Hugo Chavez funeral draws US foes to Caracas

Anti-US leaders including Raúl Castro, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Alexander Lukashenko have gathered for the state funeral of the late Venezuelan president CARACUS: Most Latin American leaders are attending the funeral, as well as bugbears of the West long courted by the anti-US Chavez, including Cuba’s Raúl Castro, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko. […]

Clashes Amid Clampdown; Women Among 40 Injured

Srinagar Sewn Up, Barricades In City Centre, No Friday Prayers At Jamia SRINAGAR: Protestors defied curfew at a number of places across the Valley on Friday to hold demonstrations over the killing of a Baramulla youth in army firing earlier this week, even as over 40 people, including six women and a score of police […]

No Curfew Today: Div Com

SRINAGAR: Curfew will not remain in force in the Valley on Saturday, the divisional administration said this evening, claiming that action would be taken against police and paramilitary personnel involved in excesses over the past days. A police spokesman said that 109 policemen and 73 CRPF personnel had been injured in recent violence in North […]

Cop Stops CRPF From Firing, Beaten

SRINAGAR: CRPF personnel hit a police head constable with gun butts and beat him to pulp in South Kashmir’s Khudweni area of Kulgam when he stopped them from firing directly on protestors. “I am injured. They beat me ruthlessly but I didn’t allow them to fire directly on people,” police head constable Reyaz Ahmed Khandey […]

15 Killed, 24 Injured As Bus Plunges Into Gorge In Rajouri

SRINAGAR: Fifteen passengers were killed, and 24 injured, six of them critically, in a major road accident in the Rajouri district on Friday, reports from Jammu said. The accident occurred this afternoon near the Mandir Gala area of the district, some 156 km from the state’s winter capital. According to reports, a passenger bus skidded […]

India Denies Visa To Yasin Malik’s Wife, Child

SRINAGAR: The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has denied visa to the wife and new-born child of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who is to arrived in New Delhi from Pakistan on Saturday, reports said. Returning after a 40-day private visit to the neighbouring country, Malik will land in Delhi without his family. According to […]

Pandits Flay Delhi for Making ‘Dead News’ Alive

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Pandit Sangharash Samiti (KPSS) Friday strongly reacted to the reply of Minister of State for Home R P N Singh in Rajya Sabha over a threat to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley.  “As the case is more than six months old and we are surprised, why this question was raised and replied […]

Why Don’t You Feel Pain of Atoot Ang: MP to Delhi

SRINAGAR: Member of Parliament G.N. Ratanpuri Friday demanded that Government of India should revisit its Kashmir policy.  While participating in the special debate on the occasion of ‘World Womens Day’, he said that “Whenever there was an optimistic atmosphere in Jammu & Kashmir and people looked forward to a new chapter of peace, harmony and […]

When Washing Car Is A Crime

A satirical take on Jammu & Kashmir Police Bill 2013 Last Sunday, I was driving in the outskirts of my home town with my 11 year old son. Washing the car on a road side was not in my mind but on seeing water on roadside and people washing their cars, I stepped out from […]