Day: October 18, 2018

The Latest: Putin: Iran pullout contingent on Syria security

MOSCOW— The Latest on Russia President Vladimir Putin’s comments (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says any talks about the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria would be contingent on providing security guarantees for Syria. Putin said Thursday that Russia helped negotiate the pullback of […]

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

WASHINGTON— The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East “have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate.” The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after […]

Putin: Russia would only use its nuclear arms in retaliation

MOSCOW— President Vladimir Putin says Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in response to an incoming missile attack. Putin said Thursday Russia’s military doctrine doesn’t envisage a preventative nuclear strike. He noted that Russia would only launch a nuclear strike if its early warning systems spot missiles […]

Sports events under “Khelo India’ initiative conclude at Drass

open view web desk DRASS, OCTOBER 18: A host of sports events under ‘Khelo India’ initiative concluded here today at Horse Polo Ground wherein Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil, Vikas Kundal was the chief guest. Hundreds of students of the sub-division Drass participated in the games competitions […]

DC B’la for timely digitization of Land Revenue Records

open view web desk BARAMULLA, OCTOBER 18: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today convened a meeting of revenue officers here to review the implementation of Digital India Land Records modernization programme and other revenue matters. Regional Director Land Records North Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, Director Planning […]

Transfers, Postings in Health Department

open view web desk SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 18: The Government today ordered transfers and postings in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare, MCH and Immunization J&K has been transferred and posted as Director […]

Not aware of any meeting between Sushma, Akbar on allegations against him: MEA

New Delhi, Oct 18: M J Akbar attended official meetings on Monday and Tuesday as the junior external affairs minister after returning from a trip abroad, the ministry said Thursday, in first comments on the issue. At a press conference, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, replying to a question, said […]

Hong Kong mega bridge launch announcement sparks backlash

China has finally announced the opening ceremony for the world’s longest sea bridge, which will connect Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland, but critics hit back Thursday over the secrecy surrounding the project. Construction started in 2009 on the 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge […]

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