South Indian journalist, corporator to name their daughters after Asifa

South Indian journalist, corporator to name their daughters after Asifa

A day after a journalist in Kerala named his newborn baby as Asifa, a corporator in the neighbouring state of Karnataka on Monday chose to rechristen her eight-year-old daughter after the Kathua rape and murder victim. Mangalore City Corporation corporator and State Congress Women’s Committee general secretary Prathibha Kulai said the Kathua incident “has made […]

‘Kashmiris are buried with Pak flags, we are meeting with their killers’

‘Kashmiris are buried with Pak flags, we are meeting with their killers’

A perception is being created that Pakistan and India are coming closer. The Kashmiris are being buried with Pakistani flags and here we are meeting with their killers as if everything is all well: Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Pakistan’s former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday expressed dismay at the meeting between the country’s National […]

Shopian killings: Indian envoy calls on Pak NSA

Shopian killings: Indian envoy calls on Pak NSA

Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad, Ajay Bisaria, on Tuesday called on Pakistan’s National Security Adviser (NSA) Retired Lt General Nasser Khan Janjua to discuss the “recently worsening situation” in Kashmir. “Pakistan is committed to resolving all outstanding issues through comprehensive dialogues,” Janjua was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the office of NSA, […]

Kashmir potentially attractive to ISIS: US scribe

Kashmir potentially attractive to ISIS: US scribe

Kashmir is potentially attractive to ISIS, with a large community of radicalized youth, mountainous territory, and a long-established insurgency that could potentially be co-opted The ongoing conflict in Kashmir is a tempting prospect for global Islamic militant groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda, according to an American journalist and writer. “For more than two decades several […]

UN chief ‘very concerned over Kashmir situation’

UN chief ‘very concerned over Kashmir situation’

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres is “very concerned” over the situation in Kashmir and wants all member states to protect their civilians, reports said. “The Secretary-General is, indeed, very concerned about the situation that we’ve seen in Jammu and Kashmir. He reminds that Member States are responsible under international humanitarian law to protect civilians,” Stephane […]

Setback to Hafiz Saeed’s election plans

Setback to Hafiz Saeed’s election plans

US designates MML as ‘terrorist outfit’ The US Department of State amended its designation of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) on Monday, identifying Milli Muslim League (MML) and Tehreek-e-Azadi-e-Kashmir (TAJK) as LeT affiliates, making it impossible for them to register as political parties. The Department of State amended the designation of LeT to include the aliases MML and […]