Nigerians Demand Release Of Prominent Cleric Zakzaky

ABUJA — The supporters of Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky have staged several rallies across Nigeria, demanding his immediate release citing his worsening health condition. The protesters on Friday condemned the continued detention of ailing Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). Social media activists released photos, shown below, of the rally held in Katsina […]

Trump To Seek Release Of Doctor Who Helped Track Osama

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump, during his meeting next week with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, would seek the release of jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, a senior administration official said Friday. The two leaders are scheduled to meet at the White House on Monday. […]

Govt Formulating Policy For KPs Rehabilitation: Governor

SRINAGAR — Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday said the Government is in the process of formulating a policy for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at SKICC to mark the launch of electric buses in Srinagar, Malik said: “A policy is being formulated and more details will […]

Army Chief Visits Drass, Reviews ‘Operational Preparedness’

SRINAGAR — Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, visited Dras sector on Friday and reviewed operational preparedness in the Sector, a defence ministry spokesman said. “During the visit, he was briefed by the General Officer Commanding, ‘Fire & Fury’ Corps on the prevailing situation and operational preparedness in the Sector,” the spokesman said. He also also interacted […]

Defamatory TOI Report Enrages Kashmir Journalists

SRINAGAR – Various media bodies in Srinagar have taken a strong exception to a news report published in The Times of India which casts aspersions on the Kashmir based journalists and Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) has even decided to take legal recourse over the report. KEG has termed the TOI report ‘malicious, propagandistic, motivated and […]

ACB Books XEn For ‘Siphoning Off’ Rs 2 Cr

SRINAGAR — The Anti Corruption Bureau on Friday filed an FIR against Executive Engineer, PWD Kargil and Zanskar Bodh Raj Bhagat and other officials for allegedly siphoning off more than Rs. 2 Crores of government money on account of various works.  “On the outcome of preliminary enquiry conducted by this Bureau on the allegations that Bodh […]

CJM Orders Inquiry Against Maharaja’s Grandson Vikramaditya

SRINAGAR —  Chief Judicial Magistrate Kishtwar Sudhir Khajuria has ordered SHO Kishtwar to investigate whether tweet by Congress leader and grandson of last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir Vikramaditya Singh, describing July 13, 1931 martyrs as “rapists, criminals and looters”, makes out to be a cognizable offence. According to a report in Indian express,  the court […]

Pakistan Lost Rs 8.5 Billion Due To Airspace Closure

KARACHI — Pakistan suffered a whopping USD 50 million loss after it closed its airspace with India for nearly five months following the Balakot air strikes in February, according to the country’s aviation minister, who underlined that Islamabad’s action hit New Delhi “harder.”  Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force […]

J&K Bank Commissions ATM At DPL Handwara

SRINAGAR — Adding one more Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to its network of alternate delivery channels, J&K Bank on Thursday commissioned an ATM in District Police Lines (DPL) complex at Tutigund, Handwara.  The Bank’s Zonal Head Kashmir (North), Karanjit Singh inaugurated the ATM jointly withDeputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) DPL Tutigund, Farooq Ahmad Wani in […]

Govt Introduces Bill To Check Ponzi Schemes In LS

NEW DELHI —  In a bid to save gullible investors from ponzi schemes, the government Friday introduced the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha that seeks to put in place a mechanism by which such depositors can be compensated. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 will replace the Ordinance […]

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