Indian authorities should stop arresting Dalit rights activists: Rights bodies

New Delhi: Indian authorities should stop arresting Dalit rights activists, Amnesty International India and Human Rights Watch said today, referring to the fear among people following arrests in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence earlier this year. On June 6, Pune Police arrested five people, including prominent Dalit activist Sudhir Dhawale, from Mumbai, Nagpur and […]

Saudi-led coalition says killed 8 Lebanese Hezbollah members in Yemen

Riyadh: The Saudi-led coalition battling rebels in Yemen today said its forces killed eight members of Lebanon’s Shiite militant group Hezbollah in northern Yemen, near the Saudi border. “The coalition killed 41 terrorist elements in Maran and destroyed their vehicles and equipment. Among the dead were eight members of Lebanese Hezbollah, including a commander,” coalition […]

BRO constructs bridge in Leh leading to Siachen base camp

BRO constructs bridge in Leh leading to Siachen base camp

Leh: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Monday threw open a vital 35-meter bridge in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir that will ease vehicular movement to the base camp of Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield. “The BRO has removed a major travelling bottleneck in Leh by constructing a 35-meter long ‘Chamesahn’ bridge, under Project […]

Geelani, Mirwaiz congratulate Erdogan for his success in elections

Geelani, Mirwaiz congratulate Erdogan for his success in elections

Srinagar: Chiefs of two factions of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Moday extended congratulations to Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his success in the presidential elections of Turkey. “Our long and painful walk to freedom demands and deserved more practical and concrete steps from every freedom loving nation especially the collective forum […]

General Secretary Jamiat Ulema-i- Hind meets Governor

General Secretary Jamiat Ulema-i- Hind meets Governor

Srinagar: Mahmood A. Madani, former MP and General Secretary, Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhawan on Monday, a statement said. Madani shared with Governor his views about the prevailing “unrest” in the State and called for the formulation of a well considered approach for the early “restoration of peace and normalcy” […]

Monsoon session of Parliament from July 18

Monsoon session of Parliament from July 18

New Delhi: The Monsoon session of Parliament will commence from July 18 and end on August 10, the Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs recommended on Monday. The CCPA, chaired by Home Minister Rajanth Singh, met in New Delhi today to recommend the dates. The President will now formally convene the session. The session will have […]

Nigeria: 86 killed in fresh herder-farmer violence

Jos (Nigeria): Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country. The grim discovery in the Barikin Ladi area of Plateau state came after days of violence apparently sparked by an attack by ethnic […]

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