Kashmir shuts against Kousar Nag Yatra

SRINAGAR: Amid a shutdown across Kashmir against starting of Kousar Nag Yatra, authorities on Saturday imposed restrictions to curb civilian movement in Old City areas. The call for shutdown was given by Hurriyat Conference G chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani and was endorsed by many separatist leaders. Witnesses said authorities deployed hundreds of police and […]

Scholar killed, 23 hurt in Bhaderwah mosque clash

BADERWAH:  A student was killed and 23 others were wounded in a clash between two groups inside a Masjid in Jammu’s Doda district, officials said on Saturday. They said, Sharafat Ali, a student of MA, died and 23 others were wounded last night after a clash erupted between members of two groups of the same […]

Israel pummels Gaza for 26th day

GAZA CITY — Israel continued to pummel Gaza strip with tank and aerial bombardment on Saturday, as troops searched for a soldier they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush a day earlier. As Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, Israeli troops, backed by tank fire and airstrikes, pushed deep […]

Axman attacks Policeman, snatches rifle

SRINAGAR: Unknown persons attacked a policeman with an axe in north Kashmir’s Pattan town and decamped with his service riffle, police said.    The Deputy Inspector General of Police north Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat while talking to a local news gathering agency said: “Unknown person attacked a policeman, Firdous Ahmed Baba with an axe at […]

A dead man is Congress kingmaker

SRINAGAR: Congress party has chosen a dead leader as a member in the panel to shortlist and select candidates for the  forthcoming Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Senior Congress leader Chaudhry Muhammad Aslam breathed his last this year in June but surprisingly the order copy issued by Congress High Command and signed by Congress […]

Join us to preserve environment: KBF to Pandits

Srinagar: Reiterating its demand to impose complete ban on Yatra, the Kousar Nag Bachao Front on Saturday  called upon Kashmir Pandits to return and join them in their campaign to ‘preserve environment’.   Talking to a local news gathering agency the General Secretary of KBF Sajjad Noorabadi said, “Kashmir also belongs to Pandits and it […]

Policemen held for robbery

SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday said that it arrested three cops, including a head constable, for their alleged involvement in an extortion case. Police sources said, three cops, including a head constable Jalal-u-Din, constable Showkat Ahmad and constable Imtiyaz Ahmad posted at police station Nageen intercepted a businessman Tassaduq Hussain Dar son of Safdar Ali Dar […]

Arab states support Israel against Hamas: NYT

NEW YORK: Egypt is leading a new coalition of Arab states — including Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — that has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip, says the New York Times in a report published on Thursday. The newspaper said that after […]

Latin America comes out in force against Israel

Montevideo – Latin America’s leaders are among the most vehement in condemning Israel’s Gaza offensive — labelling the Jewish state “terrorist”, recalling ambassadors, and offering near-unanimous, unwavering support to Palestinians. “I can’t remember another similar situation where (all the countries in the region) have reacted practically as a bloc,” said political scientist Reginaldo Nasser, a […]

Tribesmen force IS out of Syrian town

BEIRUT (AP) — Tribesmen have risen up against the extremist Islamic State group in eastern Syria, forcing it to withdraw from an oil rich eastern province after heavy clashes that left more than a dozen people dead, activists said Saturday. It was the first sign of local resistance to the extremist group since its fighters […]