Pulwama DC Office Gutted

PULWAMA: A large blaze Monday gutted the district magistrate’s office in Pulwama district, officials said. “Fire started in the office in Pulwama district around 3.30 p.m. Timely action by the staff of the office saved official records,” an official here told IANS. “Fire tenders were immediately pressed into service to douse the flames. Til last […]

Relations Sour Further: India Summons Pakistan Envoy

NEW DELHI: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to convey India’s displeasure with the Islamic Republic after the Islamabad High Court suspended the detention order of 26/11 terror attack accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi earlier in the day. The MEA, in a statement, said that the Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh has conveyed India’s strong concern […]

Valley Remains Under Grip of Severe Cold

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir valley and Ladakh region continued to remain under the grip of severe cold as the mercury remained below freezing point, affecting normal life. There will be no respite from the chilly conditions during the next 24 hours though rain or snow are expected at isolated places after December 31. Border town of […]

Nasreen Repatriated Via LoC

MUZAFFARABAD  – The Pakistan Army on Monday repatriated a 12-year-old girl, Nasreen who had entered Pakistan unintentionally at the Haji Peer Sector Bagh into Azad Kashmir. The army, after conducting investigations of the matter repatriated the girl at the Chakothi Crossing Point of the Line of Control (LoC). Nasreen is a resident of a village […]

Kulgam shuts against murder

Kulgam: Kulgam town Monday observed a shutdown against the alleged murder of a woman. Most of the shops remained closed while transport was off the roads. The locals of Akhran Nowpora hamlet staged a protest in Kulgam town demanding immediate arrest of the accused. They alleged that murders are roaming free due to inaction of […]

Palestinians to submit UN statehood bid

West Bank: Palestinians plan to submit a final draft of a statehood resolution to the United Nations on Monday calling for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end to occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017, officials said. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informed US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

Family of 10: We missed doomed AirAsia flight

Relatives of the passengers of Air Asia flight QZ8501 check the plane’s manifest at a crisis centre set up by local authorities at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Jakarta: An Indonesian family of 10 said Monday they had a miraculous escape when they arrived too late to catch AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which […]

5 commercial airline disasters in 2014

The loss of AirAsia flight QZ8501 marks the end of a dreadful year for commercial flight March 8: Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 The aircraft, with 239 passengers and crew onboard, disappeared on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. No trace of the aircraft has been found even after months of international aerial, ground and […]

Jet Airways plane hit by bird

KATHMANDU: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board landed under emergency conditions after it suffered a bird hit.  The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Jet Airways said.  “Jet Airways flight 9W 268 Mumbai to Kathmandu B737 experienced a bird ingestion on […]

Delhi freezes as cold kills over 130 in India

NEW DELHI: The federal government has on Monday confirmed that over 130 people have died so far due to the extreme cold wave conditions prevailing in north and east of India, including two homeless persons who froze to death in Delhi. NGOs and police put the figure much higher. Delhi Police claim to have recovered […]

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