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2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

2 held with 50 lakh demonetized currency: Police

Srinagar: Police on Sunday arrested two persons and claimed recovered demonetized currency of 50 lakhs from their possession. A police party of from Baghiyas led by the in-charge Police Post Sub-inspector Ajaz Ahmad apprehended two persons during a surprise naka checking near Batboni Baghiyas and recovered demonetized currency of Rs 50 lakhs from their possession. […]

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Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year

Uri: A soldier ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Officials identified the soldier as Subba Roy of 8 Rashtriya Rifles and he was currently posted at Gawalion Uri. While this is the first suicide, at-least 92 personnel from the three armed forces committed suicide […]

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Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Geelani demands probe by UN sponsored war crime tribunal into J&K massacres

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Saturday demanded impartial investigation by United Nations sponsored war crime tribunal into all “gruesome massacres” in Jammu and Kashmir. Paying rich tributes to the victims of Sopore massacres on their 25th anniversary, Geelani said that silence by international community over these gruesome and heart wrenching incidents […]

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Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Sopore massacre: HR group holds protest, demands justice

Srinagar: International Forum for Justice/Human Rights Forum on Saturday held a protest demonstration here on 25th anniversary of Sopore massacre. Over 50 people were killed in the massacre by paramilitary Border Security Forces. Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, chairman of the rights group, said: “We came here to protest and demand justice. The justice should be given […]

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IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

IAS, KAS among 14 officers transferred

Srinagar: One IAS and four KAS were among 14 officers transferred by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on Saturday. According to separate orders, Owais Ahmed (IAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Karnah-Tangdhar, has been transferred and posted as Deputy Secretary to the Government, Finance Department. Ghulam Mustafa Andrabi (KAS), Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Kangan, has been transferred and posted as […]

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Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Kupwara avalanches: Recovery ends, toll 11

Tassaduq Hussain Tangdhar: Rescuers pulled the final dead bodies from the snow on Saturday afternoon, raising the final death toll in devastating avalanches near Sadna Top in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to 11. Official sources told INS that with the recovery of the bodies of ten persons near ‘Khooni Nallah’ area, everyone person known to […]

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Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches

Mehbooba ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in avalanches Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday said she was ‘distressed’ over loss of lives in a snow avalanche at Sadhna Top in Kupwara. At least ten persons were killed in the avalanches at Sadna Top in north Kashmir district. “Distressed over the loss of lives in […]

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Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara avalanche: Rescuers find 3 bodies, 4 persons still missing

Kupwara: Rescuers working through the night pulled three bodies from snow after an avalanche near Sadhana Pass in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Officials told INS that three bodies, two female and one male, were retrieved from the site during the night-long rescue operation by a joint team of army, police and locals. […]

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Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Yearning for justice 25 years after Sopore massacre

Sopore: January 6, 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Sopore massacre—in which 56 men lost their lives and six others were injured. The long arm of the law, as they say, has failed to catch those behind the carnage, the memories of which remain fresh in minds and hearts of people, especially the […]

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Avalanche aftermath: Govt orders restricting traffic on vulnerable rounds

Avalanche aftermath: Govt orders restricting traffic on vulnerable rounds

Jammu: In wake of snow avalanches in Kupwara district coupled with adverse weather predictions, Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir has directed that movement of traffic should be restricted on vulnerable roads. He asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan to monitor the joint rescue operations launched by Army, […]

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Thousands of people offer prayers at ‘Dastageer Sahib’ shrine

Thousands of people offer prayers at ‘Dastageer Sahib’ shrine

  Thousands of people offer prayers at Dastageer Sahib (RA) shrine at Khanyar in Old City on Friday. Photo: Zahoor Zargar

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Beacon officer found dead under snow mass in Kupwara

Beacon officer found dead under snow mass in Kupwara

Srinagar: A Beacon officer who was swept away by an avalanche, has been found dead in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Friday . As reported earlier, two beacon officials came under a snow avalanche adjacent to Sadhna top. While one of them was injured, an in-charge sector commander of beacon (hawaldar) was swept away. […]

