Sri Lanka floods toll increases to 146

IANS Colombo,May 28 2017:The deaths in floods and landslides caused by the heavy rainfall that began last week in Sri Lanka have mounted to 146 while 112 other people have been reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said on Sunday. The DMC said in its latest situation report that 442,299 people have been affected by […]

Ramadhan to begin in Saudi Arabia on Saturday

  Srinagar, May 26, 2017 / 1:15 pm The holy month of Ramadhan will begin in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, May 27, the Supreme Court announced on Thursday. The crescent moon was not sighted on Thursday and so fasting will start Saturday, reported Arab News. “The moon will be out/disappear on the entire Islamic world, […]

China warns India against disturbing peace in border areas

IANS Beijing,May 24 2017:China on Wednesday warned India not to disturb peace in the border area while searching for its missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that disappeared along the Indo-China border a day ago. Beijing also said it had no information about the fighter jet. "As for the situation you mentioned, I have no relevant information to […]

Indian woman ‘forced’ to marry Pakistani to be deported to India

ANS Islamabad,May 24 2017:A court here on Wednesday ordered that an Indian woman who was allegedly forced to marry a Pakistani man at gunpoint be deported to her country, sources said. Magistrate Salman Amjad Siddique ordered the Interior Ministry to deport Uzma Jan, a doctor, to India. The court ordered that Uzma can go to her […]

Forward bases of Pak Air Force activated, chief issues stern warning to India: Pak media

Srinagar,May 24 2017:Pakistan Air Force Chief Marshal Sohail Aman on Wednesday issued a stern warning, saying that “our response to any Indian aggression will be remembered by their coming generations.” He made the remark after visiting the Qadri Airbase in Skardu where war exercises by fighter jet squadrons are being held, reported Geo TV. All […]

IAF Sukhoi jet loses radar, radio contact in Assam

IANS Guwahati,May 23 2017:An Indian Air Force Sukhoi-30MKI jet went missing on Tuesday after taking off from the Tezpur base camp in Assam, sources said. According to official sources, the Su-30MKI aircraft took off from Tezpur on Tuesday on a routine training mission but lost radar and radio contact around 60 km north of Tezpur. Tezpur […]

Pakistan will not be used against any country: Army chief

IANS Islamabad, May 23 2017:Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday in a meeting with US Ambassador David Hale reiterated their nations commitment to a secure, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan, a statement issued by the US Embassy Islamabad said. Ambassador Hale, the statement said, reiterated US President Donald Trump's call during his recent speech at […]

China to block India’s NSG bid again

IANS Beijing,May 22 2017:China on Monday said it has not changed its position on India's membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), indicating it will again block New Delhi's plea at the plenary session in Bern next month. "China's position on the non-NPT member's participation in the NSG has not changed," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson […]

Five die in Pakistan blast

IANS Islamabad,May 22 2017 :At least five persons were killed in a blast in Khyber Agency's Tirah valley on Monday, a security source said.   The remote-controlled bomb went off near a peace committee vehicle in Akakhel area, killing the committee's head, three members and a levies officer, the Dawn quoted the security source as saying. […]

Trump visits Israel after urging Middle East to purge ‘evil’

IANS Washington,May 22 2017:US President Donald Trump was on Monday set to land in Israel to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a day after urging Arab and Islamic leaders to unite and "drive out" terrorists while toning down his own harsh rhetoric about Muslims. Trump's Israel visit comes after he delivered a powerful speech at the […]

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