Kashmir Inc Concerned over Poor Show at German Fair

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern over poor response to the Kashmir businesses at Domtex Hannover- 2015 fair in Germany. KCC&I President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, who visited  the  fair has reported that the crisis at the handicraft export market especially of silk carpets, witnessed at the Domotex Hannover fair […]

ISIS beheads Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one

BEIRUT: A video has reportedly appeared on the internet showing one of the Japanese hostages held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rebels. He claimed his companion was executed and said the Islamic State want him swapped for a female suicide bomber. Kenji Goto shows a picture of the beheaded body of his […]

Defence deals to be centre stage of Obama visit

New Delhi :Barack Obama will be the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day parade on Jan. 26. On display will be the country’s military hardware, much of which dates from the Soviet era. One of the topics of discussion when Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be how to upgrade India’s defense […]

Iran Foreign Minister On Rare Visit To Saudi

RIYADH: Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed. Saudi officials greeted foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after he landed at a military airport in the capital Riyadh. Iran and Saudi Arabia, the region’s foremost […]

Muslims, mosques targeted in Germany amid rise of Islamophobia

HAMBURG: The chairman of Germany’s Central Council of Muslims says Muslims and mosques are being increasingly targeted in the country following the rise of Islamophobia in Europe. “Insults against Muslims, often women with a headscarf, vandalism against mosques and violence against imams have become a daily occurrence,” said Aiman Mazyek on Saturday. Mazyek held the […]

9-year-old brothers left home alone for 120 days: How did they survive?

NEW YORK: A real-life “Home Alone” story of twin 9-year-old brothers in New Hampshire who managed to basically take care of themselves for a third of a year is in part a case of child endangerment, but also, upon closer inspection, a stunning tale of childhood ingenuity. Few would agree with decisions made by the […]

Mufti Breaks Silence, Says Trying for Common Ground with BJP

‘Will never sell the mandate; JK interest paramount for govt formation’ SRINAGAR: Breaking his silence over the government formation in Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Saturday asserted that his party would not sell its mandate for the sake of power. He however admitted that “track two” dialogue with BJP […]

Army Says, JUD Ban ‘Important Announcement’

SRINAGAR: The army Saturday said the imposition of ban by Pakistan on Jamat-ud-Da’wah (JuD) led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was an ‘important announcement’ and the events post-ban would be monitored. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a blood donation camp in Badami Bagh cantonment here, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps, Lt General […]

Geelani Unhappy At JUD Ban

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Saturday expressed displeasure over Pakistan government’s decision to ban Jamat-ud-Dawah led by India’s ‘most wanted’ Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The Pakistan Government recently said it has banned several outfits in the country including Haqqani Network, a Taliban affiliate responsible for dozens of high profile attacks in Afghanistan […]

Obama’s India Visit, Security Heightened In Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Amid heightened security, the government forces Saturday intensified frisking across Kashmir ahead of Republic Day on January 26. The security has been further tightened in view of US president Barak Obama’s visit to New Delhi. Hundreds of police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in the capital city and they were seen conducting thorough […]

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