Israel Was Forced On Palestinians?—As In Rape

It’s been 71 years now, to the day, and the Jewish State of Israel, the bastard progeny of Zionism’s rape of Palestine, is still “thriving” among us as the fictitious “ancestral homeland” of Jews?—?a deceptive rhetorical ploy Thomas Friedman, among many others, has been spouting, without check?—?until recently. “The term ‘Jew’ is fuzzy at this […]

Ramazan, the Noble Qur’an, and al-Quds

As Muslims embark upon another Ramazan journey, it is imperative to reflect on its true significance. Going without food and drink and often lack of sleep for extended hours can be taxing on the human body but that is where the physical and spiritual battle is waged. It is the committed Muslim’s strength of iman […]

Pollen Menace  

A report carried by this newspaper on Wednesday brought to light the havoc wrought by the Russian poplars in parts of the city. Hundreds of sick and elderly have contracted allergies as a result of the pollen produced by populous deltoids—the female poplar. In one case, families have temporarily shifted from the areas around Khushhal Sar […]

After Pragya, Now MP BJP MLA Terms Nathuram Godse Nationalist

BHOPAL — After BJP MP from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur courted controversy by calling Nathuram Godse a patriot, an MLA from the party has purportedly called Mahatma Gandhis assassin a nationalist. A video, in which BJP MLA from Mhow Usha Thakur is heard glorifying Godse, has gone viral on social media. Malegaon blast accused Pragya […]

Netanyahu Fails To Form Govt, Israel To Hold New Elections

TEL AVIV — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future entered a treacherous new period Wednesday after he narrowly failed to form a coalition government and Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve and call a new election. The fresh vote will force Israel back into campaign mode just weeks after Netanyahu narrowly won a presidential mandate following a bruising contest with an […]

Modi Swearing-In: Special ‘Dal Raisina’ To Be Served To Foreign Delegates

NEW DELHI — A highest ever 8,000 guests, including VVIPs, will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his council of ministers Thursday. Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen’s speciality ‘Dal Raisina’ will be served to foreign delegates in a dinner to be hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind to dignitaries after the function. The swearing-in […]

Woman Kills Hubby, Walks To Cops With His Head

LAKHIMPUR — Fed up with years of physical and mental torture, a woman in Assam’s Lakhimpur district killed her husband and landed at the local police station with his severed head. The incident happened late Tuesday night when the woman from Mazgaon arrived at the Dhalpur police outpost carrying her deceased husband’s head in a plastic […]

South Kashmir: Shopian Operation Called Off, No Militant Found

SRINAGAR —The government forces on Thursday called off the search operation as there was no militant found present at Gugloora area of Pinjura in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A civilian was killed and several others were injured in government forces action during a cordon-and-search operation late Wednesday evening at Gugloora.  Locals said that government forces […]

Hurriyat to Observe Jumatul-Vida as Yaum-e-Quds

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq Wednesday said  that Juma-tul-Vida (last Friday of Ramazan) will be observed as Yaum-e-Quds and Yaum-e-Kashmir urging imams and khateebs to raise their voice for the peaceful settlement of the world’s two oldest and lingering disputes—Palestine and Kashmir on this day and press on the international community to play […]

Pollen Menace Sparks Migration from City Areas, Govt. Unmoved

SRINAGAR —  Hundreds of sick and elderly and in some cases families with small kids have temporarily shifted from areas around Khushhal Sar to save themselves from the pollen menace as authorities despite repeated court directions have failed to remove Russian poplars planted in thousands in illegally around the depleting water body. Residents living along the […]