Death toll in Tunisia museum attack rises to 23

TUNIS, Tunisia: Tunisia’s health minister says the death toll in a dramatic museum attack has risen to 23 people, including 18 foreign tourists.  Said Aidi said Thursday that five Tunisians were killed, including the two gunmen. Authorities are searching for two or three other possible accomplices. He said several victims were brought in without identity […]

Burqa-clad suicide bomber kills Afghan police chief

KANDAHAR: A suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing an influential provincial police chief, officials said Thursday.  The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the death of Matiullah Khan, head of police in central Uruzgan province, where he had worked closely with NATO troops during their combat mission.  Afghanistan’s […]

Yemen’s Hadi escapes Aden residence after airstrike

Yemen’s fugitive president has reportedly escaped his palace in the southern port city of Aden after warplanes pounded the area. According to reports on Thursday, Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi was forced to escape his residence in Aden after two fighter jets targeted his residence. Officials close to Hadi claimed later that he was not in […]

Former Sri Lanka army chief calls on India, Pak to resolve Kashmir issue

NEW DELHI: Former Sri Lanka army chief General Sarath Fonseka on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to speedily resolve the Kashmir issue, adding that countries of the region should start behaving like neighbours. “India and Pakistan must solve the Jammu and Kashmir issue and put an end to the misunderstanding, mistrust and suspicion or it […]

School Forces Students to Join Political Party

NEW DELHI/ INDIA: A school in India’s capital has been issued a notice by the education ministry for urging students and teachers to enrol with the Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) media reports indicate. Ryan International School, a top school having various branches in the capital New Delhi and elsewhere around the country has conducted […]

Facebook friend rapes 16-year-old American

NEW DELHI: A man said to be an African is on the run after raping a 16-year-old American girl whom he befriended on Facebook, police said on Thursday. The 22-year-old accused, whose nationality was not immediately known, sexually assaulted the girl, whose mother, from Texas, worked with a multinational company in Gurgaon. He had befriended […]

Man Ties Daughter to Bike to Take Her to School

LUCKNOW/ INDIA: Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have arrested a man who took his eight-year-old daughter to school tied with a rope to his motorcycle. Bhagwat Singh, 40, was sent to cool his heels after local newspapers published photos taken by passers-by. He has been released on bail since. Though the […]

Govt forms panel for PDS computerization

Srinagar: The J&K Government has formed an eight member purchase committee for ‘end to end’ computerization of Public Distribution System (PDS) in the state. Headed by Administrative Secretary Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department (CAPD), the panel has been tasked to sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) with supplier with terms and conditions of supply and […]

BJP ‘double standards’ confuse people: Mir

Welcomes offer of talks by Guv, says Huriyat must respond Srinagar:  Ridiculing the recent statement of the BJP chief Amit Shah that his party would not compromise on national interest and could end its alliance with PDP, Congress Thursday said the ‘double standards’ adopted by the Saffron party is marring state with uncertainty and chaos. […]

South Kashmir youth missing since March 13

ANANTNAG: Concerned about the disappearance of their son under mysterious circumstances, family of 18-year-old youth from south Kashmir Thursday said the police so far has not found clue about the whereabouts of their missing son. In South Kashmir’s Goripora, Arampora, Tral area, 18 year old student namely Saleh Mohammad son of Ghulam Mohammad Akhoon returned […]

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