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Costlier Hajj: Chairperson Safina Baig seeks PM’s inte...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar | WTNS | May 12:Amid the row over costlier air fares for Kashmiri Hajj pilgrims, J&K Hajj Committee Chairperson Safina Baig Thursday sought personal intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the row. Baig in a tweet urged the PM for his intervention in reducing the exorbitant airfares from Kashmir for Hajj pilgrimage. “Despite the announcement of cheaper Hajj rates this year, high airfares from Kashmir are causing apprehensions among the people. As the leader of the...

Allama Sheikh Mehdi remembered on his 24th death anniversary...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar | WTNS | April 03: Religious leaders and scholars today paid glowing tributes to Hujatul Islam Wal Muslimeen, Allama Shiekh Mehdi Hussaini Najafi on his 24th death anniversary. Remembering, late Allama, a congregational meeting was held in central Kashmir’s Budgam District where speakers threw light on the life and teachings of late Allama. A good gathering of people also participated in Quran Khawni majlis and thronged to his grave to pray for the departed soul. The majlis was organized...

Scholars in Kashmir Reach Consensus to Observe Shab-e-Qadar ...

(Srinagar)

Srinagar | WTNS | March 28: To alleviate the widespread confusion among the people over the upcoming important events of ongoing holy month of Ramadhan, scholars of different schools of thought have reached a consensus over several issues including that of Shab-e-Qadar and unequivocally decided to observe the night on April 17, 2023. Talking to media persons, after due consultation and deliberation on the issues impending for the last several days, Mufti Nasir-ul-Islam, said that they have reached...

‘She Leads’ seeks Electoral Reforms in India; Ce...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | March 20: She Leads, a joint initiative of Stree Shakti – The Parallel Force (founded by Rekha Mody), Indian School of Democracy (founded by Hemakshi Meghnani) and Political Shakti (founded by Tara Krishnaswamy) held Certificate Distribution Ceremony on Friday, March 17th, 2023 in New Delhi on completion of training of their third cohort. “In Indian Democracy women have a definite role to play. As vital voters, women’s demands are being met by political parties like free...

Iran-Saudi détente spells a ‘catastrophe for US hegemony...

( China )

Beijing | WTNS | March 11: China has praised an agreement between Iran and Saudi Arabia to restore diplomatic relations after seven years of hostility, saying the pact will help regional countries to get rid of foreign interference and take the future into their own hands. After several days of intensive negotiations hosted by China, Iran and Saudi Arabia finally clinched a deal on Friday to restore diplomatic relations and re-open embassies and missions within two months. According to the statement,...

The dying art: Kashmir’s traditional mat ‘Wagoo’...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar | WTNS | March 10: Do you know about the Wagoo, the traditional, eco-friendly mat of Kashmir? Wagoo is a customary reed mat that has lost its place in Kashmiri households. The neighbourhood reed mat, which was once present in each and every family living in Kashmir, is battling for its presence. The traditional reed mat popularly Known as ‘Wagoo’ which was once a household name in Kashmir is fading from public memory. The traditional eco-friendly mat, according to people associated...

Member of Islamic Party ‘Sabuhi Salimov’ dies in...

( Azerbaijan )

Baku | WTNS | March 04: Sabuhi Salimov, a member of the Azerbaijan Islamic Party, has died of a heart attack in court following a 53-day hunger strike in protest against his illegal detention by the dictator regime of the Ilham Aliyev. Salimov died on 2 March, reportedly shortly after the Baku Court of Appeal upheld his conviction. Salimov was illegally detained by Azerbaijan’s State Security Service in October 2021. On 11 November 2022, he was sentenced to 17 years in prison on alleged charges...

Minority Killings in Kashmir `a catastrophe in the Resurrect...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar | WTNS | March 01: Expressing his anger and sorrow over the killing of Sanjay Sharma from Kashmiri Pandit community who was working as a bank security guard at Achan Pulwama , J&K based Islamic scholar Moulana Waseem Reza Qomi Al-Kashmiri termed the act as inhuman and most heinous. In a statement reaching here, Kashmiri dwelled Islamic Scholar studying in Jamia Al-Mustafa (S) Al-Alamiya of Howza Elmia Qom Iran, Waseem Reza condemned the Pulwama incident in strong terms and expressed...

On International Mother Language Day: Experts say Kashmiri i...

( Jammu and Kashmir )

Srinagar | WTNS | Feb 28: : Language is congenital to the interpretation of culture. It is the medium through which people communicate values, ideas, beliefs and customs thus it has an important social function and cultivates feelings of group identity and solidarity among the different communities, experts said on Tuesday. Experts said that there is nothing wrong in learning other languages but we should not feel shy in speaking our own language and should teach it first to the children. Noted historian...

Imam Khamenei:Be friends with the Allah from your early yout...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | Feb 04:The following is the full text of the speech delivered by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution in a Taklif Celebration for a number of schoolgirls on the eve of the birth anniversary of Imam Ali (pbuh), February 3, 2023. In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful My dear children! First of all, the anthem you sang together was wonderful. Both the poem was good, and its melody was good. And you sang it well. I congratulate you on this Taklif Celebration....