The best that can be said of the current row between the state police and its Delhi counterpart over the bona fides of Liaquat Ali Shah is that the dispute is the result of a communication gap. And the worst that can be said of it is that the aspiring candidate for the Jammu and […]

Mirwaiz, Geelani Flay OIC For Silence Over Myanmar Muslims

SRINAGAR: Chairmen of both Hurriyat factions on Wednesday flayed the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) for what they described as its silence over the killing of Muslims in Myanmar. Syed Ali Shah Geelani said that the role of the OIC was “disappointing,” while Mirwiaz Umar Farooq termed its silence as “highly regrettable.” “The systematic killing […]

Opp leader quits as rifts deepen in Syria’s rebel coalition

LONDON: The Syrian opposition was thrown into turmoil today as its leader Moaz al-Khatib quit, the latest in a spate of resignations which has undermined the group’s legitimacy as it attempts to set up a transitional government. Announcing his resignation, al-Khatib cited the lack of international support for the rebels, but the move comes against […]

Mossad’s Prisoner X leaked secrets to Hezbollah: Der Spiegel

HAMBURG: A prominent German magazine says the Australian-Israeli Mossad agent called Prisoner X had leaked confidential information to Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah before his death. News weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday that Ben Zygier, who was found dead in a high security prison in Tel Aviv in late 2010, had passed information to Hezbollah […]

Delhi Setting Different Yardstick For J&K: Omar

Accession to India was on three subjects: Omar Internal, external dimensions of K-issue recognized fact Cramming of ‘Atoot Ang’ will not change importance of K-issue resolution Working Groups representing all political parties recommend AFSPA revocation JAMMU: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led central government over the arrest of alleged militant […]

NIA to Probe Liyaqat Arrest Row

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday ordered a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the circumstances leading to the arrest of suspected militant Liyaqat Shah amid conflicting versions by Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir police. “I have asked NIA to probe the case,” Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said here. Chief Minister Omar […]

Row Over Mass Sack Hits Healthcare In Valley

SRINAGAR: Doctors and paramedical personnel brought state-run hospitals to a halt across the valley on Monday by striking work over what they described as large-scale dismissals among their ranks. The two-day strike beginning today hit district and sub-district hospitals, as well as community and public health centres, coming under the directorate of health services for […]

Man Gunned Down At LoC

SRINAGAR: An alleged intruder was gunned down along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector on Sunday, army said here today. The Army said that an individual named Mohammad Maqsood allegedly tried to enter the Indian territory from the Pokhra border post on Sunday evening. According to reports, Maqsood was shot dead after he did […]

Child-Snatcher Strikes In Anantnag Hospital

SRINAGAR: Panic gripped an Anantnag hospital on Monday when an unidentified woman made off with a new-born baby by snatching it from the arms of its cousin, The 8-day-old boy had been brought to the hospital for a medical check-up. According to reports, Muhammad Shafi Khan of Kokernag had come to the hospital with his […]

Edu Dept Cuts Clout Staffers To Size

SRINAGAR: Over half-a-dozen “heavyweight” employees, including union leaders, at the education directorate in the Kashmir division have apparently been cut to size by long-overdue transfers, reports said. Sources said that the directorate had issued transfer orders for employees who had been sitting pretty for over a decade because of their “influence” or political clout. Those […]