Khamenei blames outsiders for region’s woes

Tehran: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed countries outside the Middle East on Monday for the region’s turmoil adding that one of the most dangerous issues the region was facing was “involving religion and sectarianism in the political differences”.  Ayatollah Khamenei made the comments in a meeting with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos who was in […]

Peace meet cancelled as 3 Palestinians killed by Israel

RAMALLAH: Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators expected on Monday have been cancelled after Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinians during clashes in the West Bank, a Palestinian official said. “The meeting that was to take place in Jericho … today was cancelled because of the Israeli crime committed in Qalandiya today,” the […]

Militants Kill SOG Cop, CRPF Jawan, Snatch Weapons

SRINAGAR: A National Conference MLC had a narrow escape while a CRPF jawan, guarding him, was killed in a militant strike in south Kashmir, where one SOG constable was also shot dead by militants in a separate attack on Monday. Militants struck twice within a span of six hours killing two guards and wounding two […]

Tosamaidan Now Turning Into Political Battle Ground

Budgam: Tosamaidan, the largest meadow in Kashmir Valley is becoming battle ground for 2014 Assembly elections and all the three major political parties, Congress, National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party are using new tactics to appease the voters. All these parties have started rallying around the campaign to oppose the lease extension to Army for […]

Resentment Growing Against Free Hand to Land Mafia

Srinagar: Resentment is brewing among people over illegal occupation of properties of Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) by land-mafia in connivance with some politicians. There are reports that a prized patch of two kanals of property, owned by SDA in Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar city, has been allotted to political workers at the behest of […]

Mirwaiz To PM’s Of India, Pak: Show Statesmanship

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has urged Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan to recognize the vital need for statesmanship at a time when the conditions and situation in Jammu & Kashmir continues to worsen and the dynamics between India and Pakistan appear to be heading on a path of deterioration. In […]

Another Boy Found Dead On Jhelum Banks; Family Alleges Murder

Srinagar: A day after body of a 23-year-old boy from Srinagar was found floating in River Jhelum, another body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered from the river on Monday. The body of Zahid Iqbal, a resident of Padshahi Bagh, Srinagar who had gone missing on August 23 was recovered from the banks of River […]

13 School Kids Hurt In Mishap

Srinagar: Two persons were killed, and at least 34 others, including 13 students were injured in separate road mishaps across Kashmir Valley in last 24 hours.  13 minor students were injured when a Beacon tipper bearing registration number (JK09-8926) hit a Vision Public School Bus bearing registration Number JK09-1351 near Ziyarat Sharief Khumriyal in Kupwara […]

Masked Men Try To Snatch Baby From Mother

Qazigund:  Scores of people blocked Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday after some masked men donning black uniforms tried to snatch a baby boy from his mother. According to reports, people assembled near Lower Munda Toll Post and blocked the road after a woman complained that few masked men, donning black uniform, tried to snatch her baby […]

For Women’s Sake, Charity Must Begin at Home

Whenever there is an unfortunate incident of violence against women in a street or in a market place, whether in broad daylight or in the darkness of night, most of us get angry reading such reports in the media. The intensity and duration of our angry reactions to such horrific incidents depends on the gruesomeness […]