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Not Fire, India, Pak Exchange Sweets This Time

SRINAGAR: Despite tensions on International Border and Line of Control, the  Indian and Pakistani forces Monday exchanged sweets to celebrate India’s Republic Day. Both the armies informed each other about ‘sweets exchange ceremony’ over hotline and at around 11 am in the morning in Uri sector, reports said. The two armies, who often accuse each […]

Resurgence of Hindu Mahasabha

BY THE TIME this column is published, India of all faiths and political hues will be celebrating 66th Republic day. On this day in 1950 Government of India Act 1935 was replaced by the Constitution of India. Indians will be felicitated at home and from abroad by even non-Indians. As a British Kashmiri Muslim (State […]

Abu Dhabi new venue for 5th Gulf Education Conference

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi: The 5th Gulf Education Conference and Exhibition which was scheduled to held in Dubai from 17-18th March, will now be held at Abu Dhabi on 18-19th March, 2015. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Abu Dhabi, has kindly consented to patronise […]

Anantnag Maternity Hospital Shifted Back To Unsafe Bldg

ANANTNAG: Years after the main building at Sherbagh was declared unsafe by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, the authorities shifted back the Maternity and Child Care Hospital there under mysterious circumstances late last night. The hospital had been shifted to a safe building in Janglat Mandi recently. Hundreds of people registered protest and […]

Pakharpora shuts down after SOG men ‘thrash’ students

Srinagar: A shutdown was observed in central Kashmir’s Pakharpora town of Budgam district after a party of Special Operation Group (SOG) allegedly thrashed students in the area. Residents said that at around 10 am, a party of SOG appeared in the area and asked for identity cards of more than a dozen tuition going students. […]

Kashmir Inc Concerned over Poor Show at German Fair

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Chamber of  Commerce & Industry (Inc) has expressed concern over poor response to the Kashmir businesses at Domtex Hannover- 2015 fair in Germany. KCC&I President Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, who visited  the  fair has reported that the crisis at the handicraft export market especially of silk carpets, witnessed at the Domotex Hannover fair […]

ISIS beheads Japanese hostage, offer swap for remaining one

BEIRUT: A video has reportedly appeared on the internet showing one of the Japanese hostages held by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) rebels. He claimed his companion was executed and said the Islamic State want him swapped for a female suicide bomber. Kenji Goto shows a picture of the beheaded body of his […]

Defence deals to be centre stage of Obama visit

New Delhi :Barack Obama will be the guest of honor at India’s Republic Day parade on Jan. 26. On display will be the country’s military hardware, much of which dates from the Soviet era. One of the topics of discussion when Obama meets with Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be how to upgrade India’s defense […]

Iran Foreign Minister On Rare Visit To Saudi

RIYADH: Iran’s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed. Saudi officials greeted foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif after he landed at a military airport in the capital Riyadh. Iran and Saudi Arabia, the region’s foremost […]

Muslims, mosques targeted in Germany amid rise of Islamophobia

HAMBURG: The chairman of Germany’s Central Council of Muslims says Muslims and mosques are being increasingly targeted in the country following the rise of Islamophobia in Europe. “Insults against Muslims, often women with a headscarf, vandalism against mosques and violence against imams have become a daily occurrence,” said Aiman Mazyek on Saturday. Mazyek held the […]

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