JK Electorate Stands At 68.62 Lakh

SRINAGAR: The electoral roll in Jammu and Kashmir stands at 68.62 lakh, according to the latest voter census, with males outnumbering females by nearly 3 lakh. The revised rolls drawn up in an Election Commission of India exercise show an addition of 1.79 lakh voters, after deductions for deaths and migration.   Undertaken in the […]

Holy Quran Allows Polygamy, Not Encourages It: Court

NEW DELHI: A maulvi, accused of performing a girl’s marriage forcibly with a married man, has been denied anticipatory bail by a Delhi court which said the Sharia Law allows polygamy but only under special circumstances, a PTI report said Tuesday. The court denied the relief to Maulvi Mustafa Raja of Delhi dismissing his arguments […]

Pak, India Exchange Prisoner Lists

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over a list of Indian prisoners currently held in Pakistani prisons to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Tuesday in accordance with the Agreement on Consular Access signed between the two countries in 2008. The Agreement on Consular Access was signed on May 21, 2008 and requires […]

Suicide Spiral

Available figures suggest that at least 119 cases of suicide have been reported in the Kashmir Valley in the past year, translating roughly into one suicide every other day. Over a year ago, data from leading psychiatrists said that suicides had grown 400 per cent over the past twenty years.   They have not exactly […]

Yasin Malik Held On Way To Pulwama

SRINAGAR: The chairman of the JKLF, Muhammad Yasin Malik, was detained by the police along with several of his associates while heading for Pulwama, his party said. Malik was intercepted near the southern township of Pampore, and taken into custody, it said. The JKLF chief was accompanied by Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Mushtaq Ajmal, Basheer Ahmad […]

Red Jihad: Battle for South Asia

2014: Pakistan has transitioned into a full-fledged democracy and is reconciling with India. However, there are forces working against this fragile peace. A Pakistani jihadi leader, Yaseer Basheer, travels to the Red Corridor and enlists the support of an Indian Naxalite commander, Agyaat. Their plan: to unleash Pralay, Indias experimental intercontinental ballistic missile, on the […]

Wave of Attacks on Shia Pilgrims Kill 23 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — Insurgents launched a wave of attacks across Iraq on Monday, primarily targeting Shia pilgrims and killing at least 23 people, officials said. The attacks appeared aimed at undermining security and confidence in the government by fomenting sectarian conflict. Overall violence has dropped since the nation neared a civil war several years ago, but […]

119 Suicides In 2012: People Turning Insular, Society In False Competition

SRINAGAR: At least 119 cases of suicide were reported in the Kashmir Valley in the past year, with experts attributing the high incidence to tension-ridden life and mental stress. Available date shows a dramatic spike in the month of June this year with 20 reported cases, while January recorded the lowest over the 12-month period […]

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