India, US to discuss action to be taken against Hafiz Saeed

India, US to discuss action to be taken against Hafiz Saeed

India and the US will discuss this week further action to be taken against Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed, Indian and US officials familiar with the matter said. The background is the Islamabad high court’s dicision on March 9, paving the way for the registration of Saeed’s Milli Muslim League (MML) as […]

Delhi’s Jama Masjid was Yamuna mandir: RSS thinker

Delhi’s Jama Masjid was Yamuna mandir: RSS thinker

An RSS thinker has become a butt of ridicule on social media after he astonishingly claimed that Delhi’s Jama Masjid was, in fact, a Yamuna Temple. His crazy claims did not stop here. He also went on to suggest that the Taj Mahal was not built of Shah Jahan, but the historic monument was built […]

Indian guru’s Art of Living turns ‘Art of Cheating’ in Kashmir, hooks people by deceit at SKICC

Indian guru’s Art of Living turns ‘Art of Cheating’ in Kashmir, hooks people by deceit at SKICC

Srinagar: Indian guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) hooked a number of Kashmiris at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) “through deceit” where the organisation had scheduled a “peace conference” today.  “We were told that Pakistani diplomat is here. We are asking for freedom since 1947. We are with azadi and want to separate […]

In Pictures: Edu institutes reopen in Valley, buoying hope for academic recovery

In Pictures: Edu institutes reopen in Valley, buoying hope for academic recovery

Srinagar: Educational institutes reopened in the Valley today after three-month-long winter break. Primary, middle, secondary, higher secondary schools and colleges were scheduled to reopen on Monday, 5 March, but were closed in the wake of “cold murder” of four civilians in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on 4 March.  Educational Minister Altaf Bukhari ordered the closure […]

Police open 47-year-old case against Bollywood actor

Police open 47-year-old case against Bollywood actor

Bollywood actor Jeetendra has been booked by the Shimla Police after he was accused by his cousin of sexually assaulting her 47 years ago, a media report said. The woman, in a complaint to the Director General of Police, in February had alleged that the incident took place in Shimla in January, 1971, when she […]

Hadiya free to live with her husband, says SC

Hadiya free to live with her husband, says SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Hadiya to live with her husband Shefin Jahan, setting aside a Kerala High Court order. The top court said Hadiya was free to pursue her future endeavours in accordance with the law. Hadiya, a resident of Kerala, had reverted to Islam and married a Muslim. Her family, however, didn’t allow […]

Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Kerala’s Kannur

Gandhi’s statue vandalised in Kerala’s Kannur

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Taliparamba Taluk Office in Kannur was vandalised Thursday morning after an unidentified person hurled stones at the statue. He went on to break the spectacles of the Gandhi statue and threw away a garland, the Indian Express reported. The vandalisation was first noticed by people who arrived to register their […]

In Pictures: KTK protests against Women’s rights violation in J&K

In Pictures: KTK protests against Women’s rights violation in J&K

Srinagar: Kashmir Tehreek Khawateen (KTF), an all-women pro-freedom organisation, led a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave against the women’s rights violation on Women’s day today.  The protesters carried placards displaying pictures of slain women by the government forces. “Justice for Maisara,” read a placard. Maisara was killed by the Army in December last year. The […]

Sri Lanka: Fresh anti-Muslim violence breaks, mosques, shops set ablaze

Sri Lanka: Fresh anti-Muslim violence breaks, mosques, shops set ablaze

Buddhist mob came by the hundreds, screaming at the top of their lungs and carrying sticks, stones and petrol bombs, as they descended on the hill town of Ambatenna in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, Al Jazeera reported today. Some two dozen policemen and soldiers watched helplessly, according to residents, as the mob vandalised and set […]

Isreal to strip residency of Jerusalem’s Palestinians

Isreal to strip residency of Jerusalem’s Palestinians

The Israeli parliament has passed a law that allows the minister of interior to revoke the residency rights of any Palestinian in Jerusalem on grounds of a “breach of loyalty” to Israel, Al Jazeera reported today. The bill, ratified on Wednesday, will also apply in cases where residency status was obtained on the basis of […]