Biggest Cyber Attack Causes Global Internet Slowdown

LONDON: One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services and the disruption could get worse, experts said on Wednesday, after an organisation blocking “spam” content became a target. Spamhaus, a London and Geneva-based non-profit group which helps weed out unsolicited “spam” messages for email providers, said it had been subjected to […]

Tearful Sanjay Dutt to return to jail

MUMBAI: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt broke down in tears on Thursday as he announced he was abandoning his battle to avoid being sent back to jail for buying weapons from Mumbai gangsters. Supporters had been urging Dutt to apply for a pardon after India’s Supreme Court last week sentenced him to five years for buying […]

12 Die in Attack on Damascus University

DAMASCUS — Mortar shells slammed into a cafeteria at Damascus University Thursday, killing at least 12 people, mostly students,  reports said. It was the deadliest in a string of such attacks on President Bashar Assad’s seat of power, state media said. US backed rebels began firing shells at the capital earlier this year, and the […]

£2m book deal: Malala Yousufzai’s story to be published

LONDON: Fifteen year old Pakistani child activist Malala Yousufzai’s struggle for education will be read worldwide in a book deal reported to be around £2m according to The Guardian. The book titled “I am Malala” will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of […]

Four Serving JK Ministers In Graft Net

JAMMU:  Four serving ministers in the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir are facing corruption charges before State Accountability Commission (SAC) apart from seven former members of the cabinet, the assembly was told on Thursday. All the four ministers in the graft net belong to the Congress. Cases against four sitting ministers and six […]

Attack On Dy Sarpanch A Publicity Stunt: Police

SRINAGAR: The attack on a deputy sarpanch in Kupwara on Wednesday was an elaborate hoax played by the rural representative for publicity and settling scores with  rivals, the police said today.   “No one shot him. We have released the three persons whom we had arrested, and it has been proved that deputy sarpanch Noor […]

Police Says Fidayeen, Mother Says Arrested By Army 10 Yrs Ago

SRINAGAR: A Srinagar youth who, according to the police, is planning a fidayeen attack in the city, was arrested by the army in 2003 and is untraced since, his frantic mother said on Thursday. Holding protests along with her Lawaypora family at the press enclave here, Farida Bano said that her son, Shaukat Ahmad Paul, […]

Businesses Hit Due to Strike

Stray stone pelting incidents reported from some places SRINAGAR:  Business activities were hit in the Kashmir Valley due to the strike called by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM) as per its weekly protest programme.  Though major markets and educational institutions remained closed in most of the parts of Srinagar, private transport plied smoothly and on many […]

Mirwaiz Freed From House Detention

SRINAGAR: A day after he filed a writ petition in the High Court challenging his continued house arrest, authorities today lifted restrictions placed on the movement of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq. “The restrictions on Mirwiaz were lifted late last night after he (Mirwaiz) filed a writ petition in the High Court through […]

Police Raids Yasin Malik’s Residence

SRINAGAR: Police backed by paramilitary CRPF raided the residence of Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik late on Thursday, a JKLF spokesman said. He said government forces cordoned off Maisuma locality and conducted searches in the residence of Malik and his maternal uncle besides Maqbool Manzil, the headquarters of the JKLF. […]

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