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US blacklists new alias of Al Qaeda-linked outfit

Washington – The US State Department has blacklisted the outfit Ansar al-Shari’a, which it said was a “new alias” of the Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The move bars American citizens from doing business with or providing support to the group, and freezes all of its assets under US jurisdiction, Xinhua reported. A […]

Fresh Draft of Swiss Letter Submitted to Pakistan Court

Islamabad – The Pakistani government Friday submitted to the Supreme Court a fresh draft of a letter that has to be sent to Swiss authorities to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. However, the court said the draft was not in the spirit of its order. Federal Law Minister Farooq H. Naek presented […]

My family is from Kashmir, I am Kashmiri: Rahul Gandhi

Srinagar – Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said Thursday it was his desire to forge a relationship with the people of Kashmir, to understand their pain and suffering and help mitigate the problems of the region. (IANS)

Don’t be afraid of opposing winds, Farooq tells Rahul and Omar

Srinagar – Union Minister for Renewable Energy and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah Thursday had a piece of advice for both Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi and his son and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. (IANS)

Four CRPF troopers wounded in Kashmir blast

Srinagar – Separatist guerrillas Thursday lobbed a grenade at a hotel wounding four paramilitary personnel, two of them seriously, in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Samsung Expects Record Operating Profit

Seoul – Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE -0.15% said Friday it expects a record operating profit for the third quarter despite its legal battles with Apple Inc., AAPL -0.69% but analysts say earnings at its flagship mobile business may have peaked. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker by shipments, said it expects operating profit of between […]

World Bank needs to be more responsive, efficient: WB chief

Washington – World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that he wants to bring some changes to the international institution to make it more responsive and efficient. “There are going to have to be some changes in the way we run the institution,” said Kim in a news briefing in Washington. “The need […]

Omar, Rahul Mimic Nehru-Sheikh Bond

Address Political Issues, Resume Talks With JK: Omar Am Kashmiri, Want Lifelong Ties With Kashmir: Rahul Sonamarg (Ganderbal), Oct 04: Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, on Thursday reiterated the necessity for addressing the political issues of Jammu and Kashmir, and stressed on initiating centre-state internal dialogue. “While we have to negotiate various challenges […]

Banned KUSU Condemn Rahul Visit

India’s Corporate Leaders To Join Cong Leader At KU Today Srinagar – Banned Kashmir University Students Union Thursday vehemently opposed and condemned the visit of Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the University and said it would hold protests against it. “Roping in big-wigs of Indian corporatocracy for an apparently economic agenda is nothing but […]

Speaker Pulls Up Govt On State Land Encroachments

Directs Quick Forest Clearance To Projects Srinagar – Taking a serious note of a half-baked reply on a question about the encroachments on state land, the speaker, Muhammad Akbar Lone, Thursday pulled up the government asking it to furnish complete details on the issue during the ongoing session. Till then, he deferred the question asked […]