OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

OIC welcomes results of plebiscite in southern Philippines

Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the results of the plebiscite in the southern Philippines, which provide expanded autonomy to the country’s Muslims in the framework of ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The BOL is the result of decades-long peace negotiations concluding with the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro […]

Now is the time for resolution of Kashmir issue: Shah Faesal

Now is the time for resolution of Kashmir issue: Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Asserting that attempting military solutions to political problems will lead to nothing but graveyards on this side and graveyards on that side, Former IAS officer Dr Shah Faesal on Sunday said that now was the time for resolution of the Kashmir issue. “Attempting military solutions to political problems will lead to nothing but graveyards […]

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Voters approve Muslim self-rule in southern Philippines

Manila: Voters have decisively approved a new Muslim-led region in the Philippines’ south, which is hoped will bring a measure of peace after decades of fighting killed thousands and mired the area in poverty. The results, announced on Friday, will begin the process of the Catholic-majority nation’s largest rebel group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, […]

PM’s JK Visit: Rohit Kansal reviews arrangements

PM’s JK Visit: Rohit Kansal reviews arrangements

JAMMU: Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal reviewed the arrangements for the upcoming visit of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to Jammu and Kashmir at a high-level meeting here last evening. Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner Secretary PWD (R&B), Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Secretary Tourism, Rigzian Sampheal, DC Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, DC Samba, […]

Militants attack Army camp in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Militants attack Army camp in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Srinagar: Militants on Sunday evening attacked an Army camp in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said. They told UNI that militants fired several rounds from a distance at an Army camp in village Ahagam in Shopian late on Sunday evening. “The sentry posted at the gate retaliated and fired few shots in the […]

Security forces launch CASO in Shopian

Security forces launch CASO in Shopian

Srinagar: Security forces on Sunday launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Shopian, official sources said. They told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants, Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF launched a joint CASO at Bata Muran in Shopian on Sunday morning. “Security […]

One-way traffic restored on Kashmir highway after 6 days; Leh, Mughal roads remain shut

One-way traffic restored on Kashmir highway after 6 days; Leh, Mughal roads remain shut

Srinagar: In a major relief for stranded passengers, one-way traffic was on Sunday allowed to ply on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir with rest of the country, after remaining suspended for six days due to frequent landslides, shooting stones. However, the national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal road remained closed […]

Militants attack CRPF camp in Pulwama, no injury reported

Militants attack CRPF camp in Pulwama, no injury reported

Srinagar: Militants fired rifle grenades followed by firing with automatic weapons towards a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp at Tral in south Kashmir district of Pulwama late Saturday evening, official sources said here this morning. They said militants fired rifle grenades towards the camp of 180 Batallion CRPF at Nowdal, Tral, in Pulwama last […]