Maqbool Day Observed Across Globe

SRINAGAR: Functions marking the 29th anniversary of the hanging of JKLF founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat were held on both sides of the Line of Control and many places across the globe on Monday, the Front said. “Despite curfew in the Kashmir Valley, special meetings were held in Watragam, Kupwara and other places,” it said/ “Commemorative […]

Afzal Guru death: Other CMs must learn from Omar Abdullah

When he told CNN-IBN, “If in this day and age we are relying on speed post to inform a family that their loved one is going to be executed then there is something seriously wrong with the way we do things” he put his finger on the issue. There is more at stake here than […]

Baramulla Youth Succumbs to Injuries at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: A youth who was injured in police firing during protests in a Baramulla village yesterday succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Monday morning.  Ubaid Mushtaq, who was injured in the firing during a protest at Watergam village in Baramulla district yesterday succumbed to injuries at 3 am, Medical Superintendent of SKIMS Aijaz Mustafa said.  He said […]

A perfect day for democracy

Wasn’t it? Yesterday I mean. Spring announced itself in Delhi. The sun was out, and the Law took its Course. Just before breakfast, Afzal Guru, prime accused in the 2001 Parliament Attack was secretly hanged, and his body was interred in Tihar Jail. Was he buried next to Maqbool Butt? (The other Kashmiri who was […]

Children Below 13, Persons Above 75 Not Eligible for Yatra: Govt

JAMMU: Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board today said that no one below 13 years or above the age of 75 years would be allowed to undertake this year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra, which is scheduled to commence on 28th June, 2013 and conclude on 21st August, 2013.  Chief Executive Officer Navin K. Choudhary also said that ladies […]