Modi visits Sri Lanka’s Tamil heartland

JAFFNA: Narendra Modi landed in Jaffna on Saturday, making a highly symbolic first visit by an Indian prime minister to Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged northern Tamil heartland after urging greater autonomy for the island’s largest minority. The Jaffna peninsula in Sri Lanka’s far north was worst hit by the country’s 37-year civil war that killed at […]

Kerry sounds optimistic note about Iran deal

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday promised decisions soon about both a potential deal with Iran to limit its nuclear program. At a government-sponsored economic development conference here before heading to Switzerland for another round of talks with Iran, Kerry sounded notes of optimism, noting that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah […]

Close relative of Assad killed

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost another close relative in the war against US backed rebels operating in the Arab country. Reports emerged Saturday that Mohammad Tawfiq al-Assad, a cousin of Bashar’s, was killed in fighting with the terrorists in the northwestern city of Latakia. Reports said Tawfiq, an influential relative of Assad, was […]

Pakistani faces deportation after spending 14 years in US jail

WASHINGTON DC: A Pakistani national, who has been serving 14 years in a jail on terrorism charges in the United States, will be deported back to Pakistan, officials said. Imran Farooq Mandhai was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he was arrested in February 2002 on charges of plotting bomb attacks on electrical power […]

No need for concern over growing ties with Pakistan, Afghanistan tells India

NEW DELHI: Expressing surprise over India’s concerns over strengthening Pak-Afghan ties, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said he expects India to ‘stay the course’ and be sure that nothing will shake the foundations of their relations. Abdullah, while praising India for being a strong partner, said the Indian leadership should ignore what […]

Robbers ‘gang-raped’ elderly Indian nun: police

KOLKOTA: Police in eastern India said Saturday they were investigating the gang-rape of a 75-year-old nun by burglars who broke into the convent school where she lived. Two people have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack on Friday night, when 12 men broke into the convent in West Bengal state. Read: Dehli rape […]

PDP For Truth & Reconciliation Commission

If Guru’s hanging was justified so is Alam’s release: Mehbooba  NEW DELHI: Demanding constitution of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for justice in Kashmir , People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Saturday warned that if the violence of 2010 is repeated, “You will have hundreds of Masarat Alam’s in Kashmir”. “We are here for reconciliation. […]

Schools to Reopen From Monday

Director Education says,no need to worryabout swine flu SRINAGAR:  As schools till 8th standard in Kashmir are reopening on March 16 (Monday) amid the swine- flu threat, authorities Saturday said they have taken all measures to ensure the safety of the students. Parents earlier had raised concern over the safety of their children saying the […]

Swine flu claims another life

26 yr old cricketer becomes latest victim SRINAGAR: A 26-year-old resident of Tral  (Pulwama) died due to suspected swine flu while five more tested positive for the deadly H1N1 virus in Kashmir Valley on Saturday. According to the Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Chowdary the youth was admitted in the hospital last evening and […]

Court Acquits Malik, Terms Police Case Frivolous

2003 JKLF Signature Campaign ANANTNAG: Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Muhammad Yasin Malik  Was Saturday acquitted by Court along with his two associates in a 13 years old case. Police had booked Yasin Malik, Javid Ahmed Mir and Noor Muhammad Kalwal in 2003 when they had launched a Signature Campaign in Kokarnag area of […]

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