Kashmir Struggle No Terrorism: OIC

Islamabad—The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir reaffirmed continued support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for the realisation of their right to self-determination. The Contact Group on Monday paid tribute to Kashmiris for rendering unmatched sacrifices on the sidelines of 44th session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers […]

A Day After Attack, Condemnation and Questions Galore

SRINAGAR: The Monday night attack that left seven Amaranth yatris dead and nineteen others injured has evoked outpouring of condemnation as well as questions on how the “unregistered” pilgrims paid the obeisance at the Himalayan cave shrine, how they were escorted by government forces en route and why the bus carrying them was allowed to […]

J&K Bank launches EMI on Credit Cards,Bharat Bill Payment System

Srinagar—We view technology as effective and swift means of transforming the financial landscape of the state while taking the progress of people of J&K to the next level. So we are fast catching up with the best industry practices and products in digital banking space as customer expectations remain at the heart of our product […]

Amarnath Yatri Killings

The tragic killing of the seven Amarnath yatris, five of them women, have plunged Kashmir once again into deep uncertainty. Though Kashmir has witnessed much bloodshed over the past year, nobody expected Amarnath yatris to be attacked. After all, over the years, militants have welcomed the yatris and assured that there was no threat to […]

Modi in Israel: The Emperor’s New Clothes

Israel has done a masterpiece of political plays enacting the long planned visit by Narendra Modi. It was the first one of an Indian prime minister and it was to show to its own population and to the entire world that repeated warnings about Israel’s growing international isolation are untrue. Modi has been treated to […]

How Trolls Manipulated Ratings of Books Authored by Ghose and Roy

Sagarika Ghose’s new book, “Indira – India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister” had 50 reviews on July 3rd, 44 of which were negative one-star ratings. There is nothing unusual if a book attracts negative ratings but there is a small problem in this case – The book will only be available on Amazon from July 4th. […]

Daesh ‘Caliphate’ Crumbles, Iraq Erupts In Celebration

Mosul—Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi joined celebrations in liberated city of Mosul Sunday after Iraqi soldiers and civilian volunteers drove Daesh from its last stronghold in a nearly nine-month long campaign. Dressed in a black military uniform, a smiling al-Abadi walked amid the soldiers, at one point grabbing an Iraqi flag and briefly draping it on […]

Iran congratulates Iraq on Mosul victory over Islamic State

Tehran—Iran has congratulated Iraq on its declared victory over the Islamic State jihadist group in Mosul and offered its help to rebuild the devastated country. “Congratulations to brave people and Government of Iraq upon liberation of Mosul,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote late Sunday in a tweet. “When Iraqis join hands, no limits to what they […]

Qatar setting up committee to pursue compensation for Saudi-led blockade

Doha—Qatar says it is establishing a committee to pursue compensation claims arising from an unprecedented blockade imposed against the Persian Gulf country by four Arab countries, dubbed as the siege states, led by Saudi Arabia. Qatar’s Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri announced the news during a press conference in capital Doha on Sunday, adding […]

Israel not bound by US-Russian ceasefire deal in Syria: Liberman

Tel Aviv—Israel has refused to abide by a ceasefire brokered by the United States and Russia which went into force in southwestern Syria on Sunday, saying it would act to protect its interests. “Israel reserves its complete freedom of action, regardless of any understandings or developments,” minister of military affairs Avigdor Liberman said on Sunday. […]

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