Imposing a Sense of Helplessness

Writing about the late Afzal Guru’s hanging in Tihar jail on February, 9th  2013, Miss Arundhati Roy has rightly remarked “What sets Guru’s killing apart is that, unlike those tens of thousands who died in prison cells, his life and death were played out in the blinding light of day in which all the institutions […]

Meteor Explodes, Rains Down on Russia

Meteor Hits, 1000 injured, sends fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings MOSCOW  – A meteor streaked through the sky and exploded Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring more than 750 people. The spectacle deeply frightened thousands, with some […]

Shrine Of Sakina-bint-al Hussain Damaged

DAMASCUS: The holy shrine of Hazrat Sakina daughter of Imam Hussain was partially destroyed in an insurgent attack in Darraya region in war torn Syria. News reports quoting officials said the “takfiri terrorists” took up positions inside the holy shrine of Sakina-bint-al-Husain during a firefight in the area.  Syrian security forces accused rebels of planting […]

Release Bahraini ‘Prisoners of Conscience’: AI

  London Amnesty International has called for the release of Bahrain’s ‘prisoners of conscience’. The call by the human rights organization comes on the anniversary of a protest movement that has led to two years of unrest and violence. According to the BBC, more than two dozen activists are still in prison in Bahrain, including […]

Darkness Restores Vision in Blind Kittens: Study

Washington: Turning out the lights may help restore vision in people with a visual impairment known as amblyopia, according to a new study. Researchers Kevin Duffy and Donald Mitchell of Dalhousie University in Canada believe that exposure to darkness causes some parts of the visual system to revert to an early stage in development, when […]

Kashmiri Students Protest in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Kashmiri students studying in Delhi on Friday held a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail. The protests march coincided with the Eidgah Chalo call given by the Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar. Carrying banners and placards that read: “We Want Freedom”, “Quit Kashmir”, “Resistance for Existence” and so […]

Spanish Tourist Caught In Protest, Hurt

SRINAGAR: A Spanish tourist was among five people injured Friday in the Kashmir Valley as sporadic protests erupted against the hanging of Afzal Guru. The tourist from Madrid, Marcos Tovio, was hit by a stone when he was going to Gulmarg ski resort Friday afternoon, police said. He was admitted at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of […]

Fresh Snowfall in Valley

SRINAGAR: The upper reaches of Kashmir got fresh snowfall while the plains were lashed by rains, bringing down day temperature across the Valley by couple of degrees.  Kupwara town and Gulmarg resort in north Kashmir and Pahalgam in south Kashmir witnessed snowfall last night while rest of the Valley was lashed by light to moderate […]

LoC Will Meet Fate of Berlin Wall: Yasin Malik

Guru’s hanging will give birth to many Afzal’s SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Friday said that ‘New Delhi had committed a crime by hanging father of Kashmiri nation Mohammad Maqbool Bhatt on 11th February 1984 and has repeated the same tyrant approach on 9th of February 2013 by hanging […]

Mirwaiz Stopped From Offering Prayers: Hurriyat

‘Govt usurping religious, social rights of people by enforcing restrictions’ SRINAGAR: Terming the continued restrictions imposed by authorities on people and resistance leadership as undemocratic and illegal, Hurriyat Conference (M) today condemned use of force to quell people’s voices. In a statement issued here, the Hurriyat spokesman said preventing people from offering Friday prayers was […]