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#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

#India: WhatsApp rumours claim 19 lives in 2 months

Since May 2018, WhatsApp-borne rumours have allegedly led to at least 19 deaths in India, TheQuint reported. Fake messages, claiming that child traffickers and robbers have entered cities and towns, have had a menacing effect, purportedly responsible for at least 13 incidents of fatal mob-violence across eight Indian states. The messaging app, with close to […]

The Rise of Burhan

The Rise of Burhan

By Aasif Sultan   When obituaries of Kashmir militancy had been written long back, ‘everything,’ in the words of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, ‘turned upside down in a few days time’ after the killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016. Since then more and more young boys are disappearing into the woods […]

Rupee sinks all times low against US dollar, breaches 69-mark

Rupee sinks all times low against US dollar, breaches 69-mark

The rupee slumped to an all-time low as a resurgence in crude oil prices and the emerging market selloff took a toll on the currency, reports said. The Indian currency weakened to 68.9100 per US dollar Thursday, past its previous record of 68.8650 reached in November 2016. Brent crude’s sustained gains since the middle of […]

J&K: 10 BSF jawans en-route Jammu on special train go missing

J&K: 10 BSF jawans en-route Jammu on special train go missing

Ten jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) went missing while traveling in a special army train between West Bengal’s Bardhaman and Jharkhand’s Dhanbad railway stations on Wednesday. The train, headed towards Samba Sector in Jammu and Kashmir, contained a total of 83 soldiers. While conducting a headcount during a halt at Mughalsarai railway station, the […]

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

South #Kashmir: Missing policeman joins Hizb, claims outfit’s spokesman

Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Wednesday claimed that the policeman in south Kashmir’s Pulwama who was missing with his service rifle since Tuesday evening has joined their militant outfit. In a statement issued to local news agency KNS, the Hizb spokesperson Burhan-u-Din said, “SPO Irfan Ahmad Dar, a resident of Nehama Kakapora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district who […]

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: Global poll

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife: Global poll

India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. War-torn Afghanistan and Syria ranked second and third in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed […]

BJP minister gets 2 frogs married to make it rain in MP

BJP minister gets 2 frogs married to make it rain in MP

Madhya Pradesh minister of state for woman and child development Lalita Yadav allegedly organised a wedding of two frogs at a temple in Chhattarpur to appease rain gods, drawing criticism from the Opposition, reports said. Hundreds of people gathered at the temple premises to see the unique wedding, which was followed by a feast. According […]

India: AWB launches campaign against animal sacrifice ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

India: AWB launches campaign against animal sacrifice ahead of Eid-ul-Adha

 Ahead of the Muslim festival of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Adha) in August, the Animal Welfare Board(AWB) of India (AWBI) has initiated a campaign against the slaughter of animals which is a prominent part of celebrations during the festival, reports said. The agency which is an advisory body of the ministry of Environment has announced that volunteers recruited […]

‘Mend Your Ways’: BJP MLA Lal Singh Warns Kashmiri Journalists

‘Mend Your Ways’: BJP MLA Lal Singh Warns Kashmiri Journalists

In an apparent reference to the murder of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Chaudhary Lal Singh on Friday, 22 June, asked the journalists in Kashmir to draw the line and mend their ways. Addressing a press conference in Jammu on Friday, he said Kashmir media has created “a wrong narrative regarding […]

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

NDA allowed terrorism to re-emerge in J&K: Omar Abdullah

National Conference (NC) vice president and former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said the NDA government’s claim that more militants were killed in Kashmir during its rule than in the UPA dispensation actually tells how it allowed militancy and violence to re-emerge in the Valley. “Actually minister sahib this tells the story […]