World Bank wants Pakistan to accept ‘neutral expert’ in dam dispute

World Bank wants Pakistan to accept ‘neutral expert’ in dam dispute

The World Bank has asked Pakistan to stand down from pursuing its stand of referring the Kishanganga dam dispute to the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) and instead accept India’s offer of appointing a “neutral expert”, the Dawn reported. In a fresh communication last week, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim advised the government to withdraw from […]

Fight over WhatsApp message turns fatal in Haryana’s Sonepat; Group admin killed, 3 injured

Fight over WhatsApp message turns fatal in Haryana’s Sonepat; Group admin killed, 3 injured

A fight over a message on WhatsApp group in Sonepat, Haryana turned fatal after a 28-year-old man was killed and three of his brothers were injured, reports said. The victim, identified as Luv, was reportedly beaten to death for accidentally sharing photographs on a WhatsApp group chat. As per the victim’s brother, Luv had shared […]

Indian Constitution in danger: Goa’s Archbishop

Indian Constitution in danger: Goa’s Archbishop

Goa’s Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao warned that the “the Indian Constitution is in danger” and that “a kind of monoculturalism” has gripped the country. In his annual pastoral letter for 2018-19, which was released Sunday, Ferrao wrote: “It is advisable that the lay faithful play an active role in the political field; they should, however, […]

‘Hamid’ to be screened in Kashmir before release

‘Hamid’ to be screened in Kashmir before release

The makers of “Hamid”, a film which tells a story about a Kashmiri boy in search for his father, are planning to show the movie to the people in the Valley before its theatrical release, reports said. The Yoodlee Films’ project is directed by Aijaz Khan. “We feel this film has the power to touch […]

Heatwave broils Valley; no signs of respite in coming days

Heatwave broils Valley; no signs of respite in coming days

A heat wave has been declared across Kashmir as the maximum temperature was recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius, 8.1 degrees Celsius above normal, with no signs of respite from the unusually high temperatures in the next few days, reports said. Director Meteorological Department Sonam Lotus said the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday recorded […]

Militants’ Killing In Tanghdar: Shutdown, protests in Pulwama

Militants’ Killing In Tanghdar: Shutdown, protests in Pulwama

South Kashmir’s Pulwama district observed a complete shutdown Monday against the killing of an alleged local militant in north Kashmir’s Tanghdar sector on 25 May.  Locals reports said that youth clashed with government forces in main town Pulwama with latter resorting to teargas shelling to disperse protesters. Sheeraz Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Lajoora Pulwama, is […]

Many injured in Shopian grenade attack

Many injured in Shopian grenade attack

Militants hurled a grenade on police party near Batpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday. Official sources said that militants lobbed the grenade on police officer’s vehicle near Batpora. In the blast some policemen are said to have received splinter injuries, they said Sources said policemen retaliated by firing some gunshots. Unconfirmed reports […]

Haryana: Mosque in Karnal vandalised, people offering Namaz attacked

Haryana: Mosque in Karnal vandalised, people offering Namaz attacked

In yet another instance of disruption of Muslim prayers in Haryana, a mosque where people were offering Namaz was vandalised by a mob in Newal in Karnal district, reports said. Reports said that a mob sabotaged a wall inside the mosque and also attacked the people who were offering Namaz inside. Speakers installed for Azan […]

On Badr anniversary, militants attack forces in Srinagar

On Badr anniversary, militants attack forces in Srinagar

Srinagar: Four CRPF personnel and two civilians, including a woman, were injured Saturday in three separate grenade attacks on government forces here, police said. In the first attack, militants lobbed a grenade towards a patrol party in Fatehkadal area of Srinagar. Three CRPF personnel and a woman were injured in the explosion, they said. The injured […]