Citadel of Trash

There is strong justification for civic authorities to bring out prominent public notices reminding people of Srinagar of some fundamental responsibilities towards their city. The situation seems to suggest that citizenry needs matters to be spelt out with the simplicity of a primary school text book, for anything more complicated would be out of the […]

From ISI to ISIL to IS

Despite world protests, the US led forces invaded Iraq in March 2003 on concocted charges that Iraq’s ruling regime was in possession of WMDs and was connected with al-Qaeda. The prime motivation to annex Iraq was oil, but the other compelling reason was Israeli security concern. Tel Aviv viewed a strong Iraq as the biggest […]

The riddle of Tahirul Qadri

Shaikhul Islam Dr Tahirul Qadri has made a comeback in Pakistani politics. And when he said he would gather a million people in Lahore for his first speech, people believed him. He has the money and he has the organisation — of the same scale that his Ahle Hadith counterpart Hafiz Saeed has. Certain signs […]

BJP: Biggest threat to secularism in India

India has been declared a secular state by its written constitution and it is everyone’s duty to stand by and believe in this declaration. And yet recent political and social events have questioned this declaration. Is India a secular country only on paper or does secularism actually exist in India, or is it in the […]

Sikh group plans Azadi moot in Jalandhar

SRINAGAR: To commemorate organization’s 36th foundation day, the Dal Khalsa, a Sikh political party, is holding a Conference on August 13 at Jalandhar on the subject of Azaadi-the only way. Party head H S Dhami in a statement said Muslims got Pakistan on August 14th and Hindus got India on 15th while Sikhs missed the […]

Dr Sadiq Rizvi passes away

Srinagar:  Dr Syed Muhammad Sadiq Rizvi, a noted social worker and scholar passed away here on Monday.  Family sources said Dr Sadiq died of cardiac arrest at his Sharif Abad residence Monday evening. He is survived by three sons and widow.  Dr Sadiq was a staunch supporter of Kashmir movement for self determination and was […]

CM pledges end to disparity in coaching tax

Srinagar:  Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday assured the Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir of treating them at par with their Jammu counterparts over the issue of service tax collection, which has been initiated in Kashmir but put on hold in Jammu. In a statement issued to media, the association welcomed the assurance given by Chief […]

Boys booked for stalking college girls

Srinagar: Police Monday registered a case against some local youth of Takken village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district after they allegedly abused and thrashed some college girls of Abhama village while they were on way to their college. “We were dragged from the bus at Tekken village and the local youth not only abused us […]

PC indicts NC workers, minister in Ramhal PHE scam

Srinagar: Coming down heavily on MLA Handwara and CAPD Minister Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan, Peoples Conference  Handwara Assembly Constituency head Sheikh Aashiq Hussian Monday said that Block Presidents of ruling National Conference Ali Mohammad Bhat, Naseer Ahmad Daril, Mohammad Shafi Bhat Machipora and close relatives of Ramzan were involved in Ramhall PHE scam. In a statement […]

Observe black day on Aug 15: JKLF

SRINAGAR: A high level delegation of JKLF led by senior leader and vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat today visited Pampore and participated in a condolence meeting held in remembrance of martyr  Sheikh Abdul Aziz. According to a statement issued the delegation comprised of secretary general JKLF engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidi and zonal vice […]