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Israel’s Parliament passed a controversial Jewish Nation Bill

Israel’s Parliament passed a controversial Jewish Nation Bill

JERUSALEM: Israel’s parliament on Thursday approved a controversial piece of legislation that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law Israel’s existing character. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called its passage a […]

Record three in five HIV-carriers now have access to drugs, says UN

GENEVA: Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 — a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN’s HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday. There were 36.9 million people living with the immune system-attacking virus in 2017, of whom 15.2 million were not getting the drugs they […]

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Encounter rages in Handwara

Srinagar A brief exchange of fire between militants and army took place in Batpora forest area of Magam in north Kashmir’s Handwara town, an official said. An official said that an army patrolling party and militants came face to face in Batpora forest area and both the sides exchanged fire for a brief time. He […]

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Road accident leaves 7 injured in URI

Srinagar At least seven persons were injured in a road accident at Garkote village near Magray Mode in URI town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Reports said that a passenger sumo bearing registration number no JK11 2844 on way to Uri town turned turtle in Garkote village near Magray Mode area when the driver lost […]

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Attack on Security forces in Sopore

Srinagar Suspected militants on Thursday afternoon attacked a joint party of police and CRPF in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. An official said that suspected militants reportedly two in number riding on a motorbike fired upon a joint team of police and CRPF at Noorbagh in Sopore town, however, there were no immediate […]

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100 militants, 43 forces personnel, 16 civilians killed in J&K in last 6 months: MHA

Srinagar:A total of 256 incidents of violence — a steep hike from 2017 and 2016 — have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir in just six months of 2018, Home Ministry data presented in Parliament on Wednesday revealed, a news gatherer IANS reported. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the Rajya Sabha […]

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PDP owes its emergence to avowed objectives of peace, reconciliation: Mehbooba

Srinagar:Stressing upon the need to strengthen the party at grass root level PDP President Mehbooba Mufti has  said that PDP owes its emergence to avowed objectives of peace , and reconciliation and it cannot commit a sin to defeat the mission of its Patron or undermine the sacrifices of its people and party workers by […]

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High Court stays criteria for categorization of newspapers

Srinagar,: Taking cognizance of reservations by some editors of empanelled newspapers regarding the criteria for categorization of newspapers for distribution of Government advertisements, Jammu and Kashmir High Court in a writ petition has stayed the proceedings of categorization of newspapers. According to Kashmir News Service (KNS) Court correspondent, High Court Jammu vide OWP No. 1280/2018; […]

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DC Budgam flags-off student traffic management drive

BUDGAM,: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, today flagged-off student traffic management drive organized by Girls Higher Secondary School Budgam. As many as 30 girl students participated in the drive and actively took part in the traffic regulation at Old Bus Stand in Budgam. Among others, Chief Education Officer Budgam Abdul RoufShahmiri, ARTO Budgam […]

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Governor reviews Cross LoC Trade

SRINAGAR: Governor N. N. Vohra chaired a high-level meeting to review issues relating to LoC Trade and identify existing systems and procedures in the LoC Trade framework which require improvement or change. Shri B.B. Vyas and Vijay Kumar, Advisors to Governor; Shri B.V.R. Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr. S.P. Vaid, DGP; Shri Umang Narula, Principal Secretary […]

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