Remembering Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was born in Sialkot, on Feb 13, 1911. He received his early education under the tutelage of the renowned scholar Sayyid Mir Hasan, known as Shamsul Ulema at the Scotch Mission High School in 1921. Faiz was to become one of his favorite students just as Iqbal once was. Faiz showed a […]

Andrabi held for Valentine Day vigilantism

SRINAGAR: The right wing women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya Andrabi was detained by police Friday after she launched her ‘crackdown’ on restaurants and gift shops in Srinagar to prevent young boys and girls from celebrating Valentine’s Day. According to reports, Andrabi along with her activists visited several gift shops and restaurants asking them not to […]

Shopkeepers thrashed in Bandipore amid shutdown

BANDIPORE: People in north Kashmir’s Bandipora town Friday alleged that army personnel from a local unit went on rampage and beat civilians and shopkeepers to pulp without any provocation. The town had observed a shutdown against arrest of some youth for the second consecutive day on Friday.  A shopkeeper from the town said that during […]

Militancy on verge of extinction: IG CRPF

SRINAGAR:  Militancy in Kashmir is on the verge of extinction while an effective strategy devised by Intelligence Agencies to counter militancy has proven effective so far, Inspector General Central Reserve Police Force, P K Singh said Friday  “Militancy in Kashmir Valley has come down sharply and the situation is altogether different at present than it […]

Back to Aam Aadmi: Kejriwal quits as Delhi CM

NEW DELHI: Forty-nine days after he took charge of the Delhi government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday resigned following a tumultuous day in the state assembly where combined Congress and BJP legislators “defeated” his party’s attempts to introduce its signal Jan Lokpal bill, which the Aam Admi Pary (AAP) says was meant to curb corruption […]

Govt Mulling Retirement Age Enhancement

SRINAGAR: The state government is seriously considering enhancement in retirement age from 58 to 60, a long pending demand of the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) of the government employee unions that recently deferred protests in Jammu as a ‘goodwill gesture’. The government has passed directions to the Chief Secretary and the authorities at the helm […]

Medicos Flay ‘Red Carpet’ to Accused Ex-minister

SRINAGAR: The Joint Amalgam of Doctors and Paramedical Associations (JADPA) has strongly condemned what it described as ‘the red carpet treatment’ given to the accused minister Shabir Khan on his arrival in Srinagar for recording his statement in the molestation case.   In a statement the amalgam, which comprise of various associations of doctors and […]

Mirwaiz For Reopening of 2006 Sex Racket Probe

SRINAGAR: Seeking stern punishment or ex-minister Shabir Khan, accused of sexual assault on a medico, Hurriyat Conference (M) leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq adopted a resolution during Friday prayers at Jamia Mosque seeking reopening of probe into 2006 sex racket.  Mirwaiz accused the government of ‘shielding’ culprits involved in ‘the heinous crimes’.  Mirwaiz stated that the […]

MBBS course not extended, rural posting order withdrawn: Azad

NEW DELHI: In a major relief to medical students, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday made it clear that rural posting at a Public Health Centre(PHC) after completion of MBBS will not be mandatory for appearing in PG examination for the year 2015-16.  Azad, who had a meeting with the […]

Shutdown, Clashes in Shopian After Encounter

SHOPIAN: A complete shutdown was observed in Shopian district Friday against the killing of two militants in Gagloora area of Pinjora Shopian in an encounter with security forces on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday hundreds of people assembled in Imam Sahib and Vehil Shopian after the encounter, with protestors clashing with police and paramilitary.     […]