After labelling Salahuddin ‘global terrorist’, US says no change in Kashmir policy

After labelling Salahuddin ‘global terrorist’, US says no change in Kashmir policy

Srinagar, Jul 1 The US State Department has said that the designation of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist does not reflect a change in the US policy on Kashmir,  a media report today said. “Our policy on Kashmir has not changed,” said a State Department spokesperson when asked if the designation […]

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Pak PM chairs high-level meeting to discuss ‘ties with India, ceasefire’

Pak PM chairs high-level meeting to discuss ‘ties with India, ceasefire’

Srinagar, Jun 30 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today chaired a high-level meeting of top foreign policy officials to discuss ties with India amid tension with over ceasefire violations in Kashmir, a media report said. Radio Pakistan reported that during the meeting Sharif would be briefed about important foreign affairs issues, including ties with India […]

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Demand for Qatar to close down AlJazeera “unacceptable”: UN

Demand for Qatar to close down AlJazeera “unacceptable”: UN

Srinagar, June 30 A demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its AlJazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion, the United Nations human rights chief said today, a media report said. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and […]

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ACT to hold film festival in Kashmir

ACT to hold film festival in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 30 ACT, a Valley-based organisation working in the field of art, culture and literature is set to host a film festival in Kashmir in the first week of July, a statement issued by the organisation today said. The statement also said that it is a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Valley which is scheduled from […]

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Summer break to counter week-long protest calendar on eve of Burhan’s death anniversary?

Summer break to counter week-long protest calendar on eve of Burhan’s death anniversary?

Srinagar, Jun 29 In an apparent move to counter week-long protest calendar by pro-freedom camp on the eve of first death anniversary of Burhan Wani, the government has announced a ten-day summer break for state schools and colleges. The government has announced that schools and colleges shall remain closed between July 6 and July 16 […]

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Pakistan to host Sri Lankan cricket team this year: PCB

Pakistan to host Sri Lankan cricket team this year: PCB

Srinagar, Jun 29 The Pakistani cricket fans have something to cheer for as the Sri Lankan cricket team is expected to tour Pakistan at the end of this year, a media report said today. Talking to Pakistan government’s news agency APP, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official confirmed that the Sri Lankan cricket team is […]

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Saudi Arabia’s deposed crown prince ‘house arrested’: Report

Saudi Arabia’s deposed crown prince ‘house arrested’: Report

Srinagar, Jun 29 The recently deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace in the coastal city of Jeddah, according to four current and former American officials and Saudis close to the royal family, NY Times reported yesterday. The new restrictions on […]

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10 die in chairlift collapse in Murree town

10 die in chairlift collapse in Murree town

Srinagar, Jun 29 At least 10 tourists died and two others injured as a chairlift collapsed in Murree town, a transit point for tourists visiting Pakistan-administered Kashmir, in Pakistan’s Punjab today, The News International said. The injured are being rushed to Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi, the report said. Rescue sources said the incident took place at Churapani […]

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US toughens visa rules for 6 Muslim-majority countries: Report

US toughens visa rules for 6 Muslim-majority countries: Report

Srinagar, Jun 29 Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close US family relationship or formal ties to a US entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the US State Department on Wednesday, a media report said today. The guidance defined a close familial relationship as being a […]

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NIA finds no evidence of ‘terror funding’ in Kashmir: Report

NIA finds no evidence of ‘terror funding’ in Kashmir: Report

Srinagar, Jun 29 A probe launched by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) last year to probe the funding of pro-freedom leaders during last year’s pan-Kashmir agitation has failed to find any evidence and is “as good as closed”, Indian Express reported today. Last August, following street protests that rocked the Valley after the killing of Hizbul […]

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