‘Upsetting Nature’s balance against Islam’

TEHRAN: Supreme leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian government Sunday to take firm and serious steps to protect the country’s environment and green lands, saying Islam stresses on maintaining balance between human needs and environment. “Islam and the divine religions have always underlined the necessity for humans to feel responsible for the […]

PMO to circulate ‘model bill’ on cow slaughter

New Delhi: Cow slaughter is already illegal in most of India, where up to 24 out of 29 states currently have various regulations prohibiting either the slaughter or sale of cows. Yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office (PMO) is seriously mulling the idea of circulating a ‘Model Bill’ as enacted by states, including his home-state […]

KSA barters IS support for oil with Pak

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia’s request for military assistance from Pakistan to fend off a likely incursion from the expanding forces of the Islamic State militants gaining strength in neighbouring Iraq and Syria has reportedly put Pakistan in a fix as it ponders a suitable response. Occupied with fighting a host of its own ghosts at home […]

KSA becomes world’s top arms importer

LONDON: A queer combination of escalating regional tensions and oil, have propelled Saudi Arabia to become the number one importer of weapons and defensive systems, overtaking the previous record holder, India. A new report by IHS Jane 360 in its Global Defence Trade Report, which examined arms trade across 65 countries last year shows Saudi […]

Islamic State hangs corpses over Iraq city entrance

In its latest public display of barbarity, Islamic State (IS) militants hung bodies of men believed to be Iraqi soldiers from the entrance to a town in northern Iraq, Hawija. According to Daily Mail, the shocking images which emerged on social media show the men’s limp bodies suspended from their feet off a tall structure […]

N’Korean envoy caught smuggling 27kg of gold in Dhaka

DHAKA/ BANGLADESH: Bangladesh customs officials have seized gold worth around 130 million taka ($1.7m or £1.1m) from the hand luggage of a North Korean diplomat, authorities said. 170 gold bars weighing 27 kilograms was seized from the diplomat, Son Young Nam, First Secretary (commercial and economics) to the North Korean embassy in Dhaka, Kazi Md […]

All eyes on Apple’s Cook as Watch launch expected

  SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on Monday is expected to announce details of the first product developed under his leadership, a watch that Apple hopes will transform the market of wearable technology. The company provided a sneak preview of the “Apple Watch” in September, has shown it to fashionistas, and […]

Masarat Aalam’s Release: Prime Minister Angry, PDP Defiant

NEW DELHI: After ruckus in Parliament over Masarat Alam’s release, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that Jammu and Kashmir Government did not consult the Centre over what he described as ‘serious’ issue. He informed  the parliament that the release from prison of ‘hardline’ separatist Masarat Alam was unacceptable and the decision was taken without […]

Police Reviewing Cases of 15 Prisoners

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police is reviewing cases of 15 jail inmates, which includes four cases each of drug and timber smuggling, who may be freed following directions of the Mufti Sayeed Government in Jammu and Kashmir to release ‘political prisoners’. A list of 15 people has been sent to the state Home department which […]

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