2 cops, CRPF trooper killed as militants storm police camp in Pulwama

Two Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) troopers and a policeman were  killed as militants stormed a police camp in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday morning. Militants entered Pulwama town’s district police lines at around 4 am and attacked a guard-post with grenades and gunfire, reports said. Police constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh died on the […]

Imam-e-Kaaba condemns inter-Muslim conflict ahead of Hajj

Imam-e-Kaaba condemns inter-Muslim conflict ahead of Hajj

The imam of Makkah’s Grand Mosque denounced those who “cause conflict among Muslims” in his last Friday sermon before the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Reuters reported. “Anyone who causes conflict and discord among Muslims ignores the blessing of harmony, imitates those who lived in ignorance (before Islam), harms his people and cheats his nation,” Sheikh Saleh […]

Popular Indian guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted of rape

Popular Indian guru Ram Rahim Singh convicted of rape

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday convicted by a special Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) court in a 15-year old rape case. The argument on his sentencing will begin on Monday. He is likely to face seven-year imprisonment. Just after the verdict Singh was taken into custody by Haryana Police and […]

JRL ‘postpones’ protest program on Article 35A

JRL ‘postpones’ protest program on Article 35A

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL)  Friday postponed a protest programme it had announced earlier this week over the issue of Article 35A. The decision was taken after the Supreme Court accepted  the plea of the Jammu and Kashmir government that the pleas challenging Article 35 A be heard after Diwali. On Wednesday, Syed Ali Shah […]

Russia, Iran back Pakistan, censure Trump’s Afghan policy

Russia, Iran back Pakistan, censure  Trump’s Afghan policy

A day after Russia warned the US administration against piling up pressure on Pakistan, Iran has censured Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy, saying Washington is employing ‘destabilising’ policies in the region. Earlier this week, the US president announced 4,000 new troops for deployment to Afghanistan, backtracking from his earlier promise to end America’s longest war. […]

US woman wins record $758.7 million lottery jackpot

US woman wins record $758.7 million lottery jackpot

A 53-year-old woman has won  the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in United States history — $758.7 million . “The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax,” Mavis L. Wanczyk , Massachusetts hospital worker,  told reporters at a news conference. Wanczyk chose to take a lump-sum payment of $480 million, or […]

No compromise on militancy, ‘peaceful’ Kashmir by winter: Minister

No compromise on militancy, ‘peaceful’ Kashmir by winter: Minister

Government of India is working to ensure peace in Kashmir by winter, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said Thursday, while asserting that there will be no compromise in dealing with militants. Ahir, who visited some areas along the International Border in Jammu to assess the situation there,  also said that “those […]

Madhya Pradesh university plans gaushala on campus

Madhya Pradesh university plans gaushala on campus

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, a state university in Madhya Pradesh, is moving to a new 50-acre campus in Bishankhedi, on the outskirts of Bhopal which will be home to many milk-yielding desi cows as well. The gaushala (cow shed) is not for the familiar purpose of facilitating animal husbandry classes or […]