How Scribes Got Caught In Chaos

KUPWARA: Scribes covering Lalpora protests had to face the burnt on Tuesday when agitated protestors, who were seeking the bodies of slain militants, attacked them and damaged their equipment.  At least seven photo and video journalists were injured while protestors also damaged two of their vehicles, a laptop and some cameras. “At least 5,000 protestors […]

Geelani Calls for Hartal

SRINAGAR: Terming the Lolab gunfight, in which seven militants were killed ‘mysterious’ , Chairman Huriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday called for a valley wide shutdown on February 28. Condemning what he called ‘brutal force’ on the protesters who were demanding the bodies of the seven militants, Geelani claimed that the way bodies were […]

Forced marriages: Girls still sent to Kashmir as brides

MUZAFFARABAD: Staff at the UK’s Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) say they dealt with 1,485 cases of possible forced marriages in 2012, with 47.1 percent of these involving Pakistan. FMU officials have been quoted as saying most of these were from Mirpur in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) a service of the UN Office […]

TTP-Pak Army War Escalates, Negotiator Says Talks Still Possible

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistani military jets continued their bombing blitzkrieg against militant hideouts in South and North Waziristan Tuesday a member of the Taliban negotiating committee Tuesday said war between the two sides has begun. Professor Ibrahim Khan, however said that talks were still favourable despite the war that had erupted from the government and Taliban’s […]

Polls unique opportunity this time: Mufti

JAMMU: Seeking a clear mandate for his party, former Chief Minister and Patron Peoples Democratic Party Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Tuesday asserted that Lok Sabha and Assembly polls this year would be a unique opportunity for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who in past were constantly under the burden of single party dominance. Addressing a […]

Vanishing Before Our Eyes

Venice of the Orient was the name that European travellers had given to the city of Srinagar. Gothic brick houses, with lush green roofs, dancing tulips adorning the banks of river Jhelum and Nallahmar would give this city a fairytale look, more fascinating and thrilling than found in the Arabian Nights. The small cart roads […]

Time to Show some firepower

On Feb 21, 2014, the Pakistan Army infantry troops, including SSG commandos, have entered the most difficult mountainous region in the tribal areas in search of terrorist hideouts. The Army sources said the bombardment of the fighter aircraft in North Waziristan tribal region would likely result in more militants being eliminated. The military also expects […]