Gaza Operation is Because of Statehood Bid : Abbas

PA Chairman claims that the IDF operation in Gaza is meant at preventing the PA from seeking statehood at the United Nations. The IDF’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza is meant at preventing the Palestinian Authority from asking the United Nations to admit ‘Palestine’ as a non-member observer state, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed […]

Stopping the wolf in Gaza

Normally the Hamas-ruled Gaza isn’t supposed or expected to be at war with Israel, which Global Firepower says, has the world’s 10th strongest army and artillery for a conventional battle. But then, when did Gaza have any choice. Or when has world diplomacy avoided a ritualistic flare-up in this truncated portion of west Asia where […]

Chib, Bhalla Visits Narwal Blast Victims

‘Distributes interim relief among victims’  JAMMU – Minister for Medical Education, R.S. Chib, on Sunday visited government medical college, Jammu, to enquire about the health of Narwal blast sufferers that took place here last night. The minister asked the doctors about the status of injured and directed them to extend best medicare to them for […]

Param Peela Gurudwara Thrown Open, Taj Attends Inaugural Function

BARAMULLA – The Gurudawara of Param Peela in Uri, which suffered extensive damage during the earthquake of 2005, was thrown open today after completion of reconstruction works. Sikh devotees from all across the State attended the function at Gurudwara. The Gurudwara had suffered extensive damages in the said earthquake and even the Guru Granth sahib […]

25 Candidates Fray For MLC Seats In Jammu

JAMMU – Twenty five candidates are in fray for two seats of MLC from the Panchayat quota of Jammu division. This was stated by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, . Pradeep Gupta, who is also the Returning Officer for Jammu Division. The scrutiny of the forms was conducted by the Returning Officer yesterday in presence of the […]

Withdraw cases against stone-pelters:Eng Rashid

An independent Jammu and Kashmir MLA today said he will support the ruling NC-Congress alliance in the upcoming Legislative Council polls if the state government releases political prisoners and withdraws cases against the stone-pelters. “The NC-Congress coalition has sought my support for Legislative Council elections under the Panchayat quota. I will campaign for their candidates […]

Closure Remains Elusive

The families of five men killed in the fake encounter of 2000 are not convinced that a court martial will deliver justice, reports Baba Umar JUSTICE IN the Pathribal fake encounter case, in which five villagers were gunned down by the army on 25 March 2000, is being seen as a key to unlock the […]

Ways to halt Gaza attack probed

The Egyptian ambassador to Israel was recalled to protest against the killing of a Hamas leader during the strikes on Gaza, reports Reem Leila Turkish Prime Minister Rajab Erdogan arrived in Cairo this morning to discuss with President Mohamed Morsi the Israeli assault on Gaza. Erdogan and Morsi met for 40 minutes to study all […]

Pakistani plane with 183 people catches fire, lands safely

ISLAMABAD – A London-bound Pakistani plane made an emergency landing Sunday after it caught fire during take off from Jinnah International Airport in the port city of Karachi. There was no immediate report of anyone being injured. The Karachi-Lahore-London flight PK 787, reportedly carrying 167 passengers including the airline officials, landed safely at the airport.  […]

Israel bombs two Gaza media buildings, several hurt

GAZA – Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes on Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels.  The intensified airstrikes came as Egyptian-led attempts […]

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