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8-year-old rescued in Kupwara avalanche

8-year-old rescued in Kupwara avalanche

Kupwara: An eight-year-old boy, who was among six persons swept away by a snow avalanche, has been rescued and shifted to Kupwara. As reported earlier, sumo (JKO9A -3249) travelling from Kupwara towards Tangdhar was hit by an avalanche near Sadna top. Sulieman (8 ) has een rescued and shifted to DH Kupwara. Reports said while […]

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Beacon officer among seven missing in Kupwara avalanches

Beacon officer among seven missing in Kupwara avalanches

Srinagar: Seven persons, including a Beacon officer are missing after separate avalanches hit Sadhna Top in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday. Official sources said that two Beacon officials were swept away by the avalanche. While one of them survived and was injured, another, a beacon officer (sector) who has been identified […]

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MDF demands inclusion of staff working on HDF in SRO-520

MDF demands inclusion of staff working on HDF in SRO-520

Muzamil Shah Srinagar: Medical Employee’s Federation on Thursday demanded inclusion of staff working on Hospital development fund (HDF) under SRO-520. The MEF held a meeting in Chest Disease Hospital here in Srinagar which was headed by Chairman Shabir Ahmed Langoo. Addressing media later, Langoo said: “The exclusion of staff working on Hospital Development Fund (HDF) […]

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Sopore girls rebuff BJP claims to be party’s ‘Mahila Morcha workers’

Sopore girls rebuff BJP claims to be party’s ‘Mahila Morcha workers’

Peerzada Waseem  Sopore: A group of girls from Sopore on Thursday rejected Bharatiya Janata Party’s claims of being its ‘Mahila Morcha workers’, claiming that they were shocked to see their pictures on social media as the ruling party members clicked their photographs after posing to be from social welfare department and offered them livelihood benefits […]

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Slain youth’s family deny BJP’s ‘active member’ claims

Slain youth’s family deny BJP’s ‘active member’ claims

Sopore: Hours after ruling BJP claimed affiliation of slain 25-year-old youth with the party, his family denied it as “baseless” and demanded a thorough investigation to nab those behind the killing. Family of the slain youth, Arif Ahmad Sofi from Unisoo in North Kashmir, on Thursday evening termed said that their son was never an […]

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Police officer manhandles women protesters in Jammu

Police officer manhandles women protesters in Jammu

A male police officer can be seen purportedly assaulting women employees of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) during a protest in Jammu on Wednesday

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Unknown gunmen kill youth in Sopore

Unknown gunmen kill youth in Sopore

  Sopore: Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday evening shot dead a 25-year-old youth at Herwan Bomia Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Official sources said that the gunmen fired upon the youth, Arif Ahmad Sofi (25) son of Mohammad Maqbool Sofi of Wahipora Unisoo at Herwan Bomia Sopore. He was rushed to the local hospital where […]

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Sumo drivers, plying from Lal Chowk-Harwan, protest in Srinagar

Sumo drivers, plying from Lal Chowk-Harwan, protest in Srinagar

Srinagar: Sumo drivers plying from Lal Chowk to Harwan on Wednesday protested against traffic department. The protesting drivers told media that the traffic department was not allowing them to stop on stations and “unnecessarily challan” them. “Now a days we are not allowed to enter to Lal chowk as the SSP traffic says that you […]

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Govt forms panel to engage experts for Anantnag master plan

Govt forms panel to engage experts for Anantnag master plan

Srinagar: The state government on Wednesday constituted a 4-member headed Deputy Commissioner Anantnag formalize the roadmap for engagement of experts for preparation of Master Plan and Zonal Plans of Anantnag City. The committee also comprising Chief Town Planner Kashmir, Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Committee Anantnag and Financial Advisor Chief Accounts Officer has been also tasked […]

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Cable Car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: Govt

Cable Car proposed for Loran, Tosamaidan: Govt

Jammu: Minister of State for Tourism Priya Sethi on Wednesday said the government was contemplating to develop Cable Car in Loran and Tosamaidan to tap tourism potential of these areas. Responding to a question raised by legislator Shah Mohammad Tantray in the House, the Minister informed that the State Cable Car Corporation Ltd is going […]

