Healthcare in Kashmir not up to the mark: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Calling for a need to benefit from the latest technology-run polyclinics and diagnostic centres for detecting various diseases and health issues, Hurriyat Conference (m) Chairperson, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said thousands of Kashmiri people were suffering from different ailments because of the lack of proper diagnostic due to which people have to face numerable […]

DPS controversy:Students demand elimination of ‘contentious’ rules

Srinagar: Students from Delhi Public School (DPS) Athwajan Monday staged protest asking school authorities to change all the rules that have the potential to hurt the religious sentiments of majority community of the State. The students of the school who assembled here in Press Enclave said that school rule that prohibits a female faculty member […]

Supreme Court refuses to put on hold culling of nilgai, wild boars

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to put a stay on the killing of Nilgai, wild boars in Bihar and a monkey species in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand as of now. The apex court asked the animal rights organisations to make representations before the Centre regarding three notifications declaring Nilgais, monkeys and wild […]

Penalties sought on pronouncing three divorces in a sitting

LAHORE: Pronouncing three divorces in a sitting is contrary to the procedure laid down by Islamic Sharia. Those who practice it should be punished, says the Sharia Board of Tanzim Ittehad-i-Ummat, a think tank associated with Barelvi school of thought. In a statement issued on Sunday, around 50 TIU ulema suggested that the government should […]

14 Nepali guards among 25 killed in Afghanistan attacks

KABUL: A busload of Nepali security guards were among 25 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan on Monday, days after Washington expanded the US military’s authority to strike the Taliban. A Taliban spokesman on Twitter claimed the first attack, which killed 14 Nepali security guards working for the Canadian Embassy in Kabul […]

Iran claims disrupting major ‘terrorist plot’ in the country

Tehran, Iran: Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country’s state media reported on Monday. The reports quote the country’s Intelligence Ministry as saying that it has arrested several suspects in the plot to bomb the capital […]

Daesh crucifies three people for eating in Ramazan

While the Islamic holy month is a symbol of peace and promoter of abstinence from all that is ‘ill’, the Daesh group, remaining true to its repute, reportedly lashed and crucified three people it accused of eating during fasting hours in Ramazan. Two people from the IS-held town of Mayadin were reportedly tied onto crosses […]

Probe J&K’s biggest ever land scam

In 2001, J&K Assembly enacted the Roshni Act to generate Rs 25000 crore to fund infrastructure projects by vesting ownership rights to the occupants of 4.5 lakh acres of state land.  But fifteen years on, the government revenue from the scheme is a measly Rs 78.74 crore from the sale of around 3.48 lakh kanals […]

Hindutvisation of Yoga

June’s scorching, sultry heat seems to get the worst out of those in power in Delhi. It is the month in which Indira Gandhi imposed the Emergency and threatened to extinguish forever the flame of liberty. It seems June will also go down in history as the month in which the Modi government, regardless of […]

Homeless kids is a problem we can solve

Dear editor They number more than 1 million every year, the children and youth through high school who are homeless, and their homelessness is a threat to everything they might want to achieve in life. Yet even as more and more young people lack stable housing and struggle to stay in school, the problem remains […]