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Date: 20 Sep 2014

KARACHI: While India’s External Affairs Ministry shrugged off Pakistan Peoples Party’s Bilawal Bhutto’s pledge to ‘take back’ Kashmir as “far from reality”, social media was less forgiving.

In a statement made on Friday, the PPP patron-in-chief vowed not to leave behind “even an inch” of Kashmir.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

By Owais Qarni

MULTAN: Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari vowed to take back all of Kashmir from India and not leave behind a single inch of it because it “belongs only to Pakistan”.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

Srinagar: Jamaat Islami Jammu and Kashmir formed a central team that will take stock of the damages in the flood hit areas of the valley of Kashmir.

The delegation comprises of Nazir Ahmad Raina, Naib Ameer Jamaat and political bureau chief Adv. Zahid Ali. The delegation has started its tour on 18th September 2014 from the Islamabad district. According to press release JI the team has so for identified the number of completely collapsed houses in the following villages of Islamabad district :

Date: 20 Sep 2014

SRINAGAR: A top Kashmiri leader Friday urged New Delhi to follow Britain's lead in allowing Scotland's independence referendum and let the Himalayan region hold a similar vote. While violence has largely diminished in Indian Kashmir, the issue of self-determination is still a divisive one.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

JAMMU: Despite repeated assurances by the authorities there is no improvement in mobile and internet services in the Jammu and Kashmir particularly Kashmir valley causing immense inconvenience to the people.

The Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the world following devastating floods. Mobile phone and other services were affected due to floods which have badly hit telecom infrastructure in Kashmir.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

New Delhi: American business tycoon and philanthropist Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Friday announced an emergency relief fund of USD 700,000 for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

Srinagar: With foreign countries announcing aid for the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, the government Friday said it would ask the Centre to waive Customs duty on relief material.

“I will take up this matter (customs duty on aid equipment from abroad) with the Centre,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.

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Features   Opinions
Date: 20 Sep 2014

Srinagar (PTI): Born and brought up in Delhi, 18-year-old Anita Kaul never thought that her trip to Kashmir will change her life-long perception about the Valley from where Kashmir Pandits left during the outbreak of insurgency two decades ago.

Anita and her family were saved by a Muslim youth when the unprecedented flood hit the Valley. Later, another Muslim family gave them shelter for over a week.

Date: 20 Sep 2014

A Gurdwara opened doors for flood-hit Pandits, Muslims

Faisul Yaseen

Srinagar, Sep 20: Satish Koul and Reyaz Ahmad are among hundreds of people putting up at the relief camp setup at Gurdwara Shaheed Monga in Baghat area of uptown Srinagar.

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Date: 20 Sep 2014

Apart from standing crops, fruit trees, some farmers have lost everything and need immediate relief and rehabilitation

The preliminary assessments of the damages suffered in the agriculture sector in Jammu region have suggested that standing crops in fields, fruit trees and cash crops worth Rs 400 crore have been lost and about 13000 hectares of cultivable land has been washed away by floods.

Date: 19 Sep 2014

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

One wonders if the image of Muslims in India is on the verge of a governmental face lift it badly requires and deserves. After decades of communal and hate politics the BJP seems to be changing towards a somewhat positive mindset with regard to Muslims in India.

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Interviews   Human Rights
Date: 22 Jul 2014

 ‘Agencies made fake case against Afzal and hanged him’
 ‘If few Pandits were killed, why this hue and cry? Does anyone have the count how many Kashmiri Muslims were killed?’

Daanish Bin Nabi

Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, the uncle of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and veteran National Conference leader in his first-ever detailed

Date: 22 Jul 2014

Daanish Bin Nabi

Sheikh Nazir Ahmad, cousin of National Conference President Farooq Abdullah is the oldest stalwart of Abdullah family. A lawyer by profession, Nazir was until recently the General Secretary of NC and made important decisions of the party. He has remained very close to NC founder Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and looked after the party affairs for many decades.

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Date: 12 Sep 2014

Geneva (PR): The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) urgently calls on the Pakistani Government to halt the imminent execution of Shoaib Sarwar, scheduled to take place on 18 September 2014.

In 1998, a sessions court found Shoaib Sarwar guilty of murdering Awais Nawaz. In 2003, the Lahore High Court rejected his appeal, and in 2006, the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence.

Date: 4 Sep 2014

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today welcomed the decision of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to pay monetary relief of Rs. five lakhs each to the relatives of two victims of fake encounter killings by the 20th Assam Rifles in Chandel district of Manipur on 1 June 2009. On 19 June 2009, ACHR had filed a complaint with the NHRC

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AJK   Asia
Date: 7 Aug 2014

By Tariq Naqash

MUZAFFARABAD: An Azad Kashmir resident was detained by Indian troops from along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Wednesday, according to local people and officials.

They said Kala Khan, 42, a resident of Darra Sher Khan, was cutting fodder in the proximity of the unmarked

Date: 6 Aug 2014

Islamabad: OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, currently on a 3-day visit to Pakistan, met AJK Government and Kashmiri leaders over a lunch hosted in his honour, yesterday (5 August) in Islamabad.

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Date: 20 Sep 2014

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

In 2010 Games in Guangzhou Islamic Republic of Iran become the lone Muslim nation to have won many gold medals to put Islamic world at the sports map. Most Muslim nations have made a mess of themselves in competitions and some of them did not want to win medals at all. Undoubtedly, Iran will emerge

Date: 20 Sep 2014

By Baqir Sajjad Syed

ISLAMABAD: Barely in his second year in office, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is faced with the difficult choice of picking a new Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief — a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for the already strained civil-military relations.

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Europe   World
Date: 18 Sep 2014

Brussels: NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Philip M. Breedlove thanked Spain for its recent decision to provide PATRIOT missile batteries and 130 soldiers to augment NATO’s defensive deployment in southern Turkey. The Alliance deployed six batteries in 2013 to augment Turkey's air defence capabilities to defend the population from ballistic missile threats emanating from the Syrian conflict.

Date: 16 Sep 2014

Hameen Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – At the first OIC-EU high level consultation meeting in Brussels on Tuesday agreed to delineate a common ground for partnership in different areas that are of interest to both the organizations, says an OIC email

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Date: 10 Sep 2014

Good evening,

I just addressed the nation about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.

Letīs be clear: While this group may call itself the "Islamic State," it is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents,

Date: 9 Sep 2014

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is hosting an international conclave on how to mutually launch a brave initiative to eradicate the scourge of terrorism and extremism.

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