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Rains, landslides kill 24, displace thousands in India’s Kerala state

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Torrential rains and landslides killed at least 24 people in southern India on Thursday, with the authorities opening the shutters of 24 water reservoirs in an unprecedented move to prevent potentially disastrous breaches, officials said.The June-September rains in Kerala state have cost 175 lives and damaged …

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One more youth martyred by Indian forces in IoK

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian troops martyred one more Kashmiri youth in the Baramulla district on Thursday, the Kashmir Media Service reported.The youth was martyred during a during a cordon and search operation in the Rafiabad area of the district.Yesterday, four youngsters were martyred in occupied Kashmir taking the death toll …

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Upbeat IMF economy report welcome news for Modi

MUMBAI (Web Desk) India is to remain one of the world’s fastest-growing major economies, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday, in welcome news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of elections due next year.In a wide-ranging report on Asia’s third-biggest economy, the IMF forecast GDP growth for the fiscal year …

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Indian troops martyr five Kashmiris in IoK

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian occupation forces martyred five Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, according to media reports.The citizens were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Shopian district’s Killora village.The Indian army along with the police had launched a joint operation in the area on …

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Indian troops martyr two youth in IoK’s Sopore district

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian troops martyred two youth in Indian occupied Kashmir’s (IoK) Sopore district on Friday, the Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.The youth were killed by the troops during a violent cordon and search operation in the district.The Indian occupation forces also suspended internet service and shut down educational …

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Muslim survivors of Indian massacre shaken by citizenship test

NELLIE (Web Desk) Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.Suban is one of hundreds of thousands of Bengali-speaking Muslims categorised as “doubtful voters”, who …

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327 Pakistanis languishing in Indian jails, SC told

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk)  The federal government has informed the Supreme Court that at least 327 Pakistani civilians are languishing in Indian jails whereas 418 Indian civilians have been detained in different prisons of Pakistan. Of the 327 Pakistanis in Indian prisons, 108 are fishermen. Of the 418 Indians in Pakistani …

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India welcomes Pakistan’s election, puts hopes in new govt

NEW DELHI (Web Desk)  India has officially welcomed Pakistan’s general elections, seen as a significant but unspoken overture to the winner of the contest, and clearly marking its distance from opposition calls for a re-poll, according to news reports on Saturday. They quoted India’s foreign ministry spokesperson as hoping that …

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Rainstorms kill 49 in Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI (Web Desk)  Heavy mon­­soon rains that sparked floods and caused buildings to collapse have killed at least 49 people in north India’s Uttar Pradesh state since Thursday officials said, as the national weather agency issued further storm warnings. Some of the victims died after they were buried by …

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