Istanbul suicide attack: 5 dead, 20 wounded

ISTANBUL: Five people were killed and 20 wounded, three of them seriously, in a suicide bombing that ripped through a busy shopping street in Istanbul on Saturday, the city’s governor said. The bomber was also killed in the attack on Istiklal Caddesi street, governor Vasip Sahin was quoted by local media as saying, but it […]

JKMM demands arrest of govt forces involved in HR violations

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM) activists led by Fareeda Behanji,on Saturday, took out a protest rally demanding immediate arrest of army and police personnels involved in human rights abuses in Kashmir. “Those army and police forces must be brought before court who have committed brutal human right violations in Kashmir,” Fareeda said. The protestors […]

Bemina residents protest against NFSA implementation

SRINAGAR: Residents of Boatman Colony Bemina, on Saturday, protested against the National Food Security Act (NFSA) demanding its immediate revocation. They said five killo ration is not enough to meet their food demand. The protesters shouted anti government slogans and showed their anger with singing traditional folk, “Aes na punjaib dal chut khemo” (We are […]

Avalanche warning for Jammu and Kashmir

Chandigarh: An avalanche warning was on Saturday issued for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture in these areas over the next 48 hours. The advisory was issued by Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) here. ‘Medium danger’ avalanche warning exists […]

Sedition case: Court grants bail to SAR Gilani

New Delhi Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Gilani was on Saturday granted bail by a Delhi court in a sedition case related to an event conducted at the Press Club here last month. Additional Sessions Judge Deepak Garg granted the relief to Gilani on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and one surety of the […]

2 Indians among 62 killed in Russian plane crash

New Delhi: Two Indians are among sixty-two people killed after a Dubai airliner crashed and caught fire early today while landing in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. The names of the Indians in the list put out by Russian authorities are: Anju Kathirvel Aiyappan and Mohan Shyam, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson […]

UN chief alarmed by rising intolerance, hate violence

United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ON Saturday said that he is deeply alarmed by the surge of intolerance and “hate-driven violence” across the world, calling on the international community to speak out against “anti-Muslim bigotry” and other forms of hate. Ban, addressing a General Assembly meeting to mark the International Day for the […]