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Two policemen held for Kashmir's Narbal firing incident

Srinagar: Two policemen who opened fired on an unruly and stone-pelting crowd in Narbal area, leaving a teenager killed and two people injured were arrested on Saturday, police said.

A police statement issued in the evening said an unruly crowd in the morning resorted to stone pelting on a joint police and security force party, deployed on Narbal-Magam road.

"The forces resorted to firing to control the crowd of stone pelters resulting in injuries to one Suhail Ahmad Sofi, son of Abdul Ahad Sofi, a resident of Narbal who later succumbed to his injuries.


CPI-M calls for boycotting Israeli goods

Visakhapatnam: Condemning the attacks by Israel on Palestinians, the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Saturday called upon the people of India to boycott Israeli goods.

In a resolution passed at the ongoing 21st Congress here, the CPI-M expressed its solidarity with the people of Palestine, who are struggling for freedom for their homeland.

The Congress calls upon the people of the country to demonstrate their support to the struggling people of Palestine by boycotting Israeli goods.

Security forces bust guerrilla hideout in Reasi district

Jammu:The Security forces on Saturday busted a guerrilla hideout in Reasi district of Jammu region, recovering some arms and ammunition hidden there.

Defense spokesman Lt. Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS in winter capital Jammu: "Troops of Rashtriya Rifles, Territorial Army and the state police carried out searches in Kalaban Forests of Chasana Tehsil (Reasi) on the basis of intelligence inputs.

"A terrorist hideout was busted during the search operation and arms and ammunition were recovered.


Victims of Saudi’s Nitaqat labour laws allege harassment by banks and raw deal from govt

By Shafeeq Hudavi,,

Kozhikode: Kannanthodivettil Hamza, a victim of new ‘Nitaqat’ labour policy of Saudi Arabia, hailing from Kizhissery in Malappuram district, never thought that the financial support, lent by a private bank, will soon turn into another burden.


'State, central governments prepared to deal with mischief by Pakistan, terrorists'

Jammu: The central and state governments are fully prepared to deal with any mischief by Pakistan or the terrorists, Jitender Singh, minister of state in Prime Minister's Office, told reporters on Saturday.

He was responding to media queries about displaying of Pakistan flags at a separatist rally in Srinagar on April 14.

"The central and the governments are fully prepared to deal with any mischief made by Pakistan and terrorists," he told media in Katra town of Reasi district in Jammu region on the sidelines of a two-day BJP convention.

Kashmiri protester killed in firing, police admit lapse

Srinagar: A teenager was killed in Kashmir during firing by security forces who battled stone pelting protesters on Saturday, the day hardliner separatist Yasin Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were taken into preventive custody as they headed to the village where violence broke out.

Kashmir was on the boil for the second day on Saturday.


Hafiz Saeed calls for Pakistan's intervention in J&K

Islamabad: The chief of Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has expressed support for Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam who has been arrested on sedition charges.

"We condemn #MasratAlam arrest! India has always used these failed tactics to suppress Kashmiris, will fail again PakSalutesMasratAlam," Hafiz Saeed tweeted on Friday.

He also said the Pakistan government should intervene in Kashmir.

Teesta alleges persecution through proxies after latest controversy over funding for her media outlets

By Staff Reporter,

Mumbai: Teesta Setalvad has once again accused the Gujarat Government of vindictive attitude and harassment after the latest round of controversy surrounding the running of media outlets, she is associated with. The state government is pressurizing the Home Ministry on the issue of FCRA, she alleged.

175 Muslim candidates in fray for Kolkata municipal elections being held

By Zaidul Haque,,

Kolkata: Local elections are being held today in 144 wards of the city for the Kolkata Municipal elections Corporation. A total of 1077 candidates are trying their luck, out of which 175 are Muslims. Kolkata has over 37 lakh 53 thousand registered voters.

‘One size fits all’ criteria for media teaching needs review

By Syed Ali Mujtaba,

India saw media boom since 1990, when the country’s economy opened up and several media outlets were started to keep pace with the communication revolution that taking place around that time in the world.

The demand for media professionals created opportunities and those who aspired to join media profession came from all hues of educational background.