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Pakistani channels prohibited from airing special Eid programmes, due to Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Aug 11: The Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority has asked media outlets not to air "pre-recorded or live special programmes on Eid-ul-Azha because it "may hurt sentiments of not only our nation but also the Kashmiri brethren", the media reported.

In a notification on Saturday, the regulatory authority said: "In observance of solidarity with Kashmir, Eid-ul- Azha is being...

Anurag Kashyap deletes Twitter handle, claims parents and daughter were getting threats

Mumbai, Aug 11: Anurag Kashyap has deleted his official Twitter account and the filmmaker said he decided to leave the microblogging site because his parents and daughter were receiving threats.

The director, who has been one of the most vocal Bollywood celebrities on social media, said if he is not free to speak his mind on the platform he...

Kerala: Death toll mounts to 9 in Kavalappara landslide

Malappuram, Aug 11: The death toll in the landslide at Kerala's Kavalappara, Nilambur areas in Malappuram district has risen to 9.

These areas were submerged due to incessant rain resulting in a massive landslide on August 8.

Today, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the death toll has gone up to 60 in the state.

On...

IMD issues Red alert for 8 districts in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10: The India Meteorological Dept (IMD) has on Saturday issued Red and Orange alerts for eight and six districts, respectively, in Kerala for today.

Red alert has been issued for Ernakulam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargod districts, while the Orange alert is for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam and Thrissur districts.

The weather...

Spiritual pinnacle: Mount Arafat beckons pilgrims as Haj journey peaks

Makkah, Aug 10: Haj pilgrims began flocking to Arafat in a peaceful manner on Saturday morning, reported the Saudi Press Agency, SPA.

Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Supreme Hajj Committee, and Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, and Chairman...

After trains, Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

Islamabad, Aug 10: After the permanent suspension of the Samjhauta Express in retaliation to India's decision to revoke Article 370 of its Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has now suspended the Lahore-Delhi 'Dosti' bus service, the media reported.

The announcement of the latest suspension was made by Federal Minister for Postal Services and Communications...

Prohibitory orders lifted in five Jammu and Kashmir districts; schools, colleges reopen

Jammu, Aug 10: Prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 were lifted in five districts and curfew was relaxed in Doda and Kishtwar districts, paving the way for resumption of normal activities that were badly hit after special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated, officials said on Saturday.

All schools and colleges reopened in five districts of the Jammu...

Ayodhya case: Muslim party objects hearing on all days of week, says it can’t be ‘rushed through’

New Delhi, Aug 8: A Muslim party on Friday objected in the Supreme Court five-days-a-week hearing of the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya, saying it will "not be able to assist" the court if the hearing is "rushed through".

The submission was made by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for a Muslim...

Rain fury: MET issues red alert in 9 districts in Kerala

Kozhikode, Aug 9: Even as the furious downpour continued in Kerala and caused landslides and widespread flooding since Thursday, Meteorological Department issued a red alert in nine districts of the state on Friday.

Red alert has been issued in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasaragod.

The alert for Pathanamthitta, Kottayam and Alapuzha is Orange....

Trump identifies India as major illicit drug producer

Washington, Aug 9: US President Donald Trump has designated India among the over 20 major drug transit or illicit drug-producing countries.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday, Trump said that a country's presence on the list is not necessarily a reflection of its government's counter-narcotics efforts or level of cooperation with the...