China calls for ‘political consultations’ to resolve listing Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Reiterating its previous stand, China on Tuesday called for “political consultation within the framework of 1267 Committee” to resolve the issue pertaining to the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.Chin…

Reiterating its previous stand, China on Tuesday called for "political consultation within the framework of 1267 Committee" to resolve the issue pertaining to the listing of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.China also underlined that "positive progress" has been made in the issue so far."Support issue of the listing (of Masood Azhar), which should be resolved through political consultation within the framework of 1267 Committee. We think that is also the consensus of the overwhelming majority of the members of the Council," said Chinese foreign ministry, in a statement."At present, the relevant consultations are underway in the 1267 Committee. Within the framework. And positive progress has been made. Thirdly, we believe in the joint efforts of all parties. This problem can be properly solved," it added.The remarks come two-days after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.The statement also follows ...

New Zealand Open: Lakshya Sen advances, Kashyap exits

Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen advanced to the main draw of the New Zealand Open after defeating compatriot Ajay Jayaram and Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo in his qualifying round matches on Tuesday.

Young Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen advanced to the main draw of the New Zealand Open after defeating compatriot Ajay Jayaram and Malaysia's Teck Zhi Soo in his qualifying round matches on Tuesday.

M-form process for KP migrant voters must be done away with: NC

The National Conference Tuesday urged the Election Commission to abolish the M-form exercise for Kashmiri Pandit migrant voters, saying the process acts as a “deterrent” for casting of votes by the community.
“All KP organisations, including the Nation…

The National Conference Tuesday urged the Election Commission to abolish the M-form exercise for Kashmiri Pandit migrant voters, saying the process acts as a "deterrent" for casting of votes by the community. "All KP organisations, including the National Conference Minority Cell, have been relentlessly pursuing with the EC that the system of M-Forms for Kashmiri pandit migrant voters be done away with as the cumbersome process is working as a deterrent for casting of votes," former Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir and senior NC leader Vijay Bakaya said. There are nearly one lakh KP migrant voters registered in the Valley and a majority of them did not exercise their franchise in the first four phases of the parliamentary elections at designated polling stations for the community in Jammu, Udhampur and Delhi.

Fire breaks out in Navi Mumbai high-rise, dousing ops on

A fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in neighbouring Navi Mumbai Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm, a Fire Brigade official said.
Fire engines, ambulances and personnel have been rushed to douse the blaze which erupted on the 15th floor of …

A fire broke out in a high-rise residential building in neighbouring Navi Mumbai Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm, a Fire Brigade official said. Fire engines, ambulances and personnel have been rushed to douse the blaze which erupted on the 15th floor of Mahavir Plaza building in Sector 19 in Navi Mumbai's Airoli area, he added. "We have not got reports of casualties as of now. The fire dousing operation is continuing. All residents of the building have been evacuated," he informed.

SAIL introduces pension scheme current, former employees

State-run steel maker SAIL said Tuesday it has introduced a pension scheme for its current as well as former employees.
In a statement, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said that “in line with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterp…

State-run steel maker SAIL said Tuesday it has introduced a pension scheme for its current as well as former employees. In a statement, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) said that "in line with the guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), and with the approval of the Ministry of Steel, it has introduced its pension scheme for the benefit of its eligible ex-employees and employees." Under the approved scheme, SAIL said, all executive employees who were on rolls of the company on or after January 1 2007, as well as non-executive employees on rolls on or after January 1, 2012, shall be covered in the scheme. The trust deed was signed by the trustees nominated by Workers' Unions, Officers' Associations and SAIL Management, thereby formalising the creation of SAIL Pension Trust, it said. "The scheme will extend coverage to more than 55,000 ex-employees for availing of this pension benefits. In the initial phase, the eligible employees who have superannuated up to .

everal places in Telangana sizzle as temp rises sharply

: Many parts of Telangana faced oppressive heat wave conditions on Tuesday, with Adilabad sizzling at 45.3 degrees Celsius.
Badrachalam recorded 42.6 degrees Celsius, while Hyderabad recorded 40.8 degrees celsius, the India Meteorological Departmen…

: Many parts of Telangana faced oppressive heat wave conditions on Tuesday, with Adilabad sizzling at 45.3 degrees Celsius. Badrachalam recorded 42.6 degrees Celsius, while Hyderabad recorded 40.8 degrees celsius, the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin. It said heatwave conditions prevailed over some parts of Nizamabad and Adilabad districts. The IMD said heat wave conditions were very likely to prevail over some parts of Telangana in the next 24 hours. Light to moderate rain or thunder showers were very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana, the bulletin said.

SC asks states, UTs to comply with its directions on medical facilities to ex-HC judges

The Supreme Court directed all states and Union Territories on Tuesday to “forthwith comply” with its last year’s direction to provide medical facilities to retired chief justices and judges of high courts, including their spouses and dependent family …

The Supreme Court directed all states and Union Territories on Tuesday to "forthwith comply" with its last year's direction to provide medical facilities to retired chief justices and judges of high courts, including their spouses and dependent family members, at par with sitting judges. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of a report filed by senior advocate P H Parekh, assisting the top court as an amicus curiae in the matter, which stated that only six states have provided the requisite information to him in pursuance of the court's October 24 direction. It had directed that retired chief justices and judges of high courts, including their spouses and dependent family members be given medical facilities at par with sitting judges and the expenses for treatment in private hospitals be reimbursed without prior approval of the state government. The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, said Tuesday that failure to provide medical facilities