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Motion of Thanks on Guv’s Address: Legislator demands dialogue with stakeholders

Motion of Thanks on Guv’s Address: Legislator demands dialogue with stakeholders

Jammu: Several Members on Wednesday participated in discussion on Motion of Thanks on Governors Address in the Legislative Assembly and one of them, MLA Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, called for initiating dialogue with all stakeholders to resolve the Kashmir problem besides involving youth in the peace process. He also asked the government to take all possible […]

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Cold conditions unabated; MeT forecast scattered rain, snow in Kashmir on Jan 5

Cold conditions unabated; MeT forecast scattered rain, snow in Kashmir on Jan 5

Srinagar: The weatherman on Wednesday forecast scattered rain or snow in Kashmir on January 5 even as night temperatures remained below sub-zero in the Valley. An official of the meteorological department said that this summer capital of the state experienced another freezing night as minimum temperature settled at 4.1 degrees Celsius below zero as against […]

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JeM’s Fardeen remembered as soft-spoken, hardworking friend

JeM’s Fardeen remembered as soft-spoken, hardworking friend

Tral: A day after 16-year-old Fardeen Khanday was laid to rest with thousands of people participating in his funeral, on Tuesday friends remembered the “soft-spoken and hardworking” teen. Fardeen was among three Jash-e-Mohammad militants who were killed after mounting a ‘fidayeen’ (suicide) attack on paramilitary CRPF training camp at Lethpora area of Pulwama district on […]

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Sentry of police station Pulwama fires on ‘suspicion movement’

Sentry of police station Pulwama fires on ‘suspicion movement’

Srinagar: A sentry guarding police station Pulwama fired few shots after observing some ‘suspicious movement’ on Tuesday evening. There was no report of any loss of life even as police has launched searches in the area, official sources said. “Some suspicious moment was felt by sentry guarding Police station Pulwama, he fired some gun shots […]

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JKB, police join hands to work on drug de-addiction

JKB, police join hands to work on drug de-addiction

Srinagar: As a significant step of collective initiative and responsibility towards the society, Director General of Police SP vaid and Chairman and CEO, J&K Bank, Parvez Ahmed announced to join hands to work together on Drug De-addiction in J&K state. Parvez Ahmed called on Vaid on Tuesday and discussed the security of bank’s Cash vans […]

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Elderly woman suffers severe burn injuries after house fire in Sopore

Elderly woman suffers severe burn injuries after house fire in Sopore

Sopore: A septuagenarian woman sustained severe burn injuries after her house caught on fire in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday evening. Reports said fire broke out in house of one Parvaiz Ahmed Hajam at Hajam Mohallah Arampora area of this apple town. The fire emanated from kitchen of the house and […]

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3 ADGPs appointed, G A Mir as CID J&K

3 ADGPs appointed, G A Mir as CID J&K

Srinagar: The State Government on Tuesday ordered posting of three Additional Director General of Police in the interest of administrations. An order issued by state’s home department announced that Abdul Ghani Mir (IPS), upon his promotion as Additional Director General of Police, has been posted as ADGP CID, J&K, against an available vacancy. Mohd Sulaiman […]

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Continued political ‘vacuum’ has affected State’s HR situation, growth: NC

Continued political ‘vacuum’ has affected State’s HR situation, growth: NC

Srinagar: Expresses deep concern over the “worsening situation” in Jammu and Kashmir, opposition National Conference on Tuesday said that the continued “political vacuum” has affected the State’s Human Rights situation, economy and growth adversely. In a memorandum to governor, the National Conference said that “already alarming level of alienation in the Valley, as evidenced by […]

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House remembers former lawmakers

House remembers former lawmakers

Jammu: Members of state legislature on Tuesday paid rich tributes to former lawmakers in the state. Speaking on the Obituary Reference in the Lower House on the first day of the Budget session, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti described the former legislators as men of impeccable record and honesty who all along worked tirelessly for the […]

