Targeting Hezbollah In Beirut

Outside Makfouz Rouweiss store, Dahiyeh: This observer was sitting with my friend Zuhair on my balcony in south Beirut, when at 6:20 pm on 8/15/13 there was a huge blast that seemed to shake our 12 story concrete building more than the one just down the street did on July 9. We both leaned over […]

Who Killed Benazir?

ISLAMABAD: Heraldo Munoz, the lead United Nations (UN) investigator in a probe into former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, doubts the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) independently carried out the attack, but does not discount suspicions about involvement of intelligence operatives in her murder and later covering up of evidence. An adaptation from Mr Munoz’s upcoming […]

Egypt court orders release of Mubarak

CAIRO: Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled President Mohammed Mursi. Convening on Wednesday at the Cairo jail where Mubarak is held, the court upheld a petition from his lawyer demanding the […]

LOC tensions unlikely to halt SAARC trade: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Tensions between regional powers – Pakistan and India – will not dent the policy of linking regional countries through trade – a stance that a top Pakistani government aide says will be reemphasised by the Defence Committee of cabinet in its upcoming meeting. “Any abnormal situation in any of Saarc (South Asian Association for […]

Gurez Tourism Festival Begins

‘Gurez crown of Kashmir, unlocked new vistas for promotion of tourism’ GURAZ: Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir has said that all available resources would be utilized to promote tourism in the State which is a main source of income for Jammu and Kashmir adding that Gurez is crown of Kashmir  and has opened […]

Indian expats cashing in on falling rupee

DUBAI: Concerns mounted over the state of the Indian economy as the country’s currency plummeted to another record low against the dollar and shares continued their slide on Tuesday. The Indian rupee, Asia’s worst-performing currency this year slid to 64.13 rupees to the dollar in morning trading, past its previous low of 63.22 on Monday, […]

Kargil Goes To Polls For Hill Council Today

KARGIL: Preparations for the elections of the Kargil Hill Development Council have been completed and polls are being conducted on Thursday. Election Authority of LAHDC Kargil and Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Mr. Fida Hussain took stock of the preparations while touring various areas of the district today. As many as 4 election observers, 26 returning officers, […]

Protests Against ‘Molestation’ of Minor

Kulgam:  Massive protest broke out in South Kashmir’s Bugam area of Kulgam district on Wednesday as people took to streets against the alleged molestation of a 7 year old girl by his relative. At least nine persons, including six policemen, were injured in clashes between protesters  and police. People alleged that CRPF and Police personnel […]

Jama’at Submits Memo to UNMOGIP on Egypt

SRINAGAR: Jama’at-e-Islami Kashmir today presented a memorandum to the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon demanding action against the military rulers responsible for massacre of hundreds of peaceful protestors in Egypt. The delegation comprising of Naib Ameer, Nazir Ahmad Raina, General Secretary, Dr. Abdul Hameed Fayaz, spokesperson Zahid Ali, and Maulana Tariq Ahmad Makki presented the […]

RTI activist attacked in Budgam

SRINAGAR: J&K RTI Movement strongly condemns the frightful attack on a senior RTI Activist and coordinator Tosamaidan bachave front,Nazir Lone.Nazir was today attacked by Local Panchayat body on the behest of BDO Khag who is very infamous among activist circles because of his high headedness. The concerned BDO has a very poor record of either […]

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