Quake Jolts J&K

Srinagar—A low-intensity earthquake jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Monday although there were no reports of casualties or any damage. A state disaster management department official said: “An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale occurred at 6.06 a.m. on Monday. “The epicentre of the quake was in Punjab’s Amritsar district.”  

Rajnath To Visit J&K

Srinagar—Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit the State later this month. Rajnath is likely to visit the border areas where the government of India has spent funds to create infrastructure including bunkers and shelters. The Home Ministry is reviewing the ongoing projects in the State and will identify places Mr. Singh could […]

Kathua Rape-And-Murder: High Drama Unfolds As CB Charge Sheets 7 Accused

Srinagar—High drama unfolded outside the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kathua on Monday after lawyers tried to prevent Crime Branch officials from filing a chargesheet into the rape and murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl. Despite massive police presence, the bar association of Kathua district protested on the court premises. The lawyers shouted […]

Israeli Fighter Jets Attack Iranian Base in Syria

Damascus: The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 war planes had carried out strikes on a Syrian air base near Homs on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported.  The Interfax news agency cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying Monday that two Israeli F-15 warplanes carried out strikes from Lebanese air space on the T-4 air base […]

Israeli Official: Countering Iran Must Be Done in Syria First

Tel Aviv—Israel is determined to “prevent Iran from basing itself militarily in Syria,” the director of the Jewish state’s Intelligence Ministry said in an interview this week. Speaking with The Cipher Brief, Chagai Tzuriel said, “If they [the Iranians] start building air, sea and ground bases for them and allied militias, a forward base like they built in Lebanon with Hezbollah, we have made clear we […]

Israeli jets target Gaza position after ‘infiltration attempt’

Gaza—Israeli fighter jets targeted a Hamas “military target” in northern Gaza on Monday in response to Palestinians infiltrating the border and laying bombs the previous day, the army said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from Gaza. The Israeli strike came a day after suspects crossed the northern Gaza border fence, leaving […]

Before it is too late

A disturbing state of affairs is unfolding in Kashmir. In recent times, violence has witnessed a many fold increase. Beginning with the killing of 20 people on March – thirteen militants, four civilians  and three security personnel – the Valley has seen more killings, among them a beheading in Hajin, massive funeral processions and the student […]

International Conference on Islamophobia: Scholars ask Muslims to look inwards

Istanbul—The Muslim world is in leadership crisis which has resulted in phenomenon like Islamophobia, experts and scholars observed at the three-day international conference on Islamophobia hosted by Centre for Islam and Global Affairs at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University here. The speakers stressed that Muslims need to organize themselves and engage in intense political activities to […]

Turkey deports hundreds of Afghan migrants

Istanbul—Turkey was on Sunday deporting hundreds of Afghan migrants back home on special flights, in a major operation after thousands illegally entered the country in recent weeks. Early on Sunday morning 227 Afghan migrants boarded a chartered flight from Erzurum in northeastern Turkey back to Kabul, the Dogannews agency said. It said a total of 691 […]

Turkey being seen as representative of Muslims: Erdogan’s representative

Istanbul—Recep Tayyib Erdogan led AK Party never identified as an Islamist party but in contemporary times, Turkey is being seen as a representative of Muslim world, said a member of ruling regime here on Sunday.   In her comments during the final day of three-day international conference on Islamophobia hosted by Centre for Islam and […]