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26000 foreigners among 12 lakh tourists visited J&K in 2017: Govt

26000 foreigners among 12 lakh tourists visited J&K in 2017: Govt

Srinagar: The state government on Tuesday said that over 1.2 million (12 lakh) tourist, 26000 of them foreigners, visited Jammu and Kashmir last year. “Tourism is the mainstay of our economy. Around 1.2 million tourists, including over 26,000 foreigners, visited the State during 2017, despite unrest in the Valley and less than fair reporting by […]

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Battle is not on streets but to counter ‘deviation’ of youth: Govt

Battle is not on streets but to counter ‘deviation’ of youth: Govt

Srinagar: The ruling PDP-BJP combine in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday said the real battle was not on the streets “but to combat and counter the deviation of the younger generation from the inherited values of our society.” “Government is aware of the growing aspirations of our students, some of whom have secured outstanding achievements […]

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Need to learn from 2016 happenings, regain lost trust: PDP-BJP alliance

Need to learn from 2016 happenings, regain lost trust: PDP-BJP alliance

Srinagar: The ruling PDP-BJP alliance on Tuesday underscored need for learning from happenings in 2016 and need to regain the “lost trust” and negate the “misgivings in certain sections of society” in the state. “We must learn from the happenings in 2016 and focus on issues relating to the interests of the neglected and marginalized […]

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Cold snap continues, deep in south Kashmir

Cold snap continues, deep in south Kashmir

Srinagar: The summer capital of the state experienced another freezing night with temperature hovering below four degrees Celsius even as south Kashmir parts were colder than other parts in the Valley. The night temperature in Srinagar settled at 4.3 degrees Celsius below zero as against minus 4.4 degrees Celsius the previous night, the coldest of […]

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Police arrests 8 persons with 5kg ‘ganja’ in Zakura Srinagar

Police arrests 8 persons with 5kg ‘ganja’ in Zakura Srinagar

Srinagar: Police on Monday arrested eight persons with five kilograms of ‘ganja’ during a ‘naka checking’ party at Zakura in outskirts of Srinagar. Official sources said that the naka was laid by police at Takia Sangrishi in Khimbar area of Zakura and eight persons were arrested on Monday evening. “During their personal search about 5kg […]

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PaK President urges for resolving of Kashmir issue according UN resolution

PaK President urges for resolving of Kashmir issue according UN resolution

Muzaffarabad: Pakistan-administrate Kashmir, President Masood Ahmed Khan has called for resolving the Kashmir issue in line with the resolutions of United Nations and as per wishes of Kashmiris. According to reports, during an interview he said ‘Kashmiris have been struggling to get independence from India and New Delhi is committing human rights violations in the […]

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OIC reacts to Indian position on its resolution on Kashmir issue

OIC reacts to Indian position on its resolution on Kashmir issue

Jeddah: The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reacted to the recent press release issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the resolution adopted on Jammu and Kashmir by the 44th session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) held in Abidjan, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, in July […]

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2 new death cases of MERS reported in Saudi Arabia

2 new death cases of MERS reported in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: A 58-year-old Saudi man and a 50-year-old male expatriate died Thursday of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS) in Saudi Arabia’s Hail and Khamis Mushayt, respectively, the Health Ministry said Friday. Two new cases, female expatriates aged 38 and 42, were diagnosed with the virus in Dawmat Al-Jandal in Al-Jouf province. Earlier this week, […]

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PaK President asks Kashmiri community in US to maintain close liaison with members of American politicians

PaK President asks Kashmiri community in US to maintain close liaison with members of American politicians

Islamabad: Pakistan administrated Kashmir President Masood Khan has asked the Pakistani and Kashmiri community in the United States to maintain close liaison with members of American politicians. According to reports, he said while talking to a visiting delegation led by leader of Justice and Freedom Party Sardar Imtiaz Gharralvi in Islamabad on Wednesday. PaK President said […]

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‘Entire nation firmly stand with oppressed people of Kashmir’: Pak PM

