Khamenei Issues Fatwa against Muslims Discord

TEHRAN: Supreme leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has condemned the attempts made by certain countries and parties to create tension and dispute among various sects of Muslims and reiterated that sowing discord among Muslims was “religiously banned”. “I declare once again that any statement and action that will ignite the […]

Avoid divisions, sectarianism: Grand Mufti

MOUNT ARAFAT: In his annual sermon, top Saudi cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh urged Muslims to avoid divisions, chaos and sectarianism, without explicitly speaking of the turmoil unleashed by the Arab Spring. “Your nation is a trust with you. You must safeguard its security, stability and resources,” the cleric, who heads Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body, […]

Pilgrims Mount Arafat In Haj Climax

MECCA: Seeking forgiveness from Allah and praying for an end to disputes and bloodshed, nearly two million Muslim pilgrims ascended Mount Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, Monday in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina. Helicopters hovered overhead and thousands of […]

Eid Rush Chokes City Markets

SRINAGAR: With only two days left to Eid-al-Azha, shoppers were seen snapping up clothes, shoes and gifts across Kashmir. Shopping malls and markets were full of customers. Once again, the hottest items are confectionary, clothes, cosmetics, shoes, gifts and toys, shopkeepers said. Despite traffic police stepping up patrols in the city to ensure motorists do […]

Septicemia main cause of infant deaths: Report

Pentavalent Vaccine safe for children: Dr. Arora SRINAGAR: Claiming that ‘Septicemia’ has been the major cause of recent infant deaths in G.B.Panth Hospital, the  five-member central team Monday said that these infants were suffering from various diseases like pneumonia and meningitis while some of them were suffering from liver disorders. Addressing a press conference in […]

3 Get 3 Yrs Lifer In 7 Year Old Murder Case

SRINAGAR: The Principal Sessions court Shopian Monday sentenced three murder convicts to rigorous life imprisonment with fine of Rs. 50,000. The three convicts, including a father and son duo were convicted of murdering a person when he was offering Azaan in 2007. The court of sentenced three convicts Abdul Rashid Wani, Sajad Ahmad Wani both […]

Farooq Renzu Lands In Congress

SRINAGAR: Former high profile bureaucrat Khwaja Farooq Renzu Shah and fourteen others formally joined Congress party today. PCC Chief Prof Saifudin Soz said membership of Renzu and others was accepted by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday. “A list of some prominent people was forwarded to the Congress High Command long ago but the UPA […]

I Am Still Secetary To Dr Farooq: Goni

SRINAGAR: Hours after the State Congress chief announced the induction of some ‘prominant’ citizens into Congress following their approval by the party high command, Mohammad Aslam Goni, whose name surfaced in the list of new entrants, disaccociated from the Congress party. Goni told local news agenct the KNS: “This is baseless information. I have never […]

Rs 25 Cr Stamp Duty Evasion: Tehsildar Suspended

SRINAGAR: In-charge Tehsildar North, Srinagar was placed under suspension today pending formal enquiry in the mutation case involving land measuring 1787 kanals worth crores of rupees. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir  Shailendra Kumar has constituted a 3-member inquiry committee to look into the involvement of in-charge Tehsildar North, Srinagar Mohammad Bashir Rather for passing orders on mutations […]

Muslims Throng Mina As Hajj 2013 Begins

MINA: Some two million Muslims thronged Mina Valley from the holy city of Mecca to start the annual hajj pilgrimage Sunday, with numbers down on fears of the MERS virus and Saudi cuts. Authorities announced at noon that all the pilgrims had reached Mina from nearby Mecca, following in the footsteps of Prophet Mohammed some […]