GBHS Tahab to be upgraded as a Model School

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance, Labour, Employment and Culture, Dr Haseeb Drabu today announced that Government Boys High School Tahab in district Pulwama would be upgraded as a Model School.Interacting with a deputation of the prominent citizens from the area, Dr Drabu announced that he would provide Rs 25 lakh from his Constituency Development Fund (CDF) […]

2 women commit suicide

SRINAGAR: Two women have died after they consumed some poisonous substances in district Handwara and Anantnag.In Handwara, a woman (name withheld) resident of Pringroo Kalamabad, consumed some poisonous substance on Oct 30, 2015. She was shifted to SKIMS Soura for treatment where she expired. Police has initiated proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the […]

Budgam boy strangulated to death while playing: Police

SRINAGAR: A minor accidentally strangulated himself to death Sunday in Budgam after a head scarf tightened around his neck while playing on a swing, police said.Police said nine-year-old Qaisar Ahmad Dar, son of Bashir Ahmad Dar of Hairpora Brinjan was swinging when a head scarf came around his neck and fastened.He was rushed to sub […]

Al-Qaeda to Join Hands With ISIS: Zawahiri

In a major policy shift Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri Monday declared its support for Daesh (ISIS).Zawahiri, urged supporters to unite in the struggle against Russia and the West, suggesting more cooperation between Al-Qaeda and the ISIS.The top militant, in an audio recording that surfaced on 1 November, has said jihadists should come together in confronting […]

LEJ Chief Was Set To Join ISIS: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Claims are reverberating within Pakistan about accelerated efforts in recent months by the Islamic State (IS), also known as Da’ish, to gain a foothold in the country. Authorities have even arrested some local militants believed to be linked with the Middle Eastern extremist group.But the biggest and perhaps more potent threat fromIS was yet […]

'Death to America' stands despite nuclear deal: MPs

TEHRAN: A clear majority of Iranian legislators said Monday the Islamic republic will not abandon the slogan of “Death to America” despite its July nuclear accord with world powers.“The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of ‘Death to America’ under the pretext of a nuclear agreement,” 192 members […]

China woes Iran air force

BEIJING: China wants to step up cooperation with Iran air force, the head of the Chinese air force told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, the latest in a series of high-level military contacts.Chinese warships took part in a joint naval exercise in the Gulf and an Iranian admiral was given tours of a Chinese submarine […]

Lebanon charges Saudi prince in record drug bust

BEIRUT: Lebanese authorities on Monday charged a Saudi prince and nine others with drug trafficking, a week after they were caught in a record drug bust, a judicial source told AFP.Saudi prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and four others were detained by airport security on October 26 after nearly two tons of Captagon […]

Indian killed as Nepal police fire at border

KATHMANDU: A 19-year-old Indian was killed as Nepal police opened fire on people demonstrating against the new Constitution near the India-Nepal border, hours after security forces baton-charged Madhesi protesters and evicted them from a key bridge in the area in a pre-dawn swoop.Ashish Ram of Raxaul in Bihar was killed as police opened fire on […]

Bangladesh publishers burn books to protest latest killing

DHAKA: Angry publishers burnt books and closed their businesses in Bangladesh on Monday, in the third day of protests over the latest gruesome attacks on secular writers and publishers by suspected hardliners.Hundreds of people, including book-shop owners, took to the streets of Dhaka to protest perceived government inaction over a string of attacks including the […]