Muslim woman to run for Russia’s presidency in 2018

Muslim woman to run for Russia’s presidency in 2018

A prominent Muslim woman has joined the list of candidates for the 2018 Russian Presidential elections among a growing number of female candidates. Wife and adviser of a Russian mufti, Aina Gamzatova is a successful journalist and the head of Russia’s largest Muslim media holding. She submitted her registration papers to the Central Elections Committee […]

Protests after army ‘thrashes two teachers’ in Bandipora

Protests after army ‘thrashes two teachers’ in Bandipora

Troopers barged into a government-run tuition centre in Shahgund village of Bandipora district’s Hajin area and “thrashed two teachers,” reports said Tuesday, leading to protests by locals against the Army amid a spontaneous shutdown. Last month, Hajin had shut in protest against vandalism and thrashing of people  by Army in several localities. Locals had accused […]

China hails Pakistan’s ‘outstanding contribution’ after Trump outburst over ‘terrorist safe havens’

China hails Pakistan’s ‘outstanding contribution’ after Trump outburst over ‘terrorist safe havens’

China Tuesday defended Pakistan saying the international community should acknowledge its all-weather ally’s “outstanding contribution” to counter terrorism, a day after US President Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad for providing safe havens to terrorists. In a scathing attack on Pakistan, Trump had accused it of “lies and deceit” and of fooling US leaders while […]

India to procure missiles, guided bombs from Israel, Russia

India to procure missiles, guided bombs from Israel, Russia

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday cleared two proposals to procure Barak Missiles from Israel and precision guided bombs for the Indian Air Force from Russia, together worth Rs 1,714 crore. According to the Defence Ministry, 131 Barak Missiles and associated equipment, under option clause will be bought from Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd, Israel, at […]

Haryana: Former Army man ‘kills six people in two hours,’ arrested

Haryana: Former Army man ‘kills six people in two hours,’ arrested

A former Army man was arrested on Tuesday for killing six people in a span of two hours in Haryana’s Palwal district, police said. The accused, identified as Naresh, was commissioned to Indian Army as Lieutenant in 2003, but took voluntary retirement on medical grounds three years later, The Hindu reported. He was presently posted […]

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump tirade

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump tirade

Pakistan on Monday summoned United States ambassador David Hale to lodge protest over President Donald Trump’s tirade against the country, media reports said. Quoting sources, Geo TV reported that the Foreign Office (FO) summoned Hale to record protest against Trump’s scathing remarks that Pakistan has given US nothing except for “lies and deceit” in return […]

12 killed in anti-government protests in Iran

12 killed in anti-government protests in Iran

12 people have been killed  as anti-government protests over corruption, rising food and fuel prices as well as unemployment continued for the fourth day in Iran on Monday, media reports say. The anti-government protests continued despite an appeal for calm by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, the state-run IRNA reported. Rouhani said that citizens […]

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