43 kg fake gold offered at Vaishno Devi temple

JAMMU: Forty-three kg of gold and 57,000 kg of silver offered by devotees at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir have been found to be fake, an RTI application has revealed. The RTI query elicited the information that 193.5 kg of gold and 81,635 kg of silver was offered at the […]

AFSPA, Army And My Republic

A Case Of Pathribal Encounter With all the sentiments of the republic, it is a contradiction to see that how after a long struggle of court case in the Pathribal Encounter Case, Supreme Court of India told the Indian Army on 1st May 2012 to give sanction for prosecution of officers or court martial them. […]

Mirwaiz Calls for Friday Shutdown

Srinagar: Stating that the recent court martial verdict has once again proved that Kashmir is run by the army and the pro-Indian politicians were just frontline sub-ordinates of this ‘occupational structure’, Mirwaiz led Hurriyat Conference today called for a protest shutdown against the Pathribal verdict on January 31, Friday. The amalgam is also organizing a […]

NC- Congress deadlock ends

CSC to file its report on creation of new administrative units SRINAGAR: The Cabinet Sub Committee (CSC) on the creation of new administrative units in the state will submit its report before the state cabinet likely, to take place on February 01. Tara Chand, senior Congress leader and deputy chief minister who also heads CSC […]

Cooperate with Omar: Sonia tells PCC

SRINAGAR: The Congress high command has asked the J&K Pradesh Congress Committee to fully cooperate with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah especially on the issue of creation of new administrative units which have of late become a bone of contention between the two coalition partners. Relations between National Conference and Congress have strained due to differences […]

Musharaf’s formula can lead to solution: Omar

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that the Pakistan’s present dispensation is not serious about the Kashmir resolution and that he has not seen any evidence of progress on Kashmir front in the recent past. Omar told Stephen Sackur in BBC’s HARD Talk programme that the Nawaz Sherif government in Pakistan is talking about […]

Fake Pir Case: Defendants allege rape by police

BUDGAM: A court in Budgam today rejected the bail of four alleged female accomplices of fake faith healer Gulzar Bhat, who was arrested last year on charges of rape of girls at his ‘seminary’. Court of Principal Sessions Judge, Budgam, Syed Tawqeer Ahmed rejected the bail application of four women despite allegations of rape in […]

Kangri Hurled On Bollywood Crew

SRINAGAR:  The shooting for ‘Haider’, a movie directed by Vishal Bharadwaj stopped for a while in old city after a youth threw a Kashmiri fire pot (Kangri) towards the actors hitting Irfan Khan while brushing Shahid Kapoor.  According to reports the Bollywood crew including actor Shahid Kapoor and Irfan Khan appeared at Aishan Sahab, Zaina […]

5 ‘Half Widows’ Sit On Hunger Strike

SRINAGAR: As a part of the ongoing global campaign, ‘Return our martyrs’ remains” Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) observed day-long fast Tuesday. The fast was also observed by five half-widows including Tahira Begum, Haleema Begum, Raja Begum, Muneera Begum and Halima Begum. Programme Coordinator, Khurram Parvez said that the global campaign by Kashmir […]

Police detain MLA for Pathribal protest

File case against CBI if it has lied: Er Rashid SRINAGAR: Police briefly detained Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) chairman and Handwara legislator Er Rashid along with a fellow party workers from Lal Chowk Tuesday when they took out a march protesting the closure of Pathribal fake encounter case by army.  Scores of AIP workers including […]