South Kashmir: Thousands participate in funeral prayers of slain militant at Awantipora

Srinagar: Thousands of people on Thursday morning participated in the last rites of slain militant Showkat Ahmad Bhat at his native village Dangerpora in Padgampora area of Southern Kashmir’s Awantipora in Pulwama district. Showkat was killed in a brief gunfight with the government forces at Dougam Kakapora area of the Pulwama district during Wednesday night. […]

Protest rock Kashmir University against Pulwama militant’s killing

Srinagar: Massive protests rocked Kashmir University on Thursday against the killing of a militant in a shootout with the government forces in southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Sources said that scores of hostel boarders of MA and MAK boys hostels assembled at the varsity campus in Hazratbal and staged a protest against the killing of Showkat […]

Hurriyat leader Nisar Rather slapped with PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal Jail in Jammu

Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Nisar Hussain Rather was on Thursday slapped with draconian Public Safety Act and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu. Rather, 70, is chairman of Tehreek-e-Wahdatul Islami, which is a constituent of octogenarian leader Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference (G). Sources said that Rather was detained by Jammu and […]

Northern Kashmir: Suspected militants attack Army camp in Rafiabad

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Wednesday hurled a grenade on 32 RR camp at Rafiabad in Northern Kashmir’s Baramulla district . Reports said that the attack took place at Trakpora area of Rafiabad which exploded outside the boundary. However in this incident there was no immediate report of loss of life or injury reported. Meanwhile whole area […]

Shehbaz accuses anti-graft body of colluding with Imran’s party to target Opposition

Srinagar: Pakistan’s Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday accused the country’s anti-graft body of forming an “unholy alliance” with Premier Imran Khan’s party to target opposition leaders and vowed to continue his political struggle despite his arrest in a housing scam. Shehbaz, who is the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), addressed the National […]

At least 10 killed in blast at Crimea college: official

Moscow, Oct 17 (AFP) At least 10 people were killed Wednesday in an explosion at a technical college in the city of Kerch on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a Russian anti-terror committee representative said. “According to provisional information, 10 people died, and 50 were injured,” National Anti-Terror Committee spokesman Andrei Przhedomskikh told official […]

Minister of State MJ Akbar resigns over #MeToo allegations

New Delhi: Union Minister MJ Akbar, accused by multiple women of sex harassment in a tidal wave of #MeToo stories shared on social media, has resigned. Just two days ago, Mr Akbar had sued one of his 20 accusers for defamation, accusing her of “intentionally making fabricated allegations” to harm his reputation. Announcing his resignation, […]

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