Security up after Clashes in Kathua

JAMMU: Eight people were injured after communal clashes broke out in between two groups Phoond village of Kathua on Monday after alleged animal slaughter by members of one community. The two groups resorted to stone pelting and many shops were set ablaze. The DC and DIG have reached the spot where the lashed broke out […]

Kashmiri artisans mourn Sehgal’s death

SRINAGAR: In the death of Ayodhya Prakash Sehgal’s death, Kashmir’s sozni embroiders and pashmina workers have lost their savior. Sehgal, who emigrated here in 1940s form Punjab, died on Sunday after a brief illness. Large number of Muslims, mostly artisans and shawl merchants, attended Sehgal’s cremation at the Karan Nagar crematory. Over his decades of […]

Politics of Eid Paigam

SRINAGAR: Yet again, Kashmiris have been greeted on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr by politicians from across the political divide, as also by a host of topnotch bureaucrats and Police officers.  Do these ritualistic greetings count? “No,” says Tariq Ahmad, a struggling architect, “this has become too ceremonial.”  Tariq points to a growing malaise that has […]

Eid: Making Sense of Celebration

Eid was celebrated on Monday 28th July in various parts of the world. The rest will celebrate it on July 29th. This time Eid has come at a time when there is gloom and doom all around. Gaza has been facing the brunt of naked aggression and violence for most part of the holy month […]

Lest We Forget

Eid is not just about celebrations and feasting, there is a spirit of Eid that we need to live up to. AS we say goodbye to the month of Ramzan and welcome the festivity of Eid, it is as always those questions lurking in the mind. What do we make of all this? Have we […]

Looking For Sanity in a World Gone Mad

R amaza is the most blessed of all months. Yet the misery and wretchedness all around remains undiminished in its severity and the untold cruelty being unleashed upon the weakest segments of society, the women and children, caught as they are in the maelstrom of internal conflicts with their countries having become perpetual war zones […]

Eid: Making Sense of Celebration

Eid was celebrated on Monday 28th July in various parts of the world. The rest will celebrate it on July 29th. This time Eid has come at a time when there is gloom and doom all around. Gaza has been facing the brunt of naked aggression and violence for most part of the holy month […]

UN says Only UNSC can scrap UNMOGIP

NEW DELHI: After India expressed the view that the UN mission in Kashmir had outlived its use the visiting UN peacekeeping chief Hervé Ladsous has made it clear that the mission would remain in there until the UN Security Council removes its mandate, established in 1948 after the first war over Kashmir. “Only the Security […]

Clashes during Shab-e-Qadr, 2 killed

SRINAGAR:  A Special Operation Group man was killed and four including an Inspector sustained injuries after suspected militants cornered a police party at Chotta Bazar in Sopore.  The incident took place when SOG party had disembarked from their armoured vehicle to disperse few odd stone-pelters at around 2.15 am. Police sources said few ‘miscreants’ indulged […]

Curfew in Tulmula, Mob Tries To Lynch Man

Ganderbal:  Violent clashes prompted authorities to clamp curfew on Tulmulla township of District Ganderbal Friday night. The clashes broke out after some people caught Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh of Saloora, a clerk at the office of Zonal Education Officer with a woman allegedly engaged in “an immoral act” on a day when government offices were closed […]

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