Carnage or Sanctions? Six Million Lives at Stake

The US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran which directly and painfully target the population have created an inconceivable situation for those whose very lives depend on the medicine adversely affected by these barbaric sanctions. The West is sharply aware of the devastating inhuman effects of the sanctions on the sick people. On September […]

Hotel worker killed as militants target Army convoy in Valley

SUSPECTED militants today opened fire at an Army convoy near a prominent hotel on the outskirts of Srinagar, killing a bellboy and injuring two others in the first attack on security forces in the city since May. Inspector General of Police S M Sahai said the incident occurred at about 4:30 pm, when three to […]

A story out of modern-day Bahrain

After attempting to assassinate 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai for championing the cause of girls’ education in Swat, the Taliban said they had decided to kill her in the light of the Sharia. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, stated: “If anyone argues about Malala’s young age, then the story of Hazrat Khizr in the Quran […]

1962 Will Not Repeat: Antony

Delhi – India has strengthened its military power since the 1962 Sino-Indian war and is now fully capable of defending itself, Defence Minister A K Antony said today. “Infrastructure in the northeast is not up to our satisfaction but it has improved a lot as compared to the past…India of 2012 is not India of […]

Geelani Wants ‘Amarnath Nagar’ Halted, Warns Post-Eid Stir

“JK Govt Has Succumbed, Hides Truth About Yatra Road” Srinagar – The chairman of the Hurriyat (G) on Thursday warned to launch an agitation after Eid-ul-Azha if the Shrine Board did not halt what he described as stocking construction material and building an “Amarnath Nagar” en route the holy cave in Kashmir’s Himalayas. Speaking to […]

Join Polls? No Way: Azadi Camp Tells Baig

Srinagar – Kashmir’s separatists on Thursday had just two words for senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig’s advice to join the electoral process and raise issues in the assembly and the parliament – No Way.  “We won’t participate in elections until India holds a referendum here,” the Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, told […]

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Again

PDP Seeks PM’s Intervention To Halt Downslide In Situation Jammu – Barely two days after the exchange of firing between Indian and Pakistani troops in Uri sector in which three civilians were killed, India accused Pakistan of violating the ceasefire yet again, this time in Poonch sector, 185 south west of Srinagar. “Pakistani troops resorted […]

SKIMS Medical Colleges Faces De-Recognition

MCI Permission Already Obtained: Dir ‘Have Sent Rs 140 Cr Plan To Govt’ Srinagar – Even 14 years after the takeover of the erstwhile Jehlum Valley Medical College by the S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), the prestigious institution has failed to transform the it into a full-fledged Medical College and is faced with […]

Dowry Death Sparks Protests At Sgr, Pulwama

  Tarigami Seeks SHO’s Suspension Srinagar – Family members and relatives of Kalsuma, the ill-fated daughter of Abdul Aziz Yatoo of Muran, Pulwama, staged a demonstration to protest the alleged police inaction to bring her killers to book. Talking to reporters, Kalsuma’s father, Abdul Aziz Yatoo said she was married to Mustafa Bhat son of […]

Another Firm Dupes Hajj Aspirants, Protests Erupt

Srinagar – With last year’s massive fraud by a tour company turning still murkier, protests erupted against yet another private firm on Thursday for duping a large batch of aspiring Hajj pilgrims. Scores of prospective Hajis held angry demonstrations in central Srinagar against the Al Balagh group, saying that its owners and employees had gone […]

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