US Still Training Saudi Pilots After Yemen School Bus Attack

SANNA — Despite attempts by Amer­ican officials to distance the US from the Saudi-led carnage against the people of Yemen, new documents have revealed that the Pentagon is plan­ning to resume training programs for Saudi pilots. The US Air Force has recently put out request for information (RFI) forms, calling on contrac­tors to come forward with pricing […]

Dutch Politician Calls Off Anti-Islam Cartoon Contest

AMSTERDAM — An anti-Is­lam cartoon contest depicting Prophet Mohammad Pbuh to be held by a Dutch lawmaker was cancelled on Thursday. Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing Party for Free­dom, in a statement said the contest which was expected to take place in the Dutch Parliament was cancelled due to “security reasons”. He claimed that […]

UN Calls On China To Free Muslim Uighurs

WASHINGTON  — United Nations human rights experts voiced concern on Thursday over alleged Chinese political “re-education camps” for Muslim Uighurs, and called for the immediate release of those detained on the “pretext of countering terrorism” simply because of their religion. The U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination cited estimates that “from tens of thousands […]

Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for Govt Employees Approved

SRINAGAR: In a significant decision for the welfare of government employees and their family members, the State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the implementation of the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for all State Government Employees. Those covered by the policy include employees […]

Article 35A: Supreme Court Adjourns Fears To New Year   

Top Court Defers Hearing On Punch Of Petitions To 2nd Week of January  NEW DELHI — The Supreme Court on Friday deferred till January next year the crucial hearing on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35 A, which provides special rights to the natives and bars outsiders from acquiring immovable property in Jammu and […]

Time To Plan For Kashmir’s Future 

Like all the others pieces written by Secretary General World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr G N Fai, the one titled “The ostensible accession of Kashmir to India is a fiction: Ambassador Yusuf Buch” too makes a sensational claim which if true would change the entire discourse on Kashmir. Unfortunately, just like all his other claims […]

Abducted Kin Of 3 Cops Set Free

SRINAGAR — Militants have released the brother of a police officer who had been abducted by them from his Kulgam based residence here in South Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmed Malik, a resident of Kathpora Kulgam who happens to be the brother of a DSP rank police officer was picked up by a couple of gunmen on […]

Militants Set Free Police Officer’s Brother In Kulgam    

KULGAM —  Militants have released the brother of a police officer who had been abducted by them from his Kulgam based residence here in South Kashmir. Gowhar Ahmed Malik, a resident of Kathpora Kulgam who happens to be the brother of a DSP rank police officer was picked up by a couple of gunmen on Thursday […]

Police Releases Father Of Hizb Commander Riyaz Naikoo

SRINAGAR — Police have released the father of Hizb Commander Riyaz Naikoo from the custody. Asadullah Naikoo, was picked up by Forces in a nocturnal raid from his Beighpora Awantipora residence here in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Riyaz Naikoo alias Muhammad Bin Qasim is the Operational Commander of militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen. SP Awantipora Mr Zahif Malik […]

‘India Invites Pak Experts To Visit 2 Hydropower Projects On Chenab’

LAHORE — India has invited Pakistani experts to visit the sites of its two hydropower projects on the Chenab river next month to address its concerns, but hinted at continuation of the work on them despite Islamabad’s objections, a senior Pakistani official has said. After the conclusion of the two-day high-level bilateral talks on the […]

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