Nip the Evil in the Bud

In the backdrop of the recent unfortunate sectarian strife in some parts of Budgam district, a cross section of Kashmiri civil society members got together on July 28 in Srinagar to chalk out a strategy to deal with this menace and take steps that such unfortunate incidents didn’t happen in the future. In its previous […]

Tillers of the Land

Since attempts are relentlessly made to separate generations in Kashmir by thousands of light years, into which space the State can inject its own calibrations of memory and amnesia; it might seem like eons ago but in reality only some 60 years have passed since the Kashmiri peasantry obtained ownership of the land which they […]

An Alarm Clock That’s Impossible to Ignore

By Anita Hamilton/TIME The Walk Up! iPhone app won’t stop blaring until you’ve taken at least ten steps Ricky Ho isn’t exactly a morning person. After years of struggling to roll out of bed before ten each morning — even resorting to a device that literally shook his bed — he had an epiphany: Since […]

2 Minors Killed, 8 Hurt In LPG Cylinder Blast

BANIHAL: Two minor children were killed while ten persons injured when a LPG cylinder caught fire and exploded at a house in Ramban district. The condition of four injured is stated to be critical. The incident took place last evening when the LPG cylinder caught fire while food was being prepared at a house in […]

Cloudburst Strikes Anantnag

ANANTNAG: At least three residential houses were damaged in a cloudburst in Anantnag district of south Kashmir today.  A cloudburst struck Doodu-Madhama village, 45 kms from here, causing damage to three residential houses, official sources said.  However, there was no report of any causality in the incident.  Paddy fields spread over hundreds of acres of […]

Jumat-ul-Vida As ‘Yawm-ul-Quds’

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called on people to observe Jumat-ul-Vida as ‘Yawm-ul-Quds’ and Kashmir day and said  that lasting peace and stability in world cannot be achieved until troops are pulled out from Kashmir and Palestine. In a statement Geelani in his appeal pro-freedom leaders, scholars and religious clerics […]

Now Officer For Film Makers

Srinagar: In a bid to attract film industry to the state, Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday nominated Commissioner Secretary Tourism as nodal officer for the “Single Window Clearance” for considering grant of permission to film makers. Official sources told KNS that government nominated Atal Dulloo, the Commissioner Secretary tourism, as the nodal officer for […]

Soldier killed Near LOC

Rajouri: An army jawan was killed after a bullet from his own rifle hit him while he was on patrol duty along the Line of Control (LOC) in the Rajouri sector.  Havaldar Sodhan Singh was patrolling along the forward belt along the LoC in heavy rains when he slipped, resulting to accidental firing from his […]

2 Held For SPO Killing in Sopore

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday arrested two persons from Sopore in connection with the killing of SPO at Chankhan area of this North Kashmir town. Official sources said that two persons, who according to eyewitnesses, fired upon Mudasir Ahmad Dar of Sofi Hamam Chankhan Sopore on July 28 outside his residence, were arrested by SOG Sopore […]

‘PDP to involve all stakeholders in solving Kashmir-issue’

SRINAGAR: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said it has a pragmatic roadmap for resolution of the vexed Kashmir issue by involving all stakeholders.  “We resolve to carry forward the mission of ending the state’s political and economic despair. PDP has a pragmatic roadmap for resolution of the Kashmir-issue by involving all stakeholders including the […]

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