‘Entire nation firmly stand with oppressed people of Kashmir’: Pak PM

Islamabad: Government of Pakistan and the entire nation firmly stand with oppressed people of Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said. According to reports, he was talking to Pakistan-administrated Kashmir (PaK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in Islamabad on Monday. Pakistan Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to […]

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‘Indian army is deliberately targeting civilians along LoC’: Pak Defence Minister

‘Indian army is deliberately targeting civilians along LoC’: Pak Defence Minister

Islamabad: Three hundred and nineteen ceasefire violations have been committed by ‘Indian troops’ since November last year Pakistan National Assembly was informed on Monday. According to reports, responding to a question, during a question hour in the Assembly, Pakistan’s Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan informed the House that sixty-six civilians were killed and two […]

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Pakistan’s overtures should not be construed as weakness: Khawaja Asif

Pakistan’s overtures should not be construed as weakness: Khawaja Asif

Sialkot: Pakistani Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said Pakistan wants to build good neighbourly relations with India. According to media reports, while talking to media reporters in Sialkot on Sunday, he expressed regret over the cold Indian response to Pakistan’s peace overtures. He said India is continuously violating ceasefire at the Line […]

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Rs 22 billion budget: PaK PM has thanked Pak govt for hundred percent increase in budget

Rs 22 billion budget: PaK PM has thanked Pak govt for hundred percent increase in budget

Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan has pledged to provide all basic facilities of life to every village of the state in next four years. Talking to different delegations in Islamabad on Sunday, he thanked government of Pakistan for hundred percent increase in development budget of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir, reports said. He […]

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Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in a ruthless display of force: Amnesty

Israeli forces carry out violent hospital raids in a ruthless display of force: Amnesty

London: Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients, said Amnesty International. The raids on an Al-Makassed hospital in east Jerusalem took place as tensions escalated in Jerusalem and across the […]

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Morocco approves Islamic banking service

Morocco approves Islamic banking service

Rabat: The Sharia Committee of the Moroccan government on Tuesday approved the operations of Islamic banks. The permit came in a book issued by Bank Al-Maghrib, the central bank in the country, for the participating banks which want to open Islamic channels within their services. Islamic banking institutions will begin marketing their services to the […]

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Pakistan will not abandon Kashmiris struggle to right to self-determination: PaK PM

Pakistan will not abandon Kashmiris struggle to right to self-determination: PaK PM

Mirpur: Prime Minister of Pakistan-administrated Kashmir (PaK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan has said that indigenous struggle of Kashmiri people for freedom in Kashmir cannot be suppressed through ‘brutal Indian force’, reports said. He was talking to various delegations who called on him in Mirpur on Sunday, reports said. Farooq Haider said that Pakistan will not […]

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Yemen: Cholera medicines held by Houthis in Al Hudaydah exposed to damage

Yemen: Cholera medicines held by Houthis in Al Hudaydah exposed to damage

Al Hudaydah: The Houthi militias have been reportedly holding three vehicles loaded with cholera medications for a fourth day in a row in Al Hudaydah province, west of Yemen. Local sources confirmed to Al Arabiya News that Al Hudaydah customs director, who was appointed by Houthi militias, is holding aid medicines and insists on imposing […]

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Erdogan urges ‘immediate’ end to Al-Aqsa restrictions

Erdogan urges ‘immediate’ end to Al-Aqsa restrictions

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called for an immediate end to Israel’s new restrictions at the compound of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque, Anadolu Agency reported. “Metal detectors and other restrictions should be immediately lifted and returned to the status quo. Everyone should be guarded against provocations at this sensitive time,” Erdogan said in […]

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3 Palestinians killed in clashes, 3 Israelis stabbed to death

3 Palestinians killed in clashes, 3 Israelis stabbed to death

Jerusalem: At least three Palestinians were killed and several hundred people wounded Friday as worshippers clashed with Israeli security forces outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in violence prompted by the installation of metal detectors at its entry point. Meanwhile, Three Israeli civilians have been stabbed to death in a settlement near Ramallah in the occupied […]