Gunmen Storm Houses of Policemen in South Kashmir

Kulgam—A day after government forces targeted the family members of a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Tawseef Ahmed in Rampura village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, suspected militants barged into the houses of at least seven cops, including two officers and ransacked their properties while one of the police officers ran for his life in the middle […]

JK Police Helped NIA Arrest Hurriyat Leaders : DGP

Srinagar: – The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday said that it didn’t create any hurdles in NIA’s (National Investigating Agency) raid on Hurriyat leaders, instead it has supported them in arresting the leaders in Kashmir. Director General of Police, Dr. Shesh Paul Vaid denied rumours that  local police tried to hamper arrest and transfer of […]

Bar to Challenge NIA’s Authority in J&K

Srinagar— Amid rampant arrests of separatist leaders by NIA, Kashmir lawyers’ body on Friday decided to file a petition before the J&K high court and it may challenge the constitutional validity of National Investigation Agency Act 2008 and its application to Jammu and Kashmir for which it has constituted a high powered legal team. At least […]

Another Kashmiri Youth Jailed for FB Post

Srinagar—A Kashmiri youth staying in Kolkata was detained by police for alleged ‘anti-national’ post on his facebook wall, reports reaching here said on Friday. Arshad Ahmad in his early 30s, was staying at a guest house in south Kolkata’s Anwar Shah Road area and was detained by the Lake Police Station. Police claimed they took […]

No One Will Hold Tricolour in Kashmir If Art-370 Tampered With: Mufti

New Delhi— Rift between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and BJP became starkly visible Friday when Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched a veiled attack on her alliance partner in the state on host of key issues. Without explicitly saying so, the Chief Minister conveyed her difference with BJP on three key issues — on holding […]

Qatar refuses to ‘outsource foreign policy’ in Gulf crisis

Doha—Qatar refuses to bow to Saudi-led demands to “outsource” its foreign policy to resolve the Gulf crisis, its government spokesman has said. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, who holds ministerial rank, accused Doha’s adversaries in the crisis – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt – of meddling in Qatar’s internal affairs. […]

Syrian army advances against Daesh in Raqqah: Report

Damascus—Syrian government forces and their allies have advanced against Daesh Takfiri terrorists in the countryside east of Raqqah City, a monitoring group says. On Thursday, the Syrian forces advanced four kilometers (2.5 miles) within the town of Maadan and crossed the provincial boundary between Raqqah Province, the de facto capital of the Daesh terrorist group […]

Israeli police threaten ‘forceful’ response to Palestinian protests

Jerusalem—Israeli police chief in East Jerusalem al-Quds has threatened a “forceful response” to possible Palestinian protests during Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, warning that there will be “casualties” in case of such demonstrations. “If there are people who try tomorrow to disturb the peace, to harm police or citizens, they should not be […]

US fumes over successful Iran satellite-launch rocket test

Washington—The United States is fuming over Iran’s successful test of a satellite-launch rocket, saying it appeared to be a violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “We consider that to be continued ballistic missile development,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday. “We consider this to be provocative action.” On Thursday, Iran launched its […]

Swaraj directs Indian HC to give visa to Pak patient

New Delhi—Pakistan would have changed had Sushma Swaraj been prime minister, a grateful Pakistani woman said after India’s external affairs minister directed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue a visa for medical treatment. Swaraj’s direction to India’s High Commissioner in Pakistan Gautam Bambawale came yesterday after a woman, Hijaab Asif, sought the external […]

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