Apr 2: Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Wednesday visited Aasar-e-Sharief Dargah Hazratbal and paid obeisance at the revered shrine. The Chief Minister offered special prayers there for improvement in weather conditions in the State, an official spokesman said. This was his first visit to Dargah after taking over as ...

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Cong. workers protest outside Giriraj’s residence

New Delhi, PTI, A group of Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest against Union Minister Giriraj Singh outside a residential complex where he lives, slamming the BJP leader’s remarks against Congress president Sonia Gandhi. Shouting slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP and Mr. Singh, Congress workers gathered outside ...

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