US: Taliban’s ‘reduction of violence’ deal to start tonight

ISLAMABAD — The seven-day “reduction of violence” deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States […]


Uddhav Thackeray meets PM Modi

New Delhi, Feb 21: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday, his first visit to the national capital after taking over the reins of the state. The chief minister’s son Aditya Thackeray, who is a minister in his cabinet, also accompanied him. The […]

Three OGWs arrested in J-K's Shopian

Srinagar, Feb 21: Security forces on Friday arrested three overground workers of militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said. Three overground workers (OGWs) of militants were arrested from the Heff area of Shopian in the morning, they said. The arrested persons have been identified as Shahid Ahmad […]

Jaish associate held in J&K's Budgam

Srinagar, Feb 21: An associate of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, a checkpoint was established at Khan Sahib in the central Kashmir district. A vehicle was intercepted and Saqib Ahmad Lone, a resident of Wager village […]