3 Militants Killed, 4 Soldiers Injured in Handwara

Hundreds joined funeral procession HANDWARA:  Army Tuesday gunned down three militants it said belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba militants in a fierce gun battle at Shatmohalla hamlet of Rajwara Handwara town in North Kashmir. According to Superintendent of Police Handwara, Choudhri Muhammad Aslam, “army had inputs that three militants were present in a house at Shatmohalla. Acting […]

Unani doctors prescribing allopathic medicines

Will take action against erring doctors: Director ISM  SRINAGAR: In blatant violation of Supreme Court guidelines and Medical Council of India (MCI) norms the doctors possessing degrees in Unani, Ayurvedic or Homeopathic system of medicines are practicing the Allopathic system in the hospitals of Kashmir Valley at the cost of the heath of gullible patients. […]

For separatist camp Article 370 is a ‘non-issue’

Being used as election slogan: Malik Srinagar, Dec 3 (KNS): The pro-freedom camp across valley while terming Article 370 as ‘non-issue’, accused that the Article is deliberately being politicized under a planed conspiracy. The BJP prime ministerial candidate  Narendra Modi in Jammu recently stated that the debate must be initiated over Article 370. Several Mainstream […]

30 % of 180 active militants in Kashmir locals: DGP

SRINAGAR: Claiming that 180 militants are active in Jammu and Kashmir, the Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad Tuesday said local militants constitute 30 per cent of the total militants in the state. Talking to media persons the DGP said: “Out of 180, there are 30 percent locals who are active and rest are […]

CET SCAM: Court Extends Police Remand of Pir

SRINAGAR: The court of second additional Munsif on Tuesday extended the police remand of Mushtaq Ahmed Pier, former chairman Board of professional Entrance Examinations by four more days. Pir is main accused in Common Entrance Test (CET)-2012 paper leakage scam. Pir was produced before the court by the Crime Branch today, sources said.   Pir […]

Evolution of the transportation system in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, like other parts of the world, developed slowly following patterns of planning in the state. One of the important factors of development is the communications i.e. transport system. In the pre-1947 era the system was very slow. Reportedly there were very limited roads of bad quality and frequency of modern means of […]

Chadoora-Who Won, Who Lost?

The recent militant attack on a Police party in Chadoora main market has once illustrated the proclivity of militants for shoot-outs in crowded places. In this attack, besides a Station House Officer (SHO) being killed and two policemen suffering injuries, bullets fired by the militants also wounded three shopkeepers. While this is certainly not an […]

Tehelka’s Fall: Will The Indian Media Hold The Mirror Up To Itself?

Eight years ago I remember listening to Tarun Tejpal in Bangalore as he held forth on how the news media could change the world for the better. It was a gathering of journalism students from Catholic institutions around the country and Tejpal was impressive in his defence of media freedoms. He was passionate, charismatic, extremely […]

SHO Killed, 6 Injured in Chadura Militant Attack

SRINAGAR: Station House Officer (SHO) was killed and six people, including three police personnel, were injured in a militant strike outside Chadura police station on Monday. Police sources said that at least three militants appeared in Chadura market Monday afternoon and fired upon a police party, headed by Station House Officer Shabir Ahmed. “SHO was […]

Fierce encounter rages on in Handwara

SRINAGAR: A fierce encounter  broke out between militants and army at Rajwar in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district Monday. Reports reaching here said that acting on a tip off, a joint team of Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police cordoned off Ganie Mohala of Rajpora in Rajwar sector of Handwara on […]