Curfew imposed in Padum Zanskar in Ladakh

Srinagar – Authorities imposed curfew in Padum Zanskar in Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir following tension between two communities. However, officials said that restrictions were imposed to prevent any law and order problem and maintain peace. Official sources said that there was some tension between two communities in Padum Zanksar for the past few […]

And She Changed My Worldview

HAILING FROM Kashmir has a lethal disadvantage. When the violence around you does not manage to turn you into a misanthrope, the narrative that emerges out of some half-baked news reports makes you cynical. Either way, one tends to view people from outside the Valley with suspicion. However, when one does step out, a whole […]

Values & Education

Nowadays, because of the existing relativism, there is a deep moral crisis of values that are affecting different society dimensions (economic crisis); hence the need of insisting on education in values. As we know, according to its nature, man is a person composed by a sensitive and material body and a spiritual and rational soul. […]

Out With Facts

A grim scenario has been projected for Kashmir in relation to the incidence of tobacco-related cancers in the coming decade with activists fearing that the rate could be “alarming” by 2025. A top official of the Voluntary Health Organisation of India (Kashmir chapter) has gone to the extent of suggesting that the deadly disease could […]

Sorry, Didn’t Notice You For 20 Yrs: Mirwaiz To Turmoil-Hit

  Srinagar – The chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Tuesday tendered a public apology to Kashmir’s turmoil victims, saying that the leadership had not been able to pay “full attention” to those who had suffered over the past two decades. At a seminar at the Hurriyat (M) headquarters on “Martyrs’ Mission […]

LPG Crisis Worsens As Relief Hope Fades

JK Ministers Fail To Convince GoI On Cap Raise  Srinagar – The prevailing crisis over cooking gas has taken a turn for the worse as the National Conference-led government failed to carry conviction with the government of India for raising the cap on subsidized cylinders as has been done by Congress-ruled states. Worse, union minister […]

Several Families Across LoC Join For Eid Celebration

Srinagar – More than six decades after their separation in the wake of India’s partition in 1947, reunion of several families on either side of the Line of Control takes place for a while this time around to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha together. Seven Kashmiris from Pakistan-administered Kashmir and 26 from this part of the state will […]

Delhi’s Artificial Moves Provoking Kashmir Youth: Malik

“India Obfuscating Politics With Trade, Tourism And Sports” Srinagar – Accusing Indian rulers of provoking Kashmiri youth, the chairman of the JKLF, Muhammad Yasin Malik, on Tuesday came down heavily on New Delhi for trying to smother politics with tourism, trade and sports. In a hard-hitting speech at the shrine of Hazrat Shah-e-Hamadan in Khanaqah-e-Mu’alla, […]

Prof Ghani Beats Others To Pakistan

Srinagar – The former chairman of the Hurriyat Conference, Prof Abdul Ghani Bhat, has arrived in Pakistan, reports said. Though the Hurriyat (M) is yet to decide on a delegation in response to  the invitation by the Pakistan foreign minister on her last visit to Delhi, Prof Ghani has already taken the trip. The separatist […]

KPs Demand Amarnath Road, Enroute Yatri Bhawans

Jammu – In an obvious rebuff to the mainstream and separatist leaders, who have been demanding that Amarnath yatra affairs be entrusted to Kashmiri Pandits, Soan Kashmir Front, an organization representing the latter, Tuesday urged the National Conference-led government “to start construction of track” from Pahalgam to the cave shrine “on priority basis to avoid […]

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