Pakistani-origin becomes first female Muslim Australian Senator


Melbourne, Aug 20: Mehreen Faruqi, a Pakistani-origin woman today became the first Muslim female Senator to be sworn-in to Australia’s Parliament. Greens senator Faruqi was sworn-in less than a week after crossbench senator Fraser Anning called for curbs to Muslim migration and a “final solution” on immigration policy, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. “I’m here to shake up the status quo,” ...

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Jama’at backs public movement for protection of Art 35 A: Spokesperson


Srinagar, Aug 20: Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir shall support the public movement going on for the protection of Article 35(A) of the Indian constitution which the government of India has incorporated in the constitution to ensure the protection of various fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, in particular its demography till the people decide their political future in ...

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18 year old student dies of sudden heart attack

Srinagar, Aug 20: A student of Higher Secondary School Soura, Sinagar died of a sudden heart attack during morning assembly on Monday. An official said that a class 12th student of GHSS Soura in Srinagar, identified as Sehar Sofi, 18, daughter of Mohammad Saleem Sofi, a resident of district Islamabad in South Kashmir, complained of a sudden chest pain during morning ...

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Kashmir issue a reality, need uninterrupted dialogue with India: Pakistan Foreign Minister


Islamabad, Aug 20: Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday said that there was a need of “continued and uninterrupted” dialogue with India, which was the only way forward for the two neighbours to resolve outstanding issues. Qureshi, the ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Vice Chairman, was sworn-in earlier in the day along with 15 other members from the ...

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India ready for constructive engagement with Pakistan: Modi to Imran Khan


New Delhi, Aug 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his newly elected Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, conveying that India was looking for constructive and meaningful engagement with his country. Modi noted that India was committed to peaceful neighbourly ties with Pakistan, official sources said, quoting from the letter. The prime minister also stressed the need to work ...

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3-day International Conference on Himalayas Begins In Leh


Srinagar, Aug 20: A three-day international conference “saving the Himalayas through science and spirituality” has started in Leh on Sunday. The conference will be formally inaugurated today by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of living foundation. The conference will address “the effects of climate change, developing renewable and clean solar energy, and promoting responsible, sustainable, environmental-friendly, and ...

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Former Director Radio Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Zia Passes away


Srinagar, Aug 20: Former Director Radio Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Zia passed away on Sunday evening in Srinagar. Zia, the Father-in-law of Greater Kashmir Staffer Javid Malik, breathed his last at his home on last evening. He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Baghat Barzulla. Zia has served Radio Kashmir as Former Director for many years.

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BJP to suffer major losses in 2019: Kejriwal


New Delhi, Aug 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said people are unhappy with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which will cause it to suffer major losses in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head also said the common man is angry with the BJP for “creating hurdles” in the works of the Delhi government ...

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43 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir Himalayas


Jammu, Aug 20: A small batch of 43 pilgrims left Jammu on Monday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra. This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave on the pilgrimage from here ever since it started on June 28. Breaking the record of the last three years, more than 2.82 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance ...

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