Train Accident in Bhopal, NIA Raids In Srinagar!

SRINAGAR: India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at some places in Kashmir to locate a suspect in connection with March 7 Bhopal- Ujjain train blast, The Indian Express reported on Thursday. A news report in the reputed daily read, “NIA sources said teams had raided some places in Kashmir in an attempt to […]

Kashmir Globally Accepted Dispute: Farooq 

BUDGAM: National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday cautioned New Delhi against excessive use of force and repression against the people, saying that unless Kashmir is recognized as a political problem peace will remain elusive. “For lasting peace and stability, dialogue process is needed to be initiated forthwith,” Dr Farooq Abdullah said while addressing […]

Political Parties Keep Campaigning Low-Key

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) and National Conference-Congress contesting the by-polls for two parliamentary seats in Anantnag and Srinagar are keeping campaigning low-key because of the prevailing volatile security situation in Kashmir 2016 summer unrest. Political parties said that campaigning for the elections would be difficult in the atmosphere existing in the valley post the […]

Decolonizing the Mind: Using Hollywood Celebrities to Validate Islam

When Terry Holdbrooks Jr., converted to Islam in 2003, he was inundated with death threats and labeled a ‘race traitor.’ If a religious conversion ever deserves to be admired, Holdbrooks’ conversion does, and not because Islam has ‘won’ yet another convert, but because the new convert was assigned the very rule of subjugating his Muslim prisoners. Yes, […]

Rock A Hijab: Wrapping It Up To Become Rich And Famous

FRIDAY mornings is team sports day around my way. In Sharjah, the Filipino basketball teams are out before the dew dries in Majaz Park. Next, there’s footballers of all sorts are kicking and fouling, and far off somewhere there are cricketers batting centuries in the sandy lots wherever they find them. Meanwhile, hijabi like my […]

Preng Rape and Murder Case: SP Bandipore Directed To File Status Report

SRINAGAR: Justice Wali of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed SP Bandipora to file a status report in the case of rape and murder of a girl in Preng area of Bandipora by “Ikhwani” Rashid Pahloo and his aide Bashir Ahmad Rather in 1993, a statement of JKCCS said on Thursday. “The […]

‘US mulls hosting summit between Persian Gulf Arab leaders, Israel’

Washington: The administration of US President Donald Trump is considering hosting a conference that would bring together Persian Gulf Arab leaders and Israelis for the first time, a report says. Israeli sources, who requested anonymity, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that US officials were quietly assessing potential interests in holding such a conference, which seems to be aimed at […]

US should use ‘military means’ against Iran: CENTCOM chief

Washington: The United States should consider using “military means” against Iran, US Army General Joseph Votel says, calling Tehran “the greatest long-term threat to stability” in the Middle East. Votel, who heads the US Central Command (CENTCOM), made the hostile remarks while speaking before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. “I believe that Iran […]

SC sends triple talaq case to 5-member bench

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the triple talaq case to a Constitution bench, which will hear the matter on May 11. A five member bench will be constituted by the top court to hear the matter during the summer vacation, reports said. The apex court rejected Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi’s plea that the […]

13 killed in Iraq suicide attack

Baghdad: At least 13 people were killed and 24 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint near Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Thursday. The attack took place on Wednesday night when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden tanker near the checkpoint, the official told Xinhua news agency. The massive blast set […]

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