United States confirms its envoy meeting Taliban in Qatar to negotiate Afghan war

United States confirms its envoy meeting Taliban in Qatar to negotiate Afghan war

Washington: The United States confirmed Wednesday that its envoy is meeting in Qatar with the Taliban, seeking to negotiate an end to the Afghanistan war despite a new major attack claimed by the insurgents. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative on Afghan reconciliation, met Tuesday in the Qatari capital Doha with Taliban representatives, the State […]

Rupee spurts 29 paise against US dollar in early trade

Rupee spurts 29 paise against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai: The rupee rose 29 paise to 71.15 against the US dollar in early session Wednesday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks amid a positive opening of the domestic equity markets. At the Interbank forex market, the rupee opened higher at 71.19 and advanced further to quote 29 paise higher at […]

Kashmir highway shut for third consecutive day

Kashmir highway shut for third consecutive day

Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Wednesday for the third consecutive day following an avalanche hitting the Jawahar Tunnel and a number of landslides in Ramban district over the past few days. A traffic police offiocial said that no vehicular movement would be allowed on the Kashmir highway. “The huge avalanche that hit the tunnel […]

Nigeria’s new outbreak of Lassa fever kills 16

Nigeria’s new outbreak of Lassa fever kills 16

Lagos: Nigerian health authorities on Tuesday declared a new outbreak of Lassa fever that has killed 16 people since early January, despite successfully containing the disease last year. “Since the onset of the 2019 outbreak, there have been 16 deaths in confirmed cases,” said a report released by the National Centre for Control (NCDC), revealing […]

Pak authorities sack chief of Punjab’s anti-terror deptt in fake encounter case

Pak authorities sack chief of Punjab’s anti-terror deptt in fake encounter case

Lahore: Pakistani authorities on Tuesday sacked the head of the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) after a probe into a weekend shootout revealed that three members of a family were killed in a fake encounter on a highway. Terrorism and murder charges were also registered against five CTD officials present during the encounter, police said. […]

Four journalists shot with pellets

Four journalists shot with pellets

Srinagar: Four photojournalists were injured by pellets fired by government forces near the encounter site in Heff-Shirmal area of Shopian on Monday. They were identified as Waseem Andrabi of Hindustan Times, Nisar ul Haq of Rising Kashmir, Mir Burhan of Asian News Network (ANN), and Junaid Gulzar of Kashmir Essence, who also works as a […]

‘Attack on fourth estate’

‘Attack on fourth estate’

SRINAGAR: All prominent journalist bodies in Kashmir on Tuesday condemned the murderous attack on three photojournalists and a reporter by government forces in Shirmal area of Shopian. Photojournalists Waseem Andrabi, Mir Burhan, Nisar ul Haq and Junaid Gulzar who had gone to south Kashmir’s Shopian to cover an encounter between government forces and militants when […]

This has become a routine: KEG

This has become a routine: KEG

Srinagar: The Kashmir Editors’ Guild (KEG) demanded a quick and time-bound investigation into the pellet firing by government forces on four journalists in Shopian on Tuesday. The editors’ body strongly condemned the use of pellets against journalists who were performing their professional duties in covering the protests near the encounter site in Shopian. In a […]

Militants slain in Budgam buried amid shutdown in Pulwama

Militants slain in Budgam buried amid shutdown in Pulwama

PULWAMA: Pulwama district in south Kashmir observed a complete shutdown for the second consecutive day on Tuesday to protest the killing of local militants in Budgam district on Monday. Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that shops and other business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in Pulwama and Kakapora areas. Locals were also […]

1 2 3 194