New Delhi, July 14 (KMS): India continues to face blows from its one-time friendly countries with Iran the latest on the list to drop New Delhi from Chabahar rail project and has decided to construct the railway line from Chabahar to Zahedan on its own.

A multi-billion dollar deal with China is cited as the reason behind the fresh Iran’s decision. Iran has decided to move ahead with the construction of a railway line from Chabahar port to Zahedan without any assistance from India citing funding issue. India has been dropped four years after the project was finalised as part of a broader trilateral agreement with Afghanistan and Iran.

As per reports published in a section of Indian media, the entire project will be completed by March 22 and $400 million will be sanctioned by the Iranian National Development Fund for the project. The project, however, will be completed without any assistance from India. »

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Jammu, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, in a bid to further exploit the Kashmiri people in the name of tax collection, India in connivance with local chapter of Bharatiya Janata Party has started installing more toll plazas in the territory.

Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan talking to media men in Srinagar said that everyone living outside the 20 kilometer radius would have to pay the toll tax.

These plazas have been installed by Delhi-based National Highways Authority (NHA). The irony of the fact is that even the people living within the 20 kilometer radius of the so-called toll plazas are not exempted, and are forced to pay the money, at all costs. »

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Another soldier commits suicide in Baramulla

Srinagar, July 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Indian soldiers committed suicide and an officer was killed by his colleague in two different areas of the territory.

Indian paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) man committed suicide after killing his colleague ASI Sandeep Kuma in Kulgam district.

“Constable Hemant lost the cool and fired with his INSAS rifle on the ASI killing him on the spot and in the meantime he shot himself. Both were dead at the spot”, a police officer said.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident and said that investigation had been launched to ascertain the reasons. »

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Islamabad, July 07 (KMS): Speakers at a webinar has said that the Narendar Modi led fascist government has shamelessly used Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to extend its illegal lockdown in Kashmir besides intensifying its brutal atrocities against the Kashmiris in the disputed territory.

The event was organized by Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) in collaboration with World Muslim Congress (WMC) on the sidelines of 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council.

The webinar titled “Freedom of Expression during Pandemic” was attended and addressed by British parliamentarian Mr. Khalil Mehmmod, the UK’s shadow minister Mr. Sulman Alyas Khan, Human Rights activists from South Africa Ms. Claire Biddwell, Mr. Hassan Ashraf, UK, veteran Human Rights activists from Lebanon Lyndia Cannan, Syed Faiz Naqashbandi and others. The event was moderated by Adv. Parvez Ahmed Shah. »

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New Delhi, Jul 06 (KMS): The Modi-led fascist regime in India has banned 40 websites belonging to the Sikh community members and organizations, the latest in a series of measures against the Sikh population who are the second largest minority after Muslims in the country.

Earlier India had declared nine members of the Sikh community as terrorists on the charge of having links with Khalistani organization.

Now, Delhi has blocked 40 websites for allegedly being run by Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), an organization which India says is working for a separate homeland for Sikhs in India. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two more persons died of coronavirus, today, taking the number of deaths due to the deadly disease in the territory to 130.

The victims include a 40-year-old man from Baramulla, who died at Chest Disease Hospital in Srinagar and a 70-year-old man from Islamabad district who passed away at Soura hospital in Srinagar. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, suspension of high-speed mobile internet has entered 12th month, yet the subscribers in the valley are compelled to pay for the services they aren’t able to use.

The largest service provider of 4G mobile internet in the Kashmir Valley is Reliance Jio, which, as per limited estimates, has earned over Rs 553 crore from the Kashmiris since August 2019.

Since the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status, over 30 lakh subscriber base that the Jio has in the occupied territory have paid around Rs 553 crore in bills and recharges without actually getting full services. »

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Srinagar, July 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hasnain Khawja 25, a Srinagar-based lawyer, has been awarded Chevening scholarship, a UK government’s global programme to which thousands of people from all around the world apply every year.

The scholarship offers future leaders an opportunity to pursue a fully-funded one-year master’s programme in any subject in universities across the UK. »

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Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, police on Saturday recovered a headless dead body from river Jhelum near Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Some passerby spotted the dead body and subsequently alerted the police. The body was also without legs and right-hand.

Station House Officer Muneeb-ul-Islam told media that the corpse is decomposed and “seems that it’s around 30 days old”.

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Srinagar, June 28 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two persons were killed and four others were critically injured in a car accident in the outskirts of Jammu city.

The speeding car was carrying some local labourers for work in the fields when its driver lost control of the vehicle at Gondla village in R S Pura area of the district, a police official said.

The car rolled over several times after skidding off the road and rammed into some trees, he said, quoting eye-witnesses. »

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