Modi and Netanyahu discuss defence cooperation, West Asia in rare meeting

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to boost cooperation on Sunday in the most substantive interaction between the two countries’ leaders in 11 years. The two prime ministers both appeared upbeat as they met at a New York hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, […]

Saudi’s warn of civil war in Yemen

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence which could damage regional security, after fighters from Shia Ansarullah party overran the capital last week. Prince Saud al-Faisal, the kingdom’s Foreign Minister, called at the United Nations for immediate implementation of a UN-brokered peace deal which he said had been […]

Media censor Argentina president’s remarks at UN

NEW YORK: Mainstream media outlets have censored the comments made by the Argentine president at the United Nations General Assembly where she harshly criticized the US international policies. During her speech before the United Nations 69th General Assembly on September 24, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner covered a variety of issues from economic reforms […]

UAE to host ‘Muslim? Wise Men Council’

ABU DHABI: Participants at the ‘Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies’ have recommended the creation of an Abu Dhabi-based Islamic council, comprising prominent and wise scholars, and mandated to help extinguish the raging fires in Islamic nations. The proposed body, will be named ‘Muslim Wise Men Council’ with bylaws scheduled for issuance during the […]

Flood Losses in Excess of Rs 1 Lakh Crore

12.5 lakh families affected; Detailed memo of damages, relief package being readied: CS SRINAGAR: The state government on Monday said the preliminary assessment of cumulative losses due to floods in the state was in excess of Rs 1,00,000 crore and expressed hope that the Centre will go out of its way to provide succour to […]

JK Sending Relief, Rehab Proposal to GOI

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday said that a comprehensive proposal for rehabilitation of flood affected including compensation to the agriculturists, horticulturists, industrialists, traders, hoteliers, houseboat owners and other who suffered losses in the devastating flood, is being preferred to the Government of India for approval and early release of funds under the ‘Special Rehabilitation […]

Flood Response: Mufti Calls for High Level Probe

SRINAGAR: Calling for a high level inquiry into the management of recent floods, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said it needs to be conclusively established whether every effort was made to save Srinagar and other areas from the deluge.  Addressing a meeting of the senior party leaders, legislators, constituency in charges and […]

Govt failed to probe cause of disaster: JKCCS

SRINAGAR: The havoc wrought by recent floods in Jammu and Kashmir has been man made, as much it was a natural calamity Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Societies (JKCCS) said today. “The complete failure of the State machinery in disaster preparedness, management and response have exacerbated the human, economic and infrastructural costs of the […]

Floods leave education sector in shambles

SRINAGAR: The recent floods have severely impacted the education system in Kashmir threatening career of thousands of students and creating a situation where the entire education sector faces imminent collapse if nothing is done to save it. According to the preliminary assessment made by Private Schools United Front (PSUF) the private schools have incurred a […]

Sonia Gandhi tours flood hit South Kashmir

SRINAGAR: After concluding her day long visit to flood affected areas in South Kashmir, Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday held a flood review meeting wherein she was briefed about rescue, relief and rehabilitation measures by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. The meeting was attended by almost all Congress ministers in the State council and some […]