Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos by British far-right group

Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos by British far-right group

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by a British far-right group. The videos, posted by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of Britain First, a far-right and ultra-nationalist political group, depict “Muslims assaulting people and, in one video, smashing a statue of the Virgin Mary,” according to CNN. Trump, who has […]

Mehbooba ‘surprised’ most pellet victims she met were minors

Mehbooba ‘surprised’ most pellet victims she met were minors

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said she was “surprised” to know that most of the pellet victims she had “invited” home recently were minors. “The police has to engage in parenting and counselling of these children. I had invited pellet victims to my home recently. I was surprised to know that most of them were […]

‘Praiseworthy’: Mehbooba hails ‘police discipline and restraint despite provocations’

‘Praiseworthy’: Mehbooba hails ‘police discipline and restraint despite provocations’

Compared to other states police work in Jammu and Kashmir was “more challenging”, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said Wednesday as she lauded the force for showing “discipline and restraint” despite “serious provocations.” “Despite facing stones, bullets and other provocative situations, the restraint and discipline shown by the police here is indeed praiseworthy,” she said in […]

Lashkar likes me, I like them: Musharraf

Lashkar likes me, I like them: Musharraf

Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf  has said he has always  favoured “action” in Kashmir and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is “our biggest force to suppress Indian Army” in the region. In an interview to Pakistani TV channel ARY News, Musharraf, who is currently in exile in Dubai, said he was the biggest supporter of Lashkar and […]

‘Bharat Mata’ in tribal attire to ‘connect north east culturally with rest of country’: BJP

‘Bharat Mata’ in tribal attire to ‘connect north east culturally with rest of country’: BJP

The BJP has decided to depict ‘Bharat Mata’ in the traditional attire of north east tribal communities to connect the region “culturally with rest of the country and remove its backwardness,” the party’s central observer in Tripura has said. The photographs of ‘Bharat Mata’, usually depicted in saffron sari holding the Indian national flag and accompanied by […]

CRPF bars troops from using ‘Chinese’ apps on smartphones

CRPF bars troops from using ‘Chinese’ apps on smartphones

  Citing security concerns, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has barred personnel from using 42 smartphone applications developed by Chinese companies, according to a media report. “A number of Android/IOS apps by Chinese developers or having Chinese links are either spyware or malicious ware. Use of these apps by our force personnel can be […]

US says new Afghan ‘strategy’ includes ‘reconciliation with Taliban’

US says new Afghan ‘strategy’ includes ‘reconciliation with Taliban’

The US is working on a new approach with India and Pakistan for promoting stability and reconciliation in Afghanistan, the State Department has said. “Our approach to South Asia and specifically Afghanistan means new approaches with India and Pakistan to deny safe havens to terrorist organisations,” State Department Inspector General Steve A. Linick said. The […]

Hafiz Saeed petitions UN for removal from terrorist list

Hafiz Saeed petitions UN for removal from terrorist list

Jamaat-ud -Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in United Nations to remove him from the list of designated terrorists, days after Pakistani authorities released him from nearly a year-long house arrest on the orders of a judicial review board. Saeed, who has a $10 million US bounty on his head, was individually […]

Can’t direct govt to bring a law on torture: SC

Can’t direct govt to bring a law on torture: SC

The Supreme Court has said it cannot direct the government to make a law to prevent torture and inhuman treatment in custody when the government was looking into the issue in “all seriousness” and had decided to adopt the United Nations’ convention on torture. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra Monday referred to […]

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