FIR against Saudi Diplomat Rape Case

The First Information Report (FIR) registered by the Gurgaon police in the alleged rape of the two Nepalese women by a Saudi diplomat shows that even four years after the December 16 Nirbhaya rape, nothing has changed. The language in the FIR, which The Quint has accessed, is explicit, and ...

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Why journalists get killed in Pakistan?

Farooq Ganderbali By no account can Pakistan be called a conflict-ridden country like Iraq and Syria but it is as dangerous a place for journalists. Two journalists were killed in the last few weeks. Last year, several more had lost their lives to targeted killings. But a lot more had ...

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Beef Ban row: High Court notice to J-K govt

Srinagar, The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notices to the state government in a writ petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Section 298-A and 298-B, which regulate the ban on bovine slaughter and beef sale in the state.While issuing the notices in the petition filed by SM Afzal Qadri, a retired ...

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Protest shuts against killings of 3 men in Valley

Sofi Samiyaz SRINAGAR, The  killing of three young men in Pattan Baramulla  prompted separatists fighting against government  to call a general strike on today . Security  forces were patrolling largely deserted streets in  Srinagar , where businesses, shops and schools were closed. Villagers on Monday discovered the bullet-riddled bodies of the ...

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Beef ban; Mirwaiz calls Ulema meet on Thursday

Srinagar, Stating that the controversial beef ban order “violates fundamental freedom of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir”, the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has called a meeting of all religious organizations on Thursday, to discuss the issue. Mirwaiz, who is also the chairman of MutahaidaMajlisUlema Jammu and Kashmir, ...

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Clashes continue in Pattan over recovery of bodies

Baramulla, A protest shutdown and clashes continued for the second day on Tuesday in Pattan  Baramulla district after bullet-riddled bodies of three youth were found there. Police have now identified all the three bodies – found in an apple orchard in Pattan area – as those of militants belonging Lashkar-e-Islami, a breakaway ...

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Hundreds of missing persons still untraced

Waseem Ahmad Shah Over a decade has passed since Attiqur Rehman, a scientific officer at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, went missing under mysterious circumstances in his hometown Abbottabad. He disappeared on Jun 23, 2004, a day before his marriage. His parents and other family members continued searching for him but ...

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