US on brink of launching war against Syria

SRINAGAR: President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry laid out a case for war against Syria Friday. Their statements made clear that Washington is on the brink of launching yet another unilateral war in violation of international law, and in direct opposition to the sentiments of both the people of the Middle East […]

Syria says ready for attack ‘at any moment’

DAMASCUS: The Syrian government says it’s expecting a military attack and is “ready to retaliate at any moment,” according to a security official who wished to remain anonymous. “We are expecting an attack at any moment. We are ready to retaliate at any moment,” the security official in Damascus told AFP.  This comes as the […]

5 Shot Dead On LOC

TANGHDAR:   Indian army Saturday said five well armed militants were killed in an encounter with soldiers along Line of Control (LoC), in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir.     An Army spokesperson said that, based on specific intelligence about likelihood of infiltration, troops deployed in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara district launched a counter infiltration […]

Omar Challenges Mufti to Resolve Kashmir Issue

*  Offers support of 28 NC MLAs if he can settle K-issue * ‘Even Sheikh Abdullah couldn’t resolve it, how can you’  * ‘Pakistan role in Kashmir issue established fact’ PATTAN Throwing an open challenge to People’s Democratic Party to make a public commitment that it would ensure the settlement of the Kashmir issue, Chief Minister […]

Musical Concert In Srinagar Park To Counter Zubin Show

SRINAGAR: Coinciding with the show at Shalimar Garden on September 7 by Internationally acclaimed music conductor Zubin Mehta, leading civil society groups in Kashmir have decided to organize their own musical concert in a public park in Srinagar.  They say  Mehta’s “Ehsas-e-Kashmir” is aimed at obfuscating the ground realities of Kashmir while their event titled […]

Traders Accuse GoI of Callous Approach, Suspend LOC Trade

SRINAGAR: Holding Government of India directly responsible for the slow death of Cross-LoC Trade, Salamabad-Chakoti Traders Union (SCTU) Saturday said that it would bring LoC trade to grinding halt from September 3. They said that LoC trade is breathing its last due to callous approach of New Delhi.      Addressing a press conference here, […]

Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.35 a litre, diesel by 50 paise

NEW DELHI: Petrol and diesel will cost Rs.2.35 and Rs.0.50 more per litre, excluding state taxes, from midnight Saturday, state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced. The IOC said that it had to hike prices due to sharp depreciation of the rupee and hardening of crude prices in the international market due to the volatile situation […]

British Parliament Votes Down Syria Action As US Presses Ahead With Strike Plans

In a stunning setback for the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron and the Obama administration in the US, Britain’s MPs voted down a government attempt to secure agreement in principle for military intervention in Syria. Cameron is deeply wounded, his future as Conservative Party leader uncertain. As for the Obama administration […]

Kashmir Inc Interacts with JK Bank CEO

SRINAGAR: A high level team of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry today held a meeting with J&K Bank Chairman to discuss issues facing the business community. According to a KCC&I spokesman, the Chamber delegation consisting of Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad, Sr. Vice President, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Secretary General and Syed Musadiq Shah, Treasurer headed […]

Cultural Academy’s first ever Terracotta Sculpture Camp takes off

SRINAGAR: For the first time in the history of the institution, J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages Friday organised an 8-day State Level Terracotta Sculpture Camp here in which 11 artists from Jammu, Kashmir and Delhi are participating. The Camp, organised in association with the Dara Shikoh Centre for Art (DSCA), was inaugurated by […]

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