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JKLF condemns continued illegal detention of Yasin Malik

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th April 2014

JKLF condemns continued illegal detention of Yasin Malik ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has strongly denounced the continued illegal detention of its Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. The JKLF spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested on Thursday (April 17) and lodged at Kothi Bagh Police Station in Srinagar, KMS reported. He said that the...


Youths are torch bearers of Pak-China friendship: Masood Khalid

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th April 2014

Youths are torch bearers of Pak-China friendship: Masood Khalid BEIJING: Ambassador Masood Khalid has said that youths from both the countries are the torch bearers and have the responsibility to take forward the legacy of Pak-China friendship that built up over past 60-years. Addressing a reception at Pakistan Embassy here Thursday evening, hosted for the 100-member youths delegation on the penultimate day of their...


India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th April 2014

India starts biggest day of voting with Hindu nationalists gaining strength BANGALORE: India kicked off the biggest day of its mammoth general election on Thursday, with a quarter of its 815 million voters set to head to the polls during a week of fresh blows for the ruling Congress party and gains for the Hindu nationalist opposition. Narendra Modi, the prime-ministerial candidate of the opposition Bharatiya...


Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th April 2014

Indian opposition alliance to win majority: poll NEW DELHI: India’s Hindu nationalist opposition party and its allies are on course to win an overall parliamentary majority in the world’s biggest election currently underway, according to a new poll. The survey by the NDTV network forecast that the opposition alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would win 275 seats in the...


Election boycott campaign picks up momentum in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 12th April 2014

Election boycott campaign picks up momentum in IOK ISLAMABAD: The forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has urged the people not to cast their votes in the ongoing farcical polls to honour the sacrifice of the Kashmiri martyrs. The forum leaders including Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Peer Saifullah and Raja Meraj-ud-Din...


Anti-graft party faces test as India votes in third round

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2014

Anti-graft party faces test as India votes in third round NEW DELHI : India´s upstart anti-graft party faces a key test Thursday as the national capital votes in the first major stage of the country´s marathon general elections. The third phase of voting begins at 7:00 am local time (01:30 GMT) in 92 constituencies, representing a fifth of the 543-seat lower house, across the capital...


Afghan polls: Karzai casts his vote to choose his successor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th April 2014

Afghan polls: Karzai casts his vote to choose his successor Kabul: Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast his vote in the election that marks the start of his country’s first-ever democratic transfer of power, as he steps down after serving the maximum two terms in office, Aaj News reported. According to the reports, poling in Afghanistan started Saturday morning at 7.00 A.M which will continue until...


Price of a voter card in Afghanistan? Taliban offer $5

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th April 2014

Price of a voter card in Afghanistan? Taliban offer $5 JALALABAD, Afghanistan: The Taliban have launched a violent campaign to disrupt this weekend’s presidential election in Afghanistan, but in a restive eastern corner they are paying villagers to surrender their voting cards. Residents in Nangarhar province said local Taliban have been offering voters $5 to opt out of the election. “At first we thought the...


Double standards of Indian judiciary exposed

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd April 2014

Double standards of Indian judiciary exposed ISLAMABAD: The High Court Bar Association of Indian Occupied Kashmir, said that the commutation of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s, death  sentence to life imprisonment has exposed the double standards of Indian Judiciary. The HCBA spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the decision of the Indian Supreme Court’s had shown as to how different...


Kashmiris urged to boycott sham polls

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st March 2014

Kashmiris urged to boycott sham polls ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has appealed to the Kashmiri people to totally boycott the forthcoming farcical elections in the Indian Occupied territory to honour the sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri martyrs. Muhammad Yasin Malik addressing a big gathering at Bogam in Kulgam, today, paid rich tributes to...


Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th March 2014

Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call SINGAPORE: Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local environmental projects. The Singapore-based campaign by conservation group WWF was boosted by Hollywood star power, with “The Amazing Spiderman-2″ stars Andrew Garfield, Emma...


India will never say yes to Kashmir resolution: Yasin Malik

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th March 2014

India will never say yes to Kashmir resolution: Yasin Malik ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, has said that India will never say yes to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute. Muhammad Yasin Malik, in an interview in Srinagar, said Indian leaders wanted to buy time through Kashmir-specific overtures just to keep the dispute lingering, KMS reported. He said resolving...


Search for lost Malaysian plane continues in north and south-minister

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th March 2014

Search for lost Malaysian plane continues in north and south-minister KUALA LUMPUR: The international search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane is continuing in both the northern and southern “corridors” where it is believed most likely to have flown, Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters on Thursday. He was speaking after search aircraft and ships were sent to investigate two objects floating in the...


Malaysia seeks FBI help with pilot’s simulator: official

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 20th March 2014

Malaysia seeks FBI help with pilot’s simulator: official WASHINGTON:  Malaysia has asked the FBI to help recover data deleted from a flight simulator in the home of the pilot of a missing Malaysian jet, a US official said Wednesday. The official, who spoke to AFP on condition of anonymity, confirmed the request related to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probe — first reported...


Malaysia says ‘so far’ no red flags on any missing jet passenger

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th March 2014

Malaysia says ‘so far’ no red flags on any missing jet passenger KUALA LUMPUR: Background checks on nearly all but three of the 239 passengers and crew on board a missing Malaysia Airlines jet have produced no “information of significance”, Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday. “We have received passengers’ background checks from all countries apart from Ukraine and Russia,” Hishammuddin told reporters at a daily briefing....


India killing youth to weaken freedom movement: JKPFL

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th March 2014

India killing youth to weaken freedom movement: JKPFL ISLAMABAD: A delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League led by JKPFL General Secretary, Ghulam Ahmad Parray, has visited the family of martyred boy, Farhat Ahmad Dar, at Shah Gund in Bandipora district in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Addressing mourners on the occasion, Ghulam Muhammad Parray said that India was targeting the Kashmiri youth under...


Malaysia under scrutiny as plane mystery drags on

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

Malaysia under scrutiny as plane mystery drags on KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia vehemently denies mishandling crucial information on the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, but questions persist as to whether early missteps and secrecy contributed to the disappearance of a huge passenger plane on a clear night. Foreign media reports, especially those in China’s state media, have accused the Malaysian authorities of...


Last words from missing Malaysian jet spoken by co-pilot

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th March 2014

Last words from missing Malaysian jet spoken by co-pilot KUALA LUMPUR: The last words from a Malaysian passenger jet missing for 10 days were apparently spoken by the co-pilot, the airline said Monday, providing a glimpse into the crucial period when the plane was deliberately diverted. Clarification that the voice was most likely that of First Officer Fariq Abdul Hamid came during a press...


Indian police kill one youth, injure several others in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th March 2014

Indian police kill one youth, injure several others in IOK ISLAMABAD: One youth was killed and several others were injured when Indian police opened indiscriminate fire on peaceful protesters in Bandipora district. According to KMS , hundreds of people held a protest march outside a camp of Indian Reserve Police in Naidkhai area of the district in support of ailing veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali...


Call to probe right abuses by un-backed tribunal in IHK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th March 2014

Call to probe right abuses by un-backed tribunal in IHK ISLAMABAD: A gathering of NGOs from across the world took place on the side lines of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva heard an impassioned plea for India to be taken to task for systematic mass human rights violations in Kashmir, Punjab, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam. According to Kashmir Media Service, chaired by...


EU chief diplomat Ashton arrives in Iran

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th March 2014

EU chief diplomat Ashton arrives in Iran TEHRAN: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who coordinates nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, arrived Saturday in Tehran, media reported, amid a thaw in ties between Iran and the European bloc. “Ashton and her political and economic delegation arrived in Tehran and were officially welcomed by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi,” official IRNA...


Dawoodi Bohra community Spiritual leader expired in Mumbai

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 17th January 2014

Dawoodi Bohra community Spiritual leader expired in Mumbai MUMBAI: Spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, Dr. Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin expired on Firday, at his residence in South Mumbai at the age of 103. According to sources, Dr, Syedna was  admitted after he  suffered a heart attack. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Patron in Chief, Pakistan Peoples Party has also condoled the death of Dr....


Delhi police hunt for more suspects over Danish gang-rape

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 16th January 2014

Delhi police hunt for more suspects over Danish gang-rape Indian police carried out raids across New Delhi Thursday as they hunted for a further six men wanted over the gang-rape of a Danish tourist which has put the country’s record on sexual violence back into the spotlight. Police announced the arrest of two homeless men late on Wednesday who are suspected of taking part...


Rahul Gandhi set to be announced as PM candidate

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th January 2014

Rahul Gandhi set to be announced as PM candidate India’s ruling Congress party is expected to name the unproven 43-year-old Rahul Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate on Friday as it turns once again to the country’s top political dynasty to revive its fortunes. The Nehru-Gandhi family have dominated India’s post-independence history and Rahul’s mother Sonia, current party president, is credited with engineering a...


Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital: police

By: Hassaan Ali, Uploaded: 15th January 2014

Danish woman gang-raped in Indian capital: police A Danish woman was gang-raped in the Indian capital after getting lost and asking a group of men for directions, police and reports said Wednesday, the latest high-profile case of sexual assault against women in the country. The 51-year-old woman was attacked late Tuesday at knife-point by the group of more than six men after...


Sheikh Hasina sworn in as PM in crisis-hit Bangladesh

By: AFP, Uploaded: 12th January 2014

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as PM in crisis-hit Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis. President Abdul Hamid administered the oath at the presidential palace in the capital in a ceremony broadcast live on television channels, one week after the polls...


 
 
 



 
 
 



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