Overnight Clashes Rock Old City on Shab-e-Qadr

Srinagar: Panic gripped Nowhatta and Khanyar localities after night battles erupted there between youth and police during Shab-e-Qadr.  Scores of youth appeared in front of police station Nowhatta and attacked it with stones late Monday night.  Police used tear smoke shells and pallet guns to disperse the youth. Youth also resorted to stone-pelting in Khanyar […]

Boy from Remote Kupwara Village Tops CET

SRINAGAR: The much-awaited Common Entrance Test (CET) has been declared and the topper from a remote Kupwara village in north Kashmir is on cloud nine.  “I am very happy and elated,” Haroon Rashid, the boy from Poshpora village in frontier Kupwara district, who topped this year’s CET, said.   Scoring 207 marks out of 225 […]

Geelani Reiterates Call for Disbanding VDCs

Urges Jammu Muslims to protest on Eid   Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday expressed his ‘deep concern’ over the incidents of stone pelting during the Shab-e-Qadr (Holy Night Of Qadr) in some parts of Srinagar and intimidation of the local Muslim population in Chenab Valley. “Miscreants involved in such incidents are […]

Spurious Drugs: DAK Says CM Irresponsible

Srinagar: Terming the statement of Chief Minister over spurious drugs as unfortunate and a blatant lie, president Doctors Association of Kashmir Tuesday said that the statement of CM that ‘there is no new report of any spurious drugs’ is shameful and at the same time painful. “Such provocative and irresponsible statement has hurt the sentiments […]

India, Pak Must Solve Kashmir Amicably: Sri Sri

Srinagar: Hindu spiritual guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who arrived in Srinagar Tuesday said that India and Pakistan should come forward and resolve Kashmir issue in an amicable manner. “Both Pakistan and India should sit across the table and resolve all the disputes, including Kashmir issue, amicably,” Sri Sri said adding that Hurriyat leaders should […]

SC Notice to J&K Over Bar Council Election

New Delhi:  A Division Bench of the Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to the Union of India and J&K Govt on a writ petition filed by Prof. Bhim Singh seeking directions to constitute Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council in accordance with the Advocates Act which was extended to State in 1986. Notices have been served […]

#FreeGeelani Is Not About A Single Person

There is an online campaign to make #FreeGeelani trend for at least one evening on Tuesday 6 August on twitter. While it is easy to dismiss cyberactivism as not the real thing and as having no impact on the actual lives of people, what this cynical attitude ignores is that the boundary between the virtual […]

5 Indian Soldiers Killed in Overnight Attack on LOC

SRINAGAR: At least five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack along the dividing Line of Control in the Poonch sector of Kashmir, reports said on Tuesday morning. The overnight attack comes just days after Pakistan proposed resuming stalled peace talks with India. Earlier, Indian firing killed one Pakistani soldier and wounded another on Saturday.  […]

6 held for selling fake celestial stones in Anantnag

Srinagar: Police on Monday busted a gang selling fake celestial stones by arresting six persons in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.   A police spokesman said that acting on specific information, police station Ashmuqam arrested four cheaters who were duping people by selling fake celestial stones locally known as “Trata Goola” which they were claiming to […]

Best of Luck, My Countryman

“I’m not aware of any mistakes I’ve made this summer”, this was Ted Dexter, Chairman of Selectors, after England got caned in the 1989 Ashes. Selecting a side is never easy; making an impression over the over greased selectors even difficult in India, where the sheer weight of baggage is enormous that a player has […]