When Elephants Fight!

When two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled –African Proverb WITH the Defence Minister AK Antony announcing that the Indian army has been given a free hand to carry-out  “punitive fire assaults” and “other strong cross- border counter measures” against any misadventure by the Pakistan army on the Line of Control (LoC), rationalists […]

Blasts Rips Through Beirut, Kills 22 Civilians

BEIRUT: A powerful car bomb tore through a bustling south Beirut neighborhood on Thursday, killing at least 22 and trapping dozens of others in an inferno of burning cars and buildings in the bloodiest attack yet on Lebanese civilians apparently linked to war in neighbouring Syria. The blast is the second in just over a […]

Mobile services jammed for hours

Srinagar: At the time when people of the valley are facing enormous hardships from last few days due to the non availability of internet services, authorities on Thursday during republic day function blocked mobile services for several hours. Services of BSNL, Airtel, Vodafone, Tata Indicom, Aircel, Idea and Reliance were jammed from 9 am to […]

300 stranded in flash floods rescued

SRINAGAR:  Over 300 people who were trapped in the flash-floods, were rescued today after incessant rains damaged over 50 houses, bridges and roads in Jammu region. Besides, Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the second day for vehicular traffic due to landslides and shooting stones in Ramban and Udhampur districts. “Over 300 people who were […]

School Students Returning From I-Day Function Attacked

Baramulla: At least three school children and a driver was injured when agitated youth pelted stones on an SRTC bus carrying students from Government Middle School Uri in north Kashmir’s Khanpora area of Baramulla. The School Children were returning back to Uri after participating in India’s independence celebrations that were held at police lines Baramulla. […]

People of Kashmir showed great sense of maturity: DGP

Srinagar: Director General of Police Ashok Prasad Thursday said that the curfew in Kishtwar would continue till the animosity between the two communities would not be over. “Animosity between two communities is still there and once it would be over, relaxation would be given in curfew. We don’t want to take any chance at this […]

No trace of 18 missing submariners as yet

Mumbai: In the Indian Navy’s worst peacetime disaster,the 18 missing submariners of ‘INS Sindhurakshak’ that partially sank after two massive explosions and fire onboard the vessel on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday are yet to be traced. Poor visibility, restricted spaces, displacement of most equipment from their original location and the melted hull are hampering […]

Pakistani Pilgrims Cancel India Visit

LAHORE: Pakistan has cancelled the visit to Delhi by pilgrims to the annual gathering of Hazrat Amir Khusro on the occasion of his urs, or death anniversary, citing security concerns. All the pilgrims have, therefore, been asked not to move for Lahore as earlier requested by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony, reported […]

We are treated as if we don’t belong to India: Omar

‘Kishtwar incident blown out of proportion’ Srinagar: Pained by the criticism over the communal violence in Kishtwar, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday demanded to know why Kashmiris were treated differently.  After taking the salute and hoisting the tricolour at the Bakhshi Stadium here amid tight security, Omar Abdullah praised Kashmiris for not letting the communal […]

Mufti, Mehbooba Stay Away From I-Day Function

Srinagar: The Independence Day was celebrated across the Jammu and Kashmir with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah unfurling the tri-color at the main function at Bakshi Stadium while other ministers unfurling the tri-color at various district and Tehsil headquarters, amid stringent security arrangements. Chief Minister Omar was given a guard of honor, which was followed by […]

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