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J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

J&K: PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar shot dead in Pulwama

Abdul Gani Dar, the Pulwama unit president of the PDP, was shot at by the militants in Pinglena village of Pulwama district, 31 kms from here, this afternoon, a police official said. Opposition National Conference leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah took to Twitter and wrote, "Very sad news about the assassination of Dar Sahib".


Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Kashmir students, Indian forces clash as protests continue

Shopkeepers downed their shutters and many bystanders took refuge inside. At one point, forces also fired in the air to disperse the protesters. While over 50 students, including females, had been injured in Pulwama. But the killing previous year of a popular rebel leader by security forces sparked widespread popular unrest, and police say dozens of local youths have joined the rebel ranks since then.


North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

North Korea detains United States citizen as tensions rise

The Asian nation said Sunday it was ready to sink a USA aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might. The embassy looks after consular affairs for the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will attend the meeting planned for Wednesday, the White House said Sunday in an advance schedule.


France urged to reject Le Pen in French presidential vote run-off

France urged to reject Le Pen in French presidential vote run-off

Left-wing Jean-Luc Melenchon got 17.96 percent of the votes, according to the data. "We are in a phase of decomposition, demolition, deconstruction", said Valls. "Markets will be reassured that the dreaded Le Pen versus Mélenchon run-off has been avoided", said Diego Iscaro, an economist from IHS Markit. "I'm not convinced that the French are willing to sign a blank check to Mr.



Jeremy Corbyn raises prospect of scrapping Trident

Sadiq's remarks come despite saying a year ago that Labour could not win with Corbyn as its leader. Blair told BBC Radio 4's World This Weekend that Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit policy is "unreasonable" and said that even though it is likely the Conservatives will win the general election on June 8, a big Labour vote would constrain her plans.


United Nations elects Saudi Arabia to women's rights commission

United Nations elects Saudi Arabia to women's rights commission

Director of UN Watch Hillel Neuer said: "Every Saudi woman must have a male guardian who makes all critical decisions on her behalf, controlling a woman's life from her birth until death". In January, a UN Special Rapporteur on human rights, Philip Alston, criticized the kingdom for its treatment of women. UN Watch pointed out how Saudi Arabia's position on the Human Rights Council gave the repressive regime the privilege of voting on and influencing various resolutions that affected the ...