Arab diplomats secretly meet Israeli officials in Jordan: Report

Jordan is one of two Arab countries having open relations with Israel. Above, US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman, Jordan, November 13, 2014. CAIRO: Diplomats from certain Arab counties that do not have open diplomatic relations with the Tel Aviv […]

1,850 killed, over 500,000 displaced in Yemen: UN

GENEVA: The United Nations said on Tuesday that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the saudi led bombing in Yemen. As of May 15, 1,849 people had been killed and 7,394 had been injured, the UN humanitarian agency said citing numbers from Yemen health facilities. The […]

Eleven Afghan policemen jailed over Farkhunda mob killing

Kabul: An Afghan judge has sentenced 11 policemen to one year in prison for failing to protect a woman killed by a mob in the capital Kabul, after she was falsely accused of burning a Koran. Judge Safiullah Mojadedi on Tuesday, 19 May, found the officers guilty of dereliction of duty for failing to prevent […]

Mass rape to build new generation of Boko Haram

DALORI (Nigeria): Hundreds of women and girls captured by Boko Haram have been raped, many repeatedly, in what officials and relief workers describe as a deliberate strategy to dominate rural residents and possibly even create a new generation of Islamist militants in Nigeria. In interviews, the women described being locked in houses by the dozen, […]

Egypt using sexual attacks to crush opposition

PARIS: Egyptian security forces have stepped up sexual attacks against detainees following the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi, using them as a “cynical political strategy” to crush opposition, a rights group charged Tuesday. Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader, was ousted in July 2013 by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after […]

Ration will be distributed as per 2011 Census: Mufti

Releases funds, fixes deadlines for completion of projects Srinagar:  Flagging health and road connectivity as critical sectors of concern in rural areas, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today fixed deadlines for completion of ongoing infrastructural projects so that these are completed at the earliest and benefits percolate down to people. He said his Government will […]

Protest in front of DC, 2 officials suspended

Kupwara:  Two Pharmacists at Sub-District Hospital were placed under immediate suspension after they raised slogans and protested against the visit of Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Rajeev Ranjan. Chief Medical Officer Kupwara, Dr Munir Khawaja told CNS that Deputy Commissioner Kupwara had a surprise visit at SDH Kupwara after he received a number of complaints with regard […]

Don’t Politicise Geelani Passport: Karra

‘GoI India should take a considerate view’ New Delhi: Senior PDP leader and Member Parliament, Mr Tariq Hameed Karra has urged the Government of India to issue travel documents to separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani so that he can visit his ailing daughter in Saudi Arabia. In a statement  Karra said the issuance of […]

Anganwadi workers resent termination order

Kupwara:  Anganwadi workers and helpers Tuesday staged a massive protest against government decision to terminate them from the services in Jammu and Kashmir. Scores of Anganwadi workers and helpers assembled at Press Enclave and denounced the government circular that directs the authorities to terminate the stop-gap and adhoc arrangements of Anganwadi workers and helpers. Pertinently, […]

‘Shifting’ of CU from Ganderbal

Delegation calls on Farooq Abdullah Srinagar:  National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah Tuesday interacted with a public delegation from Ganderbal district at his residence in Srinagar. According to party insiders the delegation apprised Dr Farooq Abdullah of various local issues in their particular areas and were apprehensive that the PDP led Government may shift the […]

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