Of Latthe Thaan & Surrendered Cylinders

Showkat Jan, a dear friend, is my primary source of fables on Kashmir. This one he narrated to me in contemporary context. Here it goes: in good old days Maharajgunj used to be the main commercial district of the city. Apart from the few local businessmen, Wanis, the wholesale trade in all items of daily […]

‘Resolve Kashmir To End Insurgency’

An Interview With Lt. Gen.Baljit Singh Jaswal After two decades of militancy, the Kashmir Valley has been relatively calm during the past two years. Tourists from India and around the world flooded into the scenic valley last summer, and the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, has called for troop reductions and a […]

Why Are They After Syria Now?

Of course, no one requires any reply directly or indirectly, because the reason is quite obvious. After Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya the NATO-UNSC evils now target Iran. These western rogue states think once Syria is destabilized, its ally Iran would be completely isolated. This is their exaggerated ambition. The Islamic Republic of Iran has not […]

Some Questions for BBC

The BBC is at the centre of controversy over the attack on 14- year old Pakistani girl, Malala Yusufzai, who was shot by Taliban militants for advocating girl’s education. She is recovering in a Birmingham Hospital under tight security as the Taliban has said that they would make another attempt on Malala’s life if she […]

Led Zeppelin Releases ‘Kashmir’ Video From Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin, who are currently prepping the release of their new DVD, Celebration Day, have unveiled the video clip for the track “Kashmir” on the internet. It is expected that the footage will be released in several audio/visual packages. The two-hour tribute concert, which went down at London’s O2 Arena, featured founding members John Paul […]

LPG Crisis: Registration Of New Connections Slow

CPI (M) Warns Of Major Law, Order Problem SRINAGAR (ONS) – Asserting that registration of new LPG connections by various oil companies in Jammu and Kashmir by November 15-deadline was almost impossible, primarily due to disproportionately less number of counters set up for the purpose, consumers have urged the government to ease the related procedures […]

Omar Surrenders 2 LPG Connections

SRINAGAR (ONS) – Barely a day after the media highlighted the existence of three cooking gas connections in his name, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah, Saturday surrendered two of them. “As promised, two of the three LPG connections surrendered this morning,” Omar wrote on social networking site, Twitter. Reacting to the reports about […]

Court Asks Police To Prove CIK Wing Validity

  SRINAGAR – After directing CIK wing of the J&K Police to prove its validity in the eye of law, second Additional Munsiff/Judicial Magistrate M. I. Masoodi, will hear the arguments in the case on the 5th November. Advocate G.N Shaheen told KNS that CIK produced two accused namely Mohammad Ahsan Dar and Nisar Ahmad […]

Geelani Asks Scholars To Study Talaaq Verdict

SRINAGAR – Calling upon Muslim scholars and clerics to thoroughly study the recent court verdict on the pronouncement of Talaaq, Huriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Saturday urged them to deliberate over its import and fallout. “The courts are under the influence of non-religious administration. In no way it is acceptable to Ummah […]

Masjid Desecration Sparks Protests In Qaziabad Langate

SRINAGAR – Several towns in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district Saturday observed complete shutdown to protest the desecration of a Jamia Masjid and the holy Qur’an in a village last night. According to reports, people of Bicharwari in Langate area of the district were shocked this morning to see the furnishings, including flooring and curtains, of […]

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