PDP Killed 21 Talks-Ready Militants: NC

SRINAGAR: Lashing out at Mahbooba Mufti for a recent statement, the National Conference on Saturday claimed that the PDP had got 21 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants killed after they indicated their willingness to hold talks. The NC said that Mahbooba’s assertion that the present government invoked the Public Safety Act against Kashmiri youth indiscriminately was ridiculous as, […]

Bias With Valley: Contractors Demand ‘White Paper’ on Fund Allocation

SRINAGAR:  Continuing their tirade against the state government, the Valley based contractors on Saturday demanded a ‘white paper’ on the allocation of funds for developmental works in J&K for the last five years. The state government, according to Jammu and Kashmir Central Contractors Coordination Committee (JKCCCC), has allocated crores of Rs for Kashmir, Jammu and […]

Kashmiris’ Shops Razed In Leh, Traders Cry Ethnic Bias

SRINAGAR: Scores of Kashmiri traders whose shops were demolished in Leh held angry protests in Srinagar on Saturday accusing the Hill Development Council and the local administration of violating court orders. According to the protestors who ran vegetable shops in the Leh market for decades, the administration had bulldozed their outlets in the “dead of […]

Kashmiri Students Harassed in Bangalore

SRINAGAR: Dozens of Kashmiri students were thrashed in Bangalore on Saturday. Blaming Bangalore police, the Kashmiri students alleged that they were detained by the police when they approched them to register a complaint in a police station.   Kashmiri students studying in Gousia College of Engineering, Bangalore said that scores of students from Bihar beat […]

British pro-Palestinian activists raped in Libya

TRIPOLI: Two British activists with a humanitarian convoy destined for the Gaza Strip were subjected to a brutal gang rape by five men in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, the country’s deputy prime minister said on Thursday. The two women of Pakistani origin “were brutally raped in front of their father,” Awadh al Barassi said […]

Top Saudi Cleric Faces Death Sentence

DUBAI: A Saudi prosecutor has demanded the death penalty for prominent pro-democracy cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, who was arrested last year over calls for the release of political prisoners. Local media reported on Wednesday that the prosecutor, whose name was not mentioned, accused Nimr of ‘aiding terrorists’ and ‘instigating unrest,’ and called for the execution […]

US gun violence kills 3,000 in 4 months

WASHINGTON: More than 3,000 Americans have lost their lives in gun-related violence since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in mid-December 2012, a new report says.  According to an interactive data collection project between Slate.com and the Twitter feed, @GunDeaths, at least 3,053 people have been killed by firearms across […]

The Kalashnikov & Kashmir

Facing strong criticism from all quarters for displaying utmost insensitivity while carrying out the execution of Afzal Guru and refusing to hand over his mortal remains to his family, New Delhi was at the receiving end, not knowing how to get out of the awkward situation it had created for itself. But (like always), New […]

‘NC, PDP Want To Perpetuate Indian Hold On Kashmir’

 SRINAGAR: Denouncing New Delhi over the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru, the chairman of the Hurriyat (M), Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, on Friday lambasted “decisions and resolutions” of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly as “inimical to the collective interest of Kashmiris,” and dared the state government to try and silence the Jamia Masjid pulpit. In a […]

Youth Being Forced To Adopt Violent Means: PDP

SRINAGAR:  Accusing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of forcing youth to adopt the violent path, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said, that Omar’s statement on PSA in assembly was just a gimmick and an attempt to mislead and befool public. “Tel me what Omar has done for Kashmir resolution during last four years. If he […]