BJP now world’s largest political party

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) now states on its official website that the party established in 1980 is the largest political party in India. Turns out, the party has done better than that. With a record 8.80 crore or over 80.8 million members and counting, it has actually become the largest political dispensation […]

Stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh not Pakistan’s responsibility, FO tells SC

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the remaining ‘stranded Pakistanis’ in Bangladesh, a majority of whom are Biharis, are not the responsibility of Pakistan as the country has already repatriated a large number of non-Bengalis. The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed on Monday the hearing of a petition, filed by the Stranded […]

Chinese court jails Muslim for 6 years for growing beard, wife gets 2 years for veil

BEIJING: A court in China’s mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for “provoking trouble” and growing a beard, a practice discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported Sunday. The court in the desert oasis city of Kashgar sentenced the 38-year-old Uighur to six years, while his wife was […]

Naqvi, Ansari visit Pattan, take stock of flood situation

JAMMU: The Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi accompanied by the Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr. Sukhnandan and the Minister for Technical Education and Youth Service and Sports, Mr. Imran Raza Ansari today visited various villages of Pattan and other adjacent areas to take […]

Lal Bazar locality under water, several families shifted to safer places

Srinagar:  Inordinate delay in improving drainage/sewage system at old Post Office Lane of Lal Bazar area is causing immense problems to residents here. The incessant rains have caused water logging in the area while waters have reportedly started entering into several residential houses creating panic in the area. The locals said that due to defunct […]

PDD will ensure uninterrupted power supply: Chief Engineer

Srinagar:  Power Development Departmet Monday said that Government is committed to ensure uninterrupted power supply to flood prone areas. Chief Engineer PDD, Bashir Ahmed Khan said that the department has been trying it level best to ensure round the clock power supply to the area’s which are under flood threat. He added that PDD not […]

Fake Facebook Accounts: Sonam Lotus Fumes

Appeals police to nab the cheaters Srinagar:  Director MET Office here Sonam Lotus who is a popular figure in Kashmir for providing ‘accurate’ weather updates has lodged a complaint in police station against the persons running a fake facebook accounts on his name. “I am a responsible person and a public figure and I will […]

Cabinet Secretary reviews flood situation with J&K Chief Secretary

Jammu:  Eight fully equipped NDRF teams will be arriving in Kashmir to assist the State Government in its efforts to safeguard life and property of people in the wake of flood situation arisen due to incessant rains that lashed the valley during past few days. Union Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Ajit Seth who held an hour […]

Geelani Concerned At Saudi-Iran Rift

Writes to Pak PM to play role of mediator between Tehran and Riyadh Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Monday appealed Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Nawaz Sharif to play a role of facilitator between Saudi Arabia and Iran and try to call a Summit meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to […]

Mehbooba grieved over loss of lives

Asks administration not to take any chance JAMMU: Member Parliament and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has expressed shock and grief over the tragic loss of precious human lives due to land sinking in forest foothills of Laldan area in Chadoora, Budgam. She also expressed grief over the loss of another human […]

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