Pak telecom authority threatens to ban Twitter for not blocking objectionable content

Pak telecom authority threatens to ban Twitter for not blocking objectionable content

Islamabad: Twitter has been warned by Pakistan’s telecom authority that the micro-blogging site could be banned in the country for not complying with its directive to block objectionable content, according to a media report. The PTA yesterday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat that while Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms complied […]

Arms, ammunition found near LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: A huge cache of arms and ammunition was found on Thursday during a search operation by the Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, an official said. The early morning search operation in the Jhanjar area was launched a day after a soldier was injured on Wednesday when […]

Police foil contractual employee’s march in Srinagar, arrest many

Srinagar: The contractual employees working under Central sponsored Scheme, Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) Thursday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding their regularisation. Scores of protesters from various districts of Kashmir valley assembled here in Polo view Park Lal Chowk and shouted slogans against the state government for not fulfilling their “genuine” demands. As […]

Gunmen attack intelligence training centre in Kabul

Kabul: Gunmen launched an attack on an intelligence training centre in Kabul early today, officials said, just a day after a suicide bomber killed dozens of students in the war-weary city. “Clashes are ongoing and the area is cordoned off by the Afghan security forces,” said Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai. An official at the […]

Asia Pacific Group asks Pak to enact appropriate laws to curb ‘terror financing’

Islamabad: An international delegation monitoring Pakistan’s commitments to the global financial watchdog FATF has urged Islamabad to make terror financing and money laundering extraditable offences, a media report said today. The Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering, which is currently in Pakistan, will submit a report to the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) […]

Clashes erupt during CASO in Pulwama area

Srinagar: Clashes between protesters and government forces erupted at Drubgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, sources said. They said that government forces launched Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Drubgam area to start house to house searches. Local sources told Kashmir Reader as the siege was being laid, scores of protesters, especially […]

Passenger vehicle turns turtle in north Kashmir, 6 injured

Srinagar: Six persons received injuries after a passenger vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle in Wagoora area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, sources said. They said that the injured were shifted to nearby hospital and were stable. The accident according to the witnesses happened due to over speed of the vehicle.

Gunfight breaks out along LoC in Nowgam, four army soldiers injured

Srinagar: Four army soldiers were injured in a gunfight with “infiltrating militants” at Nowgam sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. SSP Handwara, Ashesh Mishra confirmed the gunfight to Kashmir Reader and said “the gunfight started early today.” He however said that that they were collecting details. Sources said that […]

Toll rises to 48 in Kabul education centre blast

Toll rises to 48 in Kabul education centre blast

Kabul: At least 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said. Many of the injured remained in critical condition. Earlier reports said that 25 people were killed and 36 others injured, […]

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