Myanmar blocking Rohingya repatriation: B’desh minister

Myanmar blocking Rohingya repatriation: B’desh minister

Dhaka: A Bangladesh Cabinet minister has accused Myanmar of obstructing efforts to repatriate 750,000 Rohingya refugees, saying it was unlikely the displaced Muslims would ever return to their homeland. Finance minister AMA Muhith said the repatriation deal signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh in November would likely fail despite his government’s official stance that the refugees […]

5 years and counting Social boycott shatters Zanskar Muslim economy

  Srinagar, Mar 8: The social boycott enforced by majority Buddhists against Muslims has devastated the economy of minority community in mountainous Zanskar Division of Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir. It has been over five years since Buddhists on the directions of Zanskar Buddhist Association (ZBA) enforced social boycott against Muslims in the region […]

Omar visits Anantnag to express solidarity with MLA Pahalgam

Srinagar, Mar 8: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday visited the residence of Late Khwaja Muhammad Afzal Sathoo to condole his demise and express solidarity with MLA Pahalgam Altaf Kaloo and his entire family. The deceased was the father-in-law of Altaf Kaloo. Omar Abdullah also expressed solidarity with NC Leader and Former MLA […]

Day 9: Contractors’ strike continues CCAB extends supports for indefinite strike call

  Srinagar, Mar 8; Since Apex contractors’ body had called for indefinite strike on Feb 27, contractors continue to remain on indefinite strike, entering ninth day today. While supporting the strike call and pressing to get their demand fulfilled Constitutional Contractors Association R&B Division (CCAB) Baramulla in affiliation with The Jammu and Kashmir Central Contractors […]

One dies, another injured after tractor turns turtle in Markundal

Srinagar, Mar 8: A 35-year-old tractor driver died and another critically injured by a tractor in Markundal village of district Bandipora. Reports said the driver was killed after his tractor ran over him and another was injured. However, the injured person was shifted to Srinagar hospital for the specialised treatment. The deceased has been identified […]

Man dies after tree falls on him in north Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 8: A 55-year-old man has died after a tree fell on him in north Kashmir’s Sangrama area of district Baramulla. Reports said that a labourer Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh 55, son of Habibullah Sheikh of Seer Jageer Sopore was critically injured after a tree fell on him while he was cutting it down near […]

Take strong action against those vandalising statues: Dr Farooq to govt

New Delhi, Mar 8: Amid a spate of incidents targeting statues and busts of known figures across the country, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Thursday asked the government to take stern action against those indulging in such acts. The statues of Russian communist icon Vladimir Illyich Lenin and rationalist leader from Tamil Nadu EV Ramasamy, […]

Malik undergoes medical check-up

Malik undergoes medical check-up

Srinagar, Mar 8: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was Thursday brought to a hospital for medical checkup from Srinagar central jail Srinagar. Yasin Malik was arrested on March 5 when he was protesting against Shopian killings. He was later shifted back to Central Jail Srinagar, where he is on a […]

Women empowerment essential for betterment, progress of society: G H Mir

Women empowerment essential for betterment, progress of society: G H Mir

Srinagar, Mar 8: Democratic Party Nationalist (DPN) president and former minister, Ghulam Hassan Mir on Thursday said that empowerment of women is quite essential for the development and progress of society and that the target can be achieved by educating the woman folk. Mir was addressing a women convention on the eve of international Women’s […]

Chief Secretary reviews action taken on ‘Agenda of Alliance’

Jammu, Mar 8: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired a meeting here with the Administrative Secretaries to review the department wise implementation of the ‘Agenda of Alliance’. Commissioner/Secretary, General Administration Department presented a department wise action taken report in the meeting. Chief Secretary observed that the steps taken by the departments towards realizing the […]