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India in a hurry to hold so-called polls in flood-hit IOK: Malik

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st October 2014

India in a hurry to hold so-called polls in flood-hit IOK: Malik ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik has lashed out at India and its local stooges for being in a hurry to hold the so-called assembly elections in the Indian Occupied territory at a time when people are grappling with the aftermath of last month’s devastating floods. Muhammad Yasin Malik...


12 dead as trains collide in northern India

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st October 2014

12 dead as trains collide in northern India NEW DELHI: Two passenger trains packed with festive travellers collided in northern India, killing at least 12 people and injuring 45, a railway spokesman said on Wednesday. The Lucknow-Barauni Express was changing tracks late Tuesday when it was hit from behind by the Krishak Express in Uttar Pradesh state, throwing carriages onto their sides, said...


Twin suicide attacks on army buses in Kabul: police

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st October 2014

Twin suicide attacks on army buses in Kabul: police KABUL, Afghanistan: Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul on Wednesday with initial reports of six people killed in the twin attack, police said, one day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country. “There have been two suicide attacks targeting buses carrying Afghan national...


20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2014

20,000 rally in Bangladesh against media crackdown DHAKA:At least 20,000 opposition supporters rallied in the Bangladeshi capital on Tuesday to demand the abolition of a new government policy that critics say would muzzle independent television and radio stations. The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its 19 allies staged the rally as they launched a string of fresh protests aimed at...


UN raises concern over missing Maldivian journalist

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th August 2014

UN raises concern over missing Maldivian journalist COLOMBO: The United Nations expressed concern Tuesday over the disappearance of a Maldivian journalist and urged the government to ensure that reporters could operate without fear. Ahmed Rilwan Abdulla, a 28-year-old reporter with the Minivan News website, went missing on August 8. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said his disappearance was particularly worrying...


Indian troops martyr 15 Kashmiris in July

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st August 2014

Indian troops martyr 15 Kashmiris in July ISLAMABAD: Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 15 Kashmiris in month of July. According to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service those martyred included a young boy and a woman. These killings rendered six women widowed and 16 children orphaned. During the month 288 persons were...


Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon strengthens

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th July 2014

Thousands flee in Philippines as typhoon strengthens MANILA:Thousands of people fled their homes and ships sheltered from heavy seas in the Philippines on Tuesday as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthened into a typhoon. Typhoon Rammasun was set to strike the Bicol region in the east of the country at 6:00pm (1000 GMT), with Manila and other heavily populated...


Five dead in Cambodian military helicopter crash

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

Five dead in Cambodian military helicopter crash PHNOM PENH – Five Cambodian soldiers died and one was seriously injured Monday in a helicopter crash during military training on the outskirts of the capital Phnom Penh, an official said. “We are investigating to find out the cause of the crash,” Defence Minister Tea Banh told AFP by telephone. “Five people were killed and...


Dastgir hopes agreement to improve trade ties with India this year

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th July 2014

Dastgir hopes agreement to improve trade ties with India this year ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Commerce,Engr. Khurram Dastgir, has said that dialogue has been almost successful regarding removal of taxation and other hurdles in the way of trade with India and agreement can be reached in this regard this year. Talking to a private news channel, Khurram Dastgir said that this month the meeting of...


India building world’s highest railway bridge

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th July 2014

India building world’s highest railway bridge KAURI:  Indian engineers are toiling in  the Himalayas to build the world’s highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016. The arch-shaped steel structure is being constructed over the Chenab  River to link sections of the spectacular mountainous region of India’s northern Jammu and...


Complete shutdown on Modi’s visit to IHK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd July 2014

Complete shutdown on Modi’s visit to IHK ISLAMABAD: Complete shutdown will be observed on Friday on Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s visit to the territory. Call for the shutdown has been given by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, senior Hurriyet leader, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik, and the All Parties Hurriyet...


Indian leader held for raising pro-Pak, anti-Modi slogans

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 1st July 2014

Indian leader held for raising pro-Pak, anti-Modi slogans ISLAMABAD: An Indian politician, belonging to Samajwadi Party (SP) was booked in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district of India for raising slogans in favour of Pakistan and against Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, police said. The Samajwadi Party leader, Mehmood Alam, a resident of Jhinjhana town, was arrested on the Meerut-Karnal highway, KMS reported. He raised...


Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

Protests in Kabul over Afghan election ‘fraud’ KABUL: Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah held street protests in Kabul on Saturday as fears grow of unrest erupting over alleged fraud in the election one week ago. Abdullah has boycotted the vote count, pitching Afghanistan into a political crisis as NATO combat troops withdraw from a 13-year war against Taliban insurgents. The...


Suicide bomber targets Afghan peace council advisor

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 21st June 2014

Suicide bomber targets Afghan peace council advisor KABUL: Suicide bomber in western Kabul targeted top High Peace Council advisor Mohammad Massom Stanikzai on Saturday, police said, killing one civilian and injuring several others. Stanikzai escaped unharmed, but a black armored car was damaged in the bombing, according to a Reuters witness. The incident was under investigation according to police. Severals protests in...


Five suspects in custody over India cousins gang-rape

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 31st May 2014

Five suspects in custody over India cousins gang-rape KATRA SHAHADATGUNJ, India: Five men have been arrested over the gang-rape and deaths of two girls found hanging from a mango tree in a northern Indian village, police said Saturday. The discovery of the two cousins, aged 14 and 12, in the Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday is the latest sexual violence case...


Dead candidate elected in Indian election

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2014

Dead candidate elected in Indian election ISLAMABAD: A candidate of YSR Congress Party (YSRCP), who died in a road accident during the campaigning, was elected to Andhra Pradesh assembly from Kurnool district in India’s election. Bhuma Shobha Nagi Reddy, who died two weeks before the elections, was declared elected. The Election Commission will now hold a by-election for this assembly seat...


BJP and Congress two faces of the same coin: Gilani

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 17th May 2014

BJP and Congress two faces of the same coin: Gilani ISLAMABAD: Veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that his forum does not have any expectation on resolution of the Kashmir dispute from change of guard in New Delhi saying that Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress are two faces of the same coin. Ali Gilani  said, “Changing the hands over the tools of oppression...


Indian PM calls to congratulate Modi on election victory

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th May 2014

Indian PM calls to congratulate Modi on election victory NEW DELHI:  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called  Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his party’s thumping victory in  the country’s general election, Singh’s office said in a tweet. “Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh calls Shri Narendra Modi and  congratulated him on his party’s victory in the Lok Sabha (parliamentary)  elections,” he said...


Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2014

Turkey coal mine explosion kills 166, traps hundred others At least 166 people were killed and hundreds more trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey, the government said Wednesday, warning that rescue efforts faced a race against time. The latest toll, expected to rise further, came as rescue operations continued overnight following Tuesday’s disaster when a total...


Kashmiris to continue struggle till success: Shabbir

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 13th May 2014

Kashmiris to continue struggle till success: Shabbir ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has said that Kashmiri people will continue their struggle till they achieve their inalienable right to self-determination. According to KMS, Shah said that the UN had acknowledged the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir and Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in its several resolutions. He termed as...


Kashmiris fighting for securing freedom from India: Gilani

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th May 2014

Kashmiris fighting for securing freedom from India: Gilani ISLAMABAD: The veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the Kashmiri people are fighting for their freedom from Indian occupation. Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the issuance of around three lac gun licenses to a particular section...


Arvind Kejriwal says Narendra Modi will lose

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th May 2014

Arvind Kejriwal says Narendra Modi will lose ISLAMABAD: With three days left for the big battle in Varanasi, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday began his roadshow from rural parts of the constituency to woo the electorate of the ancient Hindu holy city. Confident of a big win, Kejriwal said that Narendra Modi will lose despite the fact that the...


India’s Rahul Gandhi battles for seat as election end nears

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th May 2014

India’s Rahul Gandhi battles for seat as election end nears AMETHI, India:  Rahul Gandhi, scion of India’s political dynasty and frontman for the ruling Congress party, battled to defend his parliamentary seat on Wednesday as the world’s biggest general election entered its final stages. Gandhi, 43, whose lacklustre leadership of the Congress election campaign has drawn criticism, travelled to his northern constituency in Amethi to...


Bangladesh factory victims fail to receive compensation

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th April 2014

Bangladesh factory victims fail to receive compensation DHAKA: Some victims of Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster said Monday they have still not received promised compensation, days after a deadline for payments from a multi-million dollar fund backed by Western retailers. Victims, many of whom suffered horrific injuries when the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed last year killing 1,138 people, said they feared authorities...


JKLF continues polls boycott drive in IOK

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 26th April 2014

JKLF continues polls boycott drive in IOK ISLAMABAD: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is continuing its polls boycott campaign and organising programmes in various areas of the Indian Occupied Kashmir urging the people to stay away from the so-called elections. The JKLF spokesman, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said the party leaders and activists, including Noor Muhammad Kalwal, Showkat Ahmad...


Basit ’encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd April 2014

Basit ’encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations NEW DELHI: Pakistan said Wednesday it was “encouraged” by comments from arch rival India’s election frontrunner Narendra Modi who stressed cooperation with foreign governments if he was elected prime minister. Hindu nationalist hardliner Modi and his opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party are expected to vault to power at mammoth elections underway in India after...


 
 
 



 
 
 
 



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