Masood Azhar can’t be considered a terrorist, says China after veto

China’s Permanent Representative Liu Jieyi has reiterated Beijing’s claim that Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohamed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar does not qualify as a terrorist who would have to face UN sanctions, after China put on hold a ban sought by India on the Pathankot terror attacks mastermind. Speaking to reporters on Friday after assuming the rotating presidency […]

Turkey forcibly returning Syrians to war zone, Amnesty says

ISTANBUL: Amnesty International says Turkey has forcibly returned hundreds of Syrian refugees to their homeland since mid-January. It said this practice exposes “fatal flaws” in an agreement between Turk and the European Union. The organization says its research on the Turkish-Syrian border suggests that around 100 Syrians — who often have not registered in Turkey […]

‘Vande Matram’ real national anthem: RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi

A top functionary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has said that ‘Vande Mataram’ is the real national anthem as opposed to the ‘constitutionally-mandated’ Jana Gana Mana. “Jana Gana Mana is today our national anthem. It has to be respected. There is no reason why it should evoke any other sentiment,” said Bhaiyyaji Joshi, general […]

Muslim family kicked off United Airlines flight for ‘how they looked’

NEW YORK: A United Airlines pilot asked a Muslim family of five to leave a plane before it took off, citing “safety” issues. Eaman-Amy Saad Shebley, her husband and three young children were about to take off on a flight bound for Washington at a Chicago airport when the pilot asked them to get off […]

Sikh US army officer allowed to wear beard

A Sikh US Army captain has been granted long-term permission to wear a beard, turban and uncut hair while in uniform, a decision supporters hailed as a landmark that could help other religious Sikhs to serve in the military. Capt Simratpal Singh received the “religious accommodation” in a memorandum dated March 30. Advocates said Singh […]

Syria’s Palmyra scarred forever by IS jihadists

Palmyra : – Jihadists have reduced several temples, columns and other treasures to heaps of stone in Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra, which archaeologists fear will never be fully restored to its former glory. On the rocks at the entrance to the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel, jihadists have written in black: “The Islamic State. No […]

India’s fastest train to debut on Tuesday

AGRA: India’s fastest train, the Gatiman Express, is all set to be launched on Tuesday, opening a new chapter in the history of the Indian Railways. The inaugural run of Gatiman Express from Hazrat Nizammuddin, Delhi, to Agra Cantt. is scheduled for April 5, the Divisional Railway Manager’s office said in a statement. Railway minister […]

Sikh and Kashmiri Diaspora staged anti-India protest in Brussels

  Brussels: In an attempt to make their voices heard internationally, the Sikh and Kashmiri Diaspora approached the European Council urging it to engage the Indian leadership and question their role, attitude and covert methodologies with which they crush aspirations of ethnic minorities and nationalities in the country.   In a statement to CNS, Dal Khalsa […]

Army strengthening illegal occupation in J&K, says Yasin Malik

Srinagar: JKLF Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Saturday said handing over five lakh kanals of land to army in Ladakh is yet another attempt to “strengthening military illegal occupation”. “This will worsen the already fragile ecological balance in Jammu Kashmir,” Malik said while reacting to reports of handing over five Lakh Kanals of land to Indian […]

VP underlines centrality of judiciary in securing Constitutional rights of citizens

  Srinagar: Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari has underlined the centrality of the judiciary in securing the Constitutional rights of citizens. He was addressing the 16th Convocation of University of Jammu, in Jammu Saturday, which was attended by the Governor  N.N. Vohra, the Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur, the Vice Chancellor of University […]

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