Kashmir film “Valley of Saints” makes waves worldwide

An Indian-American director’s debut film has been making waves worldwide and winning global awards, including prizes at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is set in Kashmir, but people there have not been able to watch it yet. “Valley of Saints” is a labour of love from director Musa Syeed, whose parents emigrated to the […]

JAH To Launch Campaign For Muslim Varsity

Srinagar – Announcing its decision to launch a campaign from October 1 for the establishment of Trans-World Muslim University, Jami’at-e-Ahli Hadees Jammu and Kashmir Saturday demanded repeal of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution if asking for Muslim rights had come to mean obscurantism or if secularism had different connotations for different communities. In a […]

US Removes Iran Group From Terrorist List

Washington: The United States removed the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), an exile Iranian group in Iraq, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. The decision made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton enabled the group to have its assets under U.S. jurisdiction unfrozen and do business with American entities, the State Department said. It said the […]

Czech Prez Shot At With Fake Gun

London: An armed man reportedly fired at Czech President, Vaclav Klaus, with a plastic replica of a pistol at close range while he was openinga bridge in the north of the country. Footage of the incident shows Klaus recoiling slightly but carrying on with the visit apparently unhurt. He was taken to hospital but suffered […]

Blasphemy in the digital age

Irfan Husain AS yet another furore breaks out over a movie with an unflattering depiction of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), it is time to reflect on how Muslims should react to offensive material on the Internet. In our digital age where social media sites contain millions of pages of all kinds of material, should we […]

Father sacrificed son ‘for eternal richness’ in Jammu

SRINAGAR, Sept 29: A father killed his four-year-old son after his spiritual guide motivated him to make the “sacrifice” for attaining spiritual powers and eternal richness, police said on Saturday. The bizarre incident, reportedly first of its kind in the mountainous state, took place in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district in state’s winter capital, Jammu, […]

2006 Sex Scandal: All Accused Acquitted

Srinagar – A top Kashmiri bureaucrat and two former ministers have been acquitted in the infamous Srinagar sex scandal after witnessed turned hostile. CBI special judge, Vimal Kumar, on Saturday acquitted Iqbal Khandey, principal secretary, present MLA and former minister Ghulam Ahmed Mir, and Raman Mattoo also a minister, along with alleged kingpin of the sex […]

Killing Of Panchayat Leaders: Army Patrols Stepped Up

Srinagar – With a wave of insecurity sweeping over village representatives after the killing of panchayat members, the army and the police have begun joint night patrolling for area domination exercises in rural Kashmir where check-points and frisking are back in vogue after sunset. The step comes amid a snow-balling political crisis following the killings […]

NC Playing Second Fiddle To Congress In JK: KEA

Srinagar – Launching a scathing attack on the National Conference-led coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA), the largest grouping of trade bodies, Saturday said the valley was being discriminated against in the allocation of funds under various sectors. It accused the central government of interfering in the development affairs of […]

Crucial Govt-JCC Meet On Monday

No Compromise Over Demands, It Will Be Final Round: JCC Srinagar- The state government has invited the leaders of Joint Consultative Committee of various employees unions for a fresh round of talks on the latter’s demands, which include enhancement of retirement age to 60 years. The move is seen as an attempt to preempt any […]

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