Iran floods: New alerts issued as heavy rains continue

TEHRAN:- Iranian authorities have issued new emergency alerts and travel advisories as heavy rain and snowfall continue to cause flooding and disruptions in most parts of the country. Morteza Salimi, the head of the Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said Monday morning that floods have affected at least 23 […]

'Khashoggi children receive luxury homes, monthly payments from Riyadh'

RIYADH:- Six months into the state-sponsored murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a new report reveals that his four children have received multi-million dollar homes and are being paid thousands of dollars a month by the kingdom in an apparent attempt to hush up the gruesome assassination. The Washington Post, for which Khashoggi had […]

Pak orders probe into journalists who posted pictures of Khashoggi online

Islamabad: Pakistan’s interior ministry ordered investigations into six journalists who had posted pictures online of murdered Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Monday. RSF said it was “appalled” to learn of the investigations, adding that it “condemns this latest case of intimidation, especially given the Pakistani police’s past behaviour […]

No poll tickets for Muslims as they don't trust us:BJP leader

Karnataka:- Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka and senior BJP leader KS Eshwarappa’s recent comment on Muslims during the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections has triggered a controversy.  Addressing members of the Kuruba and minority communities in Koppal on Monday, the senior BJP leader said the Congress only uses the Muslim community as a […]

ED Opposes Shabir Shah's Bail Plea

NEW DELHI — The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday opposed the bail plea of incarcerated Hurriyat Conference  leader Shabir Shah in a money laundering case. The agency filed a reply before Additional Sessions Judge Satish Arora, who listed the matter for further hearing on April 29. Shah and alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani are […]

Pak Says Its 3 Soldiers Killed As LoC Shelling, Firing Unabated  

SRINAGAR — There was let up in cross LoC shelling and firing between India and Pakistan with later claiming killing of its three soldiers in ‘unprovoked firing’. Quoting a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), dawn.com reported three soldiers were killed by the Indian army across the LoC at Rakhchikri Sector in Rawalkot and identified them as […]

Whatsapp Unveils ‘Tipline’ To Tackle Fake News

NEW DELHI — WhatsApp Tuesday unveiled its ‘Checkpoint Tipline’, where people can check the authenticity of information received as the messaging giant looks to crack down on fake news ahead of the general election in the country. “Launched by PROTO, an India-based media skilling startup, this tipline will help create a database of rumours to […]

Special Group Formed To Suggest Security Upgrade Of Jammu-Srinagar Highway

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Monday said a study group has been set up to suggest measures to strengthen security along the 270-km Jammu-Srinagar highway, following the Pulwama attack. Singh said two suicide attacks were foiled by police with killing of two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants after the February 14 attack in […]

Income Tax Dept Attaches Geelani's Flat In New Delhi

NEW DELHI — The Income-Tax Department has attached a flat of Hurriyat Conference-G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani located in New Delhi . The flat is located in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar area and the Tax Recovery Officer (TRO) of the department has sealed the house for allegedly “failing” to pay Rs 3,62,62,160 income tax for assessment […]

Big Homes, Small Hearts

Simplicity has been the hallmark of kashmiris for centuries together. All  Kashmiris in general and villagers in particular were the embodiment of simple living. Simplicity in attire, conversation, foods, dwellings was the hallmark of kashmiris. Humility was ruling the hearts of our ancestors. The pomp and show had no place in their lives. From marriages to […]

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