4th J&K Bank Mughal Rally flagged off

SRINAGAR: The fourth edition of one of India’s biggest motor sporting events, J&K Bank Mughal Rally began here this morning amid great enthusiasm and fanfare. The three day grand sporting event was flagged off from Royal Springs Golf Course Srinagar, jointly by Sajad Ahmad Kitchloo, Minister of state for Home and Tourism and Abdul Hamid […]

Prospects of Indo-Pak Dialogue Bright: Khurshid

SRINAGAR: External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, Friday said the composite dialogue with Pakistan would be resumed after the new government under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief  in the neighbouring country settled down. Khurshid was talking to media after addressing Congress workers at the PCC headquarters, here today. He, however, was circumspect in talking at length about […]

Khurshid ‘Ashamed’ of Kunan Poshpora; Victims, HR Groups Unimpressed

SRINAGAR: More than twenty two years after the Kunan Poshpora mass rape, someone finally from the power corridors made an acknowledgement of the gruesome crime, even if half-heartedly. Foreign Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid, who is on a two day visit to the Valley said on Friday that he felt ashamed of Kunan Poshpora “if it […]

Medical Supplies Corporation on Anvil

CM to review progress on monthly basis SRINAGAR: The government will set up the much needed Medical Supplies Corporation rolling within a month to curb the spurious drug issue as the organization will primarily deal with the purchase of drugs. Sources said the cabinet has already sanctioned the formation of Medical Corporation and it has […]

Despite Bad Weather, Yatra Begins On Time

SRINAGAR: The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave in the Kashmir Valley started on schedule Friday morning despite inclement weather along both northern and southern routes leading to the shrine. “About 7,000 pilgrims were allowed from the Nunwan base camp (in Pahalgam) to proceed towards the holy cave while an equal number of people left […]

TV Savvy IG Accused Of Enforced Disappearance

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Friday alleged that the officer who frequently appears on news channels briefing about the ITBP rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand is behind the enforced disappearance of Kashmiri youth Mohammad Ashraf Koka. APDP in a statement said that Inder Singh Negi IG Into-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)  is known […]

Grenade Attack in Sopore, Jawan Injured

SRINAGAR:  A paramilitary trooper was injured after unknown persons lobbed a rifle grenade towards a CRPF picket near Hotel Plaza at Bus Stand, Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Official sources said that unknown persons at around 11:10 am Friday morning fired a rifle grenade towards CRPF bunker. The device exploded outside the Hotel Plaza […]

Police Foil ReT Teachers Sectt March

Call For Strike in Middle, Pry Schools, Geelani Steps In SRINAGAR:  Authorities on Friday resorted to lathi charge and used colour water to foil the protest march towards civil secretariat by Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers. Hundreds of the protesting employees including women were taken into custody alleged that they were beaten to pulp in the police […]

India to Soon Engage Pak in Peace Talks: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: India will soon engage Nawaz Sharif-led government in dialogue to resolve outstanding issues between the two countries, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan has said. Sharat Sabharwal met the chief of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and informed him about the progress made by the two countries in various areas. According to Dawn […]

Top Ayatullah Writes To Al-Azhar On Egypt Murders

QOM: Following the massacre of a group of Egyptians including top Shia cleric Sheykh Muhammad Hassan Shehata, Grand  Ayatollah Loftollah Saafi Golpayegani has dashed a message to al-Azhar scholars: We are thankful of your reaction to condemn these crimes against humanity. However it is not sufficient. Your responsibility is more than before. Below is his […]