Day: August 9, 2019

Indian forces on high alert after Kashmir Friday prayers

Indian forces across Kashmir were on alert to head off protests after Friday prayers at mosques, as tensions remained high over the ending of the disputed region’s autonomy, residents and reports said. A five-day-old lockdown with no internet or phone communications appeared tighter than ever though the region’s […]


Hong Kong leader rules out concessions as protesters stage airport sit-in

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam on Friday ruled out concessions to “silence the violent protesters”, as pro-democracy activists who have staged months of demonstrations rallied at the city’s airport. Her comments came as she warned that the demonstrations now in their third month were causing economic chaos in […]

Pre-dawn food run then rush home: Kashmir under curfew

SRINAGAR, India — Navigating through narrow, winding streets, Reyaz Ahmed embarks upon a daily drill under an indefinite 24-hour curfew in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The 35-year-old trader gets up around 5 a.m. and meets his neighborhood friend in the main city of Srinagar. They walk a few kilometers (miles) […]

People must participate actively in governance process to fast-track development: Vice President

We must preserve the age old Indian tradition of honouring excellence; Innovation is an imperative to take India forward on the path to inclusive and sustainable development; Vice President calls for innovative and out-of-box solutions to challenges faced by the country Presents Gujar Mal Modi Innovative Science and […]

NITI Aayog launches Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India Awards; invites nominations for the Awards

open view news desk NITI Aayog, the premier think tank of the Government of India, has launched the Fourth Edition of Women Transforming India (WTI) Awards, in collaboration with the United Nations in New Delhi today. UN Resident Coordinator in India, Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien, opened the nomination process […]

Senior Chinese diplomat urges India and Pakistan to avoid unilateral actions

HONG KONG – China is gravely concerned about situation in Kashmir, senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday, following a meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the Foreign Ministry said. Wang added that China would continue to support Pakistan to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests, […]

Pakistan suspends final rail link to India over Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan said on Friday it will halt the last train service running to India, after New Delhi revoked special status for its portion of the Kashmir region claimed by both countries. “We have decided to shut down the Thar Express as well,” Pakistan’s railways minister Sheikh […]

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