Iraq ‘to take control of Kurdistan borders’

Baghdad—Iraq says it will be taking control of the borders of its northern Kurdistan region — which has voted controversially to break away from the country — in coordination with Iran and Turkey. The Iraqi Defense Ministry said on Friday that the implementation of the central government’s decisions to take over all of Kurdistan’s border […]

Like demonetisation, bullet train will kill everything: Cong attacks Modi

New Delhi—A day after 22 people were killed in a stampede on a foot overbridge at Elphinstone Road railway station, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday attacked the government over the bullet train project, saying the train would, like demonetisation, “kill everything else including safety”. Bullet train will be like demonetisation. It will kill everything […]

Stampedes will happen till migrants continue to pour into Mumbai:Raj Thackeray

Mumbai—Stampedes will continue to occur in Mumbai till hordes of migrants keep pouring into the city, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Chief Raj Thackeray said in Mumbai, a day after 22 people were killed in a crush at Elphinstone railway station. He also warned that “not a single brick will be allowed to be placed for […]

Afghan Shia fear further attacks on Ashura procession

Kabul—The Afghan capital Kabul braced on Saturday for further possible attacks ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shia Muslim calendar, a day after an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least five people near a large Shia mosque. Ahead of the procession on Sunday, signs of increased security were in evidence across Kabul, with extra police checkpoints […]

CM joins Dussehra festivities at Polo Ground

Srinagar—Dusshera, the festival of victory of good over evil, is being celebrated Saturday. Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti joined hundreds of people at Polo Ground this evening to witness the burning of effigies of Ravan, Meghnath and Kumbakaran. On the occasion, the Chief Minister was presented shawl as a token of love by the organizers of […]

Mirwaiz Remembers Martyrs of Karbala

Srinagar—The incarcerated APHC chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq paid glorious tributes to the Martyrs of Karbala especially Imam Hussain (AS) stating that his sacrifice infused new life to Islam which will always be remembered as great sacrifices in the history of Islam. Mirwaiz said Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) along with his family members and companions offered […]

Seeking abrogation of Art 370 amounts to disrespecting Indian Constitution: Rasheed

Srinagar—Reacting to RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s demand of making constitutional amendments for abrogating Article 370 and other related provisions, Awami Ittehad Party Chairperson and MLA Langate Er Rasheed has said that though there is nothing new in what Bhagwat has stated but the demand of demolishing Article 370 is itself an evidence that RSS and […]

Madrassa Teacher Held For Sodomy

Srinagar—Police Saturday said it has arrested a Darul Uloom teacher for allegedly sodomising his student. Police Station Achabal received a written complaint from one person (name withheld) that a teacher had unnatural sex with his brother at a Darul Uloom in Achabal. Soon after the complaint, a police team headed by SHO Achabal arrested the accused […]

CM directs Police, divisional admn: ‘Nab culprits involved in braid chopping’

Srinagar— Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Saturday issued strict instructions to the divisional administration and Police to nab the culprits found involved the braid chopping incidents in the State. The Chief Minister chaired a meeting of senior civil and police officers in this regard here today. Mehbooba Mufti asked the DGP to constitute special teams in […]

CM joins Urs Ceremony at Shahdara Sharief

Rajouri—Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti who was on a day’s tour to the area, visited the shrine of Hazrat Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah at Shahadara Sharief and paid her obeisance there. The Chief Minister joined the annual urs celebrations at the shrine which are being observed on 9th and 10th of Muharram every year. Mehbooba Mufti […]