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Geelani Says No To Pakistan Embassy’s Eid Milan For ‘Ignoring’ Kashmir

Geelani Says No To Pakistan Embassy’s Eid Milan For ‘Ignoring’ Kashmir

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has decided against attending the Eid Milan being hosted by the Pakistan High Commission here on July 21 over the Kashmir issue being “ignored” at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Russia last week. The hardline Hurriyat Conference leader told IANS that

How Stage Was Set for Polls in Srinagar

Tuesday afternoon. Barricades, barbed wires and check posts were erected across the Srinagar city and policemen in riot gear stopped every second vehicle passing by. By putting the public to immense inconvenience, gun-toting policemen ensured that residents returned to their homes as soon as possible. Many routes were closed down by policemen and people had

Bangladesh’s Ruling Awami League Wins Controversial Poll

Sheikh Hasina-led Awami League Party has won the violence-plagued Bangladesh general election, shunned by international observers as flawed. With the Opposition boycotting the vote, nobody had expected any different outcome from the election in which only 147 out of a total 300 parliamentary seats were contested. On Sunday, the polling day, at least 18 people