Pakistan’s Dilemma, Kashmir’s Sorrow!

Pledging that if elected, he would end American drone attacks on Pakistani soil, Nawaz Sharif’s promise struck the right chord with an electorate agitated by the scourge of incessant drone strikes. After winning the elections, in his first address to the parliament, Sharif unambiguously announced, “This daily routine of drone attacks, this chapter shall now […]

Kashmir And The Heartless Generals

Following BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate, Modi’s suggestion to have a debate on Article 370 in Jammu’s Lallkar rally, many articles have appeared in the Indian print media- some in praise & few in denouncement . A common feature in these articles, however is the betrayal of collective amnesia by writers about the history of word […]

Can Pakistan and India ever become normal neighbours?

The end of the year has witnessed some positive developments in Pakistan-India relations. Thelong-awaited meeting of the Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries was held on December 24, who agreed on a number of measures to stabilise the Line of Control (LoC) by making sure there is no firing on it. If […]

Israel passes bill to annex part of Jordan Valley

TEL AVIV: Israel Sunday passed a bill to annex Jewish settlements in the Palestinian Jordan Valley to be an official part of the Jewish state. The bill, passed by Ministerial Committee for Legislation of Israel, still needs to be approved by the Knesset (parliament). It counters the US proposal for security arrangement in the Jordan […]

Another Lady Suicide Bomber Strikes in Russia

MOSCOW  — A suicide bomber killed 14 people aboard an electric bus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd during the Monday morning rush hour, and authorities believe it was the work of the same group that set off a bomb at the railway station a day earlier. Together more than 30 people were killed […]

Fire in Hazratbal Area

SRINAGAR: Property worth crores has been destroyed in a devastating fire in the Hazratbal area here city today, official sources said. They said the fire broke out at Dhobigate behind the NIIT, about 10 km from here. Fire tenders from different parts of the city were rushed to the area to control the leaping flames, […]

GSI-KU to collaborate for Promoting Geological Research in Himalayas

SRINAGAR: Geological Survey of India (GSI) and University of Kashmir have agreed to collaborate in various fields of Geosciences to promote cutting edge research in the field of Glaciology, Quaternary Geology, Hazard Zonation, Paleoclimatic and various other geological studies in the J&K Himalayas.  A meeting of the experts from the two organizations was recently held […]

FIR against teacher for forging birth certificate

‘Police probing possibility of nexus within SSB’ SRINAGAR: Police on Monday filed a case against a physical education teacher, who had forged his certificate to obtain a government job. Mohammad Shafi Tantray, son of Abdul Aziz, a resident of Dardpora Lolab, had produced his forged date of birth certificate to the recruitment board before his […]

Police cane charge employees Without Salaries For 2 Years

Srinagar:  Hundreds of male and female teachers appointed under Saakshar Bharat  Mission were charged by police with canes on Monday after they tried to take a protesting march in favour of their demands. The protestors alleged that from past two years despite the available funds they were not given salaries. Saakshar Bharat is a government […]

MKM rechristened as Kashmir Women’s Movement

Srinagar:  Muslim Khawteen Markaz,a constituent of Hurriyat Conference (G), was on Monday rechristened as Kashmir Women’s Movement (KWM). Addressing a news conference here KWM chairperson Zamrooda Habib said that the objectives of KWM is to assist women who are victims of injustice. “To assist women in their liberation from India, provide them assistance and create […]

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