PDP youth leader, Waheed Parra shifted to Jammu jail

Srinagar, Waheed Parra, youth president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was shifted from Srinagar jail to Kot Bhalwal Ajail in Jammu on Friday. Parra has been under detention in Srinagar jail for alleged nexus between politic and terror outfits. He was detained in November 2020 by NIA in connection with a case involving the dismissed deputy superintendent of police (Dy.SP), Davinder Singh. NIA alleged that Parra had been in close contact with one of the accused in the case against the dismissed Dy.SP. He was given bail by the special…

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Over 100 Taliban militants killed in fierce Afghan clashes

KABUL — More than 100 Taliban militants have been killed as fierce clashes continued with the Afghan security forces in the provinces of Faryab, Herat and Farah over the past three days, officials said. The Taliban militants, since the withdrawal of the US-led forces from Afghanistan on May 1, have stepped up activities and captured over a dozen districts, attempting to overrun the northern Faryab province, an army spokesman said on Thursday. According to the spokesman, the Taliban’s repeated attempts have been foiled and the security forces backed by fighting…

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Israeli warplanes strike target in northern Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Palestine Israeli warplanes launched several airstrikes late Thursday on sites belonging to the Palestinian resistance group Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Warplanes bombed a site in the town of Beit Lahia and another site in Khan Yunis. The Palestinian Health Ministry did not announce any injuries as a result of the bombings, while there was no immediate comment from the Israeli army. Earlier Thursday, Israel conveyed a message to Hamas that if the launching of incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip does not stop, there will be new…

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US Muslim group urges Hilton to drop project on bulldozed Uyghur mosque

WASHINGTON The largest Muslim advocacy organization in the US urged Hilton Worldwide Holdings on Tuesday to drop plans to build a hotel on the site of a bulldozed mosque in China’s Xinjiang region. The call by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) came after a report this week by the British daily The Telegraph that China is building a new commercial center, including an upscale Hilton Hotel, on the site where a mosque was initially demolished. CAIR’s National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell said Hilton has a unique opportunity to…

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Kerala BJP chief slapped with FIR for giving Rs. 50 lakh bribe to tribal leader

New Delhi: Another case was registered against Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kerala unit chief K Surendran for bribing tribal leader C K Janu to contest election as a candidate of the National Democratic Alliance. A court in Wayanad district directed the police to register the case on Wednesday. The court’s order was based on a petition filed by PK Navas, the state president of Muslim Students Federation (MSF), Indian Union Muslim League’s student wing. The police have registered the case against the two under IPC Sections 171 E (punishment for bribery) and…

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