MBBS Paper Leak Scam: ED Grills Pir, Associates

Confiscation of property in process SRINAGAR: Enforcement Directorate Thursday interrogated former Chairman of Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Mushtaq Ahmad Baqaal alias Pir and his two associates, accused of in Common Entrance Test (CET)- 2012, paper leak scam. They were grilled to establish that they received proceeds of the crime, a pre requisite for […]

9 Hr Traffic Jam On Highway Causes Chaos

SRINAGAR:  Thousands of passengers were caught in a nasty traffic jam for the whole day Thursday on Srinagar-Jammu highway after it got closed for traffic early on Thursday. Hundreds of vehicles got stranded on the highway after a driver abandoned his lorry on the middle of the road at Patnitop after it developed a technical […]

Kashmiri Doctor Killed in Libya Laid To Rest

SRINAGAR: The slain Kashmiri medic, abducted and killed in Libya last Sunday, was laid to rest in his native graveyard here on Thursday. Irfan Ali, 23, a resident of Shalimar, Srinagar was working in Libya since August 2013.  He was part of a group of 84 medicos selected from India last year.  Eight medicos, including […]

Khushwant Singh, grand old man of Indian literature dies

NEW DELHI: Writer, journalist, one of India’s best known satirists, Khushwant Singh, died on Thursday. Singh, known for his witty, fearless and acerbic writings, died quietly in his 100th year at his New Delhi home. He is survived by son Rahul and daughter Mala. He was cremated on the same day. A recipient of Padma […]

Stop Romanticizing Self Harm

Being romantic and/or tragically beautiful is what few people would disguise it as. But in accuracy and consciousness, all that the practice of self harm really is, is sad and cause of serious concern. The sad practice of intentional self harming, unfortunately, enjoys evasion of serious attention from the common eye and mind primarily on […]

Snow Fury

This refers to the statement ” Dealing with snow furry : Kashmir is much advanced than USA” given by Congress minister Taj Mohiudin, Kashmir Observer (March 13, 2014). One wonders what is the minister trying to obtain by making such a statement when the ground zero levels are proving all the government claims hoax. Either […]

Speak At Right, Not Convenient Time

It took twenty three years for Mr. S.M.Yasin, the former Deputy Commissioner of Kupwara to muster courage to dis-bosom some factual details about the Kunan-poshpura mass rape committed by 4-Rajputhana Rifles of Indian army in February 1991.I am least impressed by his revelations & I have reasons to be so. Let us first have a […]

Has NC Lost Jammu and Ladakh?

Elections dates have been annunced. They will be held for the Lok Sabha in April- May 2014 and for the J&K Assembly after Oct 2014.  The political environment in Jammu and Kashmir State is  quite different than other states. The stakes and stake holders are also not quite similar. Rather it will not be wrong […]

Islamic Jihad A Growing Power in Gaza

Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyyah popularly known as Hamas, the longtime frontrunner in the internal jockeying of organizations fighting Israel is in its struggling days, while the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) is gaining strength day by day. In recent years Hamas had a calming effect on the populace, but as the Gaza economy fails and Hamas struggles […]

Police Open Fire In Budgam

BUDGAM: Police resorted to aerial firing and burst dozens of tear-smoke shells to disperse hundreds of protestors in Budgam. Residents of Draigam area of Central Kashmir district were protesting against the erratic power supply in the area when police took the action. Eyewitnesses said that hundreds of villagers including men, women, children and youth from […]