Donald Trump says elections will be ‘rigged’

WASHINGTON DC: Donald Trump has stepped up claims the presidential election will be rigged against him, as polls showed support slipping away from the Republican candidate only three weeks from the vote. The bombastic billionaire fired off a series of erratic Twitter broadsides at his opponent Hillary Clinton and the media over the weekend as […]

Iraq begins military operations to retake Mosul from ISIS

Irbil (Iraq): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants on Monday, launching the country on its toughest battle since American troops left nearly five years ago. State TV aired a brief statement in the early hours Monday announcing the start of […]

Yemen urges UN to put end to Saudi war

Sanaa:Yemen’s top governing body has called on the United Nations (UN) and the Security Council to intervene in order to put an end to Saudi Arabia’s atrocious war. Saleh al-Samad, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council, in two separate letters addressed to outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and President of the UN Security Council […]

25 die in Brazil prison clashes; 7 beheaded, 6 burnt to death

Sao Paulo: At least 25 inmates died in clashes between two rival factions in a prison in far northern Brazil, local media reported citing police. Seven of the dead were beheaded and six burnt to death in fighting at a prison in Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state, the news site G1 reported, citing […]

Multiple fatalities as Myanmar ferry capsizes

Naypyidaw: A crammed ferry, carrying teachers, students and workers, has capsized in a river in central Myanmar, leaving at least 14 people dead and dozens of others missing. Officials said on Monday that the vessel sank in the Chindwin River early on Saturday as it was heading from the town of Homalin to the city […]

22 highways across India may be used as airstrips: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi: The Road Transport and Highways Ministry is working on a proposal with Ministry of Defence to construct runways on highway stretches and 22 such spots have been identified across the country. “There are proposals to develop highway stretches in such a fashion that they may double up as airstrips. This will provide connectivity […]

DAY 101:Businesses Remain Shut,2 Vehicles Set Ablaze At Parimpora

Srinagar: In an apparent move to ‘force’ commuters to keep their vehicles off the roads during the strike hours, a group of masked men on Monday morning set ablaze two Sumo taxi vehicles in Parimpora area of Srinagar city. The masked youth, according to official sources, appeared at Barthana near Parimpora early on Monday, thrashed the […]

Student Held After Appearing in Exam

Srinagar:Residents of Parimpora Monday alleged that government forces raided and ransacked their houses, caused damage to the property shortly after some miscreants torched two Sumo vehicles in the area. They said that scores of youth mostly from Gulbagh Parimpora were picked up and detained at Police Station Parimpora. “My 10th Class son Shahid Nazir Bhat […]

‘Board Exams On Time’

SRINAGAR: Maintaining that a holistic view will be taken regarding the conduct of board examinations, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday said the Government will have to ensure that the students don’t lose academic year. “The Government will explore various options in consultation with the Education Department and the State Board of School Education (BOSE) to […]

Poet, prophet, outlaw: The many lives of Faiz

The life of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, one of the most widely quoted poets from the subcontinent, has been a source of much romanticisation and speculation. A new biography of the poet, written by Ali Madeeh Hashmi, his grandson, tries to contextualise Faiz’s work in terms of the politically turbulent times he lived in. Excerpts from […]

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