PDD Snaps Power to Defaulter Politicians

SRINAGAR: Tightening the noose around “powerful and wilful” defaulters, the Power Development Department (PDD) disconnected electricity connections of some defaulter politicians. They have been asked to clear the pending electricity dues immediately. The politicians whose electricity connections were disconnected on Sunday include ruling National Conference Member Parliament Mohammad Shafi Uri who has balance of Rs 129330, […]

Forces Flout SHRC Ban, Use Pepper Gas

Its use in residential areas dangerous: Health experts SRINAGAR: Despite clear directions from the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) against the use of pepper gas to disperse protestors, Government has failed to control police and para-military forces who are using the deadly pepper gas against protestors in residential areas. Pertinent to mention that despite the […]

Revoke AFSPA as first step to resolve Kashmir: Mufti to centre

JAMMU: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the continued use of a law of emergency nature like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is against the letter and spirit of the constitution and amounts to denial of fundamental rights to life and liberty enshrined in it. Reiterating his party’s stand on the revocation of […]

Earth Hurtling Towards Temperatures Not Seen In 11,000 Years

LONDON: The world is on track to surpass temperatures not seen since the dawn of civilization, according to new research. Confirming “unprecedented” global warming, the new study published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science shows that the earth’s temperatures catapulted in just the last century at a rate that had previously taken 4,000 years. […]

Mob in Lahore Torches Christian Homes

LAHORE— Hundreds of people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore attacked a Christian neighborhood Saturday and set fire to homes after hearing accusations that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against  prophet, said a police officer. Blasphemy is a serious crime in Pakistan that can carry the death penalty but sometimes outraged residents exact […]

Bomb Detonated Inside Mosque in Pak, 6 Killed

PESHAWAR: At least six people were killed, and 24 were injured in a blast inside a mosque, near Meena Bazaar in Peshawar on Saturday, reported Express News. The blast ripped Jamia Chishtia mosque used by the followers of Barelvi sect. The bomb was planted near the front row of the congregation and people were getting […]

Palestine to Name Street after Chavez

RAMALLAH  – A street in al-Bireh near Ramallah in the central West Bank will be named after late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, says the city’s municipal council. The mayor Fawzi Abid announced the decision Saturday while a delegation of his municipality visited the Venezuelan embassy in al-Bireh to offer condolences.  “Chavez’s death is a loss […]

‘Hairat Symbolizes Kashmir’s Harmony’

SRINAGAR:  Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has greeted people on Mahashivratri wishing them happiness and well-being. In his felicitation message, the Chief Minister reminded the rich ethos of celebrating Hairat in Kashmir by Pandits and Muslims in a unique atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood. The Chief Minister expressed the hope that the pluralistic heritage of the […]

Killing of Tahir Sofi: Probe Yet To Begin

SRINAGAR: Baramulla district administration has not started its probe into the killing of a local resident Tahir Ahmed Sofi who lost his life in firing by govt forces.  “We are busy in maintaining law and order and once we will be free, investigation will be started,” Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Manzoor Ahmed Qadri who has […]

Pak PM Prays for Peace at Ajmer Shrine

JAIPUR: Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, on a private visit to the Ajmer shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, Saturday met External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid over lunch here, but no official talks were held between the two sides. Ashraf, along with his wife and other family members, later offered prayers in the shrine for […]