Trump Launches Attack on Syria

Damascus—US, British and French military forces rained missiles on Damascus, the capital city of eight million people, overnight on the orders of President Donald Trump.  Trump ordered a military strike against the war-torn country before an international inspections team could start a probe on alleged chemical weapons use which Trump and his allies made pretext for the attack. “A short time […]

Foreign secret service behind Syria chemical attack: Russia FM

Moscow—Russia says it has “irrefutable” evidence that the recent alleged chemical attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus was staged with the help of a foreign secret service. “We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a […]

Ayatollah Khamenei: US, UK, French attack on Syria ‘a crime’

Tehran: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei Saturday called the U.S.-led overnight airstrikes on Syria a “military crime.” “I clearly declare that the US president, the French president and the UK prime minister are criminals and have committed a crime,” the Leader said at a meeting which was attended by top government officials and ambassadors […]

US-led strikes on Syria justified: Israeli official

Jerusalem—Punitive US-led strikes on Syria are justified because of the “murderous actions” of the Damascus government, an Israeli official said Saturday. “Last year (US) President Donald Trump said that the use of chemical weapons would violate a red line. This night, under America’s guidance, the United States, France and Britain acted accordingly (because) Syria continues […]

How is Russia likely to respond to US strikes in Syria?

Moscow—Russia has long been threatening the US with “serious consequences” to its missile strikes against the Syrian regime over the alleged chemical attackin the rebel-held town of Douma. Speaking after the US air raid on Saturday, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to Washington, reiterated that “such actions will not be left without consequences”. However, Lawrence Korb, former US assistant […]

Kathua rape-and murder-case: Full text of chargesheet filed by J&K Police

On Tuesday, an FIR was registered against lawyers who attempted to prevent the police from filing chargesheet in the Kathua rape and murder case in Jammu, as the probe came close to a conclusion. “The FIR has been lodged into the incident wherein some lawyers tried to obstruct the presenting of the chargesheet by the […]

No Threat To PDP-BJP Coalition In J&K: Ram Madhav

Jammu—BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that there was no threat to the ruling PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as both the parties were working in coordination. He arrived here earlier on Saturday to chair a Bharatiya Janata Party legislature meet at the party headquarters. “We will speak to our party […]

31% of PM’s JK Package Released

New Delhi—Thirty-one per cent of the Prime Minister’s Rs 80,000-crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir has been released to the state government and 25 per cent of the total amount utilised so far, officials said today. In March, a parliamentary standing committee had said in a report that the progress on implementing the Prime […]

JRL protests civilian killings, seeking justice for Asifa

Srinagar—Leaders and activ­ists affiliated with the Joint Re­sistance Leadership (JRL) Friday staged protests in Kashmir capi­tal Srinagar against the rape and murder of minor Kathua girl and the killing of innocent civilians in government forces’ action. Shortly after the Friday con­gregational prayers, the Front leaders and activists took out a peaceful rally at Maisuma. “The […]

Don’t think Drabu’s crime was so big as that of BJP ministers:Omar

Srinagar—Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today demanded Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti sack her two cabinet colleagues who allegedly tried to defend the accused in the Kathua rape-and-murder case. He said the BJP ministers who took part in a rally in support of the accused have no right to be in the […]

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