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Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG's of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

Maryam Nawaz to Contest From two Seats in Pakistan Elections

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz will be contesting from the National Assembly (NA)-127 in Lahore and from Punjab assembly constituency PP-173 respectively in the upcoming general elections in the country on July 25.

Supreme Court of Pakistan would hear Review Petition against Asia Bibi’s...

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel will decide on January 29 whether or not to allow the appeal on January 29.

Great Return March Movement has Palestinian Women in the Forefront

In the gruesome war of military occupation that Israel is waging against Palestinians, a group of people from Gaza, four weeks ago embarked upon what is called the Great Return March. Gaza's refugees are clear about the goal. It is the right to return to their land that is now in Israel

Dialogue is the only way to Pull Out Jammu and Kashmir...

The governor also said that the pursuit of divisive and confrontational approaches would not lead to resolution of any problem and he also appealed to all political parties, civil societies, NGO's and other stakeholders to seriously ponder seriously over what exactly has been gained from the endless turmoil

Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.  The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE. 

Article 35 A is Arbitrary and Violates Women’s Rights says BJP...

The Article 35 A violates the rights of a woman, who wants to marry a man of her choice, as marriage to a man from outside the state will deprive her and her heirs, the right to property, government job and right to vote in the state assembly and local body elections.

USA approaches Pakistan for help in Taliban Peace Talks

Talking to media persons, Khan said that the USA president who had always used tough language against the nation, has now requested for help.

Youngest Pellet victim of Kashmir Valley Hiba Jan Undergo Second Surgery

Talking to the reporters, the victim’s father Nisar Ahmad said that they have been praying and hoping that the surgery is a success for her.

14 Killed in Suicide Attack in Peshawar

As many as 14 people including prominent local politician Haroon Bilour, were killed in a suicide bomb attack at an election rally in Pakistan's Peshawar.

Fourth and Last Phase of Urban Local Body Poll Ends in...

Overall, the voter turnout in the first three phases of the civic polls in the valley has been low.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not...

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state. 

UNICEF Joins Hands with UNWFP to help Vulnerable Families in Gaza

The joint initiative was designed to help poorer families, particularly children, women and elderly and to cope with the harsh winter and worsening living conditions of the people in the Gaza.

Sharif Family to Face Trial in 2 More NAB Cases Inside...

The legal proceedings of the remaining two National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference cases against former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family will take place in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Attempts made to Change India’s Secular Fabric: Farooq Abdullah

The National Conference leader also expressed concern over the worsening situation in the state saying there were forces working against peace in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

Defense Lawyer of Kathua rape and Murder case appointed as Additional...

Sawhney was the counsel of the main accused in the Kathua rape and murder case, and his appointment as the Additional Advocate General by Governor Narinder Nath Vohra has led to a backlash in the Valley

Nawaz Sharif’s Wife Kulsoom Suffers Cardiac Arrest

London:The ailing wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz, suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit of a London...

Pakistan Election far From Free, Fair, Says Gazain Marri

Gazain Marri, son of Baloch politician Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, has alleged that the forthcoming general election in Pakistan on July 25 is being openly managed and results have been decided beforehand.

Pashtun Resistance Movt: Pak Youths are the Change They Want

The Pashtun resistance movement in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which saw a massive participation by the tribal youth, indicates that young Pakistanis are the change they want.

Pakistan to Elect new President Today

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Extremist Attacks Force Minority Sikhs to Flee Peshawar

The minority Sikh community in Peshawar, Pakistan, is moving to other parts of the country following repeated attacks by Islamic fundamentalists.

Nawaz, Maryam Arrive at Court for Hearing of Avenfield Case

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam on Wednesday arrived at the accountability court conducting corruption proceedings against them.

Chief Electoral Officer Announces Date for 9-Phased Panchayat Polls in J&K

The chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced the timetable for panchayat polls in the state, even as he assured that the government will provide a "security environment" to the contestants.

Our own Killed Haroon Bilour, Alleges Ghulam Ahmad Bilour

Senior leader of Pakistan's Awami National Party (ANP) Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has alleged that his nephew Haroon Bilour was killed by their "own people".

Asif Ali Zardari Summoned in Money Laundering Case

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister, Faryal Talpur, in connection with a money laundering case.

Governor Exposed the Fraud Recruitment in Jammu and Kashmir Bank Creates...

Talking to the reporter on Times Now, the governor said that the politicians in the previous BJP-PDP government had changed the entire selection list of candidates to accomodate their relatives and workers in the J&K Bank.

PC Junaid Mattu Elected as Srinagar Mayor

Mattu was the former spokesperson of the National Conference (NC), who had resigned from the NC in September to contest for the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls.

Pakistan’s First School for Transgenders to Open on April 15

Walking on the path of social reform, Pakistan is to inaugurate country's first ever institute for educational and vocational training for transgender community.

Baloch Liberation Army Brought Down Pakistan Military Copter

The Baloch Liberation Army has said its fighters have damaged the Pakistan army helicopter, which crashed near Quetta, in the mountain range of Sibbi Balochistan on Thursday.

Israel Plans to Expel 36,000 Bedouin Palestinians from Negev Desert

The seized Bedouin areas are estimated at 260,000 dunums, on which the Israeli authorities will establish what they call as national projects, infrastructure and other “security” measures, which are required to ‘transfer’ the population to other villages, according to the reports.

Senior Official From US Department of State Travels to Pakistan

A high-level official from a branch of the US Department of State, Alice G. Wells, arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday, to hold discussions with senior Government officials on various issues concerning the two countries, a press release from Washinton confirmed.

Pakistan's Balance of Payments Worsens, Likely to Approach IMF Next Month

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government has accepted the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) pre-condition to let the Pakistani rupee depreciate by over four percent to qualify for any fresh bailout package needed to avoid a default-like situation.

Amarnath Yatra begins today

Jammu: Amid multi-tier security cover, the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra will leave from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar base camp on Wednesday. Till...

Objections to Imran’s Candidacy Baseless, Says Lawyer

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan's legal counsel Babar Awan on Monday termed the objections to former's candidacy for NA-53 constituency of Islamabad for the upcoming general elections as baseless.

Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

Plea Filed Against Imran Khan for ‘Donkey’ Remark

A petition has been filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan over his 'donkey' comment against rival Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.

Gujjar and Bakerwal Community Demands Extension of SC/ST Act to Jammu...

According to Gujjar leaders, this bill could help their tribes to fight against atrocities that they were facing legally, constitutionally as well as politically

Vote for PTI to Change Pakistan’s fate, Says Imran Khan

In the last leg of the pre-poll campaigning, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan urged the people of the country to vote for his party to "change the fate of Pakistan at any cost."

Unknown Gunmen Kill Two Workers of National Conference in Srinagar

As per sources, the trio were having a conversation near a shop at Karfali Mohalla, when unknown gunmen opened fire on them. Both Wani and Bhat were close aides of MLA Habbakadal, Shameema Firdous while Zangoo was working as block president of NC in Habbakadal area.

PTI Candidate Killed in Suicide Attack, Laid to Rest

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur, who died in a suicide attack in Dera Ismail Khan city, was laid to rest on Monday in his hometown Kulachi here.

5 Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan Members Bailed in Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination Case

Five members of Tehreek-I-Taliban Pakistan arrested on grounds of allegedly conspiring to assassinate Pakistan People's Party chairperson and former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007 have been granted a bail.

Nasser Khan Janjua Resigns as Pakistan’s National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser (NSA) of Pakistan, Nasser Khan Janjua, tendered his resignation on Wednesday.

Security Should be top Priority of Pakistan’s Interim Government, Says Bilawal...

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who is in Quetta to extend condolences to the family of slain Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani, underscored that security should be the top priority of the caretaker government.

PML-N, PPP, MMA to Form Opposition Alliance

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) have agreed to form a 'solid' alliance in the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies.

Aash to organise Mass Wedding in Srinagar

The group had already organised a grand mass wedding at Khan Sahib, Budgam, in which almost 50 girls belonging to the economically backward families, got married.

Jaish-e-Mohammed Directs its Cadres to Strengthen `jihad’ in Kashmir

Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has directed its cadres to step up and intensify its ' Jihad ' in Jammu and Kashmir.

Jamati-e-Islami District President Ganderbal Booked under PSA

SrinagarThe district president of Jammat-e-Islami (Ganderbal Unit) Bashir Ahmad Lone was booked Public Safety Act.  According to police, Lone, a resident of Saidapora Harwan,...

Hafiz Saeed Casts Vote in Pakistan General Elections

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and Mumbai 26/11 attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Wednesday cast his vote in the ongoing Pakistan general elections.

Imran Khan’s Nomination Papers Challenged

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan's nomination papers, filed from NA-243 Karachi, were challenged on Tuesday.

Karachis Struggle With Female Infanticide

A deep-seated cultural preference for boys appears to be prevalent in Pakistan's Karachi.

Islamabad HC Rejects Sharif Family’s Bail Plea

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday cancelled the bail requests of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar in connection to the Avenfield properties case.

Meet First-ever Transgender News Anchor From Pakistan

A local news channel in Pakistan has claimed to have made history by hiring the country's first transgender news anchor.

Pakistan Approves Open Trial of Sharif in 2 Graft Cases

The federal cabinet, headed by Pakistan's caretaker prime minister Justice (retd) Nasir-ul-Mulk, on Wednesday, approved to hold an open trial of jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in regards to the Al-Azizia and the Flagship Investment cases.

Indian Media Distorted Sharif’s 26/11 Statement, Says Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday accused Indian media of twisting the remarks of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the 26/11 terror attacks and appealed to members of the National Assembly not to indulge in political gamesmanship and put national security at risk.

High Alert in Valley Ahead of Urban Local Bodies Polls

High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday.

Pakistan’s Presidential Polls to Take Place on September 4

Pakistan's presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country's electoral body announced on Thursday.

Talib Hussain Faces Death Threats in Police Custody

A jail inmate who was with him was released last week. He confirmed that the assistant superintendent of the police (SP) and others are hatching a plot to kill him before his next hearing on September 25.

Chidambaram Blames Narendra Modi's Approach for J-K Turmoil

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre's "muscular, macho 56 chaati" (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Journalist bodies of Kashmir Valley Protested against the Arrest of Asif...

Asif was detained illegally for six days without any charges against him. We demand that the officers concerned be held responsible and action is taken against them for arresting a journalist.

Here’s the China Connection in Pakistan General Election

As China has "increased its presence" in Pakistan, a lot of political leaders in the latter country have started taking credit for the treaties signed as part of the strong bilateral relations between the two nations to vow voters ahead of the July 25 general elections across the border.

Appealed to Opposition to Start new Work Tradition, Says PTI

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that the party requested the opposition parties to start a new tradition and work with the new government harmoniously.

PTI, PML-N Aligned With Banned Outfits Against Pakistan People’s Party, Says...

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Friday alleged that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) parties entered into an electoral alliance with banned organisations against his party.

Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Crime Branch Presses Perjury Charges against...

The session judge of Pathankot, Tejwinder Singh issued a show cause notice to Ajay Kumar to explain why an action shouldn’t be initiated against him.

Election Commission of Pakistan Refutes Election Rigging Allegations

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Wednesday refuted allegations of elections being rigged.

Kashmir Valley Receives First Snowfall in November after 9 Years

This is the fourth time since 2000 that the valley has recorded snowfall in November.

2 Polls to be Declared Void in Pakistan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will declare the polls and results in two constituencies- NA-10 (Shangla) and NA-48 (North Waziristan) null and void due to low women voter turnout.

Chidambaram Blames Narendra Modi’s Approach for J-K Turmoil

Former Home Minister P. Chidambaram alleged that the Centre's "muscular, macho 56 chaati" (56-inch chest) approach was responsible for the degrading law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

CM Mufti Welcomes Centre's Haj Airfare Reduction Decision

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Central Government to slash the airfare for Haj pilgrims.

Zardari Declared Absconder by FIA in Money Laundering Scam

Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Saturday were declared as absconders by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in connection with a money laundering case.

Sharif, Zardari Destroyed Pakistan in Last 10 Years, Says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and former cricketer Imran Khan on Thursday alleged that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari joined forces to destroy the country in the last ten years.

Nawaz Sharif Faces Backlash Over 26/11 Remark

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has faced backlash from the country's senators for his recent statement about the Mumbai attacks.

PTI Stresses on Paki-China Bond Through Tweet in Chinese

After winning the General Elections 2018, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) took to Twitter to emphasize on the Pak-China relations.

Imran to be Sworn-in on August 18, Says PTI Senator

Amid speculations about Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's swearing-in dates, the Pakistani media ran a report quoting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed saying that the former would take oath on August 18.

Protesting PoK Activists Demand Justice for Arif Shahid

A massive protest rally was held against Pakistan and its secret services agencies on Sunday at Khaigala city (near Rawalakot) of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to mark the fifth death anniversary of Sardar Arif Shahid.

Pakistan Election Commission Rejects Candidacy of PTI Chief

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan's candidacy for the Islamabad constituency has been rejected by the Election Commission's returning officer on Tuesday.

A calendar celebrating 12 Women legends of Kashmir

The move was initiated by nine female artists who worked on the inspirational lives of 12 Kashmiri women from past to contemporary times and framed a calendar for 2019.

For the First Time, 105 Couples Marry in a Mass Ceremony...

On Sunday, a mass marriage ceremony was held in Srinagar for the first time where 105 couples from various districts of the valley assembled at Amar Singh Club Srinagar and tied the knot

Pakistan Refutes India’s Allegations in Jadhav Case

Pakistan on Tuesday filed a second counter-memorial on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Al Qaeda has Been Dismantled, Claims Pakistan’s Military Spokesperson

Pakistan's military has claimed that the Al Qaeda has been dismantled.

Speculations Over Pakistan’s new Cabinet

The Election Commission of Pakistan is yet to announce final results but wide speculations of possible inductees in the new cabinet are already doing the rounds.