JK to have disaster management as full-time subject

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government will introduce disaster management as a full-time subject in schools and colleges of the state. The announcement was made by state Education Minister Altaf Bukhari during a meeting with a delegation of students pursuing post-graduation in disaster management at the University of Kashmir, an official spokesman said. He said […]

CUK Inter-Departmental Cricket Tournament:All-round Yasin stars in Tourism department’s title win

SRINAGAR:  The Department of Tourism Studies defeated the Department of Law in the finals to win Inter-Departmental Cricket tournament played at University of Kashmir ground on Friday. According to the statement issued here, the tournament was organised by the Central University of Kashmir (CUK). Batting first, the Tourism department posted a decent 196 on the […]

Zone Eidgah u-14 Cricket Tournament: REI walks away with title

SRINAGAR: Rehmania Educational Institute (REI) Shunglipora, Noorbagh Friday beat Ismi Azam Public School in the finals to win U-14 Cricket Tourney for Zone Eidgah played at Eidgah Ground. Jazib Bilal Khan was the star in the finals making 75 out of REI’s total score of 107 in ten overs.  Farhan Rashid took two wickets for […]

18 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack

Kabul: At least 18 Afghan soldiers were killed in an attack by the Taliban on a military base in Kandahar province, a local media report said on Friday.   Sixteen persons were wounded and four others were taken away by Taliban militants after the attack on the base in Shah Wali Kot district on Thursday night, […]

23 Coptic Christians killed in Egypt attack

Cairo: Gunmen Friday opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt, killing at least 23 people.    The bus was heading to Anba Samuel monastery in the Minya Governorate, 250km south of Cairo.   Twenty-three Christians were killed and twenty five others injured, according to the Ministry of Health.    Security forces were […]

Saudi court sentences 14 Shia activists to death

Riyadh: A Saudi court has given death sentences to over a dozen young Shia activists from the restive Qatif region, which has been the scene of peaceful protest rallies against the ruling Al Saudi regime in recent years. Lebanon’s al-Manar television channel reported that 14 activists were sentenced to death on Thursday by the Supreme […]

Who welcomes most refugees? Most mistakenly think it’s wealthy West

NEW YORK: People surveyed on five continents mistakenly think wealthy Western countries are welcoming most refugees as the world grapples with its worst migration crisis in decades, a survey showed on Thursday. With more people than ever fleeing home since World War Two, most respondents thought the United States, France and Germany accepted the largest number […]

Qatar target of ‘hostile media campaign’ by Saudi, UAE: FM

Doha: Qatar says it is being targeted in a “hostile media campaign” after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked its websites and broadcasters over certain remarks attributed to the Qatari emir. “There is a hostile media campaign against the State of Qatar, which we will confront,” Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani […]

Bahrainis hold more anti-regime rallies nationwide

Manama?; People in Bahrain hold more rallies nationwide in protest at the Manama regime’s recent bloodshed in the besieged village of Diraz, which is home to the spiritual leader of the country’s Shia majority, Sheikh Isa Qassim. On Thursday evening, protesters took to the streets in several areas to condemn the Bahraini military’s Tuesday raid on […]

Saudi king apologises to Sharif for snub 

RIYADH: The monarch of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, has apologised to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other leaders of Muslim countries for not presenting them with a chance to address the US-Arab-Islamic Summit, Dawn reported Friday. The leaders of the Muslim world could not address the summit due to the shortage of […]

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