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Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Verdict:Land must be given to Hindus fo...

( India )

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple by a Trust at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building a new mosque at a “prominent” place in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh In a bid to put an end to the more than a century old dispute that has torn the social fabric of the nation, the court in a unanimous 5-0 verdict ruled that the 2.77 acres of disputed land...

Israel may wind-up its embassy in Ireland,Diplomats across g...

( Ireland )

Dublin: Israel’s diplomatic missions around the world closed on Wednesday as Foreign Ministry workers went on strike over a dispute about paying taxes on overseas stipends. Wilayat Times Desk Reports Says,No one was allowed into the closed missions, and services for Israelis abroad were unavailable. Signs bearing the word “Strike” were hung on railings and the outside walls of the Israeli embassy in Washington. A tweet from Elad Strohmayer, spokesperson at the embassy, said:...

Respect rights of all people in Jammu and Kashmir:EU officia...

( Belgium )

Brussels:A European Union official today said it remains concerned over rights of all Indians in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We fully recognise the very legitimate security concerns of India and equally strong concern for the rights of all Kashmiris, Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues of European Union, said here. He said while there is a degree of normalcy, the situation is not quite there yet. The EU, he said, always maintained the J&K issue should be...

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir, Six including 4 Army men died, Na...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:At least six people died in separate snowfall-related incidents in Kashmir. Two Army jawans were killed in a road accident in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Thursday. An Army vehicle met with an accident in Langate area of Kupwara on Wednesday night due to poor visibility caused by heavy snowfall, an Army official said. Also, two army porters and two civilians were dead after being trapped in snow in Kupwara district of Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. This...

More than 11,000 scientists declare ‘climate emergency’ ...

( United Kingdom )

London:More than 11,000 scientists in 153 countries have declared a climate emergency around the world and also warned of ‘untold suffering’ unless there is significant transformation in the way humans live. The study by 11,258 scientists called the “World scientists’ warning of a climate emergency,” marks the first time a large group of scientists has formally come out in favor of labeling climate change an ’emergency’. It was published on Tuesday in the journal Bioscience, spearheaded...

Untill BJP is in power Kashmir situation will not improve: G...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Senior Congress leader & Former Chief Minister of J&K Ghulam Nabi Azad  slammed the BJP-led NDA government’s handling of the Jammu and Kashmir issue saying as long as party in power, the situation would not improve there. Azad, a former Health Minister of India, said even he could visit J-K only with the permission of Supreme Court, recalling his first visit after the Centre scrapped special status to it under Art 370. “This government has internationalised Kashmir issue,...

Historic women’s WWE match held in Saudi Arabia...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh:The loaded card for Riyadh Season was not the only treat in store for attendees. It also marked the first women’s WWE match in Saudi Arabia, setting a precedent for fans in King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh as they cheered raucously for Natalya and Lacey Evans. “This is my second time in Saudi Arabia and I’m so excited,” Natalya told Arab News before the match, which she won. Her first trip was to Jeddah a few months ago. “We’ve been really busy since we landed. We went...

Seasons first moderate Snowfall received including Gulmarg a...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar:Higher reaches of Kashmir Valley including Gulmarg and Sonamarg tourist resorts received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday while the plains were lashed by heavy rain, bringing down the mercury by more than 10 degrees. “Snowfall was witnessed in higher reaches of Kashmir valley including Gulmarg and Sonamarg in the wee hours today (Wednesday) while the city and other plains were lashed by rainfall,” an official of the MET department said. This was the first snowfall in...

Phone, internet shutdown in J&K ‘illegal and unconsti...

( India )

New Delhi:Notifications and orders shutting down mobile, landline and internet services in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 were “illegal and unconstitutional”, the Supreme Court was told Tuesday. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana was told that even after 90 days, communication services — data, internet, pre-paid mobiles and SMS — were not operational in the Kashmir Valley, affecting the working of the media. Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing...

Current situation in Kashmir not sustainable:Angela Merkel...

( German )

Berlin:German Chancellor Angela Merkel on November 1 expressed concern for the people of Kashmir and said that the lockdown of the region cannot be supported for long. The German leader’s comments came hours after India and Germany agreed to work on bilateral and multilateral platforms to counter terrorism and extremism. “The situation now for the people (in Kashmir) is not good and not sustainable. This has to be improved for sure,” said Ms. Merkel to a group of German journalists...