Concern in Valley over ”threats” to Kashmiri students, traders outside State

Concern prevailed on Saturday among the parents and relatives in Kashmir of the Kashmiri students and traders living in Dehradun and Haryana following alleged threats to them by mobs in the wake of the killing of 40 CRPF jawans in a terror attack on a convoy in Pulwama on Thursday. A Kashmiri student studying in Dehradun reportedly told his relatives in Bandipora that landlords were asking them (Kashmiri students) to vacate. Some Kashmiri students and traders in Haryana reportedly called up their parents and relatives in Shopian and Kupwara, saying they were harassed. A police spokesman in Srinagar said…

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Saudi crown prince postpones Pakistan visit amid protests

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Pakistan has been postponed amid widespread protests against him as well as heightened tensions in the region. According to the reports, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said that a two-day visit by the crown prince to Islamabad that was scheduled for Saturday had been postponed. The ministry said bin Salman will arrive in Islamabad on Sunday, but had no further explanation over the postponement. Protesters took to the streets after Friday prayers in Rawalpindi, northern Pakistan, calling on the government not to allow the Saudi…

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Students’ groups clash on AMU campus after alleged attack on TV channel crew

Two groups of students clashed on the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus on Tuesday after a protest against an alleged attack on a television news channel team, including two women reporters, university and police officials said. The channel team members were allegedly attacked over live coverage of a meeting where political parties were invited to talk about representation of Muslims in the electoral process. Superintendent of police, City, Ashutosh Dwivedi said, “Two student groups clashed on the university campus and one of them sat on dharna (sit-in) seeking action against…

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says US tabloid newspaper tried to blackmail him

The owner of US tabloid newspaper the National Enquirer pushed back on Friday against accusations of “extortion and blackmail” from Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, saying its reporting on an extramarital relationship involving the world’s richest man was lawful and it would investigate his claims. Bezos on Thursday accused American Media Inc (AMI) of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to his girlfriend unless he said in public that the American supermarket tabloid’s reporting on him was not politically motivated. The…

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COURT DIRECTS OMAN AIR TO REISSUE CANCELLED TICKETS TO PILGRIMS TRAVELLING TO TEHRAN

DELHI: The Court of Ms. Nupur Gupta, Civil Judge, Delhi today directed Oman Air to reissue ticket to 16 pilgrims who had approached the Court seeking directions against Oman Air being aggrieved of unilateral decision of Oman Air to cancel all the discounted tickets sold by it during the Republic Day Sale. During the period of 24th Jan to 26th Jan, Oman Air offered discounted tickets, on various web ticketing portals including www.ixigo.com and www.cheaptickets.in, from Delhi to Tehran on the occasion of Republic Day. Number of Shia Muslims who…

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Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs

193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially in several high burden countries. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally (cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the top killers). Estimated 9.6 million people died due to cancer in 2018. Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for cancer and is responsible for approximately 22% of cancer deaths.…

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HÄFELE, INTRODUCES MEISTER SERVICE A service model that offers complete installation of Häfele products.

Häfele, the interiors fittings specialist brand, has always differentiated itself in the Indian market as a complete solution provider that offers innovative, technologically advanced and superior quality products which are ably backed by the highest standards in Customer service. Over the last few years, Häfele has invested heavily in scaling up its service portfolio which now includes deigning services (for kitchens and wardrobes), installation guidance and demonstrations, hardware scheduling and every aspect of the after-sales support. Taking this approach forward, the company is now set to introduce its latest service…

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Mumbai-Chabahar-Bandar Abbas shipping line launched

Provincial Director-General of the Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran (PMOI) in Sistan-e Balouchestan Province, Behrouz Aqaei announced that a shipping line has launched work between Mumbai Port in India and Chabahar and Bandar Abbas ports in Southern Iran amid the US sanctions. “The Mumbai-Mundra-Kandla-Chabahar-Bandar Abbas shipping line officially kicked off work after the TEU 3700 container ship berthed at Shahid Beheshti Port of Chabahar city (today),” Aqaei told FNA on Sunday. He added that the shipping line will witness regular traffic of cargo ships every two weeks. Chabahar is…

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Berlin set to sell weapons to Doha amid tension with Riyadh

Germany has approved exporting military equipment to Qatar amid deepening tensions with Riyadh, Doha’s rival. According to Press TV, Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told lawmakers in a letter dated January 23rd that the German government approved selling to Qatar four RAM naval missile systems. Chancellor Angela Merkel said in October that Berlin would stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at Riyadh’s consulate in Istanbul earlier that month. Merkel called Khashoggi’s murder an “atrocity” that “had to be clarified,” calling on…

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