Is Mufti Sayeed committing political hara-kiri by forming Govt with BJP?

The PDP patron built his reputation on the promise on ‘self-rule’. Now, as he seemingly reneges on that pledge, resentment is rising in Kashmir valley and within his party. The deal may not have been sealed as yet, but it is now an almost forgone conclusion that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s Peoples Democratic Party will form […]

Why stray dogs are Kashmir’s latest threat

The streets of Srinagar have witnessed much killing in the past two decades of conflict. However, as the violence has ebbed, residents are facing an unusual enemy – stray dogs. The canines have been storming its streets, chasing cars, pulling down bicycle riders and often attacking pedestrians and school children. In some cases, even soldiers […]

IS declares expansion into AfPak, India

  New Delhi: Barely four months after al Qaeda announced the formation of a new wing for the Indian subcontinent, the Islamic State (IS) militant group has named a breakaway Pakistani Taliban commander as its chief for Khurasan, the historic name for the area encompassing Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India. In a video posted […]

IS operative admits getting funds via US

ISLAMABAD: A man believed to be a Pakistani commander of Islamic State or Daish, Yousaf al Salafi, has confessed to law enforcement agencies in Pakistan to getting funds via the United States, according to a leading Pakistani newspaper siting its sources. Salafi and two companions were arrested in Lahore, Pakistan on January 22, according local […]

Suicide attack on Afghan funeral kills 16

KABUL: A suicide bomb attack on a funeral in east Afghanistan killed 16 people and injured another 39 on Thursday, a local official said. Militants targeted the ceremony, which was apparently being held for victims of an earlier militant attack. No group has said they carried out the suicide bombing, in Laghman province, but officials […]

White House declines to call Taliban ‘terrorists’

WASHINGTON: The White House on Thursday declined to describe Afghanistan’s Taliban as a terrorist group, prompting consternation from the right, which accused President Barack Obama’s administration of being out of touch. “They do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism, they do pursue terror attacks in an effort to advance their agenda,” said White […]

Nasrallah Lashes Out at Israel Over Syria Attack

BEIRUT: Head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has lashed out at Tel Aviv regime for the recent killing of a number of its members, saying the Middle East region is suffering from “a cancerous growth called Israel.” Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks on Friday during a speech about the Israeli attack […]

French police question 8-year-old student

FRANCE: An eight-year-old boy in France was questioned by police for half an hour Wednesday after he allegedly made comments in school in praise of terrorists, police said. The child triggered concern when he refused to take part in a minute’s silence at his school in the southern city of Nice after gunmen shot dead […]

Soon, ‘probiotic pill’ may make diabetes history

LONDON: A new research has revealed that probiotic helps diabetes treatment in rats, suggesting that it can lead to human remedy. The Cornell University researchers engineered a strain of lactobacillus, a human probiotic common in the gut, to secrete a Glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and then administered it orally to diabetic rats for 90 days […]

Implementation of Section 4 . J&K RTI Movement welcomes govt decision

Srinagar: J&K RTI Movement has welcomed the latest orders from the Government asking all the administrative secretaries to ensure that the provisions of Section 4 (Pro-Active disclosure) which “we consider as soul and life blood of the J&K RTI Act (2009), are implemented in letter and spirit so that the relevant information was available on […]