Omar’s defence of his grandpa contrary to realities: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Holding Government of India and the pro-India National Conference party directly responsible for the political and economical exploitation of Kashmiris, Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the recent statement of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah whereby he defended his grandfather decision to accede to India was contrary to the historical and political realities. […]

African political icon Nelson Mandela dies at 95

JOHANESBURG: Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s greatest and most admired political figures, died Thursday at his Johannesburg-area home. Current President Jacob Zuma said of the icon, “We’ve lost our greatest son.” Friend and family had gathered at Mandela’s bedside earlier this week. A daughter had said the 95-year-old was […]

PDD curtailment schedule ‘illegal’, KCSDS seeks its quashment

SRINAGAR: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday filed a petition before Chairman, J&K State Electricity Regulatory Commission, (SERC) Jammu seeking quashment of curtailment schedule announced by the department for metered and unmetered consumers ‘unilaterally without the approval SERC’. According to the petition filed by activist Shakeel Qalander, KCSDS has prayed that […]

NC Names LS Candidates for Valley

SRINAGAR: National Conference  patron Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday announced the nomination his party’s three candidates for the forthcoming parliamentary polls.  Dr Farooq will himself represent Srinagar parliamentary constituency while Sharifudin Shariq and Mehboob Beig will contest from Baramulla and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies respectively. The announcement was made by the NC patron at a function […]

Omar challenges Modi on Article 370

SRINAGAR: Expressing surprise over the assertions made by some leaders about Article 370 of the Constitution of India without having its full understanding, the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah referring to Narendra Modi’s recent statement on the Article 370 in a public rally at Jammu, challenged him to fix the time, date and venue to discuss […]

Shiekh was a great admirer of Gun: Inqilabi

SRINAGAR: Claiming that the National Conference (NC) founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah was the great admirer of gun in Kashmir, senior Huriyat leader and Mahaz-e-Azadi patron Azam Inqilabi Thursday stated that Sheikh’s vision about Kashmir’s political status before 1975 was that of a ‘rebellious and a militant’. Inqilabi said that he met Sheikh in 1972 at […]

Sheikh’s Biographer Says Dec 5 not his date of birth

SRINAGAR: Noted historian and senior NC leader Mohammad Yusuf Taing Thursday claimed that December 5 is not the actual birth date of National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and that Shiekh was actually born on January 29 and his year of birth was 1903 and not 1905. Taing, the compiler of ‘Aatesh-e-Chinar’, Sheikh’s autobiography told […]

Huriyat (M) to start mass contact programme

SRINAGAR: Stating that the Hurriyat Conference (M) is contemplating to commence a mass contact programme to address day to day issues of people in far-off villages of Kashmir, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday accused authorities of deliberately keeping Hurriyat leadership away from people. Pertinently, the Huriyat (M) today started its human rights week from North Kashmir’s […]

Dec 5, 1991: The day Kokernag witnessed hell

SRINAGAR: The incident of December 5, 1991 still haunts people of South Kashmir’s Kokernag, when CRPF personnel of Bindu Kokernag allegedly set ablaze three villages after killing two locals and injuring several others. According to locals in Kokernag, on December 5, 1991, forces from the nearby camp cordoned off a number of villages